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INDOT Technical Applications Pathway and Prequalification Application - Common Questions

INDOT Technical Applications Pathway and Prequalification Application – Common Questions

By: Andrew Eiler, CPA The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) introduced a new online system for construction contractors to complete their Contractor Prequalification application. Two common questions have been encountered when using the new INDOT Technical Applications Pathway (ITAP); presentation of contract assets and retainage receivable, and aggregate bidding capacity listed on the qualification certificate. […]

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Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry | Department of Defense | Webinar Construction |

On-Demand Webinar: New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry

This session was presented on both December 9 and December 17 from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. During both sessions, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Doug Wise, CPA, led a discussion on the upcoming DoD cybersecurity requirements and how it will potentially impact construction firms who work with DoD contracts. Topics […]

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Deferral of Revenue Recognition and Leases

Deferral of Revenue Recognition and Leases

This article was originally published with updates to FASB updates on December 10, 2019 and was most recently updated on June 5th. It is being updated as new information becomes available. On June 3, 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective […]

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Managing Cash Flow Through Uncertainty

Managing Cash Flow Through Uncertainty

Cash flow management is a critical exercise during uncertain times like these and one that is top of mind for every business owner.  It involves managing every aspect of the business that can have an effect on cash inflows or outflows, including focusing on accelerating inflows, prioritizing spending, and overall allocation of valuable resources. Where […]

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A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

by Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Considering an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) or have you just implemented an ESOP for owner succession? The technical application of accounting for this transaction generally results in the company presenting a significant deficit where the company previously had equity. But does that have to be the case? How Equity […]

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Building Long-Term Viability in the Construction Industry: Questions You Should be Asking Now

Building Long-Term Viability in the Construction Industry: Questions You Should be Asking Now

The construction industry is likely to experience a lag in feeling the more significant impacts of COVID-19. Investors and owners will likely see current projects through completion, which will maintain the backlog that existed for construction firms when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. This means many construction firms may not currently feel impacted by the […]

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Things to Consider When Buying_Selling a Business

Things to Consider When Buying/Selling a Business

by Dustin Brown Buying or selling a business can be daunting. There are many items to consider such as 1) the structure of the transaction (e.g. stock or asset sale/purchase) and the related tax implications of this decision, 2) the risks associated with the business, both macro and micro, and 3) the general fear of […]

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Partnership Basis Reporting Changes

Partnership Basis Reporting Changes

In September 2019, the IRS released a draft 2019 Form 1065 and Schedule K-1 with their respective instructions, suggesting that partnership capital accounts would have to report on the tax basis vs. GAAP or any other method of reporting. This change in capital account reporting meant that many partnerships would have to spend considerable amounts […]

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Indiana Department of Transportation Prequalification Changes

Indiana Department of Transportation Prequalification Changes

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is in the process of updating capacity ratings and related financial requirements originally adopted in 1991. The new rating limits intend to reflect current economic conditions. This will mean more opportunities on INDOT contracts for construction companies not meeting financial requirements of previous limits AND increased competition for currently […]

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Research and Development Credits Could Impact Your 2019 Tax Savings

Research and Development Credits Could Impact Your 2019 Tax Savings

Income taxes can be a major driving force in key business decisions on a daily basis. Income taxes have significant impact on cash flow, can influence decisions on how to price jobs, and can impact how much employees are paid. Taking advantage of tax credits can help strengthen cash flow and increase the ability to […]

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Webinars

INDOT Technical Applications Pathway and Prequalification Application - Common Questions

INDOT Technical Applications Pathway and Prequalification Application – Common Questions

By: Andrew Eiler, CPA The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) introduced a new online system for construction contractors to complete their Contractor Prequalification application. Two common questions have been encountered when using the new INDOT Technical Applications Pathway (ITAP); presentation of contract assets and retainage receivable, and aggregate bidding capacity listed on the qualification certificate. […]

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Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry | Department of Defense | Webinar Construction |

On-Demand Webinar: New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements for the Construction Industry

This session was presented on both December 9 and December 17 from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. During both sessions, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Doug Wise, CPA, led a discussion on the upcoming DoD cybersecurity requirements and how it will potentially impact construction firms who work with DoD contracts. Topics […]

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