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Disaster Relief Payments to Employees Under IRC 139

Disaster Relief Payments to Employees Under Internal Revenue Code Section 139 (IRC 139)

In these unprecedented times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are likely incurring a variety of unplanned expenses, and employers may want to provide some financial assistance to their employees to help them recover from the economic hardships imposed by this pandemic. The IRS provides some tax relief for these circumstances in the […]

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COVID-19 Update_ General Considerations for Clients

COVID-19 Update: General Considerations for Clients

This article was originally published on March 25th and is being updated as new information becomes available. We created this Q&A as a general, high-level guide for our clients on common business items relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be continually updating when new information becomes available. What general advice are you giving to clients? There’s […]

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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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Getting Started with Robotic Process Automation

Getting Started with Robotic Process Automation

The business information technology landscape has seen many changes and developments over the last 50 years, since a large accounting firm implemented the first business application (payroll) at GE Appliance Park in Louisville, KY (January 1954). It took several trucks to transport the machine that processed that simple application because it weighed 30 tons. The […]

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Ways to Jumpstart Your 2020 Self-employed Tax Strategy

Ways to Jumpstart Your 2020 Self-employed Tax Strategy

Many self-employed taxpayers may be looking for strategies that could help jumpstart future tax years. Here are a few strategies that self-employed taxpayers can take advantage of to help minimize their tax burden. SEP IRA SEP IRA is a great way for the self-employed to be able to provide a retirement option to their employees […]

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Be “Sale Ready” and Maximize Value

Be “Sale Ready” and Maximize Value

Business owners devote their lives to the successful growth of their companies and what is likely the most significant asset to support their retirement. Yet, in the final stages of ownership, some owners do not take the necessary steps to plan a sale and to maximize the value of their company and life’s work. The […]

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Retirement Security: What's the right plan for your business?

Retirement Security: What’s the right plan for your business?

If you’re a small business owner or you’re involved in a start-up, you may want to set up a tax-favored retirement plan for yourself and any employees. Several types of plans are eligible for tax advantages. 401(k) Plan One of the best-known retirement plan options is the 401(k) plan. It provides for employer contributions made […]

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Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs_employees)

Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs/employees)

Eventually, the ownership of every privately-held business will be transitioned in one way or another.  There are many options available to transfer ownership, but they basically fall into one of the following categories: Sale/transfer to family Sale/transfer to other current owners Sale to outside parties Give to charity Initial public offering (i.e. “go public”) Liquidation […]

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Are you looking for a way to have your business fund your retirement_

Are you looking for a way for to have your business fund your retirement?

If you are interested in larger contributions than a 401(k) plan will permit, a cash balance pension plan may be right for you. Someone 60 years or older can possibly receive $200,000 or more in pretax contributions in a cash balance plan, whereas the maximum 401(k) contribution limit for someone age 60 would be closer […]

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Credits and Incentives An extra return on your investments.

Credits and Incentives: An extra return on your investments.

The topic is always in the news — a state or city offering a major corporation a generous package of incentives to relocate or even to keep their operations in place. However, did you realize, you do not necessarily have to be a Fortune 500 company to negotiate those benefits? Because state and local incentives […]

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A Conversation on Revenue Recognition (ASC 606)

A Conversation on Revenue Recognition (ASC 606)

Update published on June 5, 2020: FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective Dates for Certain Entities, as part of its efforts to support and assist stakeholders as they cope with the many challenges and hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Welcome to our first […]

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Webinars

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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09.11.20 Payroll Tax Deferral

Payroll Tax Deferral

The most significant tax-related executive action is the “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” Taxpayer be wary, this order does not revoke your obligation to pay payroll taxes; it merely postpones the taxes to be due at a later date. The tax deferral period is from September 1, […]

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