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Update to Proposed Rules for Classification of Debt

Update to Proposed Rules for Classification of Debt

On September 12, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a revised proposed accounting standards update for the Classification of Debt (Topic 470). Comments from the public on the revised exposure draft are due no later than October 28, 2019, with FASB re-deliberation to follow. Although the revised exposure draft has not significantly changed from […]

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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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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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New Lease Accounting Standard Deferral

New Lease Accounting Standard Deferral

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. Update Published December 12, […]

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Revoke or Not to Revoke – That Is The Question

Revoke or Not to Revoke – That Is The Question

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and we have had a full tax year, and the following tax season, to absorb the impact of the myriad of tax law changes that were the result. In response to this, many construction companies have asked if they should […]

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Construction Tax Alert: New $25M Average Gross Receipts Threshold

Construction Tax Alert: New $25M Average Gross Receipts Threshold

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has brought many changes to the tax law. However, there is one area not drawing a lot of attention that is worth discussing: the change to a $25 million average gross receipts threshold. The new $25 million average gross receipts threshold will have a huge impact on […]

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The Importance of the Gain_Fade Analysis for Contractors

The Importance of the Gain/Fade Analysis for Contractors

In layman’s terms, the gain/fade analysis is a comparison of the preliminary contract amount and its related cost budget to the final contract amount and total costs incurred on the job at job completion. This analysis provides the owner with valuable information related to job performance, profitability of change orders, and an estimator’s overall ability. Large […]

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IT Strategy Considerations for Construction Companies

IT Strategy Considerations for Construction Companies

As with many industries, the construction industry is beginning to see a change in how technology can enable aspects of many processes.  However, with an average spend of approximately 1.5% of revenue on information technology (the lowest among any industry), construction companies must ask themselves, “are we deploying our IT resources in the most effective […]

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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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AGC's Take on the Labor Shortage

AGC’s Take on the Labor Shortage

According to an industry-based survey released in the fall of 2018 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms are reporting that they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions, which represent the bulk of the construction workforce, and 56% report having a hard time finding project […]

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Proposed Rules for Classification of Debt

Proposed Rules for Classification of Debt

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has given preliminary approval for adoption of new rules regarding the classification of debt, and these new rules could have a significant impact on a contractor’s balance sheet and state capacity ratings. Current Rules of Debt Classification Under the current rules, debt may be classified as long-term on the balance […]

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The #1 issue facing construction companies (still) (1)

The #1 Issue (Still) Facing Construction Companies

Workforce development continues to be a major issue facing the construction industry. The fact that it has remained a top issue for the past several years shows it is not going away, and solutions are slow to come. When we talk to construction company clients and ask them how it’s going, many of them say, […]

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Upcoming Changes to Accounting for Lease Arrangements

Upcoming Changes to Accounting for Lease Arrangements

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. Update published on December […]

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Revenue Recognition Standard (Topic 606)_ Implementation Trends Contractors Need to Know (1)

Revenue Recognition Standard: Implementation Trends for Contractors

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. The new revenue recognition […]

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Is now the time to sell? Consider the 4 P's of a successful transition process

Is now the time to sell?

Consider the 4 P’s of a Successful Transition Process There’s a well-known saying, “A rising tide lifts all boats,” suggesting as improvements in the general economy occur so will the fortunes of those who – both directly and indirectly – participate in said economy. On September 20, 2018, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones […]

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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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