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Tax Reform Update: Last-Minute Moves To Make

Congress and the President are enacting the biggest tax reform law in 30 years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family, and your business calculate your federal income tax bill, and the amount of federal tax you will pay. However, since most of the changes will not go into effect […]

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Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Highlights – Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017

Click here to view the highlights of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”        

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Future Blockchain Technology Uses in Manufacturing

Future Blockchain Technology Uses In Manufacturing

Bitcoin. Bitcoin. Bitcoin. It seems like everyone today, from the media to your neighbor, is talking about this trendy crypto-currency. However, we believe the most amazing part about Bitcoin is hardly the currency itself; it is the blockchain technology behind it and its business use. What is blockchain technology? Blockchain is a shared ledger of […]

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The 12 Days of Tax Tips

The 12 Days Of Tax Tips [Part 2]

Also, read: “12 Days of Tax Tips – Part 1”   Part 2 Table of Contents: Six check-up questions for end-of-year withholding Five steps to remember when making a charitable donation Four tips for the IRS’s Select Check tool Three rules to reporting hobby activities Two types of IRS audits And an IRS Interactive Tax […]

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Breaking News: December 13th Tax Update

On December 13th, the Senate and House Republicans announced they have reached agreement on a unified tax reform proposal. However, it may still be a bumpy road as we await finality on the current tax reform bill. It is always difficult to advise taxpayers at year end, and this year is even more challenging. If […]

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The 12 Days of Tax Tips

The 12 Days Of Tax Tips [Part 1]

As the year comes to a close, we have collected twelve IRS lists with tax tips for year-end planning, safekeeping, reporting, and giving. Part 1 Table of Contents: Twelve worst tax scams for 2017 Eleven tips on distributions from Individuals Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Ten fundamental rights of a taxpayer Nine questions to consider when determining […]

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The Future Today: Telehealth

The Future Today: Telehealth

Telehealth and its emergence as a critical healthcare component is becoming painfully evident. Patient demand is rising and according to Zion Market Research, an estimated $38 billion will have been invested by the year 2022 by companies such as Google, IBM, Samsung, and many more. Right now, the only billable facility charge is the originating […]

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Simplifying Ohio Municipal Tax

Simplifying Ohio Municipal Tax

In June 2017, Ohio enacted HB 49 to provide taxpayers the option to file one municipal net profit tax return effective starting with the 2018 tax year. Businesses will be able to file one form and one payment to municipalities through the Ohio Business Gateway. The Ohio Department of Taxation will handle all administrative functions […]

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Tax Bill Comparison

Tax Bill Comparison

December 4, 2017: Congress has set a priority to reform the tax code for 2018 and onward. The House of Representatives and Senate have passed separate pieces of legislation. At this point, many differences exist between the House and Senate Bill, which must be reconciled before legislation can be signed into law. Major provisions at […]

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Why You Need To Restate Your 403(b) Plan Document

Written by Mickie Murphy, ERPA, QPA, QKA In 2007, the Internal Revenue Service published 403(b) regulations requiring that all 403(b) plans have a written plan document in place by December 31, 2009. A written document was never required for nearly 100 years prior to that. However, as of December 31, 2009, there was no 403(b) […]

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The new revenue recognition guidance: key points to consider

The New Revenue Recognition Guidance: Key Points For Manufacturers

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. Over three years have […]

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Taxation Of Income From Bitcoin Mining And Investing

As more people participate in bitcoin transactions, it is important for accountants and tax preparers to understand the various transactions and their appropriate taxation. What is bitcoin mining? Bitcoin mining is the use of specialized computers to solve hashes (algorithmic equations) on a blockchain. The miners (people who own the computers), are paid for solving […]

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Take The Time To Be Thankful By Giving

Resources [ Hot Topic] Take the Time to Be Thankful by Giving As the holiday’s approach, many families will be gathering for Thanksgiving. One of the oldest Thanksgiving traditions is taking the time to share your blessings and giving thanks for the important things in our life, whether it’s our family, friends, co-workers, or health. […]

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2018 Evaluations Management Proposed Changes

Update On The 2018 Evaluation And Management Proposed Rule Change

Most physicians/practitioners bill patient visits to payers using a set of codes known as evaluation and management (E/M) codes. Billing physicians/practitioners must maintain certain information in the medical record that documents the appropriate E/M codes have been reported. The 2018 Final Rule for Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule has been published. […]

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Tips for the Charitable Hero

Tips For The Charitable Hero

How Charitable Organizations Can Help Victims Of Emergency Hardships Or Disasters Charitable organizations can assist those facing emergency hardships and disaster victims in a variety of ways. Organizations may provide assistance in the form of services, funds, or goods to ensure that victims have the basic necessities. Some examples of basic necessities include housing, food, […]

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Webinars

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On-Demand Webinar: Transparency and Control, Demystifying Pharmacy Benefits

The world of pharmacy benefits is not transparent by design — pharmacy benefit managers do not want you to look into where your costs are truly going. Join Blue & Co., LLC on Tuesday, April 13 from noon to 1 p.m. for a webinar where our team of Pharmacy Consultants will explain how pharmacy benefit […]

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Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

On-Demand Webinar: Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know

You’re Invited! On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Blue & Co. hosted a webinar entitled Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know. In this session, you will learn more about the expansion of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The panelists discuss: Explanation of the credit and amounts Who is eligible to take […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources

  This session was hosted by Blue & Co. and Ashley|Rountree and Associates on Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources. This webinar is part of a two-part series discussing unique funding opportunities and issues related to revenue sources for not-for-profit organizations. The […]

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Future of the 340B Program

On-Demand Webinar: The Future of the 340B Program

Over the past year, there have been many changes within the 340B Program. Join Jason Prokopik from Blue & Co., LLC and Wes Butler from Barnett Benvenuti & Butler on Tuesday, February 9 from noon to 1 p.m. EST as they discuss how the recent political changes could impact the 340B Program and what it […]

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An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

On-Demand Webinar: An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

WellSky will be hosting a webinar covering An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations on February 9th starting at 11:00 a.m. CST. In December 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the fiscal year 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rules. Less than […]

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340B Reimbursement Update

On-Demand Webinar: The Year of Changes – PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS

You’re Invited: The Year of Changes – PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS Webinar There have been a plethora of changes to PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS over the last few months coming from all different sides, but ultimately meeting in the middle. Join us Thursday, January 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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