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Quick Guide Vacation Home Tax Rules

Owning a vacation home can be a wonderful accommodation for your family, as can renting your vacation home when you’re not there. With vacation season in full swing, now is a good time to revisit the tax rules associated with the rental of a vacation home. The tax treatment depends on how many days it’s […]

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7 Steps To Protect Your Information From Wannacry Attackers

WannaCry (aka WannaCrypt) is the latest ransomware (a type of malware or malicious program) that encrypts files on workstations (laptops/desktops) and servers, then demands ransom money in order to decrypt the files. Unless the victim pays the ransom, they are prevented from restoring their data, systems and operations. WannaCry uses a very well-known vulnerability found […]

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Cut Operational Costs and Improve Customer Service at the Same Time

In a recent survey, manufacturers indicated that cutting operational costs and improving customer service are two top priorities for 2017. Here are a few recommendations of how you can accomplish both of these goals at the same time: Customer Self Service You can add a portal – or business to business (B2B) – website that allows your customers […]

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HRSA Audits Update

In the past, HRSA utilized its own staff to perform 340B audits. Beginning late last year, HRSA contracted with the Bizzell Group to conduct audits on its behalf. The Bizzell Group staff members have more pharmacy experience than their HRSA predecessors. Many of them have worked in hospitals that participate in the 340B program. HRSA […]

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Top Six Accounting Errors Construction Companies Make

Financial statements are both a tool used to manage a business and a required deliverable for a lender or bonding company.  All construction company owners have to deal with them, and it is crucial for the individuals responsible for the final internal review to know what potential errors could be lurking. Here are six common […]

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Scam Calls Emails Using IRS as Bait

Scams using the IRS as a lure continue. They take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. They may try to steal your identity too. […]

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About The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

With a new year beginning, companies can obtain “hirer” credits to reduce their tax liabilities. One credit that employers should be aware of is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which has been extended to December 31, 2019, with the passing of the PATH Act in 2015. This informational bulletin details the amounts of the credit, […]

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2016 Tax Savings Opportunities to Explore for Manufacturers

According to Blue & Co. and LEA’s 2017 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights survey, 44% of small manufacturers (those with fewer than 100 employees) and 19% of large manufacturers expect revenue growth of more than 10% in 2017. Another 50% of small manufacturers and 30% of large manufacturers expect revenue growth in the 3% – […]

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Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you target your goals by […]

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New Kentucky Leadership Passes Right To Work Law

The new Kentucky leadership has acted quickly since the November election, passing a right-to-work bill that will significantly change the business climate in the Bluegrass State. So, what does this mean and how will it affect your business or site location decision? Find out these answers and more by reading our exploration of Kentucky’s legislative […]

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The #1 Issue Facing Construction Companies in 2017

An update to this article was published in 2019. Read it here.  When we talk to construction company clients and ask them how it’s going, many of them say, “we are busy, but we can’t find the people we need to keep up with the work.” Their employees are nearing retirement, and finding younger workers […]

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Simple Strategies for Reducing Supply Chain Costs

A recent study shows the average manufacturer spends nearly 6% more as a percentage of sales than the Best in Class manufacturer in the same industry. What are you doing to be Best in Class? In a 2015 study by News for Electronic Purchasing and the Supply Chain, respondents said the following measures have been […]

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2016 Post Election Tax Update

Any change in Presidential Administration brings the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of tax law changes and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is no exception. During the campaign, President-elect Trump outlined a number of tax proposals for individuals and businesses. This letter highlights some of the President-elect’s tax […]

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Sec. 179 Expensing Provides Many Businesses Tax Savings on 2017 Returns

Sec. 179 Expensing Provides Many Businesses Tax Savings On 2017 Returns

If you purchased qualifying property by December 31, 2017, you may be able to take advantage of Section 179 expensing on your 2017 tax return. You’ll also want to keep this tax break in mind in your property purchase planning, because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law this past December, significantly […]

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Gaming Requirements Exempt Organizations

By Annmarie Novotney Exempt organizations often have a focus on events or fundraisers from which to generate additional funds to promote their missions. Frequently, games of chance like bingo, pull tabs, raffles, card games and lotteries are used as part of these events. Although it can be argued that these activities are a means to […]

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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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