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  • What to expect during a franchise audit

    It’s important for franchisors to periodically audit individual franchisees. These routine “check-ups” are especially valuable in a store’s early years of operations or if performance starts to deteriorate.

  • Taking distributions from your traditional IRA

    If you’re like many people, you’ve worked hard to accumulate a large nest egg in your traditional IRA (including a SEP-IRA). It’s even more critical to carefully plan for withdrawals from these retirement-savings vehicles.

  • A poorly worded apportionment clause can upend an estate plan

    Federal estate tax liability is no longer an issue for many families, now that the gift and estate tax exemption stands at $11.4 million for 2019. But there are still affluent individuals whose estates may be subject to hefty estate tax bills.

  • Should you elect S corporation status?

    Operating a business as an S corporation may provide many advantages, including limited liability for owners and no double taxation (at least at the federal level).

  • Dashboard software helps you keep your eyes on the prize

    Like most business owners, you’ve probably been urged by industry experts and professional advisors to identify the most important key performance indicators (KPIs) for your company. So, just for the sake of discussion, let’s say you’ve done that.

  • SEK Named Readers’ Choice Accounting Firm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 15, 2019 SEK Named Readers’ Choice Accounting Firm

  • Understanding the contents of a will

    You probably don’t have to be told about the need for a will. But do you know what provisions should be included and what’s best to leave out? The answers to those questions depend on your situation and may depend on state law. Basic provisions

  • “Innocent spouses” may get relief from tax liability

    When a married couple files a joint tax return, each spouse is “jointly and severally” liable for the full amount of tax on the couple’s combined income. Therefore, the IRS can come after either spouse to collect the entire tax — not just the part that’s attributed to one spouse or the other.

  • Is it time to hire a CFO or controller?

    Many business owners reach a point where managing the financial side of the enterprise becomes overwhelming. Usually, this is a good thing — the company has grown to a point where simple bookkeeping and basic financial reporting just don’t cut it anymore.

  • What to do if your business receives a “no-match” letter

    In the past few months, many businesses and employers nationwide have received “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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