Now that we’re a few months into the new year, it’s a great time to evaluate how far along you are in achieving your business goals, and outline steps you can take in the months ahead.
Tax planning is always a good idea, but this year it is especially critical. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) making sweeping changes that impact virtually every taxpayer, and looming additional legislative action following the mid-term elections, new strategies should be considered to maximize your tax savings.
Is your business taking advantage of all of the tax credits available to you? There are tax credits available at both the federal and state level that are designed to reward employers who hire certain types of employees—for example, workers who, for reasons that are unrelated to their skill set or qualifications, have a hard time gaining employment. By hiring these workers, you are supporting the economy, and you can be rewarded for it!
One of the questions that we get most often from our clients is, "What documents do I need to keep in regards to my taxes, and for how long?"
Of course, every situation is different, and your CPA can help you determine what you should keep based on your specific needs. However, there are a few general guidelines you can follow:
The Construction Financial Manager, or CFM, plays a vital role in the success of any construction company. In an industry where competition is high and margins are small, it's critical to monitor, report on, and make decisions around accurate financials.
Wondering if your CFM is contributing to your profitability? Here are 4 things a good CFM should be doing:
After several years of proposals and deliberations, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued its new accounting standard - a long-awaited regulatory update that will change the way that leases are reported on company balance sheets.
For contractors, operating leases - including real estate, vehicles, equipment, and other assets - are an integral part of everyday operations. In my recent article in Professional Contractor Magazine, I discussed the impacts of this new regulation on the construction industry. Below, I've answered the top 5 questions I've been asked by contractors about this new regulation.