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New Tax Law – Are “Meals” and “Entertainment” Still Deductible?

In the tax reform bill Congress approved last December, entertainment, amusement, or recreation or any expenses with respect to such a facility do not qualify for a tax deduction. Where does this leave “meals”? I have received many questions asking if meals are still deductible. Companies’ Holiday Parties: 100% Deductible Employee Only / Holiday Parties…

CPA & CFO working together for tax savings for a business

CFOs & CPAs Work in Synergy to Optimize Tax Strategies and Savings

Maximizing tax savings for a company and its owner requires teamwork between both its CFO and CPA, each contributing different perspectives, skills, and functions. However, many business owners believe that they do not need a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) when they have a tax CPA. There is good reason for this confusion as some CFOs…

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How to Convert Accounting Systems Successfully – Steps, Precautions, and Preparation

As with all business systems, accounting software and systems become outdated and inappropriate for a company’s growing needs.  There is always a great deal of excitement and anxiety when implementing a new accounting package.  Throughout my career I have been involved with many system conversions.  Time and time again these conversions often seem to be…