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The ESOP Participant’s Guide to ESOP Funding Rules

Opening an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) may not be...

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Understanding Form W-2: Wage and Tax Statement for

Tax season is upon us, and for employers, that means...

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Starting an ESOP? Do These Three Things First

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Required Minimum Distributions – Are You Ready for

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Employee Retention Credit (ERC) – Voluntary Disclo

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Audit Standards — What is the PCAOB Planning for t

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Accounting Standard Updates — What’s on the Horizo

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Accounting for Leases — What You Need to Know in 2

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Updates on ERC Moratorium and New Withdrawal Proce

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IRS Halts Processing of New Employee Retention Cre

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Defining Your Employee Benefits Strategy

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Answers to Common Questions About ESOPs

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Answers to Common Questions About Employee Retenti

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How to Calculate Return on Equity (ROE) with the D

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How Do ESOPs Work and How Well Do They Perform for

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Secure Act 2.0—Changes to Retirement Plans

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, which...

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Construction Industry Economic Outlook Presented b

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Cybersecurity for Employee Benefit Plans

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Claiming the Employee Retention Tax Credit Using F

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Lease Standard ASC 842 Implementation Solutions

After many years of deferral, the FASB is finally requiring...

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Proposed Regs for Inherited IRAs Bring Unwelcome S

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Employee Benefit Plan Audit Checklist: What Your O

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PCAOB's 2021 Conversations with Audit Committee Ch

On March 25, 2022, the PCAOB issued their “Spotlight 2021...

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What’s In Store if the SECURE Act 2.0 Gets Signed

The SECURE Act passed in late 2019 was the first...

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WEBINAR: ESOP Repurchase Obligation - Consideratio

Meaden & Moore kicked off the year with a virtual event on...

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Highlights of Accounting Lease Standard ASC 842

All entities are now required to adopt ASC 842, the new...

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ESOP vs. Non-ESOP Companies: What’s the Difference

As of 2018, the National Center for Employee Ownership...

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Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Been Kind to ESOPs?

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Utilize Internal Controls to Prevent Employee Frau

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Why Industry 4.0 Represents the Future of Manufact

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New Auditing Standard – SAS 136 will Impact Employ

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IRS Issues Retirement Plan Limits for 2022, Pensio

On November 10, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-61 which...

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Policy and Climate Change: Recent Actions and Thei

World leaders are currently meeting (from October 31, 2021...

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State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - Compliance

Back in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”)...

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Advantages of Utilizing an ESOP In a Transition St

When building a strategy to transition out of your...

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Are You Thinking About Your ESOP Repurchase Obliga

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How to Guard Against the Most Common Cyberattacks

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Important Factors for Hiring Quality Employee Bene

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SBA Streamlines Forgiveness for Smaller PPP Loans

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Employee Plan Corrections: IRS Offers Updated Guid

On July 16, 2021, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2021-30...

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How to Improve Your Business Using Data Analytics

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PPP Forgiveness and Repayment: What Businesses Nee

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Managing Your Retirement Plan - How to Stay on Top

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SECURE Act 2.0? How Retirement Plans Might Change

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Diversity + Inclusion Spotlight - Pride Month

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Diversity + Inclusion Spotlight - Empathy

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Diversity + Inclusion Spotlight - Workplace Cultur

In the February 2021 “Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight”...

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ESOP Valuations - How 2020 Changed Things

2020 was a year like no other, and ESOP companies were...

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Questions to Ask Yourself to Assess Your Cybersecu

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WEBINAR: The Employee Retention Credit - Deep Dive

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PPP Application Deadline Extended

President Biden has signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021....

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Diversity + Inclusion Spotlight—Respectful Communi

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Employee Retention Credits (ERC) – What Is a Parti

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Are you Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit

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PPP Revisions Target Smallest Businesses

The Biden administration has announced several reforms to...

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Diversity + Inclusion Spotlight - Black History Mo

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WEBINAR: 2021 Economic Outlook and JobsOhio Incent

Meaden & Moore kicked off the year with a virtual event on...

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What Plan Sponsors Need to Be Thinking About in 20

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Sales and Use Tax Implications on Construction Con

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Employee Retention Credits in 2021 – Consideration

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Fiduciary Risk Alert: Missing Plan Participants –

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WEBINAR: Stimulus Bill Overview – PPP is Back, Emp

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WEBINAR: PPP Loans – An Update on What Bankers are

On December 7th, Ryan Kilbane from KeyBank discussed what...

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Benefit Plan Compliance Alert 2021: Are You Ready?

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How to Implement an ESOP: 5 Decisions You Need to

The deliberations are over: as a business owner, you have...

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Recent Legislation Created New Retirement Plan Opp

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SBA Audits of Paycheck Protection Program Loans –

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Accounting for Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection

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Construction Accounting - Using Accounting Data to

The financial aspects of a construction company should...

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WEBINAR: PPP Forgiveness Application Time – Are Yo

Meaden & Moore and the Wooster Chamber recently discussed...

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Best Practices for ESOP Companies

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WEBINAR with FMI: Imagining a Reimagined Future -

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A Recap of CARES Act Changes for Defined Benefit P

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Internal Controls in the Age of the CARES Act

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Can I use Data Analytics in my Business?

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Guidance Issued by the AICPA on Accounting and Rep

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The Benefits of an ERP Audit in the COVID-19 Era

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Should You Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Now?

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Documentation Checklist

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Considerations on Accounting and Reporting for PPP

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form Released

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SBA Extends Repayment Deadline Until May 18, 2020

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WEBINAR: How Your Organization Can Adjust to the N

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Working Capital Adjustments – Why and How?

In the accounting world, working capital is defined as...

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The IRS Clarifies the Deductibility of PPP-Funded

The IRS has issued new guidance addressing a question that...

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SBA Extends the PPP Repayment Deadline for Self-Ce

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended the...

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Ohio Local Wages During CoVid-19: Tracking Remote

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 on March...

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SBA and Treasury Will Review/Audit PPP Loans

The Treasury Secretary stated in an interview on Tuesday,...

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IRS Rules on Tax Treatment of Expenses Resulting i

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Congress Expands Small Business COVID-19 Relief

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The Corleones and Paycheck Protection Program

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Accounting Considerations related to the Paycheck

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Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness – So Many Question

If you’re reading this, hopefully you were able to obtain a...

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SBA Issues Updated Guidance for Self-Employed Indi

On April 14, 2020, the SBA issued an updated “interim final...

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The IRS Announces New COVID-19-Related Assistance

The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury have announced...

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IRS Issues Various Guidance Pertaining to NOL Tax

On April 9, 2020, the IRS issued two key pieces of guidance...

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IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines to Cover Individual

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FASB Tentatively Deferring New Lease Standard &

The FASB met April 8, 2020, to discuss accounting issues...

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Meeting your Retirement Plan Needs in Uncertain Ti

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ARE YOU HOARDING THE RIGHT KIND OF PAPER?

If you are reading this blog, I hope that you and your...

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The Cloud comes to Manufacturing and Distribution

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COVID-19 stimulus package offers relief to affecte

To help mitigate the financial and health crises related to...

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IRS Provides Deposit Penalty Relief for Employers

The IRS has provided penalty relief for failure to deposit...

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CARES Act Provides COVID-19 Pandemic Relief to Bus

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act...

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Considerations for Contractors during the Pandemic

Contract Delays, Unavailable Employees, Material Cost...

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SBA Loan Provisions of the CARES Act

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4 Steps to Take RIGHT NOW to Help Your Business Su

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Ohio Department of Health Issues Stay at Home Orde

Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine announced today that the Ohio...

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Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Deferral

Ohio’s Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) system is the...

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SBA Disaster Relief Financing Assistance

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has...

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Family Business Succession Planning: Handling the

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SBA Guidance for Coronavirus Economic Impact

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Best Practices: How to Prep for an Employee Benefi

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IRS Focusing on Employee Benefit Plan Audit Contro

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is focusing on internal...

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401k Retirement Plan Education Strategies for 2020

Now is a good time to plan out your retirement plan...

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Which Organizations are Good ESOP Candidates?

Employee stock option plans (ESOPs) are qualified...

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What Other Retirement Plans Should I Offer Alongsi

For ESOP companies, many believe that they cannot offer...

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The SECURE Act Changes the Rules for Employers on

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Controlled Group of Corporations: What Do I Need t

Some of the major complexities of many qualified retirement...

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How to Stay Prepared for Department of Labor Audit

When a company hears of a Department of Labor (DOL) audit,...

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Tips for Accurate ESOP Census Reporting

Compiling accurate ESOP census data is critical to the...

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Plan Sponsor Dilemma: Locating Missing Participant

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What's the Deal with ESOPs?

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4 Factors for Hiring Quality Employee Benefit Plan

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3 Best Practices for Your Annual Retirement Plan R

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IRS Announces 2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits

The IRS announced on November 6, that several contribution...

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7 Retirement Plan Committee Best Practices

Many plan sponsors create oversight committees for their...

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DOL Increases Retirement Plan Options for Smaller

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Using Construction Technology can Result in Signif

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Accounting Acronyms and Definitions When Buying or

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Planning for Employee T

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How to Prevent Fraudulent Bank Transactions in You

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4 Innovative Ways to Improve Logistics to Increase

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Cash Balance Plans, Are They Right For You?

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The Importance of Accurate Inventory Forecasting

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ESOP Process: Considerations for Implementing an E

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6 Questions to Ask When Selecting an Audit Firm

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Examples of Internal Control Communications for Em

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DOL Proposes Updated Overtime Rule

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Benefit Plan Compliance Alert 2019: Are You Ready?

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ERP Systems in 2019: Not Your Grandfather’s ERP

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How the New Revenue Rules Impact E&C Industry

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2019 Revenue Recognition: How Meaden & Moore C

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ESOPs: What Retirement Benefit Options Can Be Offe

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IRS Waives 2018 Underpayment for Many Taxpayers

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Tax Reform Gives Business Owners Credit for Paying

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Shutdown Creates Tax Filing Uncertainty

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IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Business Interest Expe

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Changes on the Horizon for Employee Benefit Plan L

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What Do the 2019 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments Mean f

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Maybe I Should Give up Coffee...

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Implementing an ESOP – Plan and Trustee Considerat

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A Wealth of Year-end Planning Opportunities for In

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Infrastructure Spending Plan Puts Burden on State

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Year-end Tax Planning for Businesses

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The Business Meal Expense Deduction Remains Allowa

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Guidance on New Bonus Depreciation Rules Announced

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Happy 65th Baby Boomers!

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Tax Reform 2.0?

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Final Regulations Issued Regarding New Partnership

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Cybersecurity: Employee Benefit Plan Edition

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Accounting for Merger and Acquisition Transaction

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Employee Retention Credit Available for Employers

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Home Equity Borrowers Get Good News from the IRS

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Taxes and Business Value

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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

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