Thought Leadership

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The Wisdom of the Crowd

Brian Thomas, a partner in Advisory Services at Weaver in Houston, says the motivation and reasons for participation also have to be factored in during crowd selection. Are they participating because they have a vested interest in the problem and solution?

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The Cost of Raising a Child Today

Housing is the largest expense for families across all income levels, followed by childcare, then food, and the amount a family spends shifts based on geography. But no matter a family’s location, the reality is that raising kids is expensive.

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Tuesday Tax Tidbit: Investment Income Subject to the New 3.8% NIIT

Under the health care act, starting in 2013, taxpayers with modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over $200,000 per year ($250,000 for joint filers and $125,000 for married filing separately) may owe a new Medicare contribution tax, also referred to as the “net investment income tax” (NIIT).

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Finding New Growth in Energy Compliance

Weaver is currently one of the largest providers of EPA attestation services in the U.S. and one of only six firms whose Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Quality Assurance Plan – RIN-tegrity® (for both U.S.

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Small Businesses and IRS Notifications

Has your business received a Notification of Possible Income Underreporting from the IRS? If so, your business is one of more than 20,000 that received a similar notification. The notice implies that the taxpayer underreported cash receipts.

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Tuesday Tax Tidbit: Planning to Deduct Medical Expenses

Medical expenses that aren’t reimbursable by insurance or paid through a tax-advantaged account (such as a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account) may be deductible — but only to the extent that they exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income.

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