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Capital Calculations for Community Banks Will Get Easier

Good news for community banks: federal regulators have finalized a rule to simplify their capital requirements. The new rule allows these banks to adopt a simple leverage ratio to measure capital adequacy, instead of having to calculate and report risk-based capital ratios.

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Year-End Tax Planning in a TCJA World

It’s a TCJA world, and businesses are just planning in it. For many, the first tax-filing season under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was a time of uncertainty as they struggled with the law’s sweeping changes for their bottom lines and the resulting implications.

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Conflicts of Interest: When Employees Aren’t on Your Side

One of the governing principles of the employee/employer relationship is that employees have a fiduciary duty to act in their employer’s interests. An employee’s undisclosed conflict of interest can be a serious breach of this duty. In fact, when conflicts of interest exist, companies often suffer…

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Armoring Your Data Against Cyber Crime

These days, we’re all cyber — and we must all help keep our organizations’ information safe. Staying safe requires more than changing your password every three months. Technology can help, of course, but your security will always rely heavily on people doing the right things.

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You Can Still Trim Your 2019 Tax Bill

With fall in the air, it is time to turn your attention to year-end tax planning. During the first tax filing season under the 2019 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), several clear strategies and tactics emerged. However, subsequent years bring potential twists that must be considered. Let’s take a…

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Thinking About Converting from a C Corporation to an S Corporation?

The right entity choice can make a difference in the tax bill you owe for your business. Although S corporations can provide substantial tax advantages over C corporations in some circumstances, there are plenty of potentially expensive tax problems that you should assess before making the decision…

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Reporting Income Taxes Just Got Simpler

Businesses have lamented for years that the guidance under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 740, Income Taxes, includes too many mechanical rules and exceptions. As a result, it often yields information that’s challenging for investors to comprehend. These complaints intensified with the…

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