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U.S. Imposes Tariffs on $7.5 Billion in EU Goods

On October 18, 2019, the United States imposed additional tariffs on a range of imports from the European Union (EU) that include 10% tariffs on civilian aircrafts and 25% tariffs on a range of products. The tariffs follow a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitration decision that commenced on…

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The Wayfair Decision: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Sales Tax

Many businesses, including manufacturers, that buy or sell products across state lines are affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. In this decision, South Dakota’s “economic nexus” statute that requires certain out-of-state sellers to register for and…

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What Do You Need to Know About Tariffs on Chinese Goods?

Trade tensions between the United States and China have led to a series of tariff increases and tariff threats by both countries since July 2018. The United States implemented its latest round of tariff increases on Chinese imports on September 1, 2019, when additional tariffs of 15% on…

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Going Beyond the Numbers with Quality of Earnings Reports

A Quality of Earnings (QOE) report allows potential buyers in mergers and acquisitions to evaluate seller’s reported earnings, ensuring their accuracy and sustainability. Sellers can also obtain their own QOE reports to spot potential problems that might derail a transaction, and identify methods…

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The New Lease Accounting Rules Are Here, Are You Ready?

Operating leases will move onto the balance sheet with the new lease accounting rules implementation. At the beginning of this year, public companies started using Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases. Private companies must apply the updated guidance for fiscal years beginning after…

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Five Steps to Make Your Business “Recession Proof”

The manufacturing industry has enjoyed prosperity for several years, however, no business is recession-proof. While times are good, proactive owners should take steps to prepare for inevitable downturns in financial performance. The following are five strategies to consider:

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Can You Get a Grip on Unemployment Taxes?

Most manufacturers, distributors and retailers spend a considerable amount on salaries and bonuses, which means that federal and state unemployment insurance can represent a substantial cost of doing business. Fortunately, although there may be variations depending on the states where you have…

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