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Lease Terms are Being Revised to Avoid New Lease Accounting Rules

A desire to avoid lease accounting rules for new contracts has debt-strapped private companies exploring new avenues. But why? Some fear that by implementing the guidance, they would violate loan covenant agreements with lenders that limit the liability amounts they’re allowed to carry. However,…

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Final QBI Real Estate Safe Harbor Rules Are Issued by the IRS

The IRS proposed a safe harbor earlier this year that would give owners or certain real estate interests the opportunity for a qualified business income (QBI) deduction. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created the QBI write-off for pass-through entities. The IRS has released final guidance (…

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Small Business, Big Savings: QSBS Tax Exclusion

Would you like to invest in a small business and cash out your gains, five years later, completely tax-free? It’s possible. Venture capital (VC) fund managers and other investors should look for Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), which can qualify for significant tax benefits under Section 1202…

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Qualified Opportunity Zones Offer Rare Tax Savings

In order to encourage investment in distressed communities, Congress included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significant tax benefits for investments in so-called Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs). The new law allows eligible taxpayers to defer taxation of gain that is reinvested in a QOZ.

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Complex Variable Interest Entity Rules Relaxed for Private Companies

When private manufacturers own real estate or expand to new business ventures, they often set up separate legal entities to hold those properties. Current accounting rules require financial data from such “variable interest entities” (VIEs) to be consolidated on the controlling entity’s balance…

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2019 Lease Accounting Infographic

The following infographic explains the things you need to know when implementing the new FASB lease standard. It walks through the important questions to ask, traps you need to watch out for and some surprising examples of leases. 

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Is Return Fraud Cutting into Your Store's Profits?

For brick-and-mortar retailers, return fraud can be a serious financial threat. There are several types of schemes. But when they’re successful, they all end the same way: Stores issue refunds that they shouldn’t have. Here’s what to look for and how to limit losses.

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Redefining Lease Accounting

The new FASB standard is having a drastic effect on lease accounting. Though what you pay isn’t changing, how you pay and categorize your leases is seeing a major shift.

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