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M&A Transactions: Avoid Surprises from the IRS

If you’re considering buying or selling a business — or you’re in the process of a merger or acquisition — it’s important that both parties report the transaction to the IRS in the same way. Otherwise, you may increase your chances of being audited. If a sale involves business assets (as opposed to…

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Personal Use of Company Cars: IRS Issues New Valuation Rules

The IRS recently announced the inflation-adjusted maximum value of an employer-provided vehicle under the vehicle cents-per-mile rule and the fleet-average value rule. Employers can use the rules to value an employee’s personal use of such a vehicle for income and employment tax purposes.

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What Is a Company Worth When It’s Liquidated?

No matter how much the overall economy is thriving, some businesses will struggle and eventually need to liquidate their assets. Getting the most out of liquidation requires guidance from financial experts who can help owners make informed decisions.

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What’s for Sale: Your Company, or Your Assets?

Even for companies promising strong future growth, a potential buyer may be looking for more immediate value. For some buyers, the value of an acquisition lies in its current assets, and companies with such highly valued assets may find themselves in a strong negotiating position. However, when a…

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How Fraud Experts Help Companies Head off Bad Mergers

Mergers and acquisitions are filled with risks, some of them unavoidable. But buyers can avoid risks associated with cooked books and other forms of deceptive accounting used by a seller to distort the value of its company. Before closing an acquisition, engage a forensic accounting expert to look…

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How Much Is That Spin-Off Business Worth?

When companies sell part of their operations as a separate business, calculating the new company’s value can be more complicated than you might think. Its value may need to be adjusted to account for changes in the relationship with its former parent company.

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