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  • Investment Interest Expense is Still Deductible, But That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You’ll Benefit

    February 5th, 2019 As you likely know by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduced or eliminated many deductions for individuals. One itemized deduction the TCJA kept intact is for investment interest expense. This is interest on debt used to buy assets held for investment, such as margin debt used to buy securities….

  • Employee Spotlight – Ricky Adams

    “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples” – Mother Teresa Ricky Adams is a tax manager at Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC. He has been with the firm for 4 years and specializes in Not-For-Profits and Business Valuations. He graduated from the University…

  • Evaluating Your Audit Committee

    February 1st, 2019 Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the audit committee — not the management or the full board of directors — is directly responsible for appointing, compensating and overseeing external auditors. Periodically, it’s a good idea to assess the effectiveness of your audit committee by performing a self-evaluation. Here are reasons to conduct a self-evaluation,…

  • Is Your Business Stuck in the Mud With Its Marketing Plan?

    January 31st, 2019 A good marketing plan should be like a network of well-paved, clearly marked roads shooting out into the world and leading back to your company. But, all too easily, a business can get stuck in the mud while trying to build these thoroughfares, leaving its marketing message ineffective and, well, muddled. Here…

  • There’s Still Time to Get Substantiation for 2018 Donations

    January 29th, 2019 If you’re like many Americans, letters from your favorite charities have been appearing in your mailbox in recent weeks acknowledging your 2018 year-end donations. But what happens if you haven’t received such a letter — can you still claim an itemized deduction for the gift on your 2018 income tax return? It…

  • What Will Your Marginal Income Tax Rate Be?

    January 22nd, 2019 While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) generally reduced individual tax rates for 2018 through 2025, some taxpayers could see their taxes go up due to reductions or eliminations of certain tax breaks — and, in some cases, due to their filing status. But some may see additional tax savings due to…

  • 4 Business Functions You Could Outsource Right Now

    January 16th, 2019 One thing in plentiful supply in today’s business world is help. Orbiting every industry are providers, consultancies and independent contractors offering a wide array of support services. Simply put, it’s never been easier to outsource certain business functions so you can better focus on fulfilling your company’s mission and growing its bottom…

  • Two Major Tax Law Changes for Individuals in 2019

    January 14th, 2019 While most provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect in 2018 and either apply through 2025 or are permanent, there are two major changes under the act for 2019. Here’s a closer look. 1. Medical expense deduction threshold With rising health care costs, claiming whatever tax breaks…

  • A Review of Significant TCJA Provisions Impacting Individual Taxpayers

    January 4th, 2019 Now that 2019 has begun, there isn’t too much you can do to reduce your 2018 income tax liability. But it’s smart to begin preparing for filing your 2018 return. Because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed into law at the end of 2017, likely will have a…

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