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IRS Increases De Minimis Safe Harbor Threshold


By Gary Sliman

The IRS issued Notice 2015-82 on November 24, 2015, stating that taxpayers without an applicable financial statement can elect to deduct purchases of tangible ... read more >

Advertising Check - Reaching Millennials

Auto dealerships budget and spend, on average, close to 1% of sales on advertising and other marketing efforts. It may not seem like a large expense, but ... read more >

Postcard from The Motor City


By Mary Richter

On November 12, I attended a reception in Detroit sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce of Midwest Michigan. The Key Note speaker was Mchigan ... read more >

Measuring the Impact of the Panama Canal Expansion


By Todd Lucas

Originally built over 100 years ago, the Panama Canal’s $5.25 billion expansion is nearing its completion. The long-anticipated expansion project ... read more >

Cheers! The BEER & BREW Acts of 2015 May Lower Excise Taxes on Beer


By Tom Schneider

Two pieces of legislation are currently circulating in Congress regarding the Excise Tax on beer produced in the United States: The Fair Brewers Excise ... read more >

Does Excess Working Capital Increase the Value of a Company?

What is the role of working capital in a business valuation? Pretend that your company is having a business valuation prepared for estate planning purposes ... read more >

Recap of Current Trends in Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate|Tax

By Ryan Broze

November 13, 2015 – It was a perfect morning for a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries and an old fashion cup of Joe. This wasn’t the ... read more >

Retail Growth Slows


By Donald Applegarth

U.S. retail sales rose less than expected last month as consumers remained cautious about spending the windfall of lower gas prices. The Commerce Department ... read more >

Ohio Personal Income Tax Residency Update

In the past year, there have been two Ohio residency developments that are of importance. Back in December 2014, Ohio House Bill 494 was signed into law, ... read more >

The Importance of Hiring a High-Quality Auditor for Your Employee Benefit Plan


By Lara Fuller

This week, the Department of Labor (DOL) began issuing formal notifications to companies regarding the importance of selecting a qualified CPA firm that ... read more >