Top 5 Impacts of ASC 606 on Manufacturing Companies

As private companies are gearing up for the implementation of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, many are wondering how this guidance will impact the manufacturing industry. For privately‐held entities, ASC 606 applies for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 (2019 will be the first year for December year‐ends).

Benefits of QuickBooks Online

Many of our small business clients have converted their financial records to the Cloud. In days past, small businesses maintained their financial records in-house requiring the owner to commit their time or hire a full-time employee to maintain the records. We believe migrating to QuickBooks Online (QBO) from QuickBooks Desktop provides small business owners numerous benefits and greater flexibility.

IRS Gives Taxpayers A Break on Meal Deductions

On October 3, 2018, the IRS issued Notice 2018-76 confirming that certain business meals will continue to be deductible, subject to the 50% limitation. As background, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of December 2017 eliminated the deduction for entertainment expenses effective January 1, 2018, creating uncertainty whether client business meals would be treated as a form of nondeductible entertainment.

IRS Issues New Roadmap for Transfer Pricing Examinations

On June 29, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Publication 5300 (06‑2018), Transfer Pricing Examination Process (“TPEP”), a 37-page document intended to guide IRS agents in the planning, execution and resolution of transfer pricing examinations (“TP Audits”).

The Similarities and Differences between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant

They both work with financial data; they’re both essential for managing a successful business. Yet the roles and duties of a bookkeeper and accountant rarely overlap. If you are like many business owners, you may not be exactly sure of the differences between a bookkeeper and accountant and whether you should hire one, or both.

Sales Tax Economic Nexus: Is Your Business Prepared?

In the landmark decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court upheld South Dakota’s economic nexus law, which requires companies to collect sales tax when their sales or the number of transactions with the state exceed certain thresholds.

Qualifying ERP Implementation for the R&D Tax Credit

Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) has become an integral component of the manufacturing process as it can provide insight on vendor management, product logistics and server integration. Taxpayers may be able to qualify time for the R&D tax credit associated with developing and integrating the ERP system depending on whether it is developed primarily for internal or external use

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