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Accounting - Five ways benchmarking can boost your business

AUSTIN - Construction companies face new and complex challenges every day. Knowing how to successfully navigate through them is what can get a company ahead of the competition and better positioned for the future. One incredibly helpful management tool is benchmarking....

Created by : contributorcn
04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - New year, new ideas for recruiting and retaining employees in the construction industry

AUSTIN - For the U.S. economy, the positive signs continue: unemployment rates are at historic lows, consumer spending is increasing, the stock market–while volatile at times–continues to set new records and optimism is at an all-time high....

Created by : contributorcn
03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Beware the payroll tax quicksand pit!

AUSTIN - If an employer gets in deep with past due payroll taxes, especially if in excess of $24,999, it can be difficult to claw out of the quagmire. Getting back into compliance can be time consuming, labor intensive and expensive. The employer often needs assistance from a tax professional and penalties and interest can be very high....

Created by : contributorcn
02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Finders keepers! Benefit options to attract and keep good employees

SAN ANTONIO - Many companies in the construction industry are experiencing increased difficulty in attracting and keeping good skilled laborers. One way to edge out the competition is to offer better employee benefits. One employee benefit becoming more popular with construction companies is offering retirement benefits to employees. For the purposes of this column, we’ll explore four basic retirement plan options, but there are other options ...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Entity Selection and Changes

HOUSTON - Whether you set out to build a construction empire or started picking up odd jobs in your spare time, at some point, you made a decision about the type of entity you wanted for your business. What you chose when starting out may not be the best option for you now, but the good news is you are not locked in....

Created by : tericksoncn
09/28/2017 11:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Sales and Use Tax and the Texas contractor: Solve the riddle! (Pt. 3)

AUSTIN - As you know, sales tax rules in Texas vary depending on project type, contract type, property type and entity type. Let me refresh your memory on the four simple questions a contactor must ask at the beginning of the project to determine sales tax:...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Simplifying Sales and Use Tax: A 4-part checklist

AUSTIN - For many of the construction firms we work with, sales tax is the bane of their existence. Texas has some of the most complicated, confusing rules that if not applied properly, can lead to steep penalties....

Created by : Reesa Doebbler
06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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