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Beneficiaries Learn a Lesson About Paying Estate Taxes

Beneficiaries Learn a Lesson About Paying Estate Taxes

Posted by D’Marie Murray on June 27, 2019

Beneficiaries of a South Dakota estate failed to make a payment when submitting a federal estate tax return — and again failed to pay when the IRS subsequently notified them of additional assessments. The IRS sued. In U.S. v. Ringling (2017), a district court reviewed the facts and ultimately granted the IRS's summary judgment motion.

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Nonprofit Heart, Business Mindset: The Business of Impact

Nonprofit Heart, Business Mindset: The Business of Impact

Posted by Donna Gonser on June 26, 2019

Are the words “nonprofit” and “business” completely at odds?

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Does Your Company Allow Vaping on the Job?

Does Your Company Allow Vaping on the Job?

Posted by Stephanie Wilkinson on June 17, 2019

The question of whether or not to allow vaping at work can be a thorny one to tackle.

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EEOC Spotlights Disability Discrimination Claims

EEOC Spotlights Disability Discrimination Claims

Posted by Stephanie Wilkinson on June 12, 2019

Federal and state laws have been designed to protect disabled individuals from discrimination.

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Financial Experts Facilitate Business Interruption Claims

Financial Experts Facilitate Business Interruption Claims

Posted by Louis Cercone Jr. on October 23, 2017

Filing insurance claims for business interruption may seem overwhelming, so many business owners hire outside financial experts to handle the details while insiders restore normal business operations.

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Beware of Valuation Cons

Beware of Valuation Cons

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on September 25, 2017

Thinking about selling your business? Before hiring someone to advise on its value, it's important to get referrals from trusted sources and conduct due diligence on the qualifications and reputation of the individual and his or her firm.

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Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?

Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?

Posted by Matthew Bartle on August 30, 2017

Cyberattacks against individual taxpayers are down, thanks to security measures set forth by federal and state tax agencies. Thefts of business data, however, are rising, and the costs of these breaches can be significant.

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Ensuring a Peaceful Succession With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Ensuring a Peaceful Succession With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Posted by William Allen on August 29, 2017

A buy-sell agreement is a critical component of succession planning for many businesses - don't underestimate the human side to these arrangements.

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Timely Expert Reports Are Critical to Discovery

Timely Expert Reports Are Critical to Discovery

Posted by Louis Cercone Jr. on August 28, 2017

During discovery, the lawsuit parties may intentionally withhold evidence until the last minute to gain an advantage. Most judges frown upon such game-playing, so it's a good idea to share information openly, though legitimate delays may occur.

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Former Tech Firm Officials Charged With Conspiracy to Obstruct Probe

Former Tech Firm Officials Charged With Conspiracy to Obstruct Probe

Posted by Jill Johnson on August 15, 2017

A federal grand jury indicted two former officials of a Florida technology firm with conspiring to obstruct an SEC probe into the sale of their company. The charges run parallel to allegations against two former executives of the acquiring company for accounting fraud.

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