Does Your Nonprofit Properly Report Donations?

Your not-for-profit probably already ensures that donors receive a receipt with information about claiming a charitab...

Financial Sustainability and Your Nonprofit

If your not-for-profit relies heavily on a few funding sources — for example, an annual government or foundatio...

"Can’t You See This is The Land of Confusion": Uncertainty and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

While it remains the case that the lower corporate tax rates for C corporations increase cash flows and therefore pot...

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2/3/2018
Collaborating for a Cause: Nonprofit Alliances

Countless nonprofits have partnered up for strength and survival in recent years, but the success of these arrangemen...

THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT: Changes to Itemized Deductions

Part 2 of 4: A summary of the most widely applicable points of the tax reform passed in December 2017.

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1/19/2018
THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT: Changes to Individual Taxation

Part 1 of 4: A summary of the most widely applicable points of the tax reform passed in December 2017. 

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1/19/2018
THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT: 30 Ways The Act May Affect You And Your Business

A summary of the most widely applicable points of the tax reform passed in December 2017.

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1/19/2018
THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT: Changes to Business Taxation

Part 3 of 3: A summary of the most widely applicable points of the tax reform passed in December 2017.

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1/19/2018
Did Singing Auld Lang Syne Increase Company Valuations?

The Impact of New Tax Law on Valuations

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1/13/2018
"Caught between the Scylla and Charybdis": What Sting Knows About Valuing Small Businesses

Sting is one of the more cerebral pop musicians and he clearly is wise to the ways of business valuation practice. So...

How Do I Sell Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

It’s been said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago — or today. The same applies to your bu...

Inventory Counts - What are the manufacturing trends of 2015?

Trends in manufacturing for 2015 can be summarized in two words: connection and communication. Companies are leverag...

EBITDA and Fair Market Value

One of the main differences between the world of real life transactions and the fair market value world is the way th...

Goal of Board: Fiscal Responsibility

Although each board's involvement in its not-for-profit agency's operations varies from situation to situation, all b...

Almost as Riveting as Game of Thrones...

Well, maybe that's a bit of an oversell, but certainly having a greater impact on the pocket book, the battle over ho...

A & A Advisor | June 2015

Accounting for business combinations In accounting and reporting for transactions that represent business combinatio...

When Goodwill has No Value

Recently, I have dealt with a number of issues relating to the valuation of goodwill. One particular case involved a ...

Do You Need a Business Plan for Your Nonprofit?

A business plan is like a road map. It can help you get where you’re going. It also can tell you that it may no...

The Rule of Thump

An article in the Atlantic Monthly refers to the emergence of a new term - the "rule of thump" - based on confusion w...

"It was a Very Good Year" - 1959 Ruling Stands the Test of Time

Channeling Frank Sinatra this month, I turn my attention to Revenue Ruling 59-60. This key valuation document issued ...

Valuation Factors for a Franchise

On the southeast corner of a major, urban intersection is an established privately-held "fast food" hamburger restaur...

Earning Capacity: The Critical Piece of the Puzzle

Where does the value of a business come from? First and foremost, it comes from the ability to generate earnings, its...

Champagne Wishes and the Valuation Issues of the Rich and Famous

The opportunity to gawp at the lifestyles of the rich and famous was a side benefit to taking a look at a dispute ove...

Solid Financial Structure Crucial to Sound Management

A nonprofit's financial management system involves much more than tracking money in and out. Your ability to deliver ...

Why Financial Statement Adjustments Are Made in Valuation Process

Clients are often mystified by the adjustments business valuation analysts make to financial statements when we start...

"I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK!" - Cash Flows from Timber Apparently Trump the Value of Land

What a great start to 2015 - when a recent case allows me to include a reference to the halcyon days of Monty Python ...

Who Needs to Go to Vegas? Small Business Owners can Gamble for High Stakes from the Comfort of Their Offices!

Many entrepreneurs start a business with other like-minded business people and don’t want to think about what h...

Budget Preparation a Time For Problem Solving

Many nonprofit managers regard budgeting as a necessary evil that must be done to satisfy the board of directors and ...

The Season of Personal Goodwill

The case of Bross Trucking v Commissioner (Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 109) was not strictly a valuation case but did address ...

"It All Depends Upon Your Appetite" - Or More Accurately the Judge's Appetite!

This month's commentary does not feature bottles of red or white (with apologies to Billy Joel) - though other bevera...

A & A Advisor | October 2014

Three accounting alternatives for private companies To provide for accounting alternatives that certain private comp...

"Losing My Religion" - An IRS Lament?

A recent tax court case allows me to dig up a reference to an R.E.M. hit single (never my favorite, but, hey, any por...

A & A Advisor | August 2014

Alternatives reduce private company cost of standards compliance  Two accounting alternatives within the U.S. genera...

"All You're Ever Gonna be is Mean - But Which One?"

In an effort to be down with the kids, this month's title comes from a Taylor Swift hit single - a big step from my n...

Inventory Counts - August 2014

Four simple solutions for reducing waste Those of us who operate in the manufacturing and distribution world are fam...

"There Are Three Kinds of Lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics"

I recalled this bon mot from Mark Twain as I reviewed a recent article from Business Valuation Resources that focused...

Inventory Counts | June 2014 - Is your company missing out on international markets?

Is your company missing out on international markets? Exporting represents a huge sales opportunity for many compani...

Understanding Small Business Certification

As companies vie for their share of federal funds in a competitive market, many are weighing the benefits of a small ...

A & A Advisor | June 2014

Definition of "public business entity" brings much needed clarity Currently, multiple definitions of "public busines...

"Let's Start at the Very Beginning" - Do-Re-Me and the Cost of Capital

Sometimes it's just good to channel Maria in the Sound of Music and go back to basics. I recently had a good opportun...

"If You Know What I Mean" - Estate of Richmond v. Commissioner, Part the Third

A Neil Diamond song title as this month's hook? What? Who? How? Calm down - all will be revealed at the end of this e...

Inventory Counts | March 2014 - Do you have a strong Mobile Strategy in Place?

Do you have a strong Mobile Strategy in place? It's no secret that the public has embraced the use of mobile technol...

"Bang Bang" - The Tax Court Shot Him Down...

I never thought I would be minng Cher's back catalog for inspiration for an even more tenuous link for the title to t...

When to File an Estate Return Under New Law

The American Taxpayer Relief Act that became law on Jan. 2, 2013, changed the landscape of when an estate tax return ...

A & A Advisor | February 2014 - Consolidated and combined statements: A look at some practice issues

Consildated and combined statements: A look at some practice issues Certain business arrangements lead financial sta...

A Giant LEAP for Mankind? Maybe Not, but Some Helpful Data for Valutions

This month we're going to do some finance stuff - be warned, there may even be a formula... As valuation analysts, we...

A & A Advisor - October 2013

Welcome to the October edition of A & A Advisor! In this issue: New Guidance: How to use the liquidation basi...

Waiting in Vain? How Long Does it Take to Sell a Company?

We know that Bob Marley didn't want to wait in vain (in fact he said so repeatedly in the song) - and neither does th...

Inventory Counts - July 2013

Welcome to the July 2013 edition of Inventory Counts! In this issue: Reinstated R&D Credits: Don't miss this ...

Inventory Counts | May 2013

Welcome to the May 2013 edition of Inventory Counts! In this issue: Your Supply Chain Water Conservation Custo...

A & A Advisor - April 2013

Welcome to the February edition of A & A Advisor! In this issue: Special-Purpose Financial Reporting Framewo...

Free as a Bird Now! Eagle Dilemma Resolved

You may recall that I sent out an e-mail last year highlighting the dispute between the Estate of Ileanna Sonnenband ...

Inventory Counts - March 2013

Welcome to the March 2013 edition of Inventory Counts! In this issue: Pricing Strategies: Are Your Products Pric...

A & A Advisor - February 2013

Welcome to the February edition of A & A Advisor! In this issue: Limited liability entities Have you analyz...

Legislative Update from the General Assembly

On January 9th, 2013, the 46-day-long General Assembly session opened and, as in previous years, the VRF lobby team h...

A&A Advisor | December 2012

Welcome to the December edition of A & A Advisor! In this issue: How to account for.. Deferred compensation ...

A&A: New Standards for Audit Engagements

As we plan for the upcoming audit season, the Audit & Accounting team at Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. (WE...

Fly Like an Eagle? The IRS Will Bring You Back Down to Earth

I struggled with the title of this item......the story itself has been a godsend to headline writers and I don't feel...

A & A Advisor - Fall 2012

Welcome to the Fall edition of A & A Advisor!  In this issue: What if ... management doesn’t evaluate variabl...

"Doctor, Doctor - Give Me The News..." - Is the Medical Profession More Prone to Litigating Divorces Than Other Professions?

Please file the following under the "I'm just sayin'..." category - far be it from me to draw any conclusions!  ...

Wounded Warriors Tax Credits

What is the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors Work Opportunity Tax Credit? The Returning Heroes and Wounded ...

3 Ways a Cost Segregation Study Can Help You

A cost segregation study can help you maximize tax savings and increase cash fl ows on
your future, current...

"I Have Only Come Here Seeking Knowledge..." But What Knowledge is Allowed to Affect a Valuation?

I have always cringed when Sting followed up the title line with "Things they would not teach me of in college". On t...

"A Man Hears What He Wants to Hear...and Disregards the Rest": S Corp Valuation Revisited

Paul Simon's lyrics seem to sum up the approach the Tax Court took in the case of Estate of Louise Paxton Gallagher v...

You Can Check Out Anytime You Like.. but you're better off if you figure out what a business is worth before you start!

Don Henley, the sage that he is, goes on to state that: "You can never leave" ... yet that isjust what every business...

"Even if We're Just Dancing in the Dark" Or on the head of a pin?

Oh yes, just squeezing in a Springsteen reference again - it's been a while. So how do I justify this random referenc...

"Clowns to the Left of Me... Jokers to the Right" What's the Value When You're Stuck in the Middle?

So we're trying to value a 50% interest in a company. We've determined the value of 100% to be $10 million ...

Set A Fair Price To Sell Your Share Of The Business

If, emulating Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, you hope to climb the Pyramids and hit the tables in Monte Carlo whe...

‘Look-Through’ Lowdown

We all know how important it is to understand how tax laws affect the day to day operations of a construction busines...