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Technology Spending

All companies should include strategic technology plans as part of their overall business plans. This helps balance the need for new technology now and in the future.

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UBIT…Yes Indeed!

Our firm’s position has not changed in the last year. We are still encouraging our clients to make the appropriate tax filings (990-T) to comply with Internal Revenue Code Sections 511-513.

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Accounting Standards Codification

The Codification reorganizes the 1000’s of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) pronouncements into 90 accounting topics, and displays them all using a consistent structure. Pronouncements from multiple standard setters and related literature are covered. It is intended to reflect GAAP for non-governmental entities.

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Operating Leases Vs. Capital Leases

Based on questions that we have received lately, it appears that leasing is a favorable way of acquiring assets for some of our clients. The decision to lease is based on specifics such as: better financial terms, necessity, the lack of available financing, or just the desire to keep assets off the balance sheet. In any case, whether the lease is treated as an operating lease, the decision should be dependent upon the terms of each individual lease agreement.

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How Long Do You Need To Keep Records?

In general, you must keep records that support items shown on your individual tax return until the statute of limitations runs out -- generally three years from the due date of the return, or the date you filed, whichever is later. In most cases, the IRS can audit your return for three years. You can also file an amended return on Form 1040X during this time period if you missed a deduction, overlooked a credit or misreported income.

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