Category Archives: Tax

Appeals Court Rules Corporation Can’t Deduct Excise Tax Not Paid As Tax Deduction


Federal corporate taxpayers may not deduct as a cost of goods sold expense an excise tax expense that was never actually incurred or paid according the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals just-released ruling in Sunoco, Inc. v. United States, No. 2017-1402 (November 1, 2018). Continue reading

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10/15 Deadline To Make Depreciation Deduction Election


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Reconstruct Records After a Disaster


Are you trying to help your business or family clean up the mess and recover from a hurricane, flood, fire or other disaster? Reconstructing records to prove a loss for tax purposes, getting federal assistance, or insurance reimbursement often is … Continue reading

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Hurricane Impacted Financial Institutions Tell FinCEN If BSA Reports Delayed


FINRA Reporting by Hurricane Impacted Financial Institutions
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Take Your Preventive Medicine


Better planning and management can head off most but not all problems. Sometimes stuff happens even when you do everything right. Either way, better management usually minimizes the damage and makes it easier to clean up the mess. It’s never … Continue reading

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Businesses Must Prepare To Respond For Potential Data Breach To Timely Meet Notice & Other Response Duties


Businesses that experience data breaches affecting customer banking credit card, tax, social security or certain other personal financial or other sensitive information like those reported by like Chipotle, Target, Home Depot and a growing multitude of other businesses generally bear a legal … Continue reading

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10 Practical Pointers To Use Law To Better Strengthen The Legal Defensibility Of Your Business & Its Leaders


Businesses and their leaders struggling to managing the ever-changing and constantly growing regulatory and other legal risks inherent in operating a business in today’s litigation and enforcement-charged environment often miss invaluable opportunities by failing to take certain basic steps that strengthen their liability defenses and the effectiveness of their risk management and compliance efforts.

While each organization and leader needs to carefully tailor its organizational risk management and compliance programs to meet the unique needs and challenges of its operations, all risk management and compliance efforts generally should incorporate and operate on at least each of the following 10 Corporate Governance processes:
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