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Home Health and Hospice Enterprises

Fair Market Value Considerations (Part II of II) The first of this two-part series reviewed the unique value drivers that impact the typical valuation approaches, methods, and techniques that are often utilized in determining the value of these enterprises in the current healthcare delivery system. This second part will discuss the value drivers related to home healthcare and hospice enterprises. Introducti ...

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Case Law Update

April 2019 In the first quarter of 2019, there were no reported U.S. Tax Court cases involving either business, estate, or FLP valuation issues. Notwithstanding the above, there were several cases that valuation and litigation support professionals will want to consider. In this article, five recent cases are discussed. One of the leading cases circulating amongst the business valuation community is Kress v ...

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Advisers Can Offer Lifeline to Older Out-of-Work Clients

More than half of older workers experience an involuntary job loss between age 50 and when they retire, an analysis found. Advisers should support clients by showing empathy, assisting with short-term planning, and helping them tap into home equity if necessary. Financial advisers are a valuable resource during trying times, and are in a unique position to help clients navigate the situation while minimizin ...

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Smashing the Barriers to Employee Engagement

Firms may boost productivity and satisfaction by taking actions on three fronts. There is a disconnect when it comes to what business leaders say about employee engagement and what the employees themselves say they are experiencing. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: Smashing the Barriers to Employee Engagement. ...

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How Firms Are Holding Back Innovation

An example of outdated industry practices, says the chief product officer, is how some brokers still need a canceled check from a client to transfer money. To read the full article in Financial Planning, click: How Firms Are Holding Back Innovation. ...

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Home Health and Hospice Enterprises

Fair Market Value Considerations (Part I of II) The valuation of home healthcare and hospice enterprises and services are influenced by certain market forces related to the Four Pillars of Healthcare Valuation, i.e.,: (1) regulatory; (2) reimbursement; (3) competition; and, (4) technology—each of which relates to almost all aspects of the U.S. healthcare delivery system. This first of a two-part series on h ...

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Attaining Reasonable Certainty

in Economic Damages Calculations (Part II of III) The purpose of this article—the second of three on this topic—is to provide the reader with an understanding of Chapter 2 (Costs) of the 2018 Practice Aid as well as certain other publications containing a body of knowledge on the best practices for developing “avoided or saved costs,” sometimes referred to by the courts as incremental costs. A prior article ...

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Account Management: Avoid Commonly Used Passwords

Some CPAs consider themselves clever for coming up with easy-to-remember passwords, but hackers are often wise to this tactic. Each year, SplashData compiles a list of millions of stolen passwords and sorts them in order of popularity. For 2017, here is a list of the top 10 most commonly used stolen passwords. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: Account Management: Avoid Commonly ...

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Small Firm Spotlight: How I Recruit and Hire New Accountants

CPAs in small firms face many of the same operational challenges when it comes to running their firms. This is the first in an occasional series highlighting how individual practitioners tackled common issues. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: Small Firm Spotlight: How I Recruit and Hire New Accountants. ...

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Putting Skills-Based Promotion in Motion

A competitive job market and emerging technology have made seniority only part of the advancement equation. As co-managing partner at accounting and consulting firm Friedman LLP, Harriet Greenberg, CPA, PFS, uses seniority as a factor in deciding whom to promote. But that's just one piece of the puzzle: She also believes in skills-based promotion—now more than ever. To read the full article in the Journal o ...

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The Size Effect Continues to be Relevant

Considerations in Applying a Size Premium (Part III of III) In this third and final article, as displayed in Exhibits 1 through 4 in Part 1 of this three-part article, the size effect has been observed even when looking at recent periods starting in 1981 and 1990. If one holds that you should not apply the SP in the MCAPM and that beta should be the only measure of risk, one is supporting using the pure or ...

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The Business Will

It is Not Just About Having a Buy-Sell Agreement A business is a dynamic entity. Businesses are fueled by the passion and vision of its owners. While it is hard to be passionate about administrative aspects of building a successful business, the truth is, some of that stuff is crucial. Take the buy-sell agreement or similar provisions in an operating agreement—think of it as the business will—the "what happ ...

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Finance Leaders Feel Good but Ready for a Downturn

The Association’s quarterly survey finds that staffing is still a top worry. Finance executives in the United States continue to feel good about growth in their respective industries, despite creeping concerns that the good times could be coming to an end in the near future. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: Finance Leaders Feel Good but Ready for a Downturn. ...

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Finding Value in Revenue Recognition Implementation

The challenges associated with FASB’s new revenue recognition standard have been substantial for many companies, but at least they’re gaining valuable data and process improvements as a result of the implementation. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: Finding Value in Revenue Recognition Implementation. ...

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Author of ‘Jesus Christ, Money Master’ Charged in $19.6M Ponzi Scheme, SEC Says

A self-styled “Money Doctor” who promoted his services on a Christian radio station penned a self-help guide to “share the benefits of putting Christ back in the center of our personal spending habits.” In pitches to clients, the ex-advisor allegedly promised guaranteed risk-free returns of five to eight percent per year. To read the full article in Financial Planning, click: Author of ‘Jesus Christ, Money ...

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Money Laundering

In More Ways Than One It seems every few months we read about a financial institution involved in a money laundering scandal. The bank typically agrees to pay a fine, promises to behave, hires consultants to monitor and report to the regulators, and the scandal is generally forgotten. You may ask what do the consultants do and what do they monitor? This article will discuss the development of two recent sca ...

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Five Steps to Promoting

Your Blog Posts Writing a blog is an achievement, in and of itself, but that is just the beginning. In this article, Dr. Frederiksen shares five steps you can take to effectively promote your blog posts. If you have written a blog post for your firm, well done! But before you start celebrating, you need to promote it. Why? The more targeted your promotion, the greater its reach, and the more likely that it ...

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New FASB Standard Clarifies Lease Accounting Issues

FASB addressed two lessor implementation issues and clarified an exemption for lessors and lessees from a certain interim disclosure requirement associated with adopting the board’s new lease accounting standard. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: New FASB Standard Clarifies Lease Accounting Issues. ...

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Taxpayers Will File QBI Deduction Computation with IRS Next Year

The IRS posted a draft of a form that affected taxpayers will submit with their 2019 tax returns showing how they computed their qualified business income (QBI) deduction under Sec. 199A. Taxpayers who have QBI, qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) dividends, or qualified income from a publicly traded partnership (PTP) will use Form 8995, Qualified Business Income Deduction Simplified Computation, ...

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Why Regulators Are Taking Aim at Robo Advisors

Riding a decade-long bull market, robo advisory firms have proved investors are willing to let complex and proprietary algorithms be at the heart of their investment advice. Assets under management at digital platforms are expected to top $1 trillion in the next few years. To read the full article in Financial Planning, click: Why Regulators Are Taking Aim at Robo Advisors. ...

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