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When Is a Calculation Appropriate?

When it comes to valuations, CPAs must follow the guidelines of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), specifically the AICPA’s Statement of Standards for Valuation Services No. 1 (SSVS). SSVS describes the two types of valuation engagements...

Building Business Value Before Sale

In the valuation arena, it’s not unusual for analysts to see lost opportunities—cases where owners could have improved their company’s value and its purchase price before selling. Maximizing value takes thoughtful strategy, careful decision making, and time. Following...

The Secret to Valuing Trade Secrets

Every few years, the same intriguing trade secret rumors circulate the internet. “The formula for Coca-Cola has been discovered!” “The ingredients for KFC’s 11 herbs and spices have been revealed!” “Doubletree’s chocolate chip cookie recipe has been disclosed!”...

Don’t Let Anyone Contest Your Will

In most cases, by the time family members read the deceased’s will, they already know its contents and don’t object to them. But in some instances, wills can leave relatives feeling deceived, angry, and ready to take legal action. To prevent someone from contesting...

Should You Buy or Lease Equipment?

If your business needs to acquire equipment or machinery, management faces a tough decision: whether to lease or buy. No universal right answer exists, but the following considerations can help you make the best choice for your business. Take Advantages of Purchases...

Contractors: Act Now to Plug Cybersecurity Holes

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many construction companies to embrace a more distributed workforce. Employees who can work remotely keep connected with online and mobile technology. Meanwhile, team members on jobsites may access company systems from their own...

Hantzmon Wiebel Partner Discusses Second Round of Stimulus and Taxes with NBC29 News

Hantzmon Wiebel partner Helene Downs, CPA, discusses the second wave of stimulus payments and upcoming tax concerns related to 2020 filing with NBC29 News. Read the full story or watch the video here.

CAA Provisions Related to Agriculture and Beer, Wine, and Spirits

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), signed on December 27, 2020, contains a number of changes of interest to those working in agriculture and/or beer, wine, and distilled spirits. The following provides an overview of these provisions. Permanent...

Employer and Human Resources Considerations in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) consists of over 5,500 pages detailing programs and credits meant to support those impacted economically by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CAA contains many provisions of particular interest to employers and human resources...

Tax Breaks Provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Both businesses and individuals desire to keep as much of their hard-earned money as possible when it comes time to pay taxes. Many will be relieved to know the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) contains numerous provisions related to income taxes that help...