Accounting & Finance

2019 Arizona Tax Credits

As you may know, there are a variety of different Arizona tax credits you may take advantage of. Listed below are some of the most common credits. Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations An individual who makes a cash donation to a qualifying charitable organization can receive a tax credit of up to $400 for single,…

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CPAs Can Help Protect Your Assets

Small business owners take note: the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) reports that 30 percent of all reported frauds occur at businesses with fewer than one hundred employees. And that overlooks all those businesses that never discover the fraud. Regardless of the size of your organization, a CPA can help you protect your organization’s…

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Arizona’s New Limited Liability Company Act

Arizona has long had laws defining and regulating limited liability companies (LLCs) organized within the state. The first law was codified in the Arizona Revised Statutes in 1992, and it remained substantially unchanged until 2018. In 2018, the Arizona legislature enacted the new Arizona Limited Liability Company Act (ALLCA). The ALLCA will affect all Arizona…

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Don’t let collaborative arrangements cause financial reporting headaches

Businesses often enter into so-called “collaborative arrangements” when they partner with another entity on a major project. Unfortunately, the current guidance for these types of arrangements under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is somewhat vague. Here are some questions that may arise as participants report shared costs and revenue on their income statements, along…

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GAAP vs. tax-basis reporting: Choosing the right model for your business

Virtually every business must file a tax return. So, some private companies issue tax-basis financial statements, rather than statements that comply with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). But doing so could result in significant differences in financial results. Here are the key differences between these two financial reporting options. GAAP: GAAP is the most…

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