Accounting for Business

Welcome to our Resources section, where you will find articles pertaining to accounting for business, business financial planning, financial advice, and the industries of our clients. This section is a great source of information, but please contact us if you feel you need professional financial advice. Maxwell Locke & Ritter is here to offer trusted guidance.


One of the surprising changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the treatment of transportation fringe benefits paid or incurred after December 31, 2017.  These benefits are no longer deductible for for-profit businesses and may result in unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) for nonprofit organizations.

Several positive changes were made to the federal income tax depreciation rules because of the Tax Cuts and Job Acts (TCJA). The following information is provided to assist investors with their real estate accounting, to help them understand the resulting real estate tax breaks, and to keep them from any unforeseen pitfalls.

The new revenue recognition rules apply to all companies that follow United States’ Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The accounting personnel who deal with accounting systems within your private company should ensure they are prepared for this change in financial reporting. No matter what industry your business deals with, you should schedule and follow the new changes in order to remain current in your policies.


Nonprofits have traditionally relied on large donations from multiple sources in order to maintain their livelihood. In an effort to decrease their reliance on donations, some have opted to find other sources of financial assistance. One way they have sought financial freedom is by opening their own business, yet this is not fail-proof because the commerciality doctrine often negates federal tax-exempt status

Tax season is underway. This means many elderly people will become targets for financial manipulation. Scam artists are always on the prowl for financial data, and they know the elderly population is easy to take advantage of. Whether you happen to be a senior yourself or you have an elderly loved one who needs protection, here are five tips can help you avoid elder financial abuse.

For most Americans, Social Security is essential for financial independence during retirement. However, some soon-to-be retirees who plan to draw Social Security aren’t fully aware of its financial scope and their rights under the Social Security Administration. This article includes five points that all retirees should know.

For charitable companies, donations values and taxes are interrelated factors that shape the bottom line. Learn how the marketplace determines these values.


Qualified and engaged staffing brings their knowledge to help support the profitability and value-based services for medical practices. This article lists several principles that can help practices elevate their human resources management.

Ten years ago in September 2008, the global economy stood on a precipice and quickly slid into the worst recession since the 1930s. In fact this period has since been named The Great Recession.

With just a little time left in 2018, we wanted to share a few final year-end strategies that can help lower your personal tax bill. Here are four tried-and-true tax planning strategies, tweaked to account for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).