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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.

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Just because a merger or acquisition is completed on paper doesn’t mean the transactions will be a success. The implications can generally be seen 18 to 24 months after the deals close and officials can assess how the combinations contributed to improvements or disappointments on profit and loss statements.

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When a deal is pending, the best negotiators know that the goal isn’t to scoop up everything and leave the other side with little or nothing. The real goal is generally to exchange items of value so that both sides leave satisfied they have protected their basic interests and made a deal that benefits their companies.

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Running a business is complex. With employment-related claims and lawsuits on the rise, management must have a basic understanding of numerous federal, state and local laws.

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The IRS has turned up the heat on the use of cost segregation studies by building owners. Auditors have a special guide to help assist them in examining the returns of taxpayers who utilize cost segregation studies.

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Is a pay raise a better motivator for employees than better work conditions? Or is a better working relationship with a supervisor or manager more important than a pay raise to motivate an employee? Whatever your view on this topic, you can probably find a study that supports your position.

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In divorce situations, an ex-spouse may be legally obligated to make payments to the other party. Since payments are often substantial, locking in tax deductions for the payer has often been important and involved a substantial amount of money.

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Congress enacted the so-called “kiddie tax” rules to prevent parents and grandparents in high tax brackets from shifting income (especially from investments) to children in lower tax brackets. Congress recently revamped this tax under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

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When it comes to making an acquisition, stock and asset purchases have their advantages and disadvantages but there might be a way to combine the best of both worlds.

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We are growing our team and want to introduce you to our newest members, Rueben Guillen and Zach Geary!

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Here’s a look at some of the more important elements of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that have an impact on individuals. Unless otherwise noted, the changes are effective for tax years beginning in 2018 through 2025.