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2019 Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable: Nashville

Posted 5:45 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller's Transportation Services Group, King & Ballow Law Offices, and KSM Transport Advisors will host our Annual Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Nashville, TN.
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KSM to Discuss Lease Accounting and ESOPs at American Trucking Associations' (ATA) NAFC Annual Conference

Posted 7:37 PM by
KSM professionals will participate in the upcoming 2019 American Trucking Associations' (ATA) NAFC Annual Conference. Taking place June 10-12 in Indianapolis, IN, t­he conference provides educational and informative sessions to discuss current financial issues facing the trucking industry with the goal of delivering practical solutions.
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Where's "My" Freight?

Posted 8:51 PM by
What a difference a few months makes. The highly anticipated truckload capacity crisis and the ensuing truckload rate party lasted from late 2017 through late 2018. Beginning in early 2019 … surprise … the rate party was over. It feels like carriers have quickly gone from the best party since deregulation in 1980 to potentially the biggest hangover ever!
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Transportation Webinar: KSM and Scopelitis to Discuss the Tax Benefits of Per Diem Plans and Compliance

Posted 1:00 PM by
In the aftermath of tax reform, which impacted company drivers by eliminating the personal income tax deduction for out of pocket business expenses, more carriers are considering implementing per diem plans. By recognizing the portion of driver pay that encompasses these expenses, per diem plans can provide clear payroll and income tax savings, and in many cases provide drivers with more after-tax pay than under the previous deduction model. However, running afoul of the IRS’s accountable plan rules can jeopardize these savings.
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5/9 Webinar: Understanding the Tax Benefits of Having a Transportation Per Diem Plan and How to Stay Compliant

Posted 5:40 PM by
In the aftermath of tax reform, more carriers are considering implementing per diem plans which can provide clear payroll and income tax savings. However, running afoul of the IRS’s accountable plan rules can jeopardize these savings. In this webinar conversation, hosted by the Kentucky Trucking Association (KTA) and Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA), KSM’s Randy Hooper and Troy Hogan will describe the tax benefits that per diem plans bring to the table. Dave Hatch and Tommy Dean, both with HCH Transportation Advisors, will also discuss how carriers can stay compliant once a plan is in place.
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KSM to Manage the Voting Process and Report the Results of the Inaugural FreightWaves Shipper of Choice Award

Posted 4:00 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller is excited to participate as the independent accounting firm to manage the voting process and report the results of the FreightWaves Research Institute’s inaugural Shipper of Choice award. The award, presented in partnership with Convoy, is intended to recognize shippers that promote a healthy freight community through their actions and interactions with carriers on a daily basis.
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KSM to Discuss Current Transportation Topics at McLeod Software’s Accounting and Finance Conference

Posted 5:50 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller will again be part of McLeod Software’s third annual Accounting and Finance Conference (formerly the McLeod CFO Conference). Taking place May 14 at McLeod’s new corporate headquarters in Birmingham, AL, the conference brings together financial professionals from trucking and brokerage/3PL companies to network and discuss industry issues and best practices.
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Do You Know the Value of Your Transportation Company?

Posted 6:30 PM by
The transportation industry thrived in 2018. While signs point to some correction in 2019, the state of the market is currently strong, bank capital is readily available, and private equity firms are eager to get into the industry. These factors and more make this an appealing time for some owners to consider selling. Others are looking closely at growth opportunities such as investment in new technology and equipment.
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How a Per Diem Program Can Help Drivers and Carriers Save in Taxes

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The Tax Reform and Jobs Act (TCJA) was the most comprehensive overhaul of the tax code in our lifetime, if not ever. We are just weeks away from the first tax filing deadline for returns that are fully impacted by these law changes. One change that could drastically impact truck drivers is the inability to deduct unreimbursed business expenses. As a result of this adjustment, many carriers have implemented per diem programs as a way to get tax free dollars to drivers. Conversely, companies that have not instituted per diem programs might have disappointed drivers as we get closer to the tax filing deadline, and drivers realize that this deduction is a thing of the past.
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Knowing Versus Doing: Part 2: The Importance of Designing an Effective Organizational Structure

Posted 7:00 PM by
When you contemplate the strengths of successful businesses, it is common to focus on a unique product or service offering or a creative marketing strategy that was used to gain market share. You may also think of strong leadership, those with the vision and courage to climb above the rest. However, we often forget to acknowledge the massive importance of organizational structure and design in the ongoing success and viability of a successful business.
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