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Transportation Webinar: KSM and Scopelitis to Discuss Per Diem Plan Tax Benefits and Staying Compliant

Posted 8:45 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 to help offset this change. 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, it is important to be aware of the IRS’s accountable plan rules in order to remain compliant and not jeopardize potential savings.
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Standards Update: 8/22/19

Posted 5:27 PM by
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP). Below is a select ASU that was recently issued.
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Back to Reality: The Trucking Industry Grapples With a New Industry Paradigm

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After 2018, a year that many in the industry considered a modern era peak, 2019 has been a sobering reminder of how fickle the trucking business can be. Industry leaders gathered at the Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable, hosted by Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, King & Ballow law offices, and KSM Transport Advisors on July 25 in Nashville, TN, to discuss the state of the trucking industry, challenges affecting carriers, and strategies moving forward. The event featured several panel discussions along with presentations from industry leaders.
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KSM’s Not-for-Profit Services Group to Host Board Governance Workshop

Posted 12:51 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Not-for-Profit Services Group will host the “Not-for-Profit Board Governance Workshop” on Sept. 18 in Indianapolis. The two-hour workshop will discuss the fundamental elements of board governance and how best practices can help realize a not-for-profit organization’s strategic vision.
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Hayes to Present at Central Indiana Government Accounting Conference

Posted 5:39 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Justin Hayes, director in the firm’s Governmental Services Group, will present at the Central Indiana Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants’ 2019 Conference. Taking place on Sept. 19 in Indianapolis, the conference will bring together state and local finance professionals to discuss the latest updates in governmental accounting.
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KSM Honored as a Top 50 Construction Accounting Firm

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Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) has been named one of The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms in the country by Construction Executive (CE) magazine.
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State & Local Tax Update: California Selectively Conforms to Federal Tax Reform

Posted 5:45 PM by
California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 91 into law, selectively conforming to provisions of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a.k.a tax reform. As part of this response to tax reform, California left its static conformity date as Jan. 1, 2015, but the state identified specific sections to follow for California purposes. In some instances, an election can be made impacting the 2018 tax year.
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CFMA Annual Conference Recap: Here’s What We Learned

Posted 2:30 PM by
Several members of KSM’s Construction Services Group recently attended the 2019 Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. The conference provided a great opportunity to network with construction professionals from around the country to discuss current trends and best practices related to a wide variety of topics in the industry.
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KSM to Host Viewpoint Construction Software Local User Group Meeting

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Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Construction Services Group will host a Viewpoint Construction Software® Local User Group Meeting Oct. 3 in Indianapolis.
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Curry, Reay to Speak on Physician Integration and Best Practices at 2019 HFMA Tri-State Conference

Posted 1:18 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Lisa Curry and Brad Reay will present at the 2019 Healthcare Financial Management Association Tri-State Conference. Taking place on Sept. 12 in Florence, IN, the conference will equip healthcare financial managers with the tools they need to sharpen their skills, expand their horizons for the future, and successfully lead their teams.
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