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Two Words Every Manufacturer Should Know: Production Deduction

Posted 4:38 PM by
You have heard the phrase, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” Unfortunately, in the tax world, such is not the case. What you don’t know can hurt you and your wallet. As a small business owner in the manufacturing industry if you don’t know the term "production deduction," then it’s time to call your tax advisor or find a new one!
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Alternative Fuels: Ideas to Consider When Making the Decision to Switch

Posted 8:23 PM by
Increasing fuel efficiency and improving truck emissions has been one of many issues atop the government's list of major changes affecting the trucking industry over the past decade. In order to be compliant with the new government standards, trucking company executives have many things to consider when the time comes to trade in older trucks and upgrade their fleet.
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Tax-Exempt or Taxable Financing? The Impact on Investment Recovery.

Posted 8:43 PM by
Competition remains fierce between communities to attract or retain business that drives employment, revenues and overall development. The offer of issuing bonds for project financing is frequently used by local governments or agencies to incentivize location in a particular area.
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Regulation Burdens the Manufacturing Sector

Posted 8:37 PM by
The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) recently commissioned a study titled "Macroeconomic Impact of Federal Regulation on the Manufacturing Sector." The study found federal regulations are having a cumulative impact on the manufacturing sector that far outweigh their individual costs and are threatening the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.
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Hospital Alignment without an Employment Agreement

Posted 2:55 PM by
For one reason or another, many physicians do not want to be employed by a hospital. For many, a co-management arrangement is the answer. The hospital and physician(s) enter into an agreement, where the physician(s) agrees to manage a specific department to improve performance.
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Mike Heaton on Panel of IBJ's Power Breakfast Series: Health Care & Benefits

Posted 9:49 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller's Mike Heaton will be a featured panelist at Indianapolis Business Journal's Power Breakfast Series: Health Care & Benefits. Heaton, a partner in KSM's Healthcare Resources Group, joins a panel of local executives and experts to discuss various industry issues.
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Tax Credits: An Opportunity (with a Price)

Posted 8:53 PM by
Federal and state tax credits offer business owners incentives for their business activity that, effectively, provide dollar-for-dollar reimbursements of qualified expenditures. Other incentives provide special deductions that accelerate the recovery of investment in assets.
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U.S. Manufacturing's Competitive Advantage

Posted 7:32 PM by
Over the past few decades, many U.S. manufacturing jobs have moved overseas due to competitive disadvantages in the U.S., such as high labor costs and higher business taxes. However, in Manufacturing.net's article Manufacturing Can Be Competitive In The United States, the authors argue that the U.S. still has a strong competitive advantage that should be factored into any outsourcing decision.
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Unexpected Costs in an EHR Implementation

Posted 7:25 PM by
According to a recent article published in Medical Economics, physicians are frequently finding costs of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system to be above and beyond their original budget for the project. EHR's are becoming much more common and this article provides some good tips for setting an accurate budget for the implementation process.
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Turning a Summer Job into a Future Nest Egg

Posted 7:55 PM by
Do you have a child or grandchild with a summer job? If so, you may want to consider contributing to a Roth IRA for him or her this year.  A contribution can be made up to the child’s annual income, not to exceed $5,000 in keeping with the 2012 Roth IRA contribution maximum.
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