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2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Posted 1:29 PM by
Last week, CMS issued its proposed 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for a comment period. The proposed rule implements key provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2011.
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Indiana Dips Its Toe in the Choppy Waters of Unclaimed Property

Posted 4:28 PM by
In 1998 when I worked for a large, national firm, my boss walked into my office and asked, "How would you like to be our escheat expert?" I vaguely recalled hearing the "term" escheat when I was in law school but couldn't have remembered if someone had paid me. Some of our biggest clients were starting to be audited for unclaimed property, and we needed to assemble a national team to help them.
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New Financing Options for Small Business

Posted 2:43 PM by
Are you a manufacturer with a major order that is dependent upon obtaining financing for plant expansion? Are you a life science company that has identified a promising new application for technolgy under development but are struggling to find the financing necessary to move the opportunity from planning stages to implementation? Are you in the forecasting and planning stages for 2011 activity yet are uncertain about the availability of capital?
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How the New Small Business Jobs Act Will Help Your Business

Posted 3:43 PM by
The 2010 Small Business Act contains many provisions that will aid businesses of all sizes and in all industries, including manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, technology, and healthcare.
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House Passes Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

Posted 12:56 AM by
The House has passed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Approved by the Senate last week, the bill provides various provisions aimed to stimulate small business growth, including those in the manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, technology, and healthcare industries.
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Senate Approves Small-Business Tax Relief Measures

Posted 6:15 PM by
Last week the Senate passed a number of small-business tax relief measures as part of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act. The bill will go back to the House of Representatives for further consideration (the House of Representatives passed a different version earlier this summer).
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Improve Building Performance with Lighting Retrofits

Posted 4:24 PM by
Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code provides a valuable financial incentive to business leaders seeking to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings. Named the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction by code, and commonly referred to as the EPAct deduction (after the law that created the incentive), this incentive provides a deduction of up to .60 per square foot for improvements to lighting systems.
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FASB and IASB Publish Lease Questionnaires

Posted 3:04 PM by
In August 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published joint proposals to improve the financial reporting of lease contracts for public comment. The proposals could have a direct effect on those operating in the manufacturing and distribution industries.
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FASB's Proposal on Revenue Recognition

Posted 1:59 PM by
The Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) proposed Account Standards Update (ASU), Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), would generally have minimal impact on those companies in the manufacturing and distribution industries.
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Exposure Draft on Leases Released

Posted 1:25 PM by
The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have published for comment the following joint proposals to improve the financial reporting of lease contracts: FASB Exposure Draft (ED), Leases (Topic 840) and IASB ED, Leases (also released was a Basis for Conclusions by the IASB). If adopted, the proposals will have a significant impact on the balance sheets of those in the manufacturing and distribution industries.
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