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The Advisor - Issue 2, 2013

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In This Issue:

Affordable Care Act Tax Implications of Grouping Activities
With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), there are several new tax provisions that went into effect as of Jan. 1, 2013. Two of the new tax provisions are the High Income Medicare Tax and the Unearned Income Medicare Tax. By Douglas N. Rubenstein, CPA

The Individual Mandate and the Health Insurance Marketplace
Healthcare coverage is set to start on Jan. 1, 2014 for those who would have signed up by Dec. 14, 2013. On the same day the coverage is set to start, so does the Individual Mandate. Due to issues within the marketplace rollout, the time to enroll in a health plan has been extended to March 31, 2014, giving individuals a three-month grace period from the Individual Mandate. By Amber Moore, CPA

Tax Reform: What Does It Mean?
Amid all of the political back-and-forth in Washington that included budget debates and a government shutdown, one topic that continually bubbles to the surface during these conversations is the need for comprehensive tax reform. A major overhaul of the Code has not happened since 1986 and there have been thousands of additions and changes since that time. By Aimee Reavling, CPA

Proposed Changes for Private Company Accounting Standards Continue to Progress
There has been an ongoing debate for years on public versus private company accounting standards (often referred to as big-GAAP versus little-GAAP). As a result of this debate, in 2012 the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Private Company Council (PCC). The PCC was established to improve the process of setting accounting standards for private companies. By Ron L. Smith, CPA

Pass-through Entity Owner Compliance Considerations
Tax season is right around the corner, and that means multistate pass-through entities have decisions to make when it comes to filing and paying taxes for their nonresident owners. Many states require pass-through entities to file withholding and/or composite returns on behalf of their nonresident owners. By Donna L. Niesen, CPA

Survey Sees Hoosier Manufacturers Investing in Growth, Despite Workforce, Regulatory Concerns
The results from Katz, Sapper & Miller's 2013 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Manufacturing's Renaissance, reveal an often unnoticed but growing renaissance is underway in Hoosier (and American) manufacturing.

Hospital and Health System Survival Strategy
Change has dominated the healthcare arena over the last few years and there is no evidence of a slowdown or calming period in the near future. In attempts to avoid panic with newly released requirement deadlines from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, hospitals and health systems across the country are searching for ideas, strategies and guidance for how to remain relevant, earn a dollar and prosper in the new era of the Affordable Care Act. By KSM's Healthcare Resources Group


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