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Video: Doing Great Things Featuring Aditya Maheshwari of Kanak

Posted 6:15 PM by
“Inspiring great people to do great things” is Katz, Sapper & Miller’s mission, and we’re honored to play a small part in helping clients across a wide variety of industries think big, bring their innovative ideas to life, and serve their communities and customers.
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Carriers: The Importance of Tax Planning in Times of Uncertainty

Posted 6:46 PM by
There are few things that can ruin a day as quickly as a call from your accountant with the news that you owe more than expected on an upcoming tax deadline. Thankfully, there is an alternative to tax deadline surprises. With thoughtful tax planning in the third and fourth quarters, transportation companies can take control of their tax liabilities, which is of utmost importance during times of financial or economic uncertainty, and is crucial as we weather the current pandemic.
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On-Demand Webinar: Understanding How Freight Network Engineering Leads to Profitable Trucking Operations

Posted 6:45 PM by
The transportation industry has always operated in a cyclical manner, where prosperous times are followed by times which are not so lucrative. How can truckload carriers beat the market in all cycles to guarantee profitability and survival? That’s where a freight network strategy comes into play.
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On-Demand Webinar: Organizational Assessments: The Key to Your Not-for-Profit's Success

Posted 8:30 PM by
It’s common for employees to have annual reviews, but when was the last time your not-for-profit organization had one?
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George Batalis Joins KSM as Managing Director of Healthcare Consulting

Posted 12:45 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller, a leading consulting, tax, and audit firm, is pleased to announce that George Batalis has joined the firm as managing director of healthcare consulting in its Healthcare Resources Group.
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President Trump Signs Executive Action Deferring Social Security Tax

Posted 7:15 PM by
On Saturday, Aug. 8, President Trump signed four executive actions meant to provide economic relief in the midst of COVID-19. In one such action, the president directed the Secretary of the Treasury to defer collection of the employee portion of the Social Security tax (6.2%). The deferral will only be available to employees that generally make less than $4,000 during any bi-weekly pay period (approximately $104,000 per year) and applies to wages paid during the period of Sept. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020.
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KSM Honored by Construction Executive as a Top 50 Construction Accounting Firm

Posted 3:00 PM by
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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FASB Provides Lease Concessions Guidance Due to COVID-19

Posted 12:45 PM by
As companies adjust to their new normal under COVID-19 and most put revenue recognition accounting implementation in their rearview mirror, lease accounting arises once again as a hot topic. Businesses have either already implemented the largest overhaul in lease accounting in decades, Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 842, or they have taken advantage of effective date delays and continue to operate under ASC Topic 840 until calendar year 2022. Regardless of which side businesses are on, a new challenge has presented itself – how do we account for lease concessions offered by landlords providing COVID-19 relief? As a result, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued a Q&A document to guide stakeholders through the application of lease accounting related to concessions.
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Additional COVID-19 Relief for the Real Estate Industry

Posted 7:15 PM by
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law earlier this year, provided multiple forms of economic relief for the real estate industry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS has recently announced updates to this legislation, as well as updates to real estate-friendly legislation included in 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). These updates bode well for developers, owners, and managers alike and should be considered when looking for ways to maximize tax benefits.
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Additional COVID-19 Relief for Retirement Plan Participants

Posted 8:25 PM by
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, provided multiple forms of relief for owners of retirement accounts. The IRS has recently issued additional guidance on these provisions via Notice 2020-50 and Notice 2020-51, providing even further relief for retirement plan owners.
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