What lenders look for in a succession plan

Your lender may not be top of mind as you create a succession plan, but it’s a pertinent party. One key issue that lenders want a succession plan to address is, simply, who’s your successor? Follow a thoughtful process to choosing the right person then set a timeframe for the transfer of control and ownership,…

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The tax implications if your business engages in environmental cleanup

If your company needs to “remediate” or clean up environmental contamination, the expenses involved can be tax deductible. Unfortunately, every type of environmental cleanup expense cannot be currently deducted. Some cleanup costs must be capitalized. For example, remediation costs generally have to be capitalized if the remediation adds significantly to the value of the cleaned-up…

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Small businesses: Stay clear of a severe payroll tax penalty

Managing payroll is a laborious task for small businesses. But it’s critical to withhold the right amount of taxes from employees and pay them over to the federal government on time. If you don’t, you could be hit with the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, also known as the 100% penalty. It applies to the Social…

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Accelerate depreciation deductions with a cost segregation study

Is your business depreciating over 30 years the entire cost of constructing the building that houses your operation? If so, consider a cost segregation study. It may allow you to accelerate depreciation deductions on certain items, thereby reducing taxes and boosting cash flow. And under current law, the potential benefits are now even greater than…

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Deciding whether a merger or acquisition is the right move

Merging with or acquiring another company is one of the best ways to grow rapidly. But you’ve got to weigh the potential advantages against the risks of such a move. An acquisition might enable your business to expand into new geographic areas or seize new customer segments. But it’s a costly process that can even…

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Our New Principal, Anthony DeBenedictis

abip Advisors is proud to announce that Anthony DeBenedictis has joined the firm as a Principal.  Anthony graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with options in Finance & Strategic Management and a minor in Economics.  He has over 20-years of industry and consulting financial experience as a…

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Does your team know the profitability game plan?

Right now, football teams are trying to put as many wins on the board as possible to make this a special season. Sports can highlight important lessons for business owners about profitability. One is that companies must learn from their mistakes and adjust their profitability game plans accordingly. Typical fumbles include poor customer service, ineffective…

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Our New Partner, Michael Landers

abip CPAs & Advisors is proud to announce Michael Landers has been named Partner. Michael will provide audit as well as transaction and technical advisory services. Michael graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a CPA with over 20 years’ experience. He focuses strongly on delivering client…

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The tax implications of a company car

The use of a company car is a valuable fringe benefit for business owners and key employees. This perk results in tax deductions for the employer and tax breaks for the owners and employees using the cars. (And of course, they get the nontax benefits of driving the cars!) For tax deduction purposes, a business…

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