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Foreign Bank Account Reporting Reminders in the New Year

Effective for the 2016 reporting year, the foreign bank account report (FBAR) filing due date is now April 15th. While FBAR filings can be relatively painless, penalties for non-compliance and underreporting are steep and can be punitive.

Fair Value Checklist with Latest Updates on FASB Rules

With audit season upon us, it is likely time to start thinking about (if you haven’t already) valuation issues that will impact your audit prior to fieldwork getting started. With an eye towards simplification and streamlining, FASB has issued several pronouncements over the past few years dealing with Fair Value accounting and valuation. Click here to read most common Fair Value questions and updates to be aware of.

Turning Employees into Shareholders with an ESOP

A common, if not pervasive, theme we hear is that entrepreneurs are hesitant to sell their company to competitors or outside investors who are not devoted to the business and its employees. Rather, owners would love the opportunity to sell their business to the employees who helped it grow and thrive… if only this were economically possible. Well, through an employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”), it may be possible.

GBQ Expands Business Technology Services Group with Addition of Doug Davidson

GBQ is pleased to announce that Doug Davidson, CISA, has joined the firm as a Director in our Business Technology Group. He is based in GBQ’s Columbus office. Please Click here to read more.

Close-Up on the Use of XBRL in Financial Reporting

About 30 public companies filed financial reports using “inline XBRL” in 2016. It’s cheaper and more reliable than the two-step interactive data format. Here’s what you need to know.

Identify All of Your Company’s Retirement Plan Fiduciaries

Today’s employers must offer competitive benefits. But if you maintain a retirement plan, you’ve got to know who’s considered a plan fiduciary in order to effectively manage risk.

4 Principles of Competitive Intelligence

The more you know, the better your business can perform. A competitive intelligence policy can support the effective, but ethical, gathering of information on your competitors and industry.

 

Going Back to Basics with Asset Protection Strategies

Complex and expensive asset protection trusts not right for you? Simpler tools to protect assets against creditors, including insurance policies and gifting, are available.

Explore All of Your Options When Appointing the Executor of Your Estate

Choosing the wrong executor of your estate can have wide-ranging implications. Learn about the duties of an executor and your options so you can make the right decision based on your circumstances.

2017 Q1 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employees

The first tax-related deadlines of 2017 for businesses and other employers are rapidly approaching. Make sure you know what’s due in Q1.

Help Prevent Tax Identity Theft by Filing Early

Tax identity theft is an increasingly common scam. It involves thieves filing bogus returns and claiming legitimate taxpayers’ refunds. Here's how to help avoid it.

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