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What ACA Issues Will Affect Your Business in 2016?

Posted on: 10/16/15 by Linda Conrad, CPA

When will your business be subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? When it comes to employee benefits, very few issues come close to the press that the ACA has received. Although the potential ACA impact may be well known, what many employers may not know is when they may be subject to comply with ACA regulations and what issues will impact their business in 2016.

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Five Year-End Tax Ideas for Businesses

Posted on: 10/15/15 by Debra L. Smith, CPA

Don’t think that year-end tax planning is strictly limited to individuals. A calendar-year business can also keep taxes for 2015 to the bare minimum with some astute planning at the end of the year. 

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Start-Up Center: Should You Buy or Lease Your Business Equipment?

Posted on: 10/12/15 by Kevin P. O'Leary, CPA

From computers to large machinery, acquiring the equipment necessary to run your business is essential to any business. 

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Issues for Employers Implementing the New Pension Standards (GASB 68)

Posted on: 10/8/15 by Heather R. Lewis, CPA

Effective June 30, 2015, governmental employers are required to report their net pension liability (NPL) or net pension asset (NPA) in the full accrual financial statements.

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Seven Make-or-Break Year-End Tax Moves for Individuals

Posted on: 10/5/15 by Thomas W. Donovan, CPA

As another year draws to a close, the tax moves you make, or don’t make, can have a significant impact on your 2015 personal tax return.

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Director Wins Long Boat Regatta

Posted on: 10/1/15 by Kathleen E. Kirvin

Director James E. Amell, CPA, recently won the Adirondack Watershed Alliance's Annual “Long Boat Regatta”, a 10+ mile canoe race on Long Lake. 

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September 24 Startup Boot Camp Event Recap

Posted on: 10/1/15 by Kathleen E. Kirvin

Kevin P. O'Leary, CPA, a Director with Marvin and Company, P.C., one of the Capital Region’s leading accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting firms, and Jeffrey B. Schwartz, a Partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, hosted a startup boot camp titled “Everything You Need to Know for Building a Successful Company” on Thursday, September 24 at SUNY Polytechnic Institute Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. 

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Start Up Center: Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

Posted on: 9/29/15 by Kevin P. O'Leary, CPA

In the September issue of our newsletter, we addressed compliance requirements associated with hiring your first employee. Now that you know you are ready to hire, how do you decide whether to bring on a full-time employee versus hiring a contractor?

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Year End Tax Planning Considerations

Posted on: 9/29/15 by Daniel J. Litz, CPA

As the summer months wind down, year-end tax planning will become a hot topic for many taxpayers.  Whether it’s the closely held business owner or a high net worth individual, income taxes represent a significant outflow. 

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FASB Issues ASU to Defer the Effective Date of the New Revenue Standard

Posted on: 9/24/15 by James E. Amell, CPA

The FASB recently issued ASU 2015-14 to defer the effective date of its new revenue recognition standard by one year. As such, it now takes effect for public entities in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017.

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