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MotionPoint Makes a Difference for World-Class Brands

MotionPoint Makes a Difference for World-Class Brands A Client Spotlight Founded in 2000, MotionPoint has found success in its proprietary technologies and data-driven approach to localizing the customer experience for businesses around the world. The company that began with only…

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Be Aware of the 100 Percent Penalty

Be Aware of the 100 Percent Penalty Perhaps the harshest penalty in the tax law is sometimes called the “100 percent penalty.” If you are a “responsible” person in a company and you fail to remit federal taxes withheld from…

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Accounting for Goodwill and Interest Rate Swaps

Accounting for Goodwill and Interest Rate Swaps Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs 2014-02 and 2014-03) By Sharon Bradley, Audit Partner, Daszkal Bolton LLP In mid-January 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the organization that establishes U.S. accounting and reporting standards,…

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Pros and Cons of a BYOD Work Environment

Pros and Cons of a BYOD Work Environment Once upon a time, employers had absolute control over technology. They provided employees with the equipment needed to do their jobs, including cell phones and personal computers. They also replaced and supported…

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IRS Answers Questions about the Affordable Care Act

At this point, most employers understand the basics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but they may still have questions about many of its details. The IRS recently issued a series of Q&As to help answer some specifics around the…

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Equity Crowdfunding Could Affect Private Business Values

Equity Crowdfunding Could Affect Private Business Values Equity crowdfunding has been touted as a promising growth opportunity for private businesses under the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. In theory, it allows for a wider pool of investors with…

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Foreign Investors and U.S. Real Estate Considerations

Foreign Investors and U.S. Real Estate Considerations By Mark Chaves, CPA Over the last several years, much has been written and observed about increasing numbers of foreign investors purchasing U.S. real estate. For many of these investors, this decision has…

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Business Sale: Who Owns Professional Goodwill?

Business Sale: Who Owns Professional Goodwill? When a professional corporation sells its assets or liquidates, one important tax issue is whether the corporation or the shareholder-employees own any appreciated professional goodwill (with a fair market value in excess of tax…

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