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2024 Asset Management Forecast: 5 Predictions for the Year Ahead

By wscpa | February 22, 2024
As high-interest rates and investor uncertainty continue to hamper the market, now is the time for asset management firms to reinvest in their practices. Lessons learned from past bear markets show that asset managers who take time during a slowdown…
Maximizing QCDs

Maximizing QCDs for Strategic Giving and Tax Benefits

By wscpa | February 21, 2024
In the landscape of financial planning and tax optimization, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) stand out as a powerful mechanism for individuals looking to enhance their philanthropic impact while optimizing their tax situation. This article delves into the core of QCDs,…
Wealth Transferring

We May Never See a Better Environment for Transferring Wealth … Here’s Why

By wscpa | February 8, 2024
It may seem that there will always be time to address estate planning. However, a unique opportunity to maximize the amount of wealth that can be tax-efficiently passed to heirs will expire at the end of 2025. Furthermore, legislation could…
CECL for Non-Financial Institutions

CECL for Non-Financial Institutions: Navigating New Accounting Waters

By wscpa | February 5, 2024
The introduction of the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2016 marks a significant evolution in accounting standards, with vast implications for how credit losses on financial assets are estimated. Implemented in…

Understanding the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

By wscpa | January 24, 2024
The House Ways and Means Committee approved The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, symbolizing a legislative victory for taxpayers, especially small business owners and professionals. This proposed legislation deserves a detailed look due to its…
Tax Planning for Business Profitability

Tax Planning for Business Profitability

By wscpa | January 19, 2024
In today’s competitive business landscape, understanding the intricate world of tax regulations is more than just compliance – it’s a strategic imperative for maximizing profitability. Effective tax planning is a vital component of financial management for business owners, influencing key…
Managing Third-Party Risk

Data and Technology Are Key to Managing Third-Party Risk

By wscpa | January 16, 2024
In today’s globalized business environment, no company operates alone. From manufacturers to financial services companies to cloud service providers, external vendors are integral to every business’s success — though each third-party relationship also introduces potential risks. This ecosystem of interconnected…

New Requirement to Cover Long-Term Part-Time Employees in 401(k) Plans Enters Into Effect

By wscpa | January 10, 2024
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act of 2019) and the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (collectively, SECURE) enacted a new mandate that, starting in 2024, long-term, part-time (LTPT) employees must be allowed to…
New Accounting Standards

New Accounting Standards Upcoming Effective Dates for Public and Private Companies

By wscpa | January 4, 2024
This publication summarizes the new accounting standards with mandatory effective dates in the first quarter of 2024 for public entities, as well as new standards that take effect in annual 2023 financial statements for nonpublic entities. Those effective dates reflect…
R&D Tax Credit Reporting Requirements

The Section 41 R&D Tax Credit Reporting Requirements: Preparing for New Form 6765

By wscpa | December 21, 2023
Proposed changes to Form 6765 Credit for Increasing Research Activities, also known as the Section 41 research credit or R&D tax credit, are expected to become effective beginning with tax year 2024.  The changes to the form, which include the…

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