AHP Articles

Created: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Casualty loss tax deductions may help disaster victims in certain cases

This year, many Americans have been victimized by wildfires, severe storms, flooding, tornadoes and other disasters. No matter where you live, unexpected disasters may cause damage to your home or personal property. Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), eligible casualty loss victims could claim a deduction on their tax returns. But currently, there are restrictions that make these deductions harder to take.
Created: Monday, October 2, 2023

Implementing CECL, It’s Not Just for Financial Institutions

The new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model for measuring credit losses has had a significant impact on the financial institution industry and those that have loans receivable; however, its reach extends to other industries and beyond just loans.  Learn how CECL may apply to your business so that you are ready for year-end financial reporting.
Created: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Business owners: Think carefully about fringe benefits related to smartphones

You’d be hard-pressed to find many employees these days who don’t use smartphones for some aspect of their jobs. Even someone who works behind a point-of-sale device may use a phone to interact with a supervisor or log work hours.
Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

What are the tax implications of winning money or valuable prizes?

If you gamble or buy lottery tickets and you’re lucky enough to win, congratulations! After you celebrate, be aware that there are tax consequences attached to your good fortune.
Created: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

What businesses can expect from a green lease

With events related to climate change continuing to rock the news cycle, many business owners are looking for ways to lessen their companies’ negative environmental impact. One move you may want to consider, quite literally, is relocating to a commercial property with a “green lease.”
Created: Monday, September 18, 2023

It’s important to understand how taxes factor into M&A transactions

In recent years, merger and acquisition activity has been strong in many industries. If your business is considering merging with or acquiring another business, it’s important to understand how the transaction will be taxed under current law.
Created: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

4 best practices for effective strategic planning meetings

It’s not uncommon for employees to grumble about having to attend too many meetings. Sometimes they have a point; an excessive number of meetings can become a problem at some companies. However, there’s one kind of meeting that business owners and their leadership teams should never scrimp on: strategic planning.
Created: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Investment swings: What’s the tax impact?

If your investments have fluctuated wildly this year, you may have already recognized some significant gains and losses. But nothing is decided tax-wise until year end when the final results of your trades will reveal your 2023 tax situation. Here’s what you need to know to avoid tax surprises.
Created: Monday, September 11, 2023

FASB Amends Guidance on Joint Venture Formations with ASU 2023-05

On August 23, 2023, the FASB issued ASU 2023-05, Business Combinations—Joint Venture Formations (subtopic 805-60): Recognition and Initial Measurement to address how a joint venture initially recognizes and measures contributions received at its formation date.
Created: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Could your business benefit from interim financial reporting?

When many business owners see the term “financial reporting,” they immediately think of their year-end financial statements. And, indeed, properly prepared financial statements generated at least once a year are critical.