AHP Articles

Created: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

3 common forms of insurance fraud (and how businesses can fight back)

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are well-advised to buy various forms of insurance to manage operational risks. But insurance itself is far from risk-free. You might overpay for a policy that you don’t really need. Or you could invest in cheap coverage that does you little to no good when you need it.
Created: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

If you gave to charity in 2023, check to see that you have substantiation

Did you donate to charity last year? Acknowledgment letters from the charities you gave to may have already shown up in your mailbox. But if you don’t receive such a letter, can you still claim a deduction for the gift on your 2023 income tax return? It depends.
Created: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Seeing the big picture with an enterprise risk management program

There’s no way around it — owning and operating a business comes with risk. On the one hand, operating under excessive levels of risk will likely impair the value of a business, consume much of its working capital and could even lead to bankruptcy if those risks become all-consuming. But on the other hand, no business can operate risk-free. Those that try will inevitably miss out on growth opportunities and probably get surpassed by more ambitious competitors.
Created: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Should your business offer the new emergency savings accounts to employees?

As part of the SECURE 2.0 law, there’s a new benefit option for employees facing emergencies. It’s called a pension-linked emergency savings account (PLESA) and the provision authorizing it became effective for plan years beginning January 1, 2024. The IRS recently released guidance about the accounts (in Notice 2024-22) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published some frequently asked questions to help employers, plan sponsors, participants and others understand them.
Created: Monday, January 22, 2024

New Corporate Transparency Act Mandates Beneficial Ownership Reporting: Navigate Compliance with AHP’s Guidance

As the 2024 Corporate Transparency Act mandates detailed reporting of beneficial ownership to FinCEN, AHP advises corporations and LLCs to seek specialized legal counsel for compliance and to consult FinCEN's FAQ for further guidance on these complex new requirements.
Created: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Account-based marketing can help companies rejoice in ROI

When it comes to marketing, business owners and their leadership teams often assume that they should “cast a wide net.” But should you? If your company is looking to drive business-to-business (B2B) sales, a generalized approach to marketing could leave key customers and optimal prospects feeling like they’re receiving vague messages from a provider that doesn’t really know them. That’s where account-based marketing comes in.
Created: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Answers to your tax season questions

The IRS announced it will open the 2024 income tax return filing season on January 29. That’s when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2023 tax year returns.
Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Did your business buy the wrong software?

No one likes to make a mistake. This is especially true in business, where a wrong decision can cost money, time and resources. According to the results of a recent survey, one of the primary ways that many companies are committing costly foibles is buying the wrong software.
Created: Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The FASB Issues ASU 2023-08 Standard on Crypto Assets

On December 13, 2023, the FASB issued ASU-2023-08 which requires crypto assets to be measured at fair value with changes recognized in net income and also establishes additional disclosure requirements for crypto assets.
Created: Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Perform an operational review to see how well your business is running

In the wide, wide world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), most business buyers conduct thorough due diligence before closing their deals. This usually involves carefully investigating the target company’s financial, legal and operational positions.