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What Every Bank President Should Know About Compliance

THINGS Your Compliance Manager May Not Be Telling You – Where regulatory compliance in banking is concerned, there’s always a lot to read and write about. Some big compliance changes taking place this year – in chronological order – are enhanced […]

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In the Realm of Audit, Is Inside-Out OK?

As the Internal Audit Function Shifts, Bankers Seek New Solutions – Your mother told you not to wear that shirt inside-out, but now that you’re a banker, the inside-out mentality may be a good fit. While everyone calls it “Internal” […]

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AgForward, Farm Sustainability, Sustainability

Data-Informed Decision Making for Feedyards

Enhanced Benchmarking Metrics Support Ongoing Feedyard Management – Remaining focused on strategic decision-making can be a daunting task. Managing employees, costs, animal performance, and resource usage is critical to running a successful feedyard business. Finding time to analyze and review […]

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AgForward, Business Succession, Family Business, Family Business Guide, Farm Finance & Tax, Good $ense, KCoe To Go, Manufacturing, Next Gen, Tax Reform Updates

Double Down Now with Estate Planning

New Tax Act Fortifies Estate and Legacy Opportunities The time to ‘double down’ with an estate plan is now. Transferring assets to a trust or other entity is usually loaded with potential tax consequences to consider. This may be a […]

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AgForward, Good $ense, KCoe To Go, Manufacturing, Tax Reform Updates

Tax Update! On the Heels of Budget Deal

Surprise Tax Breaks and Extenders Approved In the massive bipartisan budget deal passed and signed by the President on Friday morning, there are over 30 surprise tax breaks (that had expired at the end of 2016). Mortgage insurance premiums, higher […]

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Education, KCoe To Go

Is Your Funding Secured?

Avoid Loss of Funding: 3 Steps for Educator Effectiveness Funding – Fiscal year 2017-18 is the final year to expend Educator Effectiveness funds. Any funds not expended by June 30, 2018, must be returned to the CDE. Follow these three […]

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Tax Reform Updates, Uncategorized

Tax Changes May Re-Route Transportation Business Strategies

Benefit or Bane for Transportation Companies

For the first time in 30 years, businesses from all industries are being forced to reevaluate their tax strategies to capture maximum tax benefits. The new tax code legislation is the driving force behind the absolute necessity to take a strategic look […]

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Good $ense, Tax Reform Updates

S Corp Banks: Does a C Corp Conversion Make $ense?

Considerations for the Board, Shareholders, and Business will determine. Now that the law has been established for 2018 and beyond, S corporation banks are asking whether the more advantageous tax rate of a C corp (a flat 21% rate) makes sense […]

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AgForward, Good $ense, KCoe To Go, Tax Reform Updates

The 411: What Individual Taxpayers Need to Know

It has to be 2018’s most frequently-asked question by far: “What do the new tax provisions mean for me?” Following a 30-year hiatus from any major changes to tax legislation, it can be easy to get lost in a sea of details (most of […]

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Biofuels, KCoe To Go, Manufacturing, Tax Reform Updates

New Provisions Rife with Potential Tax Advantages for Manufacturers

Proper structure and planning are key. Many of the provisions within the new tax code will provide substantial opportunities for manufacturers. Our manufacturing experts have identified the key areas where manufacturing businesses should evaluate and seize maximum tax benefits: Top 10 Impact Areas for Manufacturers Flat tax […]

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