Community Banks, Good $ense

Buying or Selling: What Happens to Your BOLI?

Bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) has been a widely-used investment and employee benefit for community banks. But, what happens to this insurance in a bank sale? This has been a common question we’ve seen with bank mergers and acquisitions, and in […]

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AgForward, Farm Finance & Tax, KCoe To Go, Tax Reform Updates

Look Before You Leap on Tax Conversions

Lower Tax Rates for Conversions May Not Deliver the Most Advantages The flashy headlines around the lower tax rates as part of the new tax code are not always cut-and-dry, and businesses need to take a deep-dive look at the […]

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AgForward, Farm Finance & Tax

Insider Scoop on Ag Loan Negotiation

Preparation Can Bolster Your Loan Chances Before renewing your ag loan, it’s important to “develop a good understanding of key elements used by lenders to assess your borrowing positions,” advises Doug Claussen, principal at K·Coe Isom. Claussen outlines the three […]

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Biofuels, Food And Beverage, Manufacturing

Determining Sales & Use Tax – What Manufacturers Need to Know

Online Sellers and Multistate Businesses Effected Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, stating that a physical presence is no longer required to establish substantial nexus in the collection of sales and […]

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Ag Policy & Farm Programs, AgForward

Bracing for Natural Disasters – To Do’s and FAQs

Flooding in California

With the Southeastern portion of the United States bracing once again for what’s shaping up to be the second natural disaster to hit the vicinity in less than one month, farmers are finding themselves faced with potentially devastating flood and […]

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AgForward, Beer Wine Spirits Distribution, Biofuels, Community Banks, Equipment Dealers, Food And Beverage, Good $ense, KCoe To Go, Manufacturing, Tax Reform Updates

Tax Update: Entertainment Deduction Clarified

50% of Meals for Clients/Customers Now Deductible On October 3, the IRS issued a new guidance that will allow a deduction for 50% of meals while entertaining clients/customers. This decision was made following confusion over the wording in the tax […]

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AgForward, Biofuels, Community Banks, Equipment Dealers, Farm Finance & Tax, Food And Beverage, Good $ense, KCoe To Go, Manufacturing, Specialty Transportation

How Safe is Your Financial Data?

At-Risk Businesses Exposed to Catastrophic Consequences Recent national cybercrime headlines: “Cybercriminals Obtain Employee Credentials to Conduct Payroll Diversion” “Business Email Compromises Business Data” “Increase in W-2 Phishing Campaigns” Imagine if you lost access to a year’s worth of financial information […]

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AgForward, Farm Finance & Tax, Next Gen, Tax Reform Updates

How to Give ‘$mart’ from Your Heart

charitable giving tax reform minimization

Tips for Charitable Giving and Lower Taxes As the 2017 tax reform has made extensive changes affecting your income tax returns in 2018, we wanted to take a moment to: explain how you can use a few of these changes […]

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AgForward, Biofuels, Food And Beverage, KCoe To Go, Manufacturing, Specialty Transportation

How HR Outsourcing is Saving Large and Small Operations

Outsourcing HR services for large and small operations

Today an estimated 80 percent of companies outsource all or part of their HR needs In an age of skilled labor shortages and tight profit margins, the expenditure on HR Outsourcing might not be top of mind for many companies.  […]

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Ag Policy & Farm Programs, AgForward, BOLD, Commodity Crops

Latest Tariff Relief Changes Affect Almond, Cherry & Hog Producers

Shelled Almonds and Fresh Cherries Added; Number of Head Determination for Hogs Extended The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. Almonds & […]

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