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New Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits Make an Attractive Investment

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Overview of the Enticing New Opportunity Zone Program Established within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the new Opportunity Zone legislation was created to develop economically-distressed communities across the United States by incentivizing long-term investments in these communities […]


Don’t Forget: 2019 Standard Mileage Rates Have Changed

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The IRS issued an increase in the standard mileage rates for business travel, effective January 1, 2019, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (tax reform). While the IRS states that standard mileage rates can be applied to […]


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Tax Reform Prompts Businesses to Rethink Employee Leave Policies

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New Tax Liability Credit is Changing How Business Owners Compensate Employees During Leave While there tends to be focus on the larger line items resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, there are some lesser-known tax breaks […]


Craft Brewers Leaving R&D Tax Credits Untapped

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Opportunities Available to Reduce Income Tax Liabilities Tax reform has created ample changes for businesses, as well as confusion in the marketplace for what applies and what doesn’t. The clarity around applying the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit is […]


Tax Update: Entertainment Deduction Clarified

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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 […]


Food and Ag Businesses Can Tap into Emerging Sustainability Incentives

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Funding opportunities are available to companies that meet “green” requirements Environmental sustainability programs now have monetary value with banks. Consider CMS Energy, one of the nation’s largest combination electric and natural gas utilities. In June 2018, the Michigan-based energy provider […]


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Knowledge is Power – to Generate State Tax Credits

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Businesses Should Always Be Looking for State Tax Incentives Generating state tax credits for your business is rarely a one-dimensional exercise.  And generally speaking, many businesses often underutilize the types of credits that are actually available to them.  The common […]


Are You Correctly Tracking Business Deductions for Meals and Entertainment?

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Here’s an update to the following blog that you may be interested in: Tax Update: Entertainment Clarified Businesses of all sizes and across all industries need to be aware that the deductions for 2018 meals and entertainment have changed following […]


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Ag Exporters Visit Japan to Explore New Business

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U.S. Trade Mission Discusses Beef, Tariffs, & Other Export Opportunities Following a visit in May to China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is currently finishing up a trade mission to […]


The California Crop that’s Getting a Lot of Buzz

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Resurgence of Farming California Hops is Both Favorable and Flavorful Traditionally thought to be grown primarily in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho), U.S. hops production has taken on a strong presence in California as of late – and […]