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By David J. Manbeck No matter the mission of a charitable organization, those running it share a common trait: They became involved in the nonprofit world out of a desire to do good. But some organizations focus so much on the mission that they neglect the “taking-care-of-business” side of running a nonprofit.  If they’re not […]

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By Scott A. Koman Internal fraud and theft can plague businesses of all types and sizes.  Sadly, even your own brother or sister can betray your trust. That’s what happened when a longtime Central Pennsylvania farmer passed on the farm’s day-to-day operation to his two sons, and one sibling started keeping profits rightfully earmarked for […]

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By Kimbarley A. Williams and Crystal A. Skotedis From retirement plan loan repayments to paid family and medical leave, and from moving expenses to parking, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) features a host of changes to retirement plans and employee benefit programs that companies need to consider. In some cases, employers may […]

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By David J. Manbeck, CPA and Donna M. Mullin, J.D., CPA Effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on nonprofit charities may boil down to a straightforward question: Why do people donate as much as they do? Some nonprofits are nervous that an increase in the standard deduction may mean a decrease in […]

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By Benjamin R. Bostic, CPA With catchy names and compelling headlines about breathtaking increases and decreases in value, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and others are making many investors swoon. While these assets have “currency’’ in the name – even the IRS calls it “virtual currency’’ – do not make the mistake of thinking it […]

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New financial reporting requirements are adding an extra wrinkle for school districts and local governments for leasing common items like classroom smart boards and student iPads to big-ticket items like modular classrooms or office space. Soon these leases – with few exceptions — will need to be reported on the front of balance sheets along with all other debts and liabilities.

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By Theresa Kane Being a victim of cybercrime can be terrifying. Knowing you’re insured is intended to bring some comfort… unless you discover that your cyber insurance policy doesn’t actually cover your loss. This occurred recently when a so-called “Trickbot’’ virus infected a client’s network and recorded employee user credentials to siphon money from corporate […]

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By:  Keith R. Gordon, CPA, CEF, CVA Recently, I consulted in a lawsuit involving a buyer who used a faulty valuation theory and compounded the problem by failing to do adequate due diligence. They were sure it was a great opportunity and were afraid if they didn’t act fast, someone else would beat them to […]

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