Lyric Morrison | May 22, 2019
Why are so many businesses moving their accounting operations to the cloud? Should you make the switch too?
For many, “the cloud” and “cloud computing” are mysterious and confusing concepts, which can lead to a severe misunderstanding of all the efficiencies and opportunities cloud-based financial management platforms can offer you and your business.
Here are four signs you and your business are ready to take the leap from your own server to the cloud - Read more. Read More
Dean Willingham and Michael Jacobson | May 9, 2019
In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASC 842) that changed the way financial reporting will be done for leasing transactions. This change will affect all companies and organizations that lease assets such as real estate, airplanes and vehicles, and manufacturing equipment. Read more. Read More
Brian Foltyn | May 3, 2019
You’ve decided to sell your company. How do you make sure you will receive fair value for the true worth of the business? After all, you have spent years building a brand, a reputation, and success of your business. Now that you’re finally considering your exit strategy, it is vital that you can meet your objectives when the exit is imminent. Read more. Read More
Daniel Yu | April 17, 2019
The CFA Society of New Mexico recently hosted a fireside chat by Andrew Fastow, the former CFO of Enron. Mr. Fastow began the time by acknowledging that what he did was wrong, unethical, and illegal. He also took full responsibility for his actions and apologized.
For the rest of his talk, however, Mr. Fastow did not focus on Enron, but rather the way we work to rationalize questionable behavior. Mr. Fastow led us through a few thought exercises that might appear to be unethical, but upon further examination and with a little more information were actually examples of routine business practices. Read more. Read More
James Ortiz | April 5, 2019
On April 4, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 6 into law, initiating complex changes to New Mexico tax laws over a two-year period, some of which are effective immediately and others that will be phased in thru July 2026.
The new laws include changes to the personal income tax, corporate income tax, gross receipts tax (GRT), and several excise taxes. Here are some key provisions of the bill that affect New Mexico’s taxpayers. Read more. Read More
James Ortiz | April 3, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has provided clarification – including detailed examples – of the tax treatment of state and local tax refunds arising from any year in which the new $10,000 limit on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction is in effect. Read more. Read More
David Cechanowicz | March 31, 2019
he universe of potential Social Security retirement benefit claimants is divided into two groups that are separated by one date: January 2, 1954. All individuals who were born on or after that date are limited to one Social Security benefit claim when it comes time to file for benefits.
Married (or formerly married) workers born prior to that date have the potential ability to claim one Social Security benefit while allowing the second, the larger benefit, to grow by up to 32% before claiming it. The first benefit in question is called the spousal benefit and it has a special application for households with claimants born prior to January 2, 1954. Read more. Read More
Ryan Hart | March 22, 2019
What does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have to do with divorces and alimony payments? It turns out—a lot. In fact, the new law eliminates tax deductions for alimony payments related to post 2018 divorce agreements. Alimony for divorces pre-2019 that met the tax-law definition if alimony will continue to be deductible. Read more. Read More