Anthony (Tony) Gerlach | April 10, 2018
Daniel Yu | April 5, 2018
As we considered this newsletter, the smooth monthly returns experienced in 2017 seem to be a happy and longed for memory. As we noted in earlier newsletters, volatility is the norm while 2017 was the exception. In order to gauge any bout of volatility we have to review it against the broad economic picture. Read more. Read More
REDW | April 5, 2018
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, is the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 23. The bill covers government spending for the remainder of 2018. We break down how it helps Tribes, the Indian Health Service, the Indian Housing Block Grant and more. Read more. Read More
REDW | April 2, 2018
All pass-through entities, including partnerships and S corporations, should evaluate their choice of entity as a result of tax reform and the new reduced corporate tax rate of 21 percent (previously 35 percent). Converting from a pass-through entity to a C corporation requires thoughtful consideration, analysis, and planning. Read more. Read More
REDW | April 2, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service has released its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain vigilant about these aggressive and evolving schemes.
This year's “Dirty Dozen” list highlights a wide variety of schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. The schemes can run the gamut from simple refund inflation scams to technical tax shelter deals. A common theme throughout these: Scams put taxpayers at risk. Read more. Read More
Alliance Benefit Group Southwest | March 26, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it’s not too late to contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) and still claim it on a 2017 tax return. Anyone with an IRA may be eligible for a tax credit or deduction on their 2017 tax return if they make contributions by April 17, 2018.
An IRA is designed to enable employees and the self-employed to save for retirement. Most taxpayers who work are eligible to start a traditional or Roth IRA, or add money to an existing account.Read more. Read More
REDW | March 21, 2018
A just-released survey from the Pool College of Management at NC State University reveals that about one-third (32%) of organizations in the U.S. survey group do minimal to no formal assessments of strategic, market, or industry risks.
The survey has been conducted each year since 2009, providing an opportunity to observe shifts in trends. It covers a broad range of industries and provides some useful insights about the level of sophistication in risk oversight, highlighting many of the challenges associated with strengthening it. An increasing number of U.S. organizations embrace the concept of enterprise risk management (ERM), but there is noticeable room for improvement in how they are managing the process.
James Ortiz | March 16, 2018
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill 245 on March 3, 2018, effective immediately. The main purpose behind this bill is to resolve the uncertainties that contractors have faced regarding cost segregation studies on construction for governmental entities, nonprofits, and industrial revenue bond projects. Read more. Read More