Diversifying the Stock Exchange

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Earlier this month (August 2021), the SEC approved a Board Diversity Rule proposal from NASDAQ.  By this time next year (August 2022) all companies listed on the NASDAQ exchange must publicly (either on annual SEC filings or on their website) share the diversity makeup of their board of directors. The…

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Book Review: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

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I was prompted to read this 200-page business cash management primer, Profit First, when a client asked if I agree with its message. Happy to read a highly recommended book that intersects business, profits, and accounting, I downloaded and read this in less than two wintery weekends. I highly recommend…

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An Inaccessible IRS

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With the reduced federal funding budget and threadbare Covid-related IRS staffing levels some taxpayers are experiencing the frustrating result of an inaccessible IRS. Compounding the problem of unopened mail piling up at IRS offices around the country, the postal service’s slow delivery times are causing many taxpayers grief. Even when…

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CARES Act Cliff’s Notes

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The CARES Act of 2020 had a few gems for the average US taxpayer, including: No required minimum distribution for retirees in 2020 The opportunity to add up to $300 in charitable donation deductions for qualified 501c(3) cash contributions to the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return Economic stimulus…

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