Mergers, Acquisitions and Taxes

Merger and acquisition activity has been brisk in recent years. If your business is considering merging with or acquiring another business, it’s important to understand how the transaction will be taxed under current law. Stocks vs. assets From a tax standpoint, a transaction can basically be structured in two ways: 1. Stock (or ownership interest). A … Read more

Updated Overtime Rule Proposed by Department of Labor

The Trump administration has released its long-awaited proposed rule to update the overtime exemptions for so-called white-collar workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule increases the minimum weekly standard salary level for both regular workers and highly compensated employees (HCEs). It also increases the total annual compensation requirement for HCEs that’s required to … Read more

Succession planning for your family business

by H2R CPA Team There’s an old saying regarding family-owned businesses: “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” It means the first-generation owner started in shirtsleeves and built the company up from nothing but, by the third generation, the would-be owner is back in shirtsleeves with nothing because the business failed or was sold. Although you … Read more

Preparing Your Business for Sale

by H2R CPA For some business owners, succession planning is a complex and delicate matter involving family members and a long, gradual transition out of the company. Others simply sell the business and move on. There are many variations in between, of course, but if you’re leaning toward a business sale, here are seven ways … Read more

Estate Planning Strategies for Single Parents

by H2R CPA Team​In many respects, estate planning for single parents of minor children is similar to estate planning for families with two parents. Single parents want to provide for their children’s care and financial needs after they’re gone. But when only one parent is involved, certain aspects of an estate plan demand special attention. … Read more

Income and support calculations in divorce

by Brett Fulesday, CVA As part of H2R CPA’s Litigation Support practice, we provide expert consulting and testimony services to assist counsel and their clients going through divorce and marital disputes.  Family-law attorneys often require these services on behalf of dependent and independent spouses in cases involving a variety of complex issues. Beginning with this … Read more

How much is my business worth?

by Alex M. Kindler, CPA/ABV/CFF/PFS, CVA, MBA There are many circumstances which might require a professional assessment of the value of your business, such as selling the business, succession planning, divorce, retirement planning and estate planning. Because a business is a significant asset to owners, lenders, creditors and other parties of interest, it is critical … Read more