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Defined Benefit Plan Trends and Strategies

February 26, 2015

Corporate pension plan sponsors often face difficult decisions associated with the management of their defined benefit plans. Many factors that determine the projected benefit obligation are out of management’s control and can… View

7 Ways to Save Money with the New IRS Repair Regulations

February 2, 2015

The IRS and taxpayers have been at odds for years about how to determine whether an expenditure should be capitalized or treated as a repair and maintenance expense. Last year, the IRS published final rules - informally known… View

Construction Industry Alert: New Year’s Resolution: Review the Security of Your IT Infrastructure

January 12, 2015

Given the highly publicized IT security breaches that have taken place in the past year, now is the perfect time to assess the safety and security of your company’s IT infrastructure. Workplace technology is constantly… View

Employee Benefit Plan Alert: 2014 Year End Plan Sponsor To Do List

December 19, 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, sponsors of qualified plans may be interested in the following to-do list with action items to focus on before the end of the year or in early 2015: Amend the plan to comply with United… View

Construction Industry Alert: Take a Fresh Look at Your Accounting Method to Reduce Your Tax Burden

December 15, 2014

A few years ago, many contractors’ backlogs were significantly reduced as a result of shrinking demand and increased competition. Volumes decreased significantly, leading to cost cutting and size reductions in order to survive.… View

Government Contracting Industry Alert: Proposed Amendment to Business Systems Rule

August 18, 2014

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report that found the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) inability to complete business systems audits was negatively impacting the Defense Contract Management Agency's… View

Government Contracting and Engineering Industry Alert: Highway Bill Passes Senate

August 1, 2014

Last night, the Senate approved a $10.9 billion bill that will fund highway programs until May 2015. Without this bill, a federal funding cutback of at least one-third would have started today. The plan will be funded by changes… View

Engineering Industry Alert: Take Action by July 18 to Oppose Changes to the Cash Method of Accounting

July 16, 2014

The most recent discussion draft from House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) still includes proposals that would restrict the ability of pass-through businesses to continue using the cash method of accounting. The… View

Construction Industry Alert: New Changes in Revenue Recognition Under U.S. GAAP

June 24, 2014

On May 28, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09 (ASU 2014-09), which will result in substantial changes in revenue recognition under U.S. GAAP. This long-awaited… View

Keep an Eye on Key Upcoming Dates for the Pennsylvania EITC Program

May 7, 2014

As we transition to warmer weather, there is another seasonal process that should garner your attention. On May 15, 2014, qualified businesses will be allowed to file early applications for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit… View