Receivables May Offer Relief When Cash Is Tight

Many companies are experiencing a buildup of accounts receivable on their balance sheets as customers — especially large corporate buyers — are stretching out their payment terms. While these bills may eventually be paid, delays are causing a cash flow crunch across...

A cost segregation study is one way to boost cash flow

If your business is planning to buy, build or substantially improve real property, a cost segregation study can help you accelerate depreciation deductions, reducing your taxes and boosting your cash flow. Even if you’ve invested in real property in previous years,...

When Should Not-for-Profit Organizations Return Donations?

A donor makes a cash contribution to a nonprofit community health organization. The donor itemizes income tax deductions and meets the IRS’s substantiation requirements. So he’s entitled to take a deduction for the donation. The not-for-profit is happy to...

Working Capital: A Potential Valuation Sleeper

Working capital is sometimes overlooked in determining the value of a business. But it can have a material effect on value, so it’s important to remember. A business’s working capital equals the difference between its current assets and current...

How an HSA Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

To have a health savings account (HSA), you generally must be covered by a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) at work. HDHPs have become popular in recent years as employers have struggled to keep health benefit costs down. If you’re not covered by one now, you...

Manage Debts to Protect Bottom Line

Paying your company debts is just as important as collecting your own accounts receivable and they need just as much management. The good thing is, you actually have a surprising amount of control over how and when your company’s debts are paid and that provides...