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Does Your Nonprofit Properly Report Donations?

Your not-for-profit probably already ensures that donors receive a receipt with information about claiming a charitable contribution deduction on their tax return. But your obligations may go further than that. For noncash donations, you might have responsibilities related to certain tax forms. Here are some tips on how nonprofits should report donations. Form 8283 for […]

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Business Cost-Control Strategies

“That’s just the cost of doing business.” You’ve probably heard this expression many times. It’s true that, to invoke another cliché, you’ve got to spend money to make money. But that doesn’t mean you have to take rising operational costs sitting down. Cost control is a formal management technique through which you evaluate your company’s […]

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Knowing Whether Income is Sponsorship or Advertising

Many not-for-profits supplement their usual income-producing activities with sponsorships or advertising programs. Although you’re allowed to receive such payments, they’re subject to unrelated business income tax (UBIT) unless the activities are substantially related to your organization’s tax-exempt purpose or qualify for another exemption. So it’s important to understand the possible tax implications of income from […]

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The TCJA and Deducting Pass-Through Business Losses

It’s not uncommon for businesses to sometimes generate tax losses. But deducting pass-through business losses are limited by tax law in some situations. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) further restricts the amount of losses that sole proprietors, partners, S corporation shareholders and, typically, limited liability company (LLC) members can currently deduct — beginning […]

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DWC – Helping to Build Dreams!

DWC in Glenwood Springs would like to thank Habitat for Humanity for inviting us to participate in a group build for their duplex project in Silt. The group had a great time, despite the hotter-than-normal day. We wish homeowner Jennifer and her family many wonderful memories in their soon-to-be new home! DWC employees, L-R: Dallas […]

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It’s Time for Business Midyear Checkup!

Time flies when you’re busy running a business. But it’s important to occasionally pause and assess interim performance — otherwise you’re likely to be surprised by the year-end results. When reviewing midyear financial reports, however, recognize their potential shortcomings. These reports might not be as reliable as year-end financials, unless a CPA prepares them or […]

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