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WEBINAR: Rethinking Financial Reporting - Nonprofit Strategy

10/13/2021

As nonprofit leaders rethink fundraising post the COVID-19 crisis, getting up-to-speed on how to tell your organization’s story through financial reporting is more important than ever. This webinar will cover how to use form 990 as a marketing tool and more! Join us for a webinar on November 5th from 12:00-12:45 PM (CST)/1:00-1:45 PM (EST).

 

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Webinar Materials: New Mortgage Servicing Rules

9/24/2021

This timely webinar, presented by Sandford Shatz from McGlinchey Stafford, and hosted by our Financial Institution Advisory Group, will provide a brief overview of new mortgage servicing rules in federal law. Access webinar materials here.

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Cryptocurrency - It's Time to Acknowledge the Elephant in the Room

9/20/2021

I never thought I would write about cryptocurrency, but with a current global market cap of $2.24 trillion, it doesn’t really matter what I might think about it anymore. There is simply too much money in this space to ignore it any longer.

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: PRF Reporting Update for Healthcare

9/9/2021

The first PRF reporting deadline is 09/30/2021... have you captured ALL permissible expenses and lost revenue? This webinar is designed as an opportunity to closely examine your PRF reporting data to make sure you have captured everything you are entitled to report before you submit your data into the reporting portal. Access materials...

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What's New with the Employee Retention Credit: An Overview

8/27/2021

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created by the Federal Government to encourage small businesses to keep employees on their payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. The credit includes qualified wages and employer health plan expenses paid to (and on behalf of) employees. Since the enactment of the ERC in 2020, it has been expanded and extended through December 31, 2021.

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White Paper: Manufacturing Outlook, Lean Thinking to Reduce Costs3rd Quarter 2021 Insights from the Saltmarsh Manufacturing Team

8/24/2021

This White Paper discusses the need for lean manufacturing in company culture, communication to employees, and in the foundation of all operations for optimum success. 

What is lean manufacturing? You’ll find a variety of definitions if you look it up, but a good synopsis is this: operating with minimal waste. This applies to every part of the operation, from people and machines to processes and systems, with the goal being to reduce waste and keep costs down while boosting productivity, quality and innovation.

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Higher Education in the U.S. - Rising Costs, Enrollment Challenges and the Need for Innovative Solutions

8/17/2021

The higher education landscape has changed over the last few decades, with increasing concern regarding declining enrollment and institutions’ ability to drive revenue by attracting and retaining students at levels necessary to support operations. The impact of COVID-19 on colleges and universities has hastened this transformation. Demographic changes, policy changes, rising operational costs, and a shifting cost/revenue model have resulted in many institutions facing the very real prospect of closing their doors. Out of this new reality, higher education institutions are seeking innovative ideas to balance budgets and address these unprecedented challenges.

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: Current Update on CARES Act PRF Reporting Instructions & Recent FAQsAndrew Kent, Esq., CVA, and Claudia Reingruber, CPA, CHC

7/23/2021

New CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Requirements were issued on June 11, 2021, and the PRF Reporting Portal opened on July 1, 2021. This webinar includes the new and better-defined reporting requirements, extended deadlines, expanded reporting periods, and other changes.

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2021 State & Local Tax Year-End Issues to Consider Now

7/22/2021

State and local governments are revisiting taxpayer compliance with nexus rules and other tax policies, considering new taxes on digital services and reconsidering conformity with federal tax rules and legislation in an effort to rebuild their economies. The following is an in-depth look at five key state tax issues that taxpayers should begin considering now.

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The Sky Is Not Falling... Yet

7/20/2021

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced the continued upward trend in inflation for June 2021, with the largest month-over-month gain in the consumer price index (CPI) in 13 years. Growth in the year-over-year measure of CPI also accelerated to 5.4%, and people are running around with their hair on fire!

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Cares Act vs American Rescue Plan Act Funding

6/25/2021

With the enactment of the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Coronavirus Recovery Fund) established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has made available $350 Billion to state and local governments to cover the costs incurred as a result of recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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GovCon Updates of the Week Part 10

6/24/2021

Want the latest news on the growing list of blacklisted Chinese companies, record spending on government contracts and a proposed change to the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)? 

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Covid-19 Implications For Presumptive Laws And Workers' Compensation

6/22/2021

Most state workers’ compensation (WC) laws clearly state that a disease to which the general population is exposed is exempt from WC. On the surface, this exemption appears to limit the impact of COVID-19 on WC coverage. Many states, however, have “presumption laws” pertaining to occupational disease and employment.

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Asset Liability Management Modeling in a COVID-19 World

6/1/2021

Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen some unusual and unexpected Asset Liability Management (ALM) model results. Most notably, model results are showing lower Economic Value of Equity (EVE) values relative to base case book values than normal, created by the historically low levels of market interest rates. We have also observed cases where projected or actual asset growth rates are putting stress on regulatory capital ratios, creating a need to re-evaluate (and possibly lower) internal minimum capital target levels.

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Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in Your Managed Care Contract Portfolio

5/26/2021

In the years running up to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. healthcare industry was thriving with growth and innovation. With steady and growing patient volumes, broad health insurance coverage and generally adequate reimbursement and funding, the focus was largely centered around reducing the total cost of care while improving access and quality.

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The Excess Liquidity Puzzle

5/24/2021

Liquidity: We’re up to our eyeballs in it. Over the last 12 months, financial institutions have experienced unprecedented levels of deposit growth driven by consumer and commercial government stimulus (PPP, stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, etc.), as well as elevated household savings rates resulting from stagnant economic activity and consumer flight-to-safety behavior.

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Finding Flexibility Amid COVID-19: How Nonprofits Can Scale for Success

5/24/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nonprofits in dramatically different ways, with some organizations scrambling to meet rapidly rising demand and others shrinking to survive the ongoing crisis. Whether an organization’s situation has been one of boom, bust or somewhere in between, scalability is a universal asset in a global pandemic.

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White House Unveils Plan to Help American Families Funded by Tax Increases on Wealthy

5/7/2021

On April 28, 2021, the Biden administration unveiled a $1.8 trillion plan to provide assistance to middle- and low-income families that would be largely funded by tax increases on wealthy Americans. The plan is expected to be fleshed out during President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress scheduled for the evening of the announcement.

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Tech Leaders Worldwide Have Optimistic Outlook For 2021

5/5/2021

Amid unanticipated crisis, technology leaders sprang into action and helped business continue across many industries. After weathering the worst of the storm, tech executives carry continued optimism into 2021, anticipating a continued surge in demand and further opportunities for growth. 

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White Paper: Manufacturing Outlook, Help Wanted2nd Quarter 2021 Insights from the Saltmarsh Manufacturing Team

5/4/2021

This White Paper discusses the staffing challenges that manufacturers face as production ramps up as the pandemic de-escalates... As the U.S. moves closer to putting the pandemic in the rearview window, “normal” seems right around the corner for the manufacturing industry, but what does that mean? In 2018, before COVID-19 reared its ugly head, organizations like Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute anticipated that U.S. manufacturers would face a shortage of workers through 2028.

What, if anything, has changed since then?

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Employer Tax Credit for Vaccine-Related Sick Leave

4/30/2021

On April 21, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced further details about tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees who receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

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GovCon Updates of the Week Part 5

4/29/2021

Want the latest updates on the Covid-19 variants, the General Services Administration (GSA) company waivers and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) increased budget? 

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IRS Issues Guidance for Claiming Employee Retention Credit in 2021

4/27/2021

The IRS on April 2, 2021, issued additional guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit (ERC) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), as modified in December 2020 by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act). The ERC is designed to help eligible businesses retain employees by offering a credit against employment taxes when qualified wages and healthcare expenses are paid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five Metrics Your Construction Company Should Start Tracking Today

4/26/2021

Keeping track of key performance indicators (KPIs) is more crucial now than it was a year ago. As businesses continue to struggle with the uncertainty of the future, it is important for management to understand its financial position. 

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CARES Act Employee Retention Credits for Nonprofit Employers

4/23/2021

Many nonprofit organizations were forced to shutter or temporarily close their operations under a governmental order as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while others were forced to severely limit their offerings. One way to continue to pursue your organization's objectives is to ensure that you are still able to function, even if only in a limited capacity. 

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