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Year: 2013

Year-End Tax Planning for 2013

December 16, 2013 by Beverly Schleper
Copeland Buhl
As the year draws to a close, many of you will find yourself getting your 2013 tax and financial “ducks in a row.” The following checklist may help you save tax dollars if you act before year-end. Not all actions will apply in your situation, but you may benefit from...
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Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports

September 17, 2013 by Aaron Thomas
Copeland Buhl
Service Organization Control (SOC) audits provide reports on internal control processes and procedures. They are used to verify that service organizations can safeguard information that will be exchanged during normal business transactions.  Small-to-medium-sized businesses that work with large enterprise or government units are increasingly being asked to provide SOC reports...
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Backup Solutions for IT Systems

September 5, 2013 by Brent Goedel
Copeland Buhl
Companies rely on their day-to-day IT operations and the systems that provide them. When those systems fail due to failure of hardware, infections or natural disasters, companies need to rely on backups to recover those systems.  When backups don’t work, more than 60% of companies shut down within 6 months...
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Proposed Changes to U.S. GAAP for Private Companies

August 26, 2013 by Jason Frick
Copeland Buhl
Private companies face significant challenges in applying U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to their financial statements due to the complex accounting and disclosure requirements that have been introduced over the past decade. Many of these were implemented in response to the high profile accounting scandals that occurred during that timeframe...
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