Entries by John Templeton

How Tax Reform Will Impact Construction

By Maureen McGetrick Every type of industry is impacted by the passing of the bill known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and the construction industry was not left out of the party. However, the precise impact will depend upon the structure of the business and the nature of its operations. For construction […]

Privacy Is a Must‑Have These Days– Guide to Implementing a Holistic Privacy Program

By Karen Schuler, CFE, IGP, IGP and Taryn Crane, PMP Notwithstanding the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—the most sweeping change to data privacy in 20-plus years, with extraterritorial scope that went into effect on May 25, 2018—there are numerous privacy laws that are often  overlooked. Earlier this year companies like Facebook have come under fire […]

Tax Reform and Partnerships: What You Need To Know

By Jeffrey N. Bilsky & William J. Hodges The new tax law contains a number of provisions that will have a significant impact on partnerships and their partners. While businesses across many different industries are structured as partnerships, the structure is particularly common in the real estate and private equity sectors. The following discussion outlines […]

Pay Data for ‘Similarly Qualified Persons in Comparable Positions at Similarly Situated Organizations’ — We’ve got that… don’t we?

By Michael Conover Valid information on competitive pay levels and practices for “… similarly qualified persons in comparable positions at similarly situated organizations” has long been the basis for responsible management, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforcement, of appropriate pay practices among all tax-exempt organizations. When the IRS Intermediate Sanctions (Internal Revenue Code 4958) were […]

Economic Turbulence Ahead? Global Reits Confident They’ll Weather the Storm

By Stuart Eisenberg, national leader of BDO’s Real Estate & Construction practice “What goes up, must come down.” That familiar refrain echoes in the back of economists’ mind every time the Dow soars to new record-breaking heights, a quasi-regular occurrence last year. After more than 70 record closes in 2017, the markets fell in early February […]

An Introduction to Robotic Process Automation for Nonprofits

By Joe Sremack, CFE Robotic process automation is helping both for-profit and nonprofit organizations do more with less. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is transforming the way organizations across different industries do business. It allows organizations to automate certain types of work processes to reduce the time spent on costly manual tasks and increase efforts to […]

The Great Act – Transforming How the Government Uses Grant Reporting Data

By Lee Klumpp, CPA, CGMA The 115th Congress has been busy with tax reform but has managed to introduce a proposed bill H.R. 4887 (“Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2018” or “GREAT Act” or the “Act”) on Jan. 29, 2018, by Representatives Foxx (R-N.C.), Gomez (D-Calif.), Issa (R-Calif.), Quigley (D-Ill.), and Kilmer (D-Wash.). […]