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The Value Report - Machen McChesney Business Advisory Insights

At Machen McChesney we are committed to Returning Value to you through our monthly e-newsletter, The Value Report.

Here you'll find regular tips to help with your business and personal finances, as well as strategies to grow and more efficiently run your organization. 

Table of Content
  1. New Law Permanently Extends Tax Break
  2. Comparing Cash Flow to Business Profit
  3. Think Twice Before Spending HSA Money
  4. Four Basic Baskets of Interest Expenses
  5. What's New at Machen McChesney 

New Law Permanently Extends Tax Break

iStock_000023172258_Large-836650-edited.jpgThe Research Credit Is Back for Good

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in The Terminator, the research credit is back. This valuable tax break, which had officially expired and been restored more than a dozen times in the past, was extended again by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, retroactive to the beginning of 2015.  What's more, the credit has been made permanent, with certain modifications, by the new PATH Act. Continue reading.

Comparing Cash Flow to Business Profit

iStock_000087072307_Large-104523-edited.jpgUnderstand and realize the key differences

Don’t be fooled into thinking that cash flow and profit are the same thing. In fact, there are major differences. Cash flow is dynamic and moves daily, while profit is a snapshot of income and expenses at a specific point in time. Understanding this comparison, and acting upon it, can be significant for a small-business operation. Continue reading.

Think Twice Before Spending HSA Money

iStock_000071137319_Large-619177-edited.jpgAs employers have increasingly turned to high-deductible healthcare plans to offset sharp increases in employees’ healthcare plan costs, some employees have taken advantage of available Health Savings Accounts (HSA) as a way to manage these high deductions. Similar to an IRA, employees contribute a certain percentage of their pay through pre-tax deductions that accumulate tax-free until the money is spent on approved medical costs. Continue reading.

Four Basic Baskets of Interest Expenses


Divide interest into these categories

Are interest expenses deductible? The answer is a complicated "yes and no". Essentially, it depends on the type of interest expense incurred.  Although there are technically other types, interest expenses can be lumped into four main baskets for tax purposes. Continue reading

What's New at Machen McChesney?

iStock_41667068_LARGE-822670-edited.jpgSponsorships, new hires, announcements
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We hope you found value in The Value Report you've received this month. We look forward to finding even more ways to Return Value to you in the future. 

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