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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. Immediate Tax Benefits for Business Property
  2. Risk and the Rates of Return
  3. Grading the Manufacturing Sector in 2016—Pass or Fail?
  4. Did You Know?...
  5. The 4 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  6. New FBAR Tax Filing Deadline
  7. What's New at Machen McChesney


Immediate Tax Benefits for Business Property
There is a unique tax break for business entities of all shapes and sizes contained in Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. Under this sections, a business can elect to "expense," or currently deduct, the cost of qualified property placed in service during the year, up to a maximum level. It is near-instant tax gratification. Continue reading.

Risk and the Rates of Return

iStock-477651839-193555-edited.jpgThe required rate of return is just one of many components used in the calculations used in corporate finance and equity valuation. It goes beyond identifying the return of the investment, and factors in risk as one of the essential considerations in determining potential return. Continue reading.

Grading the Manufacturing Sector in 2016—Pass or Fail? 

iStock-482594148-592273-edited.jpgThere’s little doubt that the economy as a whole closed out 2016 on a particularly high note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly reached the unprecedented 20,000 mark. But despite that broad performance, did the manufacturing sector in particular fare similarly well during this past year? Continue reading.   

Did You Know? ...

Auto_iStock_000019949768_Small[1].jpgMachen McChesney offers several industry-specific knowledge and expertise.  One of these industries is the Manufacturing, Distribution & Automotive sector.  Machen McChesney has the skill set to provide guidance to help your business reduce labor and production cost, help optimize inventory management systems and controls, and the ability to ensure you are paying the correct sales and use tax rates.  

Meet the Manufacturing Group. With a combined experience of 76 years, this group is dedicated to providing this specialized service to business owners. Partnering with an industry expert can help you feel confident that you’re not leaving any value on the table. Let us Return Value to you today.


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The 4 Most Common Estate Planning MistakesiStock-520684647-948292-edited.jpgThe most common components of a basic estate plan: a will, living will, life insurance, and maybe even a trust. Most adults know the importance of these estate planning elements, and may even have some or all of them implemented – which, overall, is great. But like everything in life, change happens, and updates will be necessary to some, if not all, of these documents. Here we have laid out the most common mistakes found in estate planning: Continue reading.

New FBAR Tax Filing Deadline

iStock-176474861-640374-edited.jpgAs another tax season quickly approaches, foreign bank account holders should be aware of new filing deadlines regarding Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). 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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