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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 ContentPut a QOE Report to Work for You

  1. AUP Engagements: A Middle Ground Between Audits and Consulting Services
  2. Measuring "Fair Value" for Financial Reporting Purposes
  3. Predicting Future Performance
  4. How Auditors Use Nonfinancial Information
  5. Tax-smart Domestic Travel: Combing Business With Pleasure
  6. Hire Your Children This Summer: Everyone Wins
  7. Q3 2019 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers
  8. Which Entity is Most Suitable for Your New or Existing Business?
  9. What's New at Machen McChesney

AUP Engagements: A Middle Ground Between audits and Consulting ServicesiStock-521202764-1Your CPA offers a wide menu of services. An audit is a familiar type of attestation service that provides a formal opinion about whether the company’s financial statements conform to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)Continue reading.

Measuring "Fair Value" for Financial Reporting PurposesiStock-1151359631-1The standard for valuing certain assets and liabilities under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is “fair value.” This differs from other valuation standards that may apply when valuing a security or business interest in a litigation or mergers and acquisitions (M&A) setting. Continue reading.

Predicting Future Performance

iStock-821471718-1CPAs typically report historical financial performance. But sometimes they’re hired to predict how a company will perform in the future. Continue reading 

How Auditors Use Nonfinancial InformationiStock-519042504-1Every financial transaction your company records generates nonfinancial data that doesn’t have a dollar value assigned to it. Though auditors may spend most of their time analyzing financial records, nonfinancial data can also help them analyze your business from multiple angles. Continue reading   

Tax-smart Domestic Travel: Combining Business With PleasureiStock-506848198-1-1Summer has just begun, so you might be thinking about getting some vacation time. If you’re self-employed or a business owner, you have a golden opportunity to combine a business trip with a few extra days of vacation and offset some of the cost with a tax deduction. But be careful, or you might not qualify for the write-offs you’re expecting. Continue reading

Hire Your Children This Summer: Everyone WinsiStock-928794538-1If you’re a business owner and you hire your children (or grandchildren) this summer, you can obtain tax breaks and other nontax benefits. The kids can gain on-the-job experience, save for college and learn how to manage money. And you may be able to: Continue reading.  

Q3 2019 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers06_17_19_1029537028_SBTB_560x292Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2019. Continue reading.

Which Entity is Most Suitable for Your New or Existing Business?

iStock-504545525-1The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has changed the landscape for business taxpayers. That’s because the law introduced a flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations. Under prior law, profitable C corporations paid up to 35%. Continue reading. 

What's New at Machen McChesney?

iStock_41667068_LARGE-822670-edited.jpgSponsorships, new hires, announcements
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