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Jones & Roth Joins Surety Association of Oregon at Top Golf

Jones & Roth Joins Surety Association of Oregon at Top Golf

Friday September 8th, 2017 – The Construction team at Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors was honered to attend the Surety Association of Oregon (SAO) sponsored Par-Tee at Top Golf in Hillsboro. Sureties, insurance agents, attorneys and accountants, met for golfing fun to hit balls assigned using microchip technology into targets.  The more accurate the shot and the farther the distance, the more points earned.  And of course drinks and appetizers only added to the entertainment.  It was a fantastic event, and a success in its mission to bring us together as professionals and get to know one another better. SAO is a professional non-profit trade association for those engaged in the surety industry and related fields.  Quarterly luncheon meetings and activities are held, with its most popular event being the Holiday Party where they feature and bring awareness to a local charity and hold a holiday...
2017 OMGMA Conference Recap

2017 OMGMA Conference Recap

Thank you for joining us at the OMGMA fall conference last week. It was one of the best Healthcare conferences our team has attended, with powerful keynote speakers and sessions.  We had a tremendous turn out for our own session, presented by Brian Newton, CPA and Jeremy Prickel, CPA…

2017 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

2017 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2017. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.     October 16 • If a calendar-year C corporation that filed an automatic six-month extension: o File a 2016 income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax, interest and penalties due. o Make contributions for 2016 to certain employer-sponsored retirement plans. October 31 • Report income tax withholding and FICA taxes for third quarter 2017 (Form 941) and pay any tax due. (See exception below.) November 13 • Report income tax withholding and FICA taxes for third quarter 2017 (Form 941), if you deposited on time and in full all of the associated taxes due. December 15 • If a calendar-year C corporation, pay the fourth installment of 2017 estimated income taxes.   ©...
Watch Out For Potential Tax Pitfalls of Donating Real Estate to Charity

Watch Out For Potential Tax Pitfalls of Donating Real Estate to Charity

Charitable giving allows you to help an organization you care about and, in most cases, enjoy a valuable income tax deduction. If you’re considering a large gift, a non-cash donation such as appreciated real estate can provide additional benefits. For example, if you’ve held the property for more than one year, you generally will be able to deduct its full fair market value and avoid any capital gains tax you’d owe if you sold the property. There are, however, potential tax pitfalls you must watch out for: Donation to a private foundation. While real estate donations to a public charity generally can be deducted at the property’s fair market value, your deduction for such a donation to a private foundation is limited to the lower of fair market value or your cost basis in the property. Property subject to a mortgage. In this case, you may recognize taxable income for all or a portion of the loan’s value. And charities might not accept mortgaged property because it may trigger unrelated business income tax. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to pay off the mortgage before you donate the property or ask the lender to accept another property as collateral for the loan. Failure to properly substantiate your donation. This can result in loss of the deduction and overvaluation penalties. Generally, real estate donations require a qualified appraisal. You’ll also need to complete Form 8283, “Non-cash Charitable Contributions,” have your appraiser sign it and file it with your federal tax return. If the property is valued at more than $500,000, you’ll generally need to include the appraisal report as...

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Benchmarking Your Key Performance Indicators

Benchmarking Your Key Performance Indicators

Many practice managers do not perform any kind of benchmarking and therefore never realize the true potential of their practice. With minimal improvements, a practice can see a significant increase in cash flow and a better bottom line.

Healthcare Denial Management

Healthcare Denial Management

Think your medical practice has a healthy revenue cycle? If you haven’t focused—really focused—on insurance denials, then think again. Denials might be the most underestimated and poorly understood sources of significant cash leakage from your practice’s revenue cycle.

Front Office Success

Front Office Success

Your front office is action-central for patient service and efficient patient flow. Hang on to your seats for this entertaining but illuminating webinar at how to prevent service breakdowns and blunders at this critical crossroads.

Meaningful Use: The Insanity Continues

Meaningful Use: The Insanity Continues

Don’t miss this webinar on the new changes to the meaningful use regulations. Many of these changes are beneficial and will relieve some pressures that practices were facing to manage compliance and reporting requirements.