Archive for January, 2017

January 31, 2017/Furniture Insights

January 2017 Furniture Insights

Following a 14 percent increase in new orders in September 2016 versus September 2015, the results of our latest survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors fell back in line with expectations based on most conversations we were hearing in October. October 2016 new orders were up 1 percent over October 2015. October 2015 orders were 1 percent higher than 2014. Year-to-date, new orders remained 2 percent higher than the same period a year ago.

January 27, 2017/Tax

New Due Date for W-2, W-3, and 1099 Tax Forms

File Required Tax Forms on Time to Avoid Penalties: There is a new due date of January 31, 2017 for W-2s, W-3s, and Forms 1099-MISC which are being filed to report non-employee compensation in box 7. All other Forms 1099-MISC are due by February 28, 2017.

January 6, 2017/Employee Benefit Plans

Employee Benefit Plan Commentator Winter 2017

The most recent edition of the EBP Commentator discusses key issues including significant proposed revisions for Form 5500, HIPAA audits and your health plan’s readiness, changes to the determination letter program, trends in employee stock ownership plans, new reporting guidance, expanded PBGC missing participant program, increases in certain ERISA civil penalties, and 2016 tax return due date changes and impact on retirement plan contribution dates.

Real Estate Construction Monitor Winter 2017

The latest edition of BDO’s Real Estate and Construction Newsletter features key topics including top tax issues impacting the real estate industry, uncertainty after Brexit vote, big data’s impact on REITs, global real estate trends, timeshares and hotels in today’s sharing economy, and the changing lending landscape in private equity.

January 6, 2017/Not-For-Profit

Winter 2016 Nonprofit Standard

Explore the Winter 2016 Nonprofit Standard. Topics covered will include how tax law changes may impact charitable giving, analysis of ASU 2016-14 implementation issues, foreign income tax for employees, 2017 work plan for tax exempt organizations, and the difference between nonprofit and for-profit accounting and how it impacts the fiduciary duties of board members.

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