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May 30, 2018/Furniture Insights

May 2018 Furniture Insights

New orders were up 2% in March and 3% overall for the year, according to our latest Furniture Insights.

May 18, 2018/Tax

IRS Exempt Status Revocation Issue

Is Your Organization Showing Exempt and Non-Exempt on the IRS Website? If you use a certain method for searching for your organization on the IRS website, you may see conflicting information regarding your exempt status.

How Tax Reform Will Impact Construction

How will the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impact the construction industry? We focus on the most important considerations for construction companies in the wake of this new tax bill.

May 15, 2018/Not-For-Profit

Spring 2018 Nonprofit Standard

What are the top six tax reform-related issues nonprofits will need to address as a result of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act? Find out this important topic, along with FASB changes and tips on how to read and navigate your NFP financial statements, in the latest Spring 2018 issue of the Nonprofit Standard.

May 1, 2018/Furniture Insights

April 2018 Furniture Insights

New orders up 2% in January 2018 according to our latest Furniture Insights. With April Market on the horizon, overall consumer confidence remains quite favorable and indicates further strong growth in the months ahead. Higher consumer confidence may not have a direct correlation on higher consumer spending, however, especially given recent volatility in the stock market.

March 29, 2018/Furniture Insights

March 2018 Furniture Insights

New orders up 2% in January 2018 according to our latest Furniture Insights. With April Market on the horizon, overall consumer confidence remains quite favorable and indicates further strong growth in the months ahead. Higher consumer confidence may not have a direct correlation on higher consumer spending, however, especially given recent volatility in the stock market.

March 29, 2018/Press Release

James Mitchell Named NAIOP Piedmont Triad Member of the Year

At the 2018 NAIOP NC Annual Conference, Smith Leonard Assurance and Advisory Partner James Mitchell was recognized as the 2018 Member of the Year for the Piedmont Triad.

Global REITs Well-Poised to Weather Economic Turbulence

“What goes up, must come down.” That familiar refrain echoes in the back of economists’ mind every time the Dow soars to new record-breaking heights, a quasi-regular occurrence last year. After more than 70 record closes in 2017, the markets fell in early February and major indices posted their worst weekly declines in more than two years. REITs declined in tandem, with the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index hitting its lowest level in 14 months.

February 28, 2018/Furniture Insights

February 2018 Furniture Insights

A disappointing drop as new orders fall 9% year over year as of December 2017, according to our latest Furniture Insights. Overall orders were still up in total for 2017.

February 8, 2018/Tax

IRS Scams: Don’t Fall Victim

Given the employees at Smith Leonard have received multiple calls this week from IRS scammers, we wanted to be sure our clients and community friends are aware of the prevalence of these types of scams and what red flags exist within these types of calls or emails. Commonly, these individuals are reaching out with threats of jail time and arrest warrants if money or information is not immediately provided. Read our article for tips on how to protect yourself.

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