February 3, 2016

Cemetery Impossible – How can strong advance sales translate to a good (instead of terrible) cash position?

Cemeteries have long relied on advance sales, but sometimes they can be a two-edged sword. If your sales commission policies are not set correctly, an otherwise strong advance sales program could leave you cash poor. The solution is simple, read the February CI column to find out how to set your commission policies.
January 22, 2016

Front Office News: Happy New Year! What you should expect in 2016

New federal minimum wage rate and DOL overtime rules are on the forefront of our government’s New Year’s Resolution list.  Will they even get addressed in 2016?  
January 21, 2016

Cemetery Impossible – Does this cemetery need more developed property, or a better preneed sales program?

Cemeteries, even those that benefit from combination ownership, face more challenges than ever these days.  We are creating a column for cemeterians that shines a spotlight on a problem and then outlines a corresponding answer or solution.  In this first column, Dan responds to a question about how much inventory to have, develop and when?
December 23, 2015

Rules for Deducting Health Care Costs – December 2015 Accountability

For many years businesses have paid the health insurance premiums for their employees.  The IRS extends a deduction for this expense but the rules and conditions are confusing and there are new wrinkles under the market reform provisions.  Click here for a summary of the basic rules and what you are no longer allowed to do. Accounting Newsletter December 2015  
December 15, 2015

The Great December Shopping Spree

In this month’s Finance 101 column, Isard explains why buying what you don’t need just to get a tax write-off is pure foolishness.
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