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You know the drill: It's midnight and your grant proposal is due tomorrow. Your assistant left hours ago, and the words on the computer screen start to blur. "It's not worth it," you think. And besides, only a few grants pan out anyway.
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Giving to charity may provide you with a warm feeling as well as a nice tax break. But you must itemize deductions on your tax return, which fewer taxpayers will do under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. And, like most tax breaks, charitable deductions come with a number of other rules you must follow to actually claim write-offs. Here are the details.
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Customer relationships with general contractors or owners who give your firm regular work can be like family relationships. One specialty subcontractor remarked about his work relationships that, "You will be spending more time with me in a week than you do with your family!"
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It turns out that keeping patients in the hospital for just one day longer can saves lives, lower costs and reduce readmissions. That's the conclusion of one study from the Columbia University Business School entitled "Should Hospitals Keep Their Patients Longer?"
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If you're like most manufacturers, you don't track order-processing. Yet focusing on this performance metric can identify operational inefficiencies that are cost-cutting opportunities. And continued monitoring lets you keep those costs in check and predict future outlays.
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Virtual currency has gone mainstream. AT&T recently announced that its customers can use Bitcoin to pay their phone bills. Other big companies that accept Bitcoin include Microsoft, Expedia and Overstock. Competitors likely will follow suit. However, using virtual currency has tax implications that may surprise you. Here are answers to some FAQs on this subject.
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You may be thinking about refinancing this year to take advantage of falling interest rates. Or you may have refinanced your home mortgage last year and have yet to file your 2018 return (because you filed an extension). Either way, there are important federal income tax implications. Here's what you need to know.
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Construction work, by its very nature, is a high-risk type of business. It usually isn't a matter of if a loss occurs, but when and how much. When a loss does occur, such as an electrical wiring fire, all the parties involved with the project generally point the finger at the other parties.
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Early in the history of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), violations typically involved receiving a warning letter from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It was basically toothless and carried no penalties. In 2009, Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), which supplied the government with a range of tools to support enforcement. In short, HIPAA grew fangs.
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If you think social media is just for teenagers, think again. More than half of those logging on to social media sites are in their mid-thirties or older.

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