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Joint ventures are common in the construction industry, especially with large long-term projects. These collaborative arrangements allow construction firms to work together, for a limited time period, on one or more construction projects.
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Employee performance objectives are sometimes based on output, but that can be the wrong reward system. It encourages quantity over quality and fosters a mindset of letting the little defects slide. That, in turn, can result in increasing customer rejections rates, which can hurt your company's reputation and send customers elsewhere.
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As you know, medical practitioners are subject to a federal law that makes it a felony to influence the referral of federal health care business, including Medicare and Medicaid.
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Q. Our organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteers. Sometimes our volunteers incur significant transportation and other expenses in connection with the performance of their volunteer services. We would like to pay for some of those expenses, either directly or by reimbursement, to relieve their financial burden. If we do, would the expense payments be treated as taxable income, or would the payments be excluded from income — as they are when our employees incur similar expenses?
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The days of classic "tax shelters"— such as cattle breeding or oil drilling deals — are long gone. But at least one major tax shelter is still standing: Your home. If you own your principal residence, you can cash in on a bevy of tax breaks, saving thousands of tax dollars or even more. Accordingly, here are six ways your home can provide tax shelter.
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Despite the COVID-19 crisis, residential real estate prices generally remain stable or are even rising in many areas. Even so, pandemic-related financial stress may cause some homeowners to be unable to make their mortgage payments. Here are the range of federal income tax consequences that might happen if a lender eventually forecloses on a principal residence.
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Do your children or grandchildren receive unearned income from investments? Federal tax law contains provisions that are designed to prevent high-net-worth individuals from shifting investment income to children and young adults in lower tax brackets to minimize the family's overall tax bill. These so-called "kiddie tax" rules have gone through several changes in recent years. Here's the latest.
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There are opportunity costs lurking in your electric bill. Performing an energy audit can find your plant's power hogs, which is the first step in slashing energy costs. If you haven't had an energy audit recently or haven't made energy reduction a plant-wide priority, chances are you're spending more for power than you need to.
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Construction projects require cooperation and coordination among a long list of participants including architects, contractors, subcontractors and others. So it's not surprising that even the most straightforward construction projects can result in disputes and ultimately, costly litigation.
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Awkward. That's likely the word that comes to mind when you or members of your staff think about confronting patients who have a habit of arriving late -- or not at all. Discussing a patient's penchant for no-shows takes a bit of fancy footwork at the very least. Mishandle the situation and you may lose a loyal patient.

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