Insights & Resources
Driven by personal passions, Abdo professionals dive deep into their individual areas of expertise and distill their knowledge to keep you fully informed.
The hidden costs of QuickBooks vs. cloud accounting
As your organization finds itself outgrowing QuickBooks, you may be faced with the important decision of where to go next.
What ESG means for your organization
ESG offers a framework for looking beyond an organization’s financial statements to its environmental, social, and governance principles and practices. Setting a plan now for how your business will implement, track, and report ESG initiatives is critical to preparing for the future.
Why you shouldn’t stress about your nonprofit’s single audit
Most people cringe when they hear the words “single audit.” But here’s the thing: There’s no need to fear. Here are a few things you can do for a stress-free Single Audit.
When to Consider a Cost Segregation Study
A cost segregation study can be an effective way to accelerate depreciation and maximize tax savings within your real estate portfolio, but not every real estate owner will benefit from a study.
How to prepare your closely held business for an internal succession
Transitioning your business to a family member or longtime employee can be a way to keep your company independent while creating a rewarding experience for all. If you’re envisioning an internal succession, here are a few things you can do now to facilitate a smooth transition.
Offering Your Employees PTO Payouts or Carryovers? Don’t Forget About Constructive Receipt
Constructive receipt is an IRS tax doctrine that dictates when employees should recognize income related to non-cash wages, including PTO. Learn about the specific implications for employers that offer PTO benefit payout or carryover.
Change Management Series: How to Achieve Sustainable Change
You’ve figured out potential solutions and devised a plan for bringing them to life. Now, how do you make your change happen? Read this third in our Change Management Series to get tips for implementing a change.
Spotlighting Issues in Your Firm Using Strategic Data Analytics Part 2: Capacity
The work we do as CPA firms is constantly in flux, which makes gauging staffing capacity a constant challenge. The line between over and under budget is a hard one to walk. Yet knowing where we stand capacity-wise lets us determine if we need to accelerate or decelerate our hiring or reallocate staff members. This is where our strategic data analytics solution, Compass, has proven invaluable.
Addressing adopted children or stepchildren in your estate plan
To ensure your desired treatment of adopted children or unadopted stepchildren, you and your spouse or partner must clearly communicate your plans through wills, trusts and other estate planning documents.
When should you turn down an inheritance?
If you expect to receive an inheritance from a family member, you might want to use a qualified disclaimer to refuse the bequest, saving gift and estate tax while redirecting funds appropriately.
Change Management Series: How to Plan for Change
You and your team need to solve a problem—you need to make a change. But where do you begin? The second article in our Change Management Series sheds light on five steps to follow when planning for change.
Preparing W-2s? Don’t Forget Fringe Benefits
As the weather takes on a wintry feel here in Minnesota, we’re forced to accept what we’ve been denying for weeks: the end of the year is near. For employers, this means it’s time to think about several tax-related to-dos, including W-2s.