Author Archive : Edelstein

Tax Alert- Year-end tax planning ideas for individuals

Now that fall is officially here, it’s a good time to start taking steps that may lower your tax bill for this year and next. One of the first planning steps is to ascertain whether

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Accounting & Audit Alert- How auditors use Benford’s Law to assess transactions

An interesting tool called Benford’s Law can be effective in detecting fraud. But it also can be used during external auditing procedures to test journal entries for unusual numeric patterns. Here’s what you should know

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Using agreed-upon procedures to target specific items of concern

Your CPA offers a wide menu of services. One flexible offering, known as an “agreed-upon procedures” engagement, provides limited assurance on a specific aspect of an organization’s financial or nonfinancial information. What’s covered? Agreed-upon procedures

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Emerging Tax Alert- Massachusetts Announces Taxpayer Refunds

On Friday, September 16, 2022, the Baker-Politio Administration announced details for a return of $2.941 billion in excess tax revenue that will be refunded to Massachusetts taxpayers. Massachusetts law requires that when tax revenue collections

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Is your current bad debt allowance reasonable?

In today’s volatile market conditions, it’s important to review your accounts receivable ledger and consider writing off stale, uncollectible accounts. The methods that you’ve used in the past to evaluate bad debts may no longer

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Are your risk-management practices keeping up with the times?

Risks abound in today’s uncertain marketplace. Nearly two-thirds of senior finance leaders said that the volume and complexity of corporate risks have changed “mostly” or “extensively” in the past five years, according to a new

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Accounting & Audit Alert- New law puts “book income” in the crosshairs

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) could have congressional lobbyists nipping at its heels over a “book minimum tax” rule in the newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). This would be the first

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Tax Alert- The Inflation Reduction Act: what’s in it for you?

You may have heard that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law recently. While experts have varying opinions about whether it will reduce inflation in the near future, it contains, extends and modifies

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Tax Alert- Self-employed? Build a nest egg with a solo 401(k) plan

Do you own a successful small business with no employees and want to set up a retirement plan? Or do you want to upgrade from a SIMPLE IRA or Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan? Consider

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Edelstein Recognized in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Thank you to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and its readers for recognizing us as a top five firm in the following categories: Accounting, Appraisal Service, E-Discovery, Experts, Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, Risk Management, and Transaction Advisory.

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