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Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced to Assist U.S. Manufacturers

Posted by Eric R. Soro CPA

Jun 8, 2017 3:26:24 PM

On June 6, 2017, Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced a bipartisan bill that will help companies that design and manufacture in America. Ready for the catchy name? They are calling it the “Invent and Manufacture in America Act.” 

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Topics: r&d tax credits



Fraud Prevention:  What is a Not-for-Profit Board Member’s Duty of Care?

Posted by James A. Krupinski, CPA

May 11, 2017 2:56:39 PM

Fraud or “theft” has been occurring since the first days of humankind.  It is a reality that will never go away and no person or organization wants to be a victim, especially on their watch. There is no typical demographic for an individual who commits fraud.  Whether public, private or not-for-profit, every organization is at risk of potential fraud. 

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Topics: Fraud awareness, NOT FOR PROFIT, EXAMINATIONS, BOARD MEMBER, Fraud Risks, Board of Directors



Foreign Owned Disregarded Entities:  New Filing Requirements Required for Tax Year 2017

Posted by Garrett Hoyler

May 5, 2017 1:13:24 PM

Beginning with the 2017 tax year, there are new filing requirements for foreign owned disregarded entities. For the first time, under regulations in sections 7701 and 6038A, any domestic corporations that are at least 25% owned by a foreign entity and foreign owned companies engaged in US trade or business will now be required to file form 5472 with the IRS.

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Topics: tax year 2017, foreign owned disregarded entities, Form 5472



Research & Development Tax Credits Video Part 2 - Does Your Business Qualify Under the IRS Test?

Posted by Eric R. Soro CPA

Apr 5, 2017 2:26:00 PM


Businesses claimed over $11 billion in federal research & development tax credits in one year, according to recently released IRS statistics. These credits are available to businesses in a wide array of industries, and new rules make it easier than ever before to derive a benefit from this credit. 
Are you paying too much in taxes by not considering R&D?

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Topics: research and development, R&D, r&d tax credits, industry, manufacturing



Research & Development Tax Credits Available for a Variety of Industries

Posted by Robert J. Bauer CPA

Apr 4, 2017 4:09:45 PM

Businesses claimed over $11 billion in federal research & development tax credits in one year, according to recently released IRS statistics. These credits are available to businesses in a wide array of industries, and new rules make it easier than ever before to derive a benefit from this credit.  Are you paying too much in taxes by not considering R&D?

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Topics: research and development, R&D, r&d tax credits, industry, manufacturing



Best Practices to Protect Financial Data: Watch William Prohn on This Week's WGRZ Channel 2 Cybersecurity Consumer Alert

Posted by William Prohn, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC

Feb 23, 2017 1:38:53 PM

This week on WGRZ Channel 2, Bill Prohn, Managing Director of Dopkins Systems Consultants, appeared in a Consumer Alert feature on cybersecurity. Bill provided viewers with best practices on protecting both personal and business financial data from cyberattack.

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Topics: cyberattack



Putting the pieces together for Secured Lenders:  Field Examinations, Factoring and the Benefits of Rediscounting

Posted by Kyle Hulse

Jan 30, 2017 3:01:22 PM

Secured lenders can benefit greatly by lending on A/R that is fully documented and regularly verified. Here, we offer an overview of Dopkins Asset Based Lending capabilities, and how our Field Examiners can add value to a secured lender’s collateral examination.

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How Much of that Charitable Contribution is Deductible?

Posted by Samantha Keller CPA

Jan 30, 2017 9:05:04 AM

How do you know how much of a charitable contribution you can deduct on your tax return?

You donate $300 to your favorite charity this past summer, but now it’s time to file your taxes, you can’t recall if it was $300 or $325. You’re in luck! The IRS requires that a charitable organization provide written documentation for contributions made throughout the year, above certain thresholds.

Here is what you as a donor and/or you as a charitable organization need to know regarding documenting a donation:

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Topics: charitable deduction



The Business of Law: Business First of Buffalo Talks with Bill Prohn on Cyber Security

Posted by William Prohn, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC

Jan 22, 2017 2:58:57 PM

Recently Bill Prohn, Managing Director of Dopkins Systems Consultants, testifed before the New York State Assembly Standing Committee regarding Cybersecurity issues impacting business. This hearing saught to explore the cybersecurity needs of banking institutions as well as to review State laws and regulations designed to protect against cyber threats.  

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Topics: cyber security, testimony, banking, regulatory, data privacy, albany



Strategic Year-End Business Planning for Maximum Tax Benefit

Posted by Brian Dansa

Dec 22, 2016 1:20:42 PM

There are several strategies that businesses should consider in order to maximize tax benefits while year-end planning for 2016.  Some of the strategies that should be considered involve the following tax topics:

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Topics: tax, corporate tax,, dopkins tax, year end tax planning, Code Section 179, family owned business, Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, PATH Act, Strategic Planning, Research Credit





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