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Perplexing Nexus

State taxes used to be simple. You have a store in Chicago; you pay Illinois tax. You have a warehouse in Indianapolis; you pay Indiana tax. But what if you have sales people visiting Denver? Or you work with an online reseller with a location in Denver? Do you need to pay Colorado tax? The tax term used when determining in which localities a business must pay tax is called nexus. How nexus works often stumps even the most tax-savvy business owners, especially with the impact of online sales and constantly changing rules. By understanding and correctly determining nexus, you can avoid unnecessary penalties.

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Nonprofit News and Tips

Managing a nonprofit organization is quite a balancing act, and the IRS doesn’t make it any easier. Nonprofit-specific tax laws can be even more complicated than those regulations for for-profit businesses. Are you up to date on recent changes in nonprofit tax law? Check out our nonprofit news and tips to ease your 2017 tax season.

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Cray Kaiser featured in Family Business Magazine

Cray Kaiser is proud to be featured in the January/February 2017 edition of Family Business Magazine! Are you including the next generation of your business leaders in your accounting conversations? The article, Exposure to accounting decisions is a key part of leadership training, was written by Karen Snodgrass and explains why it is important to involve the next generation of leadership in financial discussions.

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Are You In or Out? Succession Planning for Family Business Owners with Children Both In and Not In the Business

Like many family business owners addressing their succession plan, Diane and Tom zero in on the family business and neglect to include their entire estate in their planning efforts. Proper succession planning considers assets beyond the family business. Founders should evaluate their whole estate and identify assets outside of the business that can also be bequeathed in an effort to achieve fairness.

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The Path to Certainty: Following the PATH Act

As they say, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Yet, many tax provisions carry year-end expiration dates, therefore taxes have proven far from certain and certainly far from predictable. Until recently, taxpayers played a guessing game about whether or not tax provisions would be extended, making tax planning difficult. Seeking to end some of the confusion, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act is a federal law enacted in late 2015.

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An Annual Check-Up for Your Business

We all know we are supposed to have an annual check-up with our doctor to prevent health problems and catch issues early. Of course, whether we do it is another topic. An annual check-up can do the same thing for the financial health of your business and can be simple and straightforward when you know what to do. Evaluate these areas of your business to start your year off right.

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The Pros and Cons of Buying and Leasing Company Cars

Choosing the best option between leasing and buying a company car for your employee means considering tax implications and predicting the use of the car. Careful planning including consideration of when the car will be replaced and how consistent travel will be will help you reach the best decision for your company. Learn more:

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What Our Clients Say About the CK Way

We survey our clients each year using an internationally recognized third-party system, Net Promoter Score (NPS) method. Our most recent score of 79 indicates many of our clients rate their satisfaction and likelihood to recommend Cray, Kaiser to others at 9 or 10 on a scale of 10! This ranks us with the likes of customer service leaders such as Apple (66) and Amazon.com (60).

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