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Wipfli is dedicated to business leaders and their organizations. Each month, we bring you thought-provoking articles on long-range organizational issues related to people, processes, technology, customers, and financial management.

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Colorado Use Tax Notice and Reporting Requirements Effective July 1, 2017

A Colorado law passed in 2010 aimed at significantly increasing sales and use tax remittance in the state took effect July 1, 2017, after many years of litigation. The law targets “non-collecting retailers,” better known as “remote sellers,” that sell tangible personal property into the state of Colorado but do not have a physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales and use tax. The Colorado Department of Revenue adopted an emergency rule effective July 1 and intends to promulgate a permanent rule later in the year.

Jul 11, 2017
Industries: Manufacturing and Distribution, Private Equity
Services: Tax

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Receiving Payments in QuickBooks Online

It’s perhaps one of your favorite activities in QuickBooks Online: recording money that comes in. Are you doing it right?

Jul 07, 2017
Industries: Agribusiness, Construction and Real Estate, Dealerships, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Freshwater, Governments, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Nonprofits, Private Equity
Services: Audit and Accounting, Business Advisory

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Working with Checks in QuickBooks

Online banking may get all the headlines, but a lot of small businesses still prefer paper checks. QuickBooks can accommodate them.

Jul 07, 2017
Industries: Agribusiness, Construction and Real Estate, Dealerships, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Freshwater, Governments, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Nonprofits, Private Equity
Services: Audit and Accounting, Business Advisory

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Illinois Budget Bill Enacted

The Illinois General Assembly passed the state’s spending plan yesterday, July 6, with an override of Governor Rauner’s veto. The legislation enacts quite a few changes, which are a mix of tax increases and tax credit extensions.

Jul 07, 2017
Industries: Agribusiness, Construction and Real Estate, Dealerships, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Freshwater, Governments, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Nonprofits, Private Equity
Services: Tax

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Looking for Reliable Cybersecurity Guidance? Start Here.

At first blush, it may seem odd that the words CPA and cybersecurity would appear in the same sentence together. The fact is, the public accounting profession has long been active in helping organizations address information security.

Jul 06, 2017
Industries: Agribusiness, Construction and Real Estate, Dealerships, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Freshwater, Governments, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Nonprofits, Private Equity
Services: Governance, Risk, and Compliance
By: Robert D. Cedergren, Torpey White

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Your Best Guess: Estimates in Accounting

To outsiders, the world of accounting seems very cut and dry. However, quality estimation is a critical part of financial reporting and is an exercise undertaken routinely.

Jun 27, 2017
Industries: Agribusiness, Construction and Real Estate, Dealerships, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Freshwater, Governments, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Nonprofits, Private Equity
Services: Audit and Accounting
By: Travis Richert, Bryan Johnson

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401(k) Plans – Always Room for Improvement

Offering a retirement plan can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, decisions an employer can make. By following these best practices and having the proper benefits in place, an employer can both operate its plan smoothly and efficiently and attract the right employees.

Jun 27, 2017
Industries: Agribusiness, Construction and Real Estate, Dealerships, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Freshwater, Governments, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Nonprofits, Private Equity
Services: Audit and Accounting
By: Kayla M. Hembel

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Blogs

Bank On Wipfli

Bank on Wipfli

Count on Bank on Wipfli to be your go-to source for need-to-know-now information that affects the financial institution industry.

Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Audit and Accounting, Consulting, Tax

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Dynamics CRM Blog

Connect – Microsoft Dynamics 365

Stay connected with product news, best practices, ideas, and tips to explore alignment with strategic business objectives, meet a short term tactical need, or just get thinking.

Services: Consulting, Technology

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Get Dynamic Blog

Get Dynamic - Microsoft Dynamics GP

Get the most out of Microsoft Dynamics GP with the latest tips, tricks, and announcements that help keep it simple.

Industries: Manufacturing and Distribution
Services: Consulting, Technology

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Health Care Perspective Blog

Health Care Perspectives

This blog covers a variety of current topics in the health care industry.

Industries: Health Care
Services: Audit and Accounting, Consulting, Tax

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Webinars

Digital Transformation and Manufacturing: Is Your Organization Ready?

Manufacturers are experiencing technology disruption that touches nearly every aspect of their organization. This disruption forces change, which can either paralyze manufacturers or encourage them to discover their own digital transformation. View this on-demand webinar and gain valuable insights into driving digital transformation through technology in your organization.

Jun 09, 2017
Industries: Manufacturing and Distribution
Services: Consulting, Technology
By: Suzanne Koss

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IT Examination Hot Topics – Cybersecurity: Recorded Webinar

You can’t have an effective cybersecurity strategy if you don’t know what you’re up against. This recorded webinar will discuss the latest threats to your customer information.

Feb 24, 2017
Industries: Financial Institutions, Financial Services
Services: Consulting
By: Matthew T. Janoski, Travis Wouters

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2017 Medicare Payment System Changes: Understanding the Impact Webinar - Part II

This webinar provides you with an overview of Medicare’s final rules and changes for physician services most affected by the 2017 changes. Click the link for additional details.  

Jan 18, 2017
Industries: Health Care
By: Jeff Bramschreiber, Jeanne M. Chapdelaine, Jeffrey M. Johnson, Judith Holloway

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2017 Medicare Payment System Changes: Understanding the Impact Webinar - Part I

This webinar provides you with an overview of Medicare’s final rules and changes for hospitals and rural health providers most affected by the 2017 changes. Click the link for additional details. 

Jan 11, 2017
Industries: Health Care
By: Jeff Bramschreiber, Jeanne M. Chapdelaine, Jeffrey M. Johnson, Judith Holloway

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Tax Update for Financial Institutions

Our tax environment is constantly changing! Given the high tax rate environment, it is more important than ever to understand these tax changes and how they impact your financial institution. This webinar gives an update of the most important tax changes affecting the financial institution industry. Click the link for more information. 

Dec 09, 2016
Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Tax
By: Jason J. Wimmer

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Getting Ready for CECL

FASB’s credit impairment standard for financial instruments is here—so now what do we do?  This recorded webinar will help management of financial institutions start to figure out what their institution should be doing now to be ready for CECL when it becomes effective. Click the link for more information. 

Dec 06, 2016
Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Audit and Accounting
By: Brett D. Schwantes

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Audit and Accounting Update for Financial Institutions

Wipfli’s audit and accounting webinar updates you on final accounting rules effective for 2016 and 2017, as well as some rules that have been finalized but will not be effective for several years. Click the link for more information. 

Nov 22, 2016
Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Audit and Accounting
By: Brett D. Schwantes

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Impactful Tax Planning and Savings Strategies for Manufacturers

The proper application of tax strategies can help manufacturers maximize tax savings, potentially improving cash flow that can be applied to help realize long-term, successful growth with a competitive edge. This webinar is intended for business owners, CFOs, CEOs, controllers, and accounting professionals looking to minimize tax exposure and reduce tax liability. Click the link for more information. 

Nov 15, 2016
Industries: Manufacturing and Distribution
Services: Tax
By: Jeffrey R. Fritz, Samantha A. Wimmer

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