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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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Articles

Top 5 tax deferral strategies, plus whether there’s such a thing as too many deferrals

If you’re looking to put extra cash in play, you might decide to defer your federal income tax bill. By lowering your taxable income, you can postpone your tax bill to a later date. 

12/9/19
Industries: Dealerships
Services: Tax
By: Kevin Cherney

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Why construction accounting is like a car

Construction projects are challenging, both financially and logistically. From long project runs, to change orders, staff shortages and seasonal/cyclical volatility, contractors must manage productivity and quality while staring down any number of business risks. 

12/6/19
Industries: Construction and Real Estate
Services: Tax
By: Keith Koszarek

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How to understand and collaborate with three generations in the workplace

In today’s organizations, leaders must face the task of harmonizing workplace friction caused by generational collisions. 

Gen Xers, Gen Yers, baby boomers …. All bring their own set of motivations, working styles, communication methods and technological preferences to the workplace.

12/5/19
Services: Talent and Change
By: Tammy T. Jelinek

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Cybersecurity Weekly: Nursing home ransomware attack, Android apps GIF processing flaw and Kaspersky patches

Each week, Wipfli’s cybersecurity professionals review the latest breaches, vulnerabilities, patches and updates.

12/4/19
Services: Cybersecurity

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How the new W-4 form impacts employers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought with it many changes. For individuals, some of the changes included tax rates, personal and dependent exemptions and itemized deductions. Because of these changes, the IRS redesigned Form W-4 for determining employee’s federal income tax withholding.

12/4/19
Services: Tax, Human Capital Management Solutions

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Top benefits of a virtual chief information security officer — and what to look for

Who is responsible for information security management in your organization? 

Chances are, it’s your IT department. Many businesses and organizations do not have a formal chief information security officer (CISO) or another dedicated security staff member. Often that’s due to budget constraints, an inability to find a CISO or a lack of leadership support in dedicating further resources to security.

12/4/19
Services: Business Advisory
By: Rick Ensenbach

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IRS Is Coming After Partnerships and LLCs

The reduction in the corporate income tax from a maximum rate of 35% to a flat rate of 21% as a result of the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) has caused many taxpayers to re-evaluate their choice of entity.  However, in the real estate arena, partnerships and LLCs taxed as partnerships continue to be the “right” choice of entity for most taxpayers.  

12/3/19
Industries: Construction and Real Estate
Services: Tax
By: Crystal Christenson

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Cybersecurity Weekly: Ransomware hits veterinary hospitals, Oracle EBS flaw and Google dynamic email

Each week, Wipfli’s cybersecurity professionals review the latest breaches, vulnerabilities, patches and updates.

11/27/19
Services: Cybersecurity

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Blogs

Ag Conversations

Ag Conversations

The ag landscape is always changing, and you need reliable information you can depend on. Designed with you in mind, Ag Conversations covers topics important to you and your business — everything from how to successfully navigate the current tax environment to updates on court rulings and policy issues. Let your voice be heard. Join the conversation!

Industries: Agribusiness

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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: Tech Consulting, Consulting

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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, Tech Consulting

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Health Care Perspective Blog

Healthcare Perspectives

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

Industries: Healthcare
Services: Audit and Accounting, Consulting, Tax

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Webinars

Research and Development Tax Credit Opportunities

The federal research and development (R&D) tax credit has been a valuable tax planning opportunity since it became part of the tax code in 1981. Providing a dollar-for-dollar reduction in tax liability, the tax credit allows businesses of all sizes to reduce their taxes and increase cash flow, and many businesses can qualify for R&D tax credits for things they do every day. Are you missing out on tax credits without realizing it?

12/3/19
Services: Tax
By: Valerie K. Fedie

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Accounting and Auditing Update for Financial Institutions

Wipfli’s annual accounting and audit webinar updates you on final accounting rules effective for 2019 and 2020, as well as some rules that have been finalized but will not be effective for several years. We also look at the current status of any significant proposed rules being deliberated by FASB and implications they would have for the financial institution industry.

11/14/19
Industries: Financial Institutions
Services: Audit and Accounting
By: Brett D. Schwantes, Adam F. DeCleene

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Cybersecurity Webinar for Business Leaders

Today's business environment requires senior executives and business owners to think strategically about the cyber challenges facing their businesses.

10/31/19
Services: Cybersecurity
By: Jeff Olejnik

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The can’t-miss features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central October 2019 release

The October 2019 release of Business Central includes a number of improvements and features that focus on bolstering product performance and helping users navigate the system as efficiently as possible.

10/29/19
Services: Consulting, Tech Consulting
By: Connor R. McNamara

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Cloud Security and Data Privacy for Tech Companies

In this webinar, Wipfli addresses leading security practices that startup organizations can use to help prevent and detect unauthorized access to their most important data: intellectual property and competitive go-to-market information.

10/22/19
Industries: Technology Industry
Services: Cybersecurity
By: Tom Wojcinski, Girish M. Ramachandra

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Learn 50 ISVs in 50 minutes for your clients

A typical Dynamics GP user has over five complimentary solutions to meet their specific needs.

It’s the norm. But what else could help you with better reporting, speed up processes and give you faster information in making business decisions?

10/9/19
Services: Consulting, Tech Consulting
By: John Kirsch

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What dealership owners need to know about successful business transition

Only 20% of businesses have strategically planned a seamless, well-orchestrated succession planning model and had it work out as well as they had planned.

Succession planning will not be successful unless we challenge and change the way we do it.

10/8/19
Industries: Dealerships
By: Paul T. Lally, Kevin Janke, Steve Hewitt

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Explore Intelligent Clouds features in Microsoft Dynamics GP

The latest release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 includes access to Intelligent Cloud Insights. Join our webinar to explore how Intelligent Cloud gives you flexibility of keeping data on premises along with the power of cloud computing.

9/25/19
Services: Consulting, Tech Consulting
By: John Kirsch, Mark Christie

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