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August 8, 2018

Not-for-Profits: Are Your Directors Independent?

Not-for-profit organizations that file IRS Form 990 must indicate the number of independent voting members or directors of the governing body. (This is entered on Parts 1 and VI.) The IRS is not the only group interested in these facts. Two other groups also focus on the number of independent directors: state attorneys general and prospective donors. All three groups believe that independent directors are the cornerstone of good governance. In other words, they believe independent directors are less likely… Read more ›

August 2, 2018

Government Accountability Office Report Shares Treasury Department Recommendations for Withholding Allowances

A Government Accountability Office report released on July 31 included a Treasury Department recommendation for a $4,150 withholding allowance, which would “result in a slightly lower proportion of overwithheld taxpayers and a slightly higher proportion of underwithheld taxpayers under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act than would have been the case under prior law.” You may read the GAO report by clicking here. CBM is working with clients and other individuals to help them determine their withholding amounts and better… Read more ›

July 27, 2018

CBM Professionals Complete CPTI Training in Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce

Wendy Moyers, CFP®, CDFA® and Jordan Egert, CPA, CFE, CDFA® attended training courses hosted by the Collaborative Practice Training Institute July 27, 2018 (Bethesda, MD & Washington, DC) – Wendy Moyers, CFP®, CDFA®, and Jordan Egert CPA, CFE, CDFA®, respectively senior financial advisor and litigation support manager at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell P.C. (CBM), completed mediation and collaborative training hosted by the Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI), to refine their advocacy skills and enhance their ability to help clients involved… Read more ›

July 26, 2018

Self-Driving Guidelines Are Streamlined Under Trump Administration

Self-driving cars are currently being tested on restricted roads in California, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Predictions for fully autonomous vehicles vary depending on the source, but many experts project that by 2035, 21 million self-driving cars will be on U.S. roads. It appears to be a matter of when, not if, electrification will dominate the industry. To match the private sectors pace of innovation, the U.S. Department of Transportation released new guidelines for autonomous driving systems. The document,… Read more ›

July 25, 2018

Are You Withholding Enough for 2018? Modified Income Tax Tables May Impact Your Liability

In February 2018, the IRS modified the federal income tax withholding tables as a result of the reduced 2018 Federal income tax rates incorporated by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This modification may produce one of the following for you: (1) you are under-withheld, which will result in unexpected tax liabilities upon the filing of your 2018 returns, and perhaps the imposition of penalties for under-withholding; OR (2) you may be over-withheld, which means you are paying… Read more ›