Staff Articles


  • Are you a Real Estate Professional in the Eyes of the IRS?

    May 23, 2014

    In some cases, contractors with rental real estate holdings can re-characterize passive income to avoid the new 3.8% surtax.

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  • A closer look at the Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit

    February 9, 2014

    The state is encouraging employers to implement wellness programs by offering a wellness tax credit. RBF staff member Rose Dello Russo provides details.

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  • Phantom Stock: Shedding Light on a Key Employee Retention Tool

    August 14, 2012

    Keeping this rare and valuable category of employee in the fold may require certain innovative incentives beyond the traditional 401k, health insurance and other typical perks.

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  • Fine-Tuning Your Financial Operations

    April 26, 2012

    RBF partner and tax expert Bill Rucci explains what your financial statements tell you – and why you should listen.

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  • Understanding the variables of successful bidding

    December 6, 2011

    Industry competition has forced closer examination of how building contractors bid on projects. When bids are lost, those in charge of estimating jobs may wonder why the old methods no longer seem to be working.

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  • Private Sector Support May Be Best Chance for Wrecking Company to Keep It Together

    May 17, 2011

    Eight years ago, Rasheed Bonds followed in his father‟s footsteps and started his own construction-related firm called Dynamic Wrecking. He had hoped to be positioned for growth. Instead, he is fighting for survival.

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  • When Banks Won’t Lend

    March 15, 2011

    A recent survey conducted by Pepperdine University showed that even though banks reported an increase in the volume and quality of loan applications, they continued to turn down the vast majority of them.

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  • The Battle Over Reporting Uncertain Tax Positions

    November 11, 2010

    In a stare down with taxpayers, the IRS blinks. And for now, an extra burden on small businesses is averted.

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