Staff Articles


  • 4 common tax mistakes contractors make

    July 18, 2015

    Here are four tax mistakes that contractors commonly make, some that can leave serious money on the table – or worse, land you in trouble with the tax authorities.

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  • On your business to-do list: tend to your buy-sell agreement

    May 7, 2015

    Buy-sell agreements often go stale more quickly than most business owners imagine, especially when it comes to determining the value of their individual stake in their own business.

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  • The Effect of a Rising Tax Rate on Capital Loss Carry-overs

    October 22, 2014

    Forward-thinking wealth managers are beginning to address with their clients the possibility of tax rates eventually returning to those of the pre-Bush tax cut years, and the effects that such a change will have on their investing and tax planning strategies.

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  • 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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