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Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO)

Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO)

Learn about Vasquez Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) services and how we bring value to our clients. We enable nonprofit organizations to scale finance and accounting resources as needed instead of hiring, training, and paying salaries and benefits of full-time employees.
5 critical components of your 2023 business strategy

5 critical components of your 2023 business strategy

In light of inflationary pressures, economic headwinds, geopolitical risk, and many conflicting so-called leading indicators, a business strategy refresh is paramount.
The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting

Thanks to the cloud and automation, outsourcing has never been a more viable option than it is today. Quite often, outsourcing can be more efficient and less expensive than hiring dedicated staff. In this video, we'll cover the benefits of outsourcing your accounting.

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Responding to the CrowdStrike outage

Responding to the CrowdStrike outage

What can IT service leaders learn from the the July 2024 CrowdStrike outage? What should you consider to best prepare for the future? RSM risk professionals weigh in.
Corporate Jets and IRS Audits: What You Need to Know

Corporate Jets and IRS Audits: What You Need to Know

With the IRS's new audit initiative targeting the personal use of corporate jets, understanding how to allocate flight expenses between business and personal use has become crucial for compliance. Businesses must keep comprehensive records and use approved methods to calculate these expenses, ensuring they stay within IRS guidelines and avoid significant penalties.
Strategic Tax Moves: Maximize Savings Before Year-End

Strategic Tax Moves: Maximize Savings Before Year-End

Explore strategic tax planning tips to optimize your financial outlook before year-end. From leveraging deductions to managing investments, these tips can help minimize your tax bill and maximize savings.
Important Federal Tax Tips and Updates

Important Federal Tax Tips and Updates

This article provides essential advice on federal tax matters, including IRS letters, summer travel fees, rejected Offers in Compromise (OIC), home sale tax exclusions, and gig economy income tax obligations. Each section offers practical steps and considerations to help taxpayers manage their responsibilities effectively.
Maximize Tax Savings: Understand Capital and Ordinary Gains and Losses

Maximize Tax Savings: Understand Capital and Ordinary Gains and Losses

When selling assets such as investments, real estate, and intangibles, the classification of gains and losses—capital versus ordinary—can greatly affect your federal income tax obligations. Capital gains generally enjoy lower tax rates than ordinary gains, while capital losses have stricter deductibility limits. Special attention is needed for business real estate, as its classification can hinge on factors like sales frequency and the property's acquisition nature. Before making significant sales, consult your tax advisor to ensure you handle transactions optimally under current tax laws.
Beware of Elder Scams: Top Schemes and Prevention Tips

Beware of Elder Scams: Top Schemes and Prevention Tips

Financial exploitation of elderly people is rampant, with Americans losing an estimated $28.3 billion annually to elder scams. More than 72% of these losses are due to individuals known to the victims. This article highlights common fraud schemes targeting seniors, such as fake lottery winnings and tech support scams, and provides practical tips to help prevent and respond to these threats.
Comprehensive Guide to ABLE Accounts: Tax-Favored Savings for Disabled Family Members

Comprehensive Guide to ABLE Accounts: Tax-Favored Savings for Disabled Family Members

Explore the benefits of ABLE accounts, designed to help families save for the qualified expenses of a disabled family member. Authorized by the ABLE Act of 2014 and enhanced by subsequent legislation, these accounts offer tax advantages that can significantly ease the financial burden. Learn about the contribution limits, tax treatments, and essential documentation needed to make the most of an ABLE account.
Charitable Giving from IRAs: Key Changes Under the TCJA

Charitable Giving from IRAs: Key Changes Under the TCJA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has brought several changes that impact charitable giving, especially for those using Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). While it increased the charitable deduction limit, it also raised the standard deduction, making it harder for less-ambitious givers to benefit. One significant advantage for charitably inclined seniors is the ability to make Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs, allowing tax-free donations that also count toward Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs).
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Most homeowners look forward to making their last mortgage payment, but paying off your mortgage early comes with both benefits and potential drawbacks. It's important to evaluate your cash flow, return on investment from other opportunities, and the loss of tax benefits associated with mortgage interest deductions.
Smart Strategies for IRA Withdrawals at Every Age

Smart Strategies for IRA Withdrawals at Every Age

Understanding the intricacies of IRA withdrawals is crucial for minimizing penalties and maximizing tax benefits. This article covers essential withdrawal rules for different age brackets, from early withdrawals before age 59 1/2 to required minimum distributions after age 73. It also highlights key considerations for heirs and the strategic timing of distributions to optimize tax outcomes.
United States suspends income tax treaty with Russia

United States suspends income tax treaty with Russia

The United States suspends certain provisions of the United States-Russia income tax treaty.
AICPA releases proposed revisions to accounting and valuation guide

AICPA releases proposed revisions to accounting and valuation guide

The AICPA is requesting comments on proposed changes to guidance on stock-based compensation awards for privately held entities.
IRS delays qualified derivative payment reporting again

IRS delays qualified derivative payment reporting again

Notice 2024-43 delays qualified derivative payment reporting until taxable years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2027.
Balancing Digital and Personal Feedback Strategies for Nonprofits

Balancing Digital and Personal Feedback Strategies for Nonprofits

In today’s digital age, nonprofits face the challenge of gathering actionable feedback from clients without falling victim to survey fatigue. Balancing online surveys with personal interactions is key to ensuring clients feel valued and heard. By incorporating diverse feedback channels, nonprofits can enhance program effectiveness and foster deeper connections with those they serve.
Navigating the Complexities of Alternative Investments for Your Nonprofit

Navigating the Complexities of Alternative Investments for Your Nonprofit

Alternative investments promise high returns but come with significant risks and tax implications. From hedge funds to cryptocurrency, these options lack easily ascertainable market values and can be illiquid, posing challenges for nonprofits. Manager selection, high fees, and unrelated business income (UBI) tax issues further complicate matters. Professional guidance is crucial to determine if such investments align with your nonprofit's financial goals and to navigate potential pitfalls.