Allowable Travel Costs

Allowable Travel Costs Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) If a government contractor incurs business travel costs, then all the costs should be fully allowable, right? Not necessarily, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) provides guidance on allowable travel expenses in the…

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Can a Business Fully Deduct a “Luxury” Vehicle?

Can a Business Fully Deduct a “Luxury” Vehicle? The Internal Revenue Service provides criterion and regularly updated tables as guides for business vehicle deductions. The deductibility of a vehicle used for business purposes is subject to various limitations and rules.  The examples…

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Are CPA’s Solely Tax Gurus?

Are CPA’s Solely Tax Gurus? The simple answer is no.  Certified Public Accountants (CPA) are much more than just tax gurus. These professional accountants are trusted business advisors whose services are only limited by the expertise and experience of each…

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Working Capital

Working Capital What is Working Capital? Working capital measures a business’ ability to pay its short term liabilities. This is measured by subtracting the total current assets from the total current liabilities.  Current assets include cash, inventory, receivables, and other assets which…

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Common Problems for the Incurred Cost Submission

Common Problems for the Incurred Cost Submission Besides of failing to submit an incurred cost submission (ICS) when required by the contract (“Who needs an Incurred Cost Submission?”), some of the most common ICS problems are found within the recording…

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Who needs an Incurred Cost Submission?

What is an Incurred Cost Submission and Who Needs to Submit One? The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) clause FAR 52.216-7 requires government contractors to submit final annual indirect cost rates six months after the fiscal year end; known as the…

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Cost Reimbursement Contracts

Cost Reimbursement Contracts Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) 16.301-1 defines cost reimbursement contracts as contracts which allow for payment of allowable costs up to the agreed estimated ceiling amount. There are four types of cost reimbursement contracts. A cost sharing contract…

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