More Unallowable Costs

More Unallowable Costs Government contractors must adhere to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides businesses the guidelines on contract procurement. Under FAR, there are costs that are not billable to the government, such as, organizational costs, fines and penalties,…

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Allowable or Unallowable?

Allowable or Unallowable? Most business owners try to avoid nondeductible expenses for tax purposes per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. Government contractors take this a step further by avoiding unallowable costs as per Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  What makes…

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How Can the HUBZone Help?

How Can the HUBZone Help? The world of government contracting can be a difficult world to establish a new business, especially a small business. This has been addressed through the ‘Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997’.  As a result, the…

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The Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet The balance sheet is important because it’s essentially a company’s statement of financial position at a specific date. Investors, creditors, and other businesses use it to: calculate financial ratios, determine how much money the company has and…

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Federal Contractors DCAA Compliance Checklist

DCAA Compliance Checklist For government contractors, it is extremely important to be Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliant. Now that tax season is almost over, government contractors should take some time to make sure they are DCAA compliant.  Below is…

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Maintaining Payroll

Maintaining Payroll The beginning of the year is behind us, but we still have a lot to look forward to. For one thing it means learning from last year’s mistakes and starting fresh.  Chiefly, the payroll process is one area…

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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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