ICS Schedules Explained

ICS Schedules Explained Have you seen all the schedules on an Incurred Cost Submission (ICS)?! The ICS seems to never end. Why are there so many schedules and what do they do? Before explaining all these schedules, a quick review…

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Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio

Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio Liquidity ratios are an important tool used to measure how efficiently a company can pay off its debt.  The most common liquidity ratios used are the current and the quick ratio. These ratios help investors…

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How to Maintain FAR Compliance in QB

How to Maintain FAR Compliance in QB One of the areas of concern to government contractors is meeting the requirements for bookkeeping under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). While the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) does NOT approve or recommend any…

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2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses

2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses When it comes to taxes, there have been a lot of rumors and speculations in the past year regarding what will change. At the close of the tax year, it is hard to know…

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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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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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