Author: Stephen Eldridge

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June

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Fed issues guidance on accounting for leased bank premises

With the effective date of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new lease accounting standard rapidly approaching for nonpublic companies, most community banks are preparing for the standard’s impact on loan covenants and regulatory capital. But it’s also important to consider its potential impact on your institution’s investment in bank premises, such as office space and … Continued

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10

June

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Bank Wire

How S corporation banks can qualify for the pass-through deduction The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new “pass-through” deduction (found in Internal Revenue Code Section 199A), which allows owners of S corporations and other pass-through entities to deduct up to 20% of their “qualified business income.” But Sec. 199A is subject to several … Continued

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10

June

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Opportunity Zones: Can your bank benefit?

The Opportunity Zone program, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, provides investors with a powerful tax incentive to make long-term investments in state-designated economically distressed communities. The U.S. Treasury Department has certified approximately 9,000 Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) in urban and rural areas across the country. Investors with capital gains can … Continued

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June

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The Big Picture

Fight money laundering with visual analytics Money laundering is an insidious and ever-present issue for community banks. Rapidly advancing technology enables criminals to invent new ways of gaming the system. But that same technological progress, in the form of data visualization software, can give your community bank an edge in detecting and preventing money laundering … Continued

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May

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Buy vs. Lease: Business Equipment Edition

Life presents us with many choices: paper or plastic, chocolate or vanilla, regular or decaf. For businesses, a common conundrum is buy or lease. You’ve probably faced this decision when considering office space or a location for your company’s production facilities. But the buy vs. lease quandary also comes into play with equipment. Pride of … Continued

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