Factors to Consider When Valuing Your Engineering Firm

By Wiss, Posted in Engineering

By Amos Gibello You’re the owner of an engineering firm which you’re thinking of selling. Or maybe you’re trying to establish its worth in consideration of securing loans, partnerships, outside investors or a merger. Or you’d like to get a better handle on your net worth for estate purposes. Whatever the reason, here are some of the leading factors to consider while estimating your firm’s value. Revenue Growth -- How have you done over recent years? Trending upward or down?... read more.

Impact of the New Tax Law on Engineering Firms

By Wiss, Posted in Engineering

The "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, contains numerous provisions that impact business that specialize in providing professional services in the field of engineering.  Below is a summary of some of the key provisions:  Corporate and Non-corporate:   Limits on the Deduction of Business Interest - IRC Sec. 163(j) Generally, for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017, every business, regardless of its form, will be subject to... read more.

Maintaining FAR Compliance of Overhead Rates for Engineering Firms

By Wiss, Posted in Engineering

By Amos Gibello For accounting departments of engineering firms that regularly seek government contracts, there are unique accounting practices that must be followed. One challenge is found in submitting overhead rates that are in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). For firms unfamiliar with the process, this is unexplored territory; even the vast majority of CPAs are unaware of this area of accounting that’s not particularly complex but is highly specialized. Engineering firms wo... read more.

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