Businesses

Management Advisory Services

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The professionals at LG&H can help you make better management decisions. We can help provide you with the information and analysis that you need to make the right decision. Here are some of the questions we have helped businesses answer:

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Tax Accounting

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In the complex area of business taxation, LG&H provides tax analysis in areas of corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. For a tax look at the effects of some day to day decisions we want to be there for you. When you are making a large purchase for the business let us review what qualities will provide the best tax benefits. The limits for Section 179 expensing in 2014 is $25,000. For small businesses there are health insurance and domestic production credits that you may not be utilizing or maximizing. When you need to know the tax benefits or consequences of your ideas, give us a call. Building a relationship with you will allow us to serve you in the most efficient manner.

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Retirement Plan Administration

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More and more businesses are setting up a variety of retirement plans both to shelter income from taxes, and to further the retirement goals of both owners and their employees. These retirement plans can take many forms, such as SIMPLE IRAs, SEP IRAs, profit sharing plans, and 401(k)s.

The various plans each have their own pros and cons. Choosing a plan often depends on the answer to two main questions: How much income do you want to be able to defer? How much expense and complexity are you willing to incur?

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Monthly Accounting Services

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For clients who want to outsource their monthly accounting needs because you do not have your own accounting staff, or do not want to devote the necessary resources in-house, the Small Business Department at LG&H can be the answer you have been looking for. We can provide you with monthly financial statements, so you always know where you stand in reaching your business goals. We can also prepare all payroll tax returns for you as well as your W-2s at the end of the year.

Many businesses find that it is cost effective for them to prepare some documents such as deposit slips and checks, and let LG&H take care of balancing the books and preparing monthly financial statements and payroll returns for a modest monthly fee. No need to hire and train expensive accounting staff when we can step in and do the job for you. Another advantage that many clients find in this arrangement is that they can draw on the considerable resources of LG&H whenever they have a question.

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Audits and Financial Reporting

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LG&H can provide a range of financial reporting to fit both your pocketbook and the requirements of lenders, bonding companies, boards of directors, or governmental agencies.

At the highest level of assurance are audited financial statements. For these financial statements we will verify the balances of all major accounts and make sure that your financial statements are fairly stated in the accounting manner that is required. If your Board or a third party demands the most assurance available, this is the option to choose.

At an intermediate level of assurance are reviewed financial statements. Here much of what we do to assure ourselves of the accuracy of the financial statements consists of inquiries of management and analytical review procedures.

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