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Special Delivery: March 2012

This month's Special Delivery e-newsletter includes:

2012 Northeast Ohio Real Estate and Construction Survey

Skoda Minotti is conducting its annual survey of the Northeast Ohio real estate and construction industries. Every participant who completes the questionnaire will receive a free copy of the survey results and analysis. As an added bonus, one out of every 20 survey participants will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. Note that only the first 100 survey participants will be eligible for the gift cards, so act quickly.
The goal of the survey is to provide professionals in the real estate and construction industries in Northeast Ohio with the invaluable insight into their industries that can only be achieved through a survey such as this.
To complete either survey, visit
To view the 2011 survey results, click here.  

Taking Tax Write-offs for Good Deeds

Although you cannot deduct the value of the time and effort you expend on behalf of charity, you can still salvage some tax breaks. Specifically, the tax law allows you to write off certain out-of-pocket expenses you incurred while performing charitable duties. 

To secure the tax benefits, you must keep adequate records to back up your claims. The IRS may challenge your deductions—especially if the activity involves recreational pursuits. Here are several examples

Mining Three Sources of Retirement Income

Where is the income you need to sustain you through retirement going to come from? If you are like most people, there are three primary resources you will have to dig into.

Section 179: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Congress may come to the rescue again, but it appears for now that half-million dollar Section 179 deductions and 100% bonus depreciation deductions will become a thing of the past. But your business can still take advantage of the tax rules in effect for 2012. 

Click here to read more about Section 179.

New Technology Partners Website Coming Soon, New E-Book Available Now

Keep an eye on your inbox, because in the next month, we'll be announcing the launch of the new Skoda Minotti Technology Partners website. The new website is going to house a wide variety of technology resources such as blogs, white papers, free trials and assessments and e-books, all geared to help your business.

Click here to download the first e-book, Why Should Your Company Have a Data Loss Prevention Plan?

Managing Industrial Sales Channels; Channel Marketing E-Book Released

Skoda Minotti Strategic Marketing has released another informative e-book, Channel Marketing Solutions: Managing Industrial Sales Channels.

Click here to download this e-book.

What Kind of SOC Report Does Your Company Need?

Your company will need a specific SOC Report based on the type of client information it controls.

Click here to download our free reference guide.

For more information on Skoda Minotti's CPA, business and financial advisory services, please leave a message below, or contact a Skoda Minotti professional at 440-449-6800.

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