Guides and White Papers
2017 Handy Tax Guide
Dugan & Lopatka's annual tax guide is hot off the presses. Containing valuable, up-to-date information on tax rates, deductions, exemptions and other planning tools for 2017, our Handy Tax Guide offers great information to save you time and money.
Illinois' Grant Accountability and Transparency Act
The new Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act and its application of the Federal Uniform Guidance will affect most nonprofit organizations - even those with Single Audits. Free Dugan & Lopatka guide on the new law.
How to Keep More of What You Make
No one is required to pay more than the tax law demands. In this guide Dugan & Lopatka outlines tax-cutting strategies and how to use your accountant wisely.
How to Get the Most Benefit from Your Accounting Fees
Every wonder how your accountant determines what to charge you? In this guide, we discuss how fees are determined and how to better manage your accounting fees.
Business Succession Planning
There are two types of business succession plans; those well planned and those created by crisis.
20 Tax Tips for Doctors
Doctors are among the busiest professionals and little time to learn about the latest tax laws. In this guide, we provide 20 tax tips for doctors to help reduce taxes.
Checklist for a Healthy Cash Flow
Cash shortfalls are frequent causes of business failure, while a healthy cash flow lets a business thrive and grow. In this guide, Dugan & Lopatka provides a checklist for better cash management.
Cut Your Business Taxes
As a business owner, you wear many hats, but your most important responsibility is to keep the business profitable. One way to improve your profitability is by reducing the income tax you pay. Here are a few tax strategies you may want to consider.
Ten-Step Annual Checkup
Just like an annual checkup from your physician helps monitor and manage your health, an annual checkup can do the same for your business.
Estates & Gift Taxes
Income tax, payroll tax, capital gains tax - don't forget estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes. This guide can help you determine how these taxes might affect you.
20 Things You Need to Know About Retirement
In this guide, Dugan & Lopatka discusses retirement, how to save, some decisions that must be made and tax rules.
In this guide, we discuss the different types of IRS inquiries, your odds of being selected, higher risk areas,and what to do if the IRS contacts you.
12 Ways to Improve Business Profits
Whether you are are already running a business or just starting a business of your own, in this guide Dugan & Lopatka outlines twelve steps you can take that will increase your company's net profit.
Tax Rules for Deducting Travel and Entertainment Expenses
In this guide, we discuss the sometimes confusing rules for deducting travel and entertainment expenses.
23 Things Every Business Needs to Know
In this guide, Dugan & Lopatka discusses important matters relating to service, training, finances, business analysis, and marketing.
How cloud computing is changing how accountant serve their clients.
18 Ways to Saves Taxes
Whether you are young, raising a family, in maturity or facing retirement, taxes take a large chunk of your income. At every stage of your life, there are moves you can make that will minimize your taxes and make it easier to achieve financial security.
22 Tax Tips for Business People
Dugan & Lopatka shares twenty-two tax tips to help business people maximize profits by lowering taxes.