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Welcome to the November 2014 edition of Chortek's Insights Newsletter. In this edition, we focus on changes to the research and development tax credit and share some insight on the various types of craft breweries plus an overview of the cheese history in Wisconsin. As knowledge experts in manufacturing and distribution, focusing particularly on the Food and Beverage industry, Chortek is eager to help business owners manage their finances and build their businesses.

Follow these links to learn more about our expertise in the Food and Beverage and Craft Brewery industries.


Changes to the Alternative Simplified R and D Tax Credit Can Help Your Business

Are research and development activities a major part of your business operations? Have you investigated tax credits that can potentially give you an influx of money to reinvest in your business? A four-part test is generally applied to R&D expenses to ensure that they qualify under this tax credit.
Craft Beers and Microbreweries Are Key Sectors of Beer Brewing Industry
Craft beers have achieved remarkable popularity in the U.S. thanks to the unique flavors and exceptional quality of many of these beverages. Understanding the various sectors of the craft and microbrew industries can provide added insights into this fast-growing area of the economy.
Pat Wirth Joins Radio Show as Special Guest
Pat Wirth, tax partner, recently joined Jeff and Aaron Kowal on their Retirement Clinic Radio Show. The topic of this show focused on tax planning for individuals and business owners and updates to tax laws that businesses should be aware of. Sit back and listen to the podcast.
Wisconsin Cheese: Rich in History and Economic Impact
With more than 10,000 dairy farms and 134 processing plants, Wisconsin is the undisputed leader in cheese production in the U.S. In 2013, the state's dairy industry produced more than 3.2 billion gallons of milk and over 2.8 billion pounds of cheese. Naturally, Wisconsin is known as America’s Dairyland; its residents are known more colloquially as Cheeseheads.
 Recording Transactions into QuickBooks. Find your solution.
As a QuickBooks user, you know it’s a flexible application. But flexibility can also quickly turn into confusion. Your business may have unique needs and QuickBooks has various ways for you to record transactions. It’s a good idea to go through your data periodically, and here are some important areas to focus on.
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