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September 2015

Tailgate: ND vs. Georgia Tech

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Notre Dame Joyce Lot

It was a great day of tailgating on the Notre Dame Campus! Thanks to everyone who stopped out to say hi. Here are a few pictures from that afternoon.

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October 2015

Succession Planning Seminar Series Part 1

October 8, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, 418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, 46517

Kruggel Lawton is Proudly Sponsoring This Seminar Series Presented by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce *All events to be held in the Chamber Offices, 418 S. Main St., Elkhart from 8:00-11:30 a.m. Which side of the baton are you on? Do you have retirement and sandy beaches in your near future? Maybe you're just getting started and want to buy an existing company or take over the family business. Whatever your situation, there's a lot to consider. In this two part seminar…

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Free Webinar – Fearless Leaders: Sharpen Your Focus

October 14, 2015 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Webinar
Free

Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access live-streaming webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential courses. This session will feature Cathy Greenberg, Ph.D, a #1 national best-selling author who has applied the “new science of happiness” to workplace issues for more than a decade. Her topic is "Fearless Leaders: Sharpen…

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Workshops on Business Valuation and Franchising

October 17, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Western Michigan University Southwest Campus, 2785 E. Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 United States
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SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan and The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance are hosting a two-part workshop on the topics of business valuation and franchising. 8:30-10:30 a.m. - Buy or Sell a Business at the Right Price Kruggel Lawton partner and certified valuation analyst Doug Osthimer will discuss the key points of determining value for the sale or purchase of a business. Topics covered will include: What is a business valuation and why should you know the value of your business Valuation in…

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November 2015

Succession Planning Seminar Series Part 2

November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, 418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, 46517

Kruggel Lawton is Proudly Sponsoring This Seminar Series Presented by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce *All events to be held in the Chamber Offices, 418 S. Main St., Elkhart from 8:00-11:30 a.m. Which side of the baton are you on? Do you have retirement and sandy beaches in your near future? Maybe you're just getting started and want to buy an existing company or take over the family business. Whatever your situation, there's a lot to consider. In this two part seminar…

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CFO Summit 2015

November 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center, 240 U.S. 20
Middlebury, IN 45640 United States
$100

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.  You're invited to attend Kruggel Lawton's 8th annual CFO Summit! CFOs and controllers are uniquely positioned to significantly impact the performance and success of their companies - well beyond traditional accounting functions. We know you wear a lot of hats. That's why this full-day program features a range of timely topics geared towards busy financial managers. Sessions will include: Adam Kronk, program director for the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership is…

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January 2016

Free Webinar – Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

January 13, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Webinar
Free

For a second year, Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access live-streaming webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential courses. The first session will feature Verne Harnish discussing what you must do to increase the value of your growing organization. In this seminar, you will get a preview…

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February 2016

State and Local Tax Considerations for Nonprofits

February 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This session provides an overview of key state and local tax considerations for nonprofit organizations. Topics covered include establishing state nexus, state reporting of unrelated business income, and explaining how sales and use taxes apply to nonprofit organizations. CPE Credit This program has been approved for 1 CPE credit in the field of tax. Registration This web-based seminar is presented by BDO.  As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, Kruggel Lawton is able to offer this program free of charge…

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March 2016

ERISA Compliance Webinar

March 10, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Free

ERISA Compliance and Voluntary Benefits What You Need to Know to Avoid Penalties! The Employee Benefits Security Administration, a division of the Department of Labor (DOL), has requested 885 full-time employees for enforcement and auditing purposes in 2016. It is not a matter of if your benefits plan will be audited, but when your plan will be audited. Attend this webinar and learn how to protect yourself from a DOL audit. Presenting will be Steve Beasy, CPA, a senior manager at Kruggel…

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May 2016

Free Webinar – Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

May 11, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Webinar
Free

For a second year, Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access live-streaming webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential courses. This third session of 2016 will feature Liz Wiseman who will address the topic of using strategic questions to guide employees' decision making. Diminishers drain the intelligence, energy, and capability…

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June 2016

Workshop: Valuing a Business – How to Buy or Sell at the Right Price

June 4, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bronson Athletic Club, 6789 Elm Valley Drive
Kalamazoo, 49009
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$25

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. An alternative date is being set. SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan is hosting a two hour workshop on the topic of business valuation. Kruggel Lawton partner and certified valuation analyst Doug Osthimer will present ways to determine a business' value, including: What is a clear business valuation? How knowing the value of a business helps you negotiate Valuation from the view of the buyer and the seller Business valuation data requests Value determination to a number you can count on…

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CAPS 40th Anniversary Auction

June 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Northern Indiana Event Center, 21565 Executive Pkwy
Elkhart, 46514

Child And Parent Services is celebrating their 40th anniversary with an evening of fine food, spirits, and philanthropy. 2016 marks 40 years since the hiring of Daryl Abbott as Elkhart County's first child abuse prevention coordinator. Abbott, priorly a caseworker at the county's welfare department, served as the president and CEO of the organization that eventually became CAPS for many years, overseeing the growth of many programs designed to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Kruggel Lawton is proud…

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July 2016

Free Webinar – How to Create Leadership at Every Level

July 13, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Webinar
Free

For a second year, Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access live-streaming webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential courses. This fourth session of 2016 will feature David Marquet. Your pain point Getting people to think. Our answer Give control. Don't take control. Former nuclear submarine commander David…

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September 2016

Free Webinar – What Would Google Do?

September 14, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Webinar
Free

For a second year, Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access live-streaming webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential courses. This fifth session of 2016 will feature Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live (Simon Schuster, 2011) and…

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Business Expo After Hours

September 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Century Center – Downtown South Bend, 120 Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601
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Free

Join Kruggel Lawton for one of the region's largest and most respected business-to-business and business-to-consumer trade shows...the 14th annual Business Expo After Hours presented by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. It's the business networking event of the year that acts like part trade show and part cocktail reception. Booths, food, live music and giveaways will all be featured! More than 1,500 attendees expected. We'll be at booth #502 so stop by and say hello!

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Preparing for the New FLSA Overtime Law

September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, 418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, 46517
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$15.00

  On December 1, 2016, a new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule will go into effect that could significantly impact employers’ responsibilities to provide overtime pay. The Final Rule updates regulations that define the right for executive, administrative, and professional employees to receive overtime pay. In many cases, the minimum salary required for these workers to qualify for exemptions has been more than doubled. As a result, it’s estimated that over four million workers will lose their exempt status,…

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October 2016

Elkhart Chamber Biz-Ness Expo

October 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main Street
Elkhart, 46516
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Free

The Elkhart Chamber Biz-Ness EXPO brings in hundreds of vendors and over 1100 guests for a fantastic evening of networking! Admission is free so stop by our booth (#B15) and say hello! This year's theme is "Celebrating Indiana's History...And Yours!" so we'll be using this opportunity to commemorate our firm's 60th Anniversary (founded in 1956)!

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November 2016

CFO Summit 2016

November 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center, 240 U.S. 20
Middlebury, IN 45640 United States
$100

SORRY, REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. Wednesday, November 9 CFOs and controllers are uniquely positioned to significantly impact the performance and success of their companies - well beyond traditional accounting functions. We know you wear a lot of hats. That's why this full-day program features a range of timely topics geared towards busy financial managers. Sessions will include: Back by popular demand...Adam Kronk, head of school for La Lumiere School, will present an ethics session Stacy Feiner, an executive…

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Free Webinar – Freak Factor

November 16, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Webinar
Free

For a second year, Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access live-streaming webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential courses. This final session of 2016 will feature David Rendall, a speaker, leadership professor, stand-up comedian, and endurance athlete. During the last ten years he has spoken to audiences throughout the…

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December 2016

Corporation Tax Deadlines

December 15, 2016

Corporations - Calendar-year corporations must deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2016.

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January 2017

Free Webinar – Who: The A Method for Hiring

January 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Webinar
Free

Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute in 2017 to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access live-streaming webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential courses. This first session of 2017 will feature Geoff Smart who will address the topic of how to hire great people. Geoff Smart is a leadership advisor. He is a bestselling…

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February 2017

Webinar – Humor Wins: Using Humor to Maximize Your Impact

February 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Webinar
Free

Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute in 2017 to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential pre-recorded courses. The February session will feature Marshall Chiles, author of Your Presentation is a Joke. Chiles will delve into why humor is important, how it’s achievable, and give concrete methodology he’s…

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Nonprofit & Education Webinar: Board Governance – A Board Member’s Perspective

February 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

Developing strong and effective board leadership goes far beyond the lists of recommended practices and narrow definitions of governance that are discussed in blogs, articles, webinars, and even the questions on the IRS Form 990. An initiative this important requires strong and strategic leadership that invites and challenges board members and nonprofit staff to work together to position their organizations for success and greater mission impact. This webinar panel discussion focuses on how an organization can reach a new level…

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Webinar: Establishing an Effective Vendor Audit Program

February 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

This is the first webinar in BDO's Internal Audit Webinar Series for 2017. Join us at 3pm ET on February 28, 2017, as we share tips around establishing an effective vendor audit program. Learning Objectives: Describe the vendor audit process Discuss the aspects of an effective vendor compliance plan Identify key factors in selecting vendors to be audited CPE Credit Auditing - 1.00 hours Registration This web-based seminar is presented by BDO.  As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA,…

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March 2017

ACA Filing Deadline

March 2, 2017

Forms 1095-B and 1095-C are due to individuals by March 2, 2017. If you are a health insurance issuer, self-insured employer, government agency, or other entity that provides minimum essential coverage to an individual during a calendar year, you must report certain information about the coverage that you provide to the IRS. If your organization is an applicable large employer, you must report to the IRS information about the health care coverage, if any, that you offered to full-time employees. *Note:…

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Webinar – Evolved Enterprise

March 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Webinar
Free

Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute in 2017 to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential pre-recorded courses. The March session will feature Yanik Silver, author of several best-selling marketing books and tools including Maverick Startup, Instant Sales Letters® , 34 Rules for Maverick Entrepreneurs, and Evolved Enterprise. Yanik…

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ACA Electronic Filing Deadline – 2017

March 31, 2017

Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C are required to be filed electronically with the IRS by March 31, 2017, if you did NOT already file on paper by the February 28, 2017, deadline. If you are a health insurance issuer, self-insured employer, government agency, or other entity that provides minimum essential coverage to an individual during a calendar year, you must report certain information about the coverage that you provide to the IRS. If your organization is an applicable large employer, you must…

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April 2017

Quarterly Technical Audit/Assurance Update – Q1 2017

April 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - April 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

Presented as part of the BDO KNOWLEDGE Webinar Series program, the "Quarterly Technical Update – Q1 2017" webinar continues our tradition of lending a helping hand to financial management, board directors and audit committees to stay on top of today's hot topics and developments. This event is intended for our valued "KLients" and contacts, including audit committees, board members, management, finance and compliance professionals of both public companies and private companies. The presentation will be delivered by members of the…

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Webinar – The Small Big

April 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Webinar
Free

Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute in 2017 to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential pre-recorded courses. The April session will feature Steve Martin, director of INFLUENCE AT WORK (UK) and co-author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week International bestseller Yes!…

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Webinar: Reducing the Burden of SOX Compliance

April 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

Please join us for the second webinar in BDO's Internal Audit Webinar Series: Reducing the Burden of SOX Compliance Learning Objectives: Describe the items driving the cost of SOX compliance; Discuss recent changes affecting the cost of SOX compliance; and Identify key options in reducing the cost of SOX compliance. CPE Credit Auditing - 1.00 hours Registration This web-based seminar is presented by BDO.  As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, Kruggel Lawton is able to offer this program…

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May 2017

Webinar – Buyer Personas

May 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar
Free

Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute in 2017 to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential pre-recorded courses. The May session will feature Adele Revella, CEO of Buyer Persona Institute and author of Buyer Personas: How to Gain Insight into Your Customer’s Expectations, Align your Marketing Strategies,…

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“Selling a Business” Workshop

May 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kinexus, 499 W Main Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 United States
$25

Learn the factors to consider when putting your business up for sale, and how different buyers could affect your sale. Equally important, learn how to determine the value of a business from both the seller’s and the buyer’s perspective. Knowing how to value of a business helps you to negotiate through mergers and acquisitions, and is the key to the selling process. 8:30 to 10:00 am. – What Happens to My Business When I’m Not There Any More? Your business…

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June 2017

Webinar – The Second Decision

June 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar
Free

Kruggel Lawton has joined forces with The Coaching Authority and Gazelles Growth Institute in 2017 to offer high-end educational tools that executives of today's fast growing companies need. Through this partnership, Kruggel Lawton clients and friends are invited to access monthly webinars of some of Gazelles Growth Institute's most influential pre-recorded courses. The June session will feature Randy H. Nelson, speaker, coach, qualified entrepreneur, and a former nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. In this 30-minute presentation, you'll learn the…

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Webinar: Internal Audit’s Role in Highly Acquisitive Organizations

June 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

Please join us for the third webinar in BDO's Internal Audit Webinar Series: Internal Audit’s Role in Highly Acquisitive Organizations. Jeff Hemphill, BDO's Central Region Leader for Risk Advisory Services, will present. Learning Objectives: Discuss the key considerations associated with internal audit’s role in M&A activities; Discuss practical examples of internal audit projects related to acquisitions; and Identify benefits and pitfalls for internal audit in highly acquisitive organizations. CPE Credit Auditing - 1.00 hours Registration This web-based seminar is presented by…

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Habitat for Humanity Build

June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Build Site, 323 W. 9th Street
Mishawaka, IN 46545 United States
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On Friday, June 30, several members of the Kruggel Lawton team will participat in a Habitat for Humanity Women Build day in Mishawaka. Brandi Rodriguez, a manager in our South Bend office, serves on the finance committee for Habitat for Humanity St. Joseph County and is helping organize our firm's volunteer efforts. Women Build recruits, educates, and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent, and affordable housing in their communities. Women Build is not about excluding men, it’s about…

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July 2017

YPN Power Lunch: Business & Workplace Etiquette

July 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Morris Park Country Club, 2200 McKinley Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615 United States
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$15

Join Kruggel Lawton's Human Resource Director, Terry Bush, at the Young Professionals Network Luncheon for "Business and Workplace Etiquette." The event will explore daily practices from a HR director's perspective, along with the do's and don'ts of "workplace etiquette". Early bird registration ($15 per person) ends July 23. Late registration is $20 per person. Fee includes lunch, beverages and presentation.

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September 2017

Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics and Continuous Monitoring

September 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

Please join us for the fourth webinar in BDO's Internal Audit Webinar Series: Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics and Continuous Monitoring. Shana McGee, BDO's Risk Advisory Services Manager, will present. Learning Objectives: Describe the process of continuous monitoring and use of data analytics; Discuss the steps to identify and plan continuous monitoring projects; and Describe the benefits of data analytics and continuous monitoring. CPE Credit Auditing - 1.00 hours Registration This web-based seminar is presented by BDO. As an independent…

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October 2017

Trust Income Tax Deadlines

October 2, 2017

Final deadline to file trust income tax returns (Form 1041) for the year 2016 if an extension was requested. Note change for 2017: Extensions for fiduciary returns are now five and-a-half months instead of five months. Deadline would be September 30, however that date falls on a Saturday so the next business day is October 2.

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November 2017

CFO Summit 2017

November 8, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center, 240 U.S. 20
Middlebury, IN 45640 United States
$100

Wednesday, November 8 This full-day program features a range of timely topics geared towards busy financial managers in senior accounting positions. Join us for a day to plug in, recharge, and connect with other professionals in your field. Cost to attend is only $100 per person and includes 8 hours of CPE credit, continental breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. with sessions starting at 8:00 a.m. The CFO's perspective serves as the foundation for every session…

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Webinar: Internal Audit’s Role in Monitoring and Controlling International Exposure

November 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

Please join us for the final webinar in BDO's Internal Audit Webinar Series: Internal Audit’s Role in Monitoring and Controlling International Exposure. Michael Vierheller, BDO's Managing Director for Risk Advisory Services, will present. Learning Objectives: Describe an organization’s risks related to international operations; Discuss internal audit’s role in auditing international operations; and Identify key considerations in selecting international locations and planning the internal audit procedures. CPE Credit Auditing - 1.00 hours Registration This web-based seminar is presented by BDO. As…

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January 2018

First Quarter Tax Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

January 31, 2018

2018 Q1 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2018. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. You can also visit our tax calendar for other individual and state deadlines. January 31…

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February 2018

SEMINAR: Planning for Tax Reform

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Holiday Inn Mishawaka – Conference Center, 1208 E Douglas Rd
Mishawaka, IN 46545 United States
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Free

  It’s time to get proactive and dissect tax planning strategies in the wake of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Tax reform of this magnitude will have broad implications – both on businesses and the people behind them. From lowering the corporate and individual income rates and eliminating numerous deductions, to the elimination of the AMT for corporations, the $1.5 trillion sweeping legislation represents the biggest change to the tax code in a generation. Kruggel Lawton’s Tax Group…

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Michigan Property Tax Deadlines

February 20, 2018

Deadline for filing Michigan personal property statements. Form 5278 must be filed no later than February 20 for each personal property parcel for which the Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property (EMPP) exemption is being claimed. *NOTE: Beginning in 2017 any in place for at least 10 years will become exempt, with full phase out by 2023. Deadline for taxpayer to file form 3711 if a claim of exemption is being made for heavy earth moving equipment. STC Bulletin 4 of 2001; MCL 211.19(1)

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Tax Deadlines – Michigan Form 5076

February 20, 2018

MICHIGAN - Deadline to file the statement to claim the exemption for Eligible Personal Property – Form 5076. MCL 211.9o(2)  Click here to open the form on Michigan.gov.

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Webinar: The Art of the Ask – Developing Your Donor Dance Steps

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

No matter how large and successful an organization may be, almost every nonprofit is interested in having more cash to accomplish its mission. BDO’s recent Nonprofit Standard Benchmarking Survey found that 40 percent of organizations list loss of revenue as a concern for their boards – which can be devastating for a nonprofit. Despite this concern, successful fundraising remains the number one challenge for most nonprofits, and many nonprofit executives and board members either hate or fear fundraising. Please join…

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Business Tax Deadlines

February 28, 2018

All businesses - File information returns (Forms 1098/1099/W-2G) with the IRS for payments made in 2017. Also file Form 1099-MISC without a Box 7 amount (Forms WITH a Box 7 amount were due January 31). The due date for electronic filers is April 2, 2018.

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ACA Paper Filing Deadline – 2018

February 28, 2018

Forms 1095-B and/or 1095-C are required to be filed with the IRS by February 28, 2018, if filing by paper, or April 2, 2018, if filing electronically. If you are a health insurance issuer, self-insured employer, government agency, or other entity that provides minimum essential coverage to an individual during a calendar year, you must report certain information about the coverage that you provide to the IRS. If your organization is an applicable large employer, you must report to the IRS…

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SEMINAR: Tax Reform and the Effect on Nonprofits

February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Holiday Inn Mishawaka – Conference Center, 1208 E Douglas Rd
Mishawaka, IN 46545 United States
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Free

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, marks the largest overhaul of U.S. tax policy in decades. Is your nonprofit organization ready for the change? Regardless of organizational type (i.e. charity, private foundation, trade association, or education institution), all nonprofits are bound to feel the effects of the new tax legislation soon. To ensure they are not caught off guard, nonprofit leaders must take steps to understand the provisions’ potential impact on their organization. Join…

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March 2018

Webinar: New Revenue Recognition Guidance for Nonprofits

March 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

The new revenue standard (ASC 606) represents a significant change in accounting principles that will affect virtually all nonprofit organizations of all sizes and types. ASC 606 goes into effect in 2018 (public companies including some nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt debt) and 2019 (private companies and all other nonprofit organizations). Join nonprofit professionals from BDO for a webinar that will provide a comprehensive overview of the key principles, five-step model, significant judgments involved, and presentation and disclosure requirements of the…

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S Corporation or Partnership Tax Deadlines

March 15, 2018

This is the deadline for filing a 2017 S Corporation or Partnership return or extension. S Corps: File a 2017 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120 or Form 1120S) and pay any tax still due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe. Partnerships: File a 2017 calendar year return (Form 1065) and provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1. If you want an automatic 6-month extension to file the…

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April 2018

Deadline to Electronically File 1099 Return

April 2, 2018

Deadline to electronically file information returns (Forms 1098/1099/W-2G) with the IRS. Paper file deadline was January 31, 2018. Form 1099-MISC without a Box 7 amount should also be filed electronically on this date.

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Tax Deadlines 2018

April 17, 2018

In most years, Tax Day is April 15, a date that is well known by many people. However, April 15, 2018, falls on a Sunday, and Monday, April 16, is the date of observance for a Washington, D.C., holiday known as Emancipation Day. So the tax deadline is the following day - April 17. You can file your 2017 tax return as early as January 1, although as of November 3, the IRS has not yet announced when it will…

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Beatles Tribute Concert

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 United States
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Busy season will soon come to an end and Kruggel Lawton's team will be singing "Ob la di, ob-la-da, life goes on" and "Here Comes the Sun"! It just seemed like a natural fit that we sponsor the Mendel Center's Beatles tribute concert to celebrate. Experience a Beatles' concert the way it was performed over 50 years ago with 1964 THE TRIBUTE, coming to The Mendel Center in Benton Harbor, Mich., on SATURDAY, APRIL 21, at 8 pm. Rolling Stone…

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May 2018

Tax Deadlines for Nonprofits and Indiana Property Owners

May 15, 2018

Deadline for nonprofit organizations to file information returns (Form 990) for the year 2017. NOTE: The IRS will automatically grant a 6-month extension for 990 filings, upon timely submission of such request.  Accordingly, for organizations with a calendar fiscal year that seek such extension by the initial due date of May 15, their filing deadline will effectively change to November 15. Deadline for Indiana personal property tax returns to be filed.

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Best. Week. Ever. 2018

May 29, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Best. Week. Ever. is a week-long collection of experiences across South Bend celebrating culture, progress, and creativity as a community. Better yet, it is an invitation to celebrate our city and the things that are important to us. It is an opportunity engage with the many facets blending together to make South Bend's story. ​From May 28th to June 3rd, every day will be jam packed with a vibrant mix of extraordinary things taking place all over our community…sometimes in…

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June 2018

LPGA Symetra Tour Four Winds Invitational

June 4, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Blackthorn Golf Club, 6100 Nimtz Parkway
South Bend, IN 46628 United States
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The LPGA Symetra Tour Four Winds Invitational is coming back to South Bend, Ind., and Blackthorn Golf Club for its 7th year! Kruggel Lawton is proud to once again serve as a community partner to make this event possible. To date, this tournament has been able to raise over $500,000 for Beacon Children's Hospital. There are a host of public events for everyone to take part in. Come join in on the fun this summer and watch the future stars…

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Webinar: Impact of New Lease Accounting Standard on Retailers and Restaurants

June 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

It's been two years since FASB issued its highly anticipated standard on leasing, and companies can no longer ignore the approaching compliance deadline. The new standard takes effect in 2019 for public companies and 2020 for other entities. If you haven't already taken action, now is the time. It could take months to organize resources, gather relevant lease data, and implement new accounting policies. For many companies, the new requirements may also result in the need to upgrade and/or implement…

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Tax Deadlines – June 15

June 15, 2018

Individuals - Last day for nonresident alien individuals not subject to withholding to file income tax return for calendar year 2017. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico, file your 2017 Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. Otherwise, see April 17 deadlines. However, if you are a participant in a combat zone, you may be able to further extend the filing deadline.…

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Webinar: How a Poor Company Culture Can Impact the Bottom Line

June 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

From Uber to Volkswagen, companies have seen how scandals and poor culture impact the bottom line. Companies continue to struggle to ensure their culture supports the organization's purpose, strategy, and business model. What does a good assessment of culture look like? Please join us for the third webinar in our 2018 Internal Audit Webinar Series. Learning Objectives Describe the elements of an organization’s culture Discuss the internal controls designed to mitigate risk associated with poor corporate culture Describe how to…

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July 2018

Krasl Block Party

July 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Boulevard
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
$5

Kruggel Lawton is proud to be a sponsor of the 4th annual Friday Night Krasl Block Party in St. Joseph. The official start of the Krasl Art Fair weekend, this event features Southwest Michigan's beer and wine, local food trucks, games, and live music. Exclusive providers this year are The Livery Microbrewery, Lake Michigan Vintners, Baja Gringo and Nosh Village. Meet Krasl Art Fair artists up close and personal while networking with friends, neighbors, and Kruggel Lawton team members. You…

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Webinar: 199A Deduction for Pass-Through Entities

July 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tax reform drastically changed the landscape for how companies do business. Some of the most complex changes relate to recently enacted Section 199A Deduction for Qualified Business Income of Pass-Through Entities. We will discuss the definition of qualified business income (QBI) and outline current exceptions and limitations to the qualified business income deduction, as well as recommend proactive steps to take while awaiting additional guidance. Learning Objectives Define what constitutes qualified business income (QBI) Identify exceptions and limitations to the…

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Seminar: Navigating the Nonprofit Accounting Standards Updates

July 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gillespie Conference Center, 53995 State Road 933
South Bend, IN United States
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  Over the past few years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has released a series of Accounting Standards Updates for nonprofit organizations - the biggest changes to nonprofit accounting in over 20 years. These updates significantly impact the presentation and disclosure of financial statements for nonprofit entities, revenue recognition, and reporting and presentation of leases. It's also important to note that one of the updates is in effect for the current 2018 reporting period, with the others not far behind. This…

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Tax Deadlines – Form 5500

July 31, 2018

Form 5500 - If you maintain an employee benefit plan, such as a pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan, file Form 5500 or Form 5500-SF for calendar year 2017. If you use a fiscal year as your plan year, file the form by the last day of the seventh month after the plan's year end. The maximum extension period for Form 5500 and Form 5500SF is 2.5 months (or October 15 for calendar-year plans).

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August 2018

St. Joseph Open House

August 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kruggel Lawton St. Joe, 526 Upton Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Effective June 18, our St. Joseph team has moved out of the firm's Van Brunt Avenue office and into a new location on Upton Drive in St. Joseph. Please join us in celebrating at an official open house event on August 7. We’ll have light refreshments, office tours, and friendly conversation with our team members. Tuesday, August 7 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 526 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085 (Near Lake Michigan and Jean Klock Park) Please RSVP via the button…

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AFP Michiana’s Inaugural Philanthropic Institute

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Century Center – Downtown South Bend, 120 Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Kruggel Lawton is proud to serve as the Breakfast Sponsor for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Michiana Chapter’s Inaugural Philanthropic Institute. This event emerged from a need to provide area nonprofits with an interactive day of learning on various topics including: fund development, constituent engagement, marketing and communications, and board governance. In addition to a keynote presentation, there will be breakout sessions throughout the day - two of which will feature Kruggel Lawton Partner Margene Zink and Senior Manager Adam Schwelnus. Join…

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Taste of the Gardens

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1011 N. Main St.
Elkhart, 46515 United States
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$5

Kruggel Lawton is proud to be a sponsor this year for the annual Taste of the Gardens in Elkhart. Not only are we sponsoring, but a few of our members will be out at the event enjoying the amazing food, drinks, and entertainment! Come join us for a fun day out at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens! To get more information about the event, visit www.tasteofthegardens.org.

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September 2018

Tailgate: ND vs. Ball State

September 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Notre Dame Joyce Lot

Please join us for a fun afternoon of tailgating for the Notre Dame vs. Ball State football game on Saturday, September 8! This year you can find us between poles 15 and 16 on the other side of the road/fence in the Joyce (J) Lot. If you’re heading north on Leahy Drive off of Angela, turn left on the lane just after Shamrock Village and an immediate left into Joyce Lot. Keep right to stay parallel with the lane/road. You’ll find…

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Tax Deadlines – September 17

September 17, 2018

3rd quarter estimated tax payments due for the 2018 tax year (individuals and calendar-year corporations). Final deadline to file calendar year-end corporate tax returns for the year 2017 if an extension was requested (Forms 1120, 1120S). June 30 year-end C corporations corporate tax due. If applying for an extension, you will receive a seven-month extension (due April 15, 2019). Final deadline to file partnership tax returns (Form 1065) for the year 2017 if an extension was requested.

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Webinar: The Emergence Of The Cloud And How It Impacts Your Internal Audit Plan

September 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

The migration of IT infrastructure and applications to cloud hosted environments is increasing at a rapid pace. As this migration happens, companies must adjust to the change in the risk landscape. What key challenges do companies face in this migration and how can we help them address these challenges? Webinar Learning Objectives Describe the migration of IT infrastructure, applications and security to the cloud Identify the risks and benefits of migrating to the cloud Describe which cloud services are leading…

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How To Deal With The Impacts of Wayfair

September 25, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kruggel Lawton South Bend, 210 S. Michigan Street, Suite 200
South Bend, IN 46601 United States
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Tuesday, September 25 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Kruggel Lawton South Bend Office 210 S. Michigan Street, Suite 200 South Bend, IN 46601 On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its widely anticipated decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, et al. No. 17-494. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that the physical presence rule for state tax jurisdiction is incorrect and not a requirement under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Overnight, remote sellers, online…

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October 2018

Final Individual Tax Deadlines

October 15, 2018

Final deadline to file 2017 individual tax returns (with extension) - (Forms 1040, 1040EZ). Last day the IRS will accept an electronically filed tax return for the year 2017. If filing after October 15, you'll need to mail in your tax return for processing. Final deadline for calendar-year Benefit Plans (with an extension) to file Form 5500. Final deadline to fund a SEP-IRA or solo 401(k) for tax year 2017 if you requested an automatic extension of time to file.

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Webinar: Annual Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing Update

October 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
BDO Webinar
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of the Accounting and Auditing Standards that has been issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the American Institute of CPAs, as well as provide a status report on current projects relevant to the nonprofit sector. Webinar Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify key changes to the audit and accounting guidance that affects the Nonprofit Sector Describe the impact that changes to guidance by the FASB…

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November 2018

CFO Summit 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center, 240 U.S. 20
Middlebury, IN United States
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$100

SORRY - REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEAR'S CFO SUMMIT IS NOW CLOSED. This full-day program will feature a range of timely topics geared towards busy financial managers in senior accounting positions. Join us for a day to plug in, recharge, and connect with other professionals in your field.  The CFO's perspective serves as the foundation for every session we plan at CFO Summit. We will examine what's coming down the line in tax reform, HR, technology and much more. That way, you…

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Offices Closed – Thanksgiving

November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018

As the cool, crisp air begins to move in and we look forward to spending time surrounded by friends and family, we want to take a moment to thank you for your loyalty, trust and partnership. We know that you have choices when it comes to business advisors, and we are enormously grateful for all of our clients, referral sources, and friends. On behalf of everyone at Kruggel Lawton, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! Please note - our…

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run

November 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Niles-Buchanan YMCA, 905 N Front St
Niles, MI 49120 United States
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Kruggel Lawton is proud to sponsor the 2018 Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run. For 37  years the YMCA has hosted this run in the community. It has become a tradition for many people who live or visit the Niles-Buchanan area at Thanksgiving. Last year, nearly 2,200 people from 31 states participated in the 10k Run, 5k Run/Walk, or the Kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Proceeds from the Thanksgiving Day Run support the Y's Annual Campaign which supports youth programming as…

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December 2018

CPA Day of Service

December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Feed the Children, 22365 Elkhart East Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46514 United States
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On December 4th the staff members of Kruggel Lawton will be volunteering their time with Feed the Children, a nonprofit organization that provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response to children and their families. Our team will be helping assemble boxes of food and essentials from the Elkhart distribution center. Once assembled these packages are delivered to families in need across the United States.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Our New St. Joseph Office

December 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kruggel Lawton St. Joe, 526 Upton Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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Free

Join us at our new St. Joseph, Michigan, office for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. More information and registration is available on the Chamber's website.

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Offices Closed – Holiday 2018

December 24, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Kruggel Lawton offices will be closed December 24-January 1 in order for our team members to enjoy time with their friends and family before heading into another busy tax season! We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

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January 2019

Webinar – Quarterly Technical Update Q4 2018

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BDO Webinar

Quarterly accounting and financial reporting technical update "Quarterly Technical Update - Q4 2018" webinar continues our tradition of lending a helping hand to financial management, board directors and audit committees to stay on top of today's hot topics and developments. Specifically, the program will discuss developments during the fourth quarter of 2018 with respect to various topics in accounting and financial reporting. Webinar Learning Objectives: Recognize recently released, project and proposal stage accounting and financial reporting guidance developed by the…

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Webinar: Power Growth – Crush Your Time Wasters

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Inefficiencies in your organization’s finance and accounting department can cause you a great deal of time and limit your ability to grow your business. Finding those areas where you can make improvements is key to success and can provide you with the time to focus on growth. Webinar Learning Objectives: Identify key inefficiencies that take valuable time away from management’s ability to focus on strategic priorities Apply strategies to the organization, enabling more efficient processes and procedures Identify a multitude…

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Offices Closed

January 30 - January 31

In anticipation of dangerously cold temperatures in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, and for the safety of our team members, our offices will be closed January 30 and 31. That said, Kruggel Lawton's significant technology investments make it possible for many of our employees to work remotely. If you need to reach someone, please send them an email. We expect to be able to reopen on Friday, February 1, at 8:00 a.m. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may…

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Tax Deadlines for Employers

January 31

Deadline for employers to mail out Form W-2 to employees and submit copies to the Social Security Administration (SSA). There is no extension for filing electronically. Provide copies of 2018 Forms 1099-MISC, “Miscellaneous Income,” to recipients of income from your business where required. If filing Form 1099-MISC and reporting amounts in BOX 7: Nonemployee Compensation, then you will need to submit a copy to the IRS on this date. If Box 7 is empty, you may file with other information returns on…

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February 2019

Cirque Mechanics Presents 42 ft – A Menagerie of Marvels

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 United States
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$26 – $48

Kruggel Lawton is proud to sponsor the February 1 Cirque Mechanics performance taking place at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Titled "42FT - A Menagerie of Marvels," the show’s unique mechanical interpretation of the historic one-ring circus creates a welcoming place, like a big top, where everyone can be amazed. The action is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats, and aerialists. If you…

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Michigan Property Tax Deadlines

February 20

Form 632 – Personal Property Statement. This form is the basic filing required of taxpayers with personal property who do not qualify for the small business exemption, and are not claiming manufacturer’s exemption (see below). Form 5076 – Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claim. Taxpayers with lower amounts of personal property (“true cash value” less than $80,000 for all parcels within the city or township) should file this form to claim full exemption from paying personal property tax on that…

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Tax Deadlines for Businesses

February 28

All businesses - File information returns (Forms 1098/1099/W-2G) with the IRS for payments made in 2018. Also file Form 1099-MISC without a Box 7 amount (Forms WITH a Box 7 amount were due January 31). The due date for electronic filers is April 1, 2019.

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March 2019

RETA Celebrating Life Benefit Dinner

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Northern Indiana Event Center, 21565 Executive Pkwy
Elkhart, 46514
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$30

Kruggel Lawton is proud to support RETA (Reason Enough to Act) and their 29th annual Celebrating Life Benefit Dinner presented by The Norris Estate on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Northern Indiana Event Center (RV/MH Hall of Fame). Doors open at 5:30 and dinner starts at 6:30p.m. Registration is $30/person or $240/table of eight. The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ron Archer, a raffle for two $500 gift cards from Visa and Martin's Custom Butchering, and a delicious dinner catered…

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Tax Deadlines for S Corps or Partnerships

March 15

This is the deadline for filing a 2018 S Corporation or Partnership return or extension. S Corps: File a 2018 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120 or Form 1120S) and pay any tax still due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe. Partnerships: File a 2018 calendar year return (Form 1065) and provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1. If you want an automatic 6-month extension to file…

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Ryan’s Place March Mania Gala

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main Street
Elkhart, 46516
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$75

Kruggel Lawton is proud to sponsor Ryan's Place and their March Mania Gala on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart.  Tip off is at 6:30 p.m. and dress is casual (wear your favorite team's jersey). They'll have an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, raffles and hoops as well as silent and live auctions. The mission of Ryan’s Place is to provide support in a safe environment where grieving children, teens and their families can share their…

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Leveraging South Bend Opportunity Zones

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aloft Hotel South Bend, 111 North Main St
South Bend, 46601 United States
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Free

Join us as we take a closer look at the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, aka Opportunity Zones (OZ). Learn how these incentives can benefit certain taxpayers, influence investment in properties and projects in the zones, and positively impact the South Bend community. Who should attend? Accredited investors and/or individuals with significant capital gains Real estate developers OZ commercial landowners Commercial investment realtors Lending and banking leaders Attorneys Accountants Expert panel discussions will cover: Introduction to Opportunity Zones…

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April 2019

Tax Deadlines

April 15

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 28, with nearly 155 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2019. The nation’s tax deadline will be April 15 this year for most taxpayers. Because of the Patriots’ Day holiday on April 15 in Maine and Massachusetts and the Emancipation Day holiday on April 16 in the District of Columbia, taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019 to file their returns. It's generally…

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Offices Closed – Firm Holiday

April 16

To mark the end of another busy tax season, Kruggel Lawton offices will be closed on April 16 so our team can rest and recharge.

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Village Charcuterie Festival

April 20 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Watermark Brewery, 5781 St Joseph Ave
Stevensville, MI 49127
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$35

Kruggel Lawton is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Village Charcuterie Festival in the Village of Stevensville, Michigan. This festival is at the Watermark Brewing Company and proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan. Join us for amazing selection of food, beer and wine all under one tent. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Humane Society.

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Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Boutique

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Century Center – Downtown South Bend, 120 Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601
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$50

Kruggel Lawton is proud to support Goodwill Industries of Michiana as they present The Little Black Dress Fashion Show Luncheon on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Century Center in South Bend. The on-site Goodwill Boutique Store will open at 10:00 a.m. and will feature a wide variety of designer and name brand clothing, handbags, accessories, as well as Goodwill's best-selling black dresses delivered to the show from all 22 Goodwill Michiana Retail Stores. During the luncheon, guests will enjoy watching the “live” runway fashion show with…

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Humane Society of Elkhart County Best in Show

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theatre, 410 S Main Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
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$150

Kruggel Lawton is proud to sponsor the Elkhart County Humane Society's 2nd annual "Best in Show" event on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at The Lerner Crystal Ballroom. This is their major fundraiser for the year, providing much needed funds for day-to-day operations of the shelter. Last year, more than 300 animal lovers enjoyed a fun-filled evening voting for an exceptional group of furry friends and their humans for "Best in Show," raising more than $200,000 for daily operations! Event starts…

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May 2019

Bets For Pets Casino Night

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor, 1300 Cinema Way
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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$85

Kruggel Lawton is proud to sponsor the Bets For Pets Casino Night on Saturday on May 11, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Benton Harbor.  With 100% of the funds raised to provide food and medical care for the homeless cats and dogs at the Humane Society's Yeager Family Pet Shelter, it's a worthy cause. This event will feature our very own partner Doug Osthimer as auctioneer. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Humane Society.

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Tax Deadlines for Nonprofits and Indiana Property Owners

May 15

Deadline for nonprofit organizations to file information returns (Form 990) for the year 2018. NOTE: The IRS will automatically grant a 6-month extension for 990 filings, upon timely submission of such request.  Accordingly, for organizations with a calendar fiscal year that seek such extension by the initial due date of May 15, their filing deadline will effectively change to November 15. Deadline for Indiana personal property tax returns to be filed.

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Succession Planning & Value Builder Workshop

May 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Gillespie Conference Center, 53995 State Road 933
South Bend, IN United States
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$25

Award-winning speaker and best-selling author Dr. Tom Deans will come to the South Bend - Elkhart region on May 23rd. Dr. Deans will engage attendees with an effective presentation on succession planning and intergenerational wealth transfer. Following Tom's presentation, you will hear from value builder experts Tony Hutti and Bill McDonough on a proven methodology designed to improve the value of privately held businesses. Registration includes a continental breakfast and a copy of Tom's book, "Every Family's Business" listed by…

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June 2019

Taste of Michiana

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Century Center – Downtown South Bend, 120 Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601
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$30

Kruggel Lawton is pleased to sponsor Life Treatment Centers and their Taste of Michiana event at the Century Center on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Taste of Michiana is officially part of the City of South Bend Venues Parks & Arts' Best Week Ever! This is your chance to try the absolute best food and drink offerings from over 50 of Michiana’s most popular restaurants. From regionally-known establishments to those deemed by the community to be one of…

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Tax Deadlines

June 17

Individuals - Last day for nonresident alien individuals not subject to withholding to file income tax return for calendar year 2018. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico, file your 2018 Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. Otherwise, see April 15 deadlines. However, if you are a participant in a combat zone, you may be able to further extend the filing deadline.…

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July 2019

Cornerstone Chamber Golf Outing & Steak Fry

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Harbor Shores Golf Club, 201 Graham Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 United States
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Join Kruggel Lawton team members at the Cornerstone Chamber's 59th Annual Golf Outing & Steak Fry on July 9! Golf will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by the Steak Fry in the evening beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Steak Fry will feature music, a full steak dinner, drinks (both alcoholic and not), corn hole, prizes, and networking until 9:00 p.m. Registration for golf and tickets for the Steak Fry are available on the Cornerstone Chamber's website. We hope to see you…

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