How to Avoid Saying "I gave to the IRS."
It’s the last quarter of the year again and usually this means meeting with your accountant for year-end planning and tax minimization. The question that business owners most often ask is,
Can I put more tax deductible dollars into my retirement plan just for me?” Given the proper employee demographics and planning...
Welcome to our New Website
CEA is launching this new website today with many more resources, information and tools for our members.
Please click on the login link and sign up to access our members-only section. All you need to gain access is to select the member company you work for, create your account and you're in!
Farewell and Good Luck to Mark Dent
Mark Dent has long been a friend to and ardent supporter of the CEA. For those of you who are unaware, Turner Construction has promoted him. He has relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina effective October 1. We want to feature him to wish him and his wife Kim well in their new home and most of all...
Family Business Planning - A Bittersweet Process
One day it may all be . . . . . . yours? . . . . . . mine? . . . . . . theirs? . . . . . . ours? . . . . . . WHOSE?
Of course, given the proper circumstances, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, is an excellent tool for transferring business ownership. What the above cartoon is meant to highlight is an issue with far...
Construction Economic Notes Report of September, 2012
Major developments for commercial construction and the U.S. economy include the following:
- Second quarter real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.7% (revised up from 1.5%) at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). This was down from the first quarter’s 2.0% rate.
Ohio Database Expands to Connect Shale Companies to Local Contractors
While national oil and gas companies are flooding eastern Ohio to get involved in the Utica Shale, a service is being developed to help local companies provide information about what they can offer. Read More
New CEA Membership Benefit
Skoda Minotti CPAs, Business & Financial Advisors is proud to work with the Construction Employers Association (CEA) and would like to offer its members the following reports and discounts.
Accounting & Tax
Senior-level accounting and...
OSHA Establishes Alliance with CEA Contractors and Unions in Cleveland Safety Forum
CLEVELAND – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has entered into an alliance with the Cleveland Safety Forum to provide union contractors and union training coordinators with information, guidance and training resources to protect the health and safety of construction workers.
OSHA Issues Direct Final Rule for Cranes and Derricks
On Aug. 17, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a direct final rule that will apply the requirements of the new cranes and derricks in construction standard – Subpart CC – to underground construction and demolition work.
The direct final rule will apply the crane rules already being used in...