Need a Cash Flow MRI?

Better Cash Flow Starts With
The Right Business Diagnostics

cash flow pains need a business MRI to find a cureAre you having cash flow problems?

Has your business growth stalled?

Are you tired of fighting off internet vendors with their shiny object of the month?

Would you like to boost profits, improve cash flow, and enjoy the growth you once knew – or maybe have yet to realize?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, but you don’t know where to turn to for help – then this could be the answer you’re looking for.

Because you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you just need to…

Do What The Big Boys Do

First, a bit about my background and how it might be of help to you and your business.

The MRI company I founded and took public – Medical Diagnostics, Inc – was named by Business Week as a “Hot Growth Company” and one of America’s Top Ten “Best Small Companies“.

We did it by turning the traditional business model on its head and outworking our competition with productivity twice the industry average. And we brought what was cutting-edge technology to small and mid-sized hospitals at the same time as the big boys got it.

Now I’d like to do the same for your business by bringing the tax incentive savings the big boys have used for years to small and mid-sized businesses like yours.

Improve Cash Flow & Profits

Solving your cash flow problems is most easily achieved by attacking the low-hanging fruit – recapturing your previous over-payments in federal, state, and local taxes.

This can – and should – be outsourced to experts who work with your accountants to withstand scrutiny, maximize recovery of over-payments, and lower future operating costs.

And now you can do it with no out-of-pocket cost – no savings, no fee – so there’s really no more reason NOT to catch up on tax savings you’ve been missing out on.

Unlike conventional approaches that require you to bear the risk of not finding enough savings to cover your cost to find them, our no upfront cost approach eliminates this risk of a negative ROI.

And cost segregation studies that accelerate building depreciation can yield a 10:1 ROI for the two-out-of-three clients we find eligible for tax refunds and savings.

Where else can you find a 10:1 ROI on a risk-free basis?

Our clients save an average of $240,000 – all of which falls straight to the bottom line. How many millions in new sales would your business need to net $240,000 in profits?

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Cash To Fuel Your Growth

Of course, you can’t grow your business by simply cutting costs. But recovering some of your prior tax over-payments can improve your balance sheet and bottom line. This improves your borrowing capacity and provides “found money” to fuel the changes needed for your longer-term growth and profitability.

Is Your Business Leaking Profits Without Tax Minimization?Because some of the cash flow boost this provides in a few short months can be reinvested in plugging the holes in your finances, operations, and marketing that are currently draining profits.

Plugging the holes in your taxes and capturing overlooked tax credits and incentives may be the simplest and fastest way to add cash to your business to pursue more opportunities to grow your business while improving your bottom line.

Bottom Line CPR

Like an MRI, this data-driven and systematic tax strategy process can keep your business from ending up on life support.

Because you need more than vendors’ bandaid “solutions” if you’re hemorrhaging profits.

If your business could use some bottom line CPR  –  or maybe just some preventive surgery  – here’s how to get help

To get your Free, Fast & No-Obligation
Tax Savings Estimate, click here.

Did Your Business Just Miss Out On ANOTHER Tax Savings Opportunity?

Tax Savings Are A Year-Round Opportunity

With another tax filing deadline gone by the board, tax savings may not be uppermost in your mind. Or maybe your business had to write a substantial check to Uncle Sam and tax savings sound pretty attractive right now.

Either way, it’d be a mistake to return to business as usual without re-examining whether you got all the tax breaks you should have. And doing so while the pain of making that tax payment is still fresh in your mind may actually be the best time to take a fresh look at your business tax strategy.How to Find Tax Breaks - Magnifying Glass

If yours is a small to mid-sized U.S. business, your friends at the IRS report that more than two-thirds of you are failing to take all the tax deductions for which your business is eligible.

That’s right, the IRS is TELLING you your business is probably leaving money on the tableTHEIR table, thank you very much.

Audit Fears Are Costing You Money

Now why would any business – much less the majority of them – be willing to pay more in taxes than they should, especially when corporate taxes are  considered by even big company CEO’s as the greatest threat to their business growth? (1)

The answer for the big boys is most likely fear – fear of an audit that might force a financial restatement that could threaten a corporate tax executive’s career.

For the rest of us it’s probably that plus the challenge of keeping up with the day-to-day demands of running a business. Deadlines like April 15th are often greeted with a sigh of relief that you can now get back to business (once you stop licking your wounds, that is).

But is this endless cycle of anxiety, pain, and relief the best way to run a business? And are you really comfortable with the IRS telling you you’re probably paying them too much in taxes?

Your Friend, The Taxman?

They say the two things you can’t avoid are “death and taxes”, right? You may not be able to turn the grim reaper into a business ally, but there may yet be an opportunity to turn the taxman into one.

You read that right. The majority of small and mid-sized businesses have the chance to recover some of their tax dollars with more accurate tax filings that the IRS actually encourages.

Maybe it’s time – with taxes still fresh in your mind – to start fixing some of your business tax oversights and omissions and boosting your cash flow by doing so.

What Would An Extra $240K
Do For YOUR Business?

Our average client saves $240,000 in tax savings – and all of it falls straight to their bottom line. How many millions in new sales would your business need to generate to produce that kind of positive impact on your bottom line?

The IRS, it turns out for many, may be the best source of new capital to grow your business rather than the threat to growth it’s generally perceived to be.

Get The Expertise To
Do It Right

You can’t know whether your business qualifies for some of the specialized tax incentives the IRS encourages – payroll tax credits and accelerated building depreciation, for example – without calling upon those who specialize in these tax incentive programs.

That’s not your average accounting firm, who don’t generally have the engineering and intellectual property expertise required to document and claim the tax refunds and/or credits your business may be entitled to.

You simply can’t have an effective tax optimization strategy without deploying these specialized tax incentives.

We’ll work with your accountants to make sure your business is minimizing its tax burden and optimizing any tax credits to which you’re entitled.

And you’ll have the comfort of knowing you’re proceeding with the kind of expertise that’s found over $300 million in tax savings for clients over the past decade and never had a tax claim denied by the IRS.

If this sounds like a smart move to you,  you can get a quick estimate of your potential business savings with our online tax savings calculator – click here.


(1) “16th Annual Global CEO Survey: A focus on tax”, PwC, 2013.

Why Cost Recovery Should Be Your First Strategic Move

Tax and Cost Recovery
A Sensible Place to Start

cost-segregations-studies-recapture-tax-overpaymentsI’ve discussed elsewhere why the fastest route to improving your profits is to focus on costs. That’s because 100 cents of every dollar saved falls straight to your bottom line.

More sales, on the other hand, produce only your profit margin on the bottom line – and if they’re realized via another “Sale!”, you may be lucky to even have a profit margin given the hike in volume you’ll need to offset the discounts.

OK, so cost savings should come first. But that’s never easy, is it? Maybe that’s why so many businesses resort instead to another “Sale” – they’re just easier to pull off.

They’re also perpetuating the endless price wars that are a race to the bottom with your competition.

Of course, you can’t save your way to growth. There’s only so much you can eliminate by way of waste and avoidable costs.

But it is the fastest way to have a significant impact on your bottom line.

And the EASIEST Place to Start

Some cost savings, however, are easier than others. And recapturing past overpayments to the government, vendors, suppliers, and others – may be easiest of all.

You will have to help assemble the documentation needed to prove you’ve overpaid, of course. But that’s a one-time project that’s not especially onerous.

There’s also the cost for the various studies by outside experts – engineers, accountants, recovery specialists – but even that can be avoided with contingency providers that only receive payment if and when they produce savings for your business. No savings, no cost.

So of all the ways available to make a significant six-figure impact on your cash flow and bottom line, none is as easily achieved as a proper cost recovery campaign. And there’s no better place to start – assuming yours is a tax-paying business – than with prior tax overpayments due to inadequate building cost allocations.

You Didn’t KNOW
You’re an R&D Company, Did You?

Tax refunds for research and development costs are another area where far too many businesses forego tax benefits to which they’re entitled. And they’re not just white lab coat kinds of R&D most of us think of, but often the routine costs of product manufacturing and process improvements you’d never suspect would qualify as R&D.

But the IRS says they do – and who are we to argue?

Yet experts estimate as much as 95% of companies eligible for these tax credits – which are even more valuable than tax deductions, as they represent a dollar-for-dollar tax return regardless of your tax bracket – are foregoing these credits.

These include companies that are using R&D tax credits, but are under-utilizing them by failing to claim payroll and other indirect costs in support of their direct R&D expenses.

Overpaying Local Property Taxes?

Most businesses are overpaying on local property taxes due to either overvaluation or improper allocation of building costs.

And most can recover these overpayments and avoid overpaying in the future.

Properly trained professionals can document these errors and deal with local tax officials on your behalf to assure you pay only what you should.

By the Book Only

It’s important, of course, to do it right. One reason most companies – roughly 3 out of 4 that are eligible – don’t pursue their legal right to tax credits and/or return of tax overpayments is their exaggerated fear of dealing with the iRS and maybe triggering the dreaded audit.

But if you follow their requirements to the letter with a properly constructed and in-depth engineering-based study – in the case of reallocating your building or renovation costs (called a “cost segregation study”) – there should be no need to worry. The IRS respects well-documented studies and actually encourages eligible companies to undertake them -and spells out what they require in doing so. After all, you’re correcting errors and assuring greater accuracy in your tax filings.

And the better firms will defend their work with the IRS at no charge if there were to be any questions about their work.

There’s no shortage of companies who perform these services -though most won’t do so on a contingency basis. With them, you’ll have to foot the bill for the required 4-6 weeks of professional analysis whether they find enough savings to justify the cost or not. That entails financial risk as the study could cost more than you’d recover.

A quick up-front screening survey, however, can determine if you’re at least in the ballpark that’s worth pursuing. It’ll take only 30 minutes literally -to see if you’re eligible for a local property tax refund. And a follow-on 6-question survey taking another couple of minutes will give you an estimate of additional federal and state refunds and credits you may be eligible for.

If it looks worthwhile, a follow-up interview will refine your savings estimate and outline the scope of work needed to meet IRS requirements.

Upon your authorization, you can then have the work performed and wait for the results – which is most often a high five or six-figure check in 2-3 months time.

Multiple Paths to
Payment Recoveries

Many businesses are eligible for recovery of tax credits and overpayments of both taxes and other operating costs. The more such recovery efforts for which you qualify, obviously, the more cash back your business will receive.

It’s not uncommon for businesses to recover payments and credits from three or more sources that can climb well into the six figures and more.

Which makes this a bit of a no-brainer to at least explore. don’t you think?

To get your Free & No-Obligation
30-second Tax Savings Estimate, click here.