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Gordon is a New Jersey-based CPA and owner of Turfbooks, an accounting firm that caters to land care professionals throughout the U.S. Reach him at

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Guest Post: DOL OT rule will not go into effect Dec. 1 Posted on 23 Nov 2016 in the Blog & Today's Green Industry News categories.

On Nov. 22, a federal judge blocked the Department of Labor (DOL) rule extending overtime eligibility to millions of American workers. The new rule was set to go into effect... Read more»

Is the ‘Trump deduction’ available to you? Posted on 11 Nov 2016 in the 1116 & Featured categories.

During the presidential election season, one issue that came up was whether or not Donald Trump paid any taxes. I have no insider information on his taxes, but as a... Read more»

Prep for the new OT rule Posted on 17 Oct 2016 in the 1016 & Business Planner 2017 categories.

It shouldn’t be much trouble, unless you’re currently out of compliance. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule, scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1, will hurt, but I... Read more»

Operating Cost Survey: Terms to know Posted on 12 Oct 2016 in the 0916 & Cover story & Featured categories.

Use the following definitions to understand the data presented in this report. Ratio: A ratio is the relationship of two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the... Read more»

Operating Cost Survey: How you stack up Posted on 05 Oct 2016 in the 0916 & Cover story & Featured categories.

Use Operating Cost Study data and ratios to make informed business decisions Editor’s Note/Methodology This article is an excerpt from the “Operating Cost Study for the Landscape Industry,” conducted and... Read more»

Why you need tight internal controls Posted on 24 Aug 2016 in the 0816 & Featured categories.

Strong internal controls help ensure accuracy and safeguard assets. The following are basic controls all landscape company owners should implement to protect their businesses and facilitate profitable growth. Prepare policies,... Read more»