Browse Month: January 2020

CSR and Risk Management

This week we you are being introduced to the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Risk Management. CSR aims to ensure that companies conduct their business in a way that is ethical. This means taking account of their social, economic and environmental impact, and consideration of human rights. CSR also guides organizations in how they manage specific risks to their organization (Reputational risk, environmental risk, operations risk etc.).

Read the attached article “Corporate Social Responsibility as Risk Management – A Model for Multinationals.” However, don’t just rely on this one article to inform yourself. Take some extra time and review some online literature. Spending this extra time will make it much easier to write a well-informed paper.

For this assignment you are required to research an organization that actively uses Corporate Social Responsibility as part of their organizational strategy and business decision making process. (A quick Google search will identify multiple companies).

Requirements:

  1. Define Corporate Social Responsibility and how and why organizations incorporate it into their business strategy.
  2. What benefit does CSR provide to a business? Is there a community/customer benefit?

3.Describe how the business you picked uses CSR, be sure to include some background information on this business so you can clearly demonstrate the impact of addressing CSR in the communities they operate.

  1. Discuss how CSR and Risk Management are related. Are their specific business risks related to CSR? What are those business risks and why are they important? Give specific examples.

Details:

Apply critical thinking. Don't just copy and paste material from the internet.  Analyze the reading material and craft a paper that addresses the specific questions above with good examples.
Citations are mandatory. Formal writing and all APA formats are required. (In 3 -5  pages not including title page, in-text citations and reference page. Please use an introduction, conclusion and headings) .
You MUST include a minimum of one quality SPC online library source to support your ideas as well as your textbook. Also, be sure to cite your textbook within your work and in the reference page.
Submit a MS Word document (*.docx).

C source code

Edit the incomplete C source code to create a linked list to store the birthday information of 5 random students. For each person, the birthday information should include month, day, year, and name. When the module is loaded, traverse through the linked list and output its content to the kernel log buffer. In addition, write code to identify the oldest student and remove that student from the list. After removing the oldest student, output the updated linked list content to the kernel log buffer. In the module exit point, delete the elements from the updated linked list and return the free memory back to the kernel. Make sure to output a message to the kernel log buffer every time an element is deleted.

Book report

A book report of 3 pages double spaced on “The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros- A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman”

Chicago format

TAX FORM/RETURN PREPARATION PROBLEMS

TAX FORM/RETURN PREPARATION PROBLEMS C:11-61
Bottle-Up, Inc., was organized on January 8, 2008, and made its S election on January 24, 2008. The necessary consents to the election were filed in a timely manner. Its address is 1234 Hill Street, City, ST 33333. Bottle-Up uses the calendar year as its tax year, the accrual method of accounting, and the first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory method. Bottle-Up manufactures ornamental glass bottles. It made no changes to its inventory costing methods this year. It uses the specific identification method for bad debts for book and tax purposes. Herman Hiebert and Melvin Jones own 500 shares each. Both individuals materially participate in Bottle-Up’s single activity. Herman Hiebert is the tax matters person. Financial statements for Bottle-Up for the current year are shown in Tables C:11-2 through C:11-4. Ignore the U.S. (domestic) production activities deduction. Prepare a 2017 S corporation tax return for Bottle-Up, showing yourself as the paid preparer.

Federal Taxation

ACC-460 – Federal Taxation
Instructions: Topic 8 Tax Return Problem

You will be working individually to complete an s-corporation tax return and an individual income tax return. The completed tax returns can be submitted in paper copy during class (if uploaded to LoudCloud – please scan and upload one single document. Note if you upload multiple documents, the assignment will not be graded, and you will be required to turn in a paper copy or resubmit a single document with possible late point deductions). Use 2018 forms only (points will be deducted for using 2017 or 2019 forms).

Required

Prepare an s-corporation tax return. See data below. You will need the following forms:
Form 1120S and corresponding schedules, including Schedules L and M-1
Schedule K-1 for Herman Hiebert (from problem C11-64)
For the Schedule K-1, use the address and SSN information below for Herman.

Individual taxpayer information

Individual tax forms required:

Form 1040
Schedule 1
Schedule 5
Schedule A
Schedule B
Schedule D
Schedule E
Form 8949
Form 4797 (see item 4.i. below)

Herman Hiebert’s social security number is 456-12-3789. He is married but does not have any dependents. His wife’s name is Rebecca, and her social security number is 123-45-6789. They live at 1345 E. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85017

Additional information to complete the tax returns:

Rebecca works at Intel Corporation and earned $160,000 during the tax year.
Her federal tax withholding was $30,000 and Arizona income taxes withheld were $8,000. Herman made federal estimated tax payments of $15,000 and Arizona estimated payments of $1,500
Mortgage interest on their personal residence was $15,200, and property taxes were $5,150.
Additional charitable contributions of $10,500 were paid during the year.
On July 10, 2018, they sold 1,000 shares of Intel Corporation stock for $70 per share. They purchased the stock on May 1, 2012 for $56 per share.
The taxpayer’s have a long-term capital loss carry forward of $5,000.
Assume AMT does not apply.
Apply any refund to estimated tax payments for the next year.
Instead of preparing Form 4797 (because it was already prepared for the s-corporation), input any gain/loss from the Section 1231 asset on Form 1040, Schedule 1, line 14.

Download the appropriate 2018 tax forms from the IRS website. Include any necessary supporting schedules and supporting documentation. Use 2018 tax forms only (points will be deducted for using incorrect forms).

If submitting to LoudCloud, create one PDF file with all the tax forms in the order they should appear in a submitted tax return. If submitting paper copy, remember to put the forms in the proper order. Points will be deducted if forms are placed out of order. Remember to include the appropriate taxpayer information on the forms; points will be deducted for missing items.

Tax Return Check Figures

ACC-460
Topic 8 Project: Tax Return Check Figures
Form 1120S, Page 1
Total income, Line 6: $1,011,000
Other deductions, Line 20: $226,102
You should have values on the following lines: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20 and 21.
Be sure you are using Form 1120S and not 1120 or 1065.
Remember to use 2018 tax forms. Points will be deducted for 2017 or 2019 forms. Forms can be found on the IRS website. Use the “find forms” or search feature. Depending on the time of year, the 2018 forms may be in the “prior year” section.
Form 1120S, Page 2, Schedule B
Answer “no” to all items. If a field does not need to be completed, leave it blank. Points will be deducted for failing to complete this schedule.
Answer Lines 1 and 2 based on the information provided in the problem.
Form 1120S, Page 3 (i.e., Schedule K)
You should have amounts on the line numbers: 1, 4, 5a, 5b, 8a, 9, 12a, 12b, 12d (include type of item), 15a, 16a, 16c and 16d.
Line 1 should be the same as line 21 from page 1.
Form 1120S, Page 4 (Schedules K [continued] and L)
Line 17a should be the investment income items added together. Review the Schedule K from Page 3 to determine the amount. For Line 17b, the amount is provided in the textbook problem.
Line 18 should be $122,733.
Schedule L is the balance sheet copied directly from the case in the textbook. Remember the assets should equal the liabilities and capital. Complete the values for the beginning and end of the year.
Note: Use Column (a) for any items where you may have subtotals, such as net accounts receivable or plant assets. For example, Line 10a should be $374,600 in Column (a), and Line 10b should be $160,484 also in Column (a) with the net result reported on Line 10b in Column (b). The items from Column (b) are added together (or subtracted, as applicable) to get your total assets, liabilities, and equity.

Form 1120S, Page 5 (Schedules M-1 and M-2)
Use the information from the problem to complete Schedule M-1. Line 8 should be the same net income you report on Page 3, Line 18. Line 4 should be $147,862.
Schedule M-2 is optional. The information to complete is provided in the problem, such as book net income and distributions. If completed correctly, will result in “added” points, at the discretion of your instructor. Hint: ending balance on Line 8 is $312,533. In order to earn points back, you must show the correct calculation on how the ending value is obtained.
Form 1120S, Schedule D
Complete the Schedule D for form 1120S. Use the boxes on Line 10 to report the information applicable to the capital transaction.
Form 1120S, Form 1125-A
You should have values on Lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Check the applicable boxes for Lines 9a, 9e, and 9f.
The information to calculate cost of goods sold is found in the problem. Be sure not to double count any expenses you report on 1125-A on Page 1 of Form 1120S.
Form 1120S, Form 4797 –
Use Line 2 to report the items associated with the sale of the business property, as provided in the problem.
Form 1120S, Schedule K-1
You should have amounts in the same boxes as you reported on the Schedule K (Page 3 of Form 1120S).
For Lines 12, 15, 16 and 17, be sure to include both the amounts and the applicable code. The codes are located on Page 2 of the Schedule K-1 form.
For Line 17, use code T at $5,000 for the loan repayment to Herman.
You are only required to prepare the Schedule K-1 for Herman. It is okay to ignore the second shareholder for purpose of this project.
Herman is an individual. He has owned 50% of the s-corporation interest all year.

Below are check figures for the individual income tax return:
Form 1040
Taxable income, Line 10: $194,667a
Total tax due, Line 78 $112,934 (use 2017 tax tables)b, c
a: For purposes of this assignment, ignore the Qualified Business Income Deduction. It is a topic beyond the scope of this course and will be covered in the Corporation Taxation (ACC-668) course.
b: Ignore the 3.8% net investment income tax for high-wealth individuals.
c: Remember to take into consideration the items subject to the capital gain tax preference rate when calculating the total tax liability.
Schedule 1
Line 22 should be $69,017
Schedule A –
For Line 9, include the investment interest expense from the s-corporation.
On Line 11, remember to include the cash contributions from the s-corporation.
Form 8949
Line 2h (Part II), $14,000
Schedule D
Line 15, $33,333

Peer-review on original research article

The review must include the following: The paper should be 2-­3 pages in length (not including cover page and reference page) APA formatted 12 point Times New Roman Double-spaced Use headings for sections Introduction Purpose Participant description Procedures/methods Results, discussion Personal reflections use the article below and please follow the instructions above https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/5/1186

Analysis of local, state, or federal health policy

This assignment is an analysis of local, state, or federal health policy. Select a state health policy reform innovation Discuss the rationale for the policy, how it was adopted (e.g., federal waivers, passage by state legislature), the funding structure, and (to the extent statistical data are available) its impact. ethical outcome based on evidence. Examples of state innovations include Maryland’s hospital rate setting, Vermont’s single payer system, and Massachusetts’ health reforms
Submission Requirements: The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation and misspelling. The paper is to be formatted per current APA style, 5-7 pages in length, excluding the title, abstract and references page. Incorporate a minimum of 5 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work. Journal articles and books should be referenced according to current APA style.

Discussing neuromuscular responses/adaptations

PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

A. Content

a. Cover page, title, headings, APA style, references in body of review

b. Minimum of 12 sources, 10 of these being original research articles, cited in APA format.

c. Introduction discussing neuromuscular responses/adaptations

i. Research question or problem statement

ii. Discuss why you chose this topic

iii. Discuss how the topic impacts your practice /career

iv. Introduce and define dependent variables

v. Introduce research to be reviewed in section d (preview findings from studies you will review)

d. Subtopics that include a more detailed discussion of topic and the scientific literature related to the topic

i. Should demonstrate that student has a familiarity with the existing literature on the topic, including common research methods, instrumentation used to measure the variables, units of measure, and results of various studies. Discuss details of related studies.

e. Conclusions

B. Format

a. 11 pages double-spaced (not including cover page or references)

b. 12 point, Times New Roman font

c. APA style references in body of review and reference list

How this impacts you as an HR professional

For this assignment, view the video below. Submit a written response. The response indicates how this impacts you as an HR professional, a company from a strategy perspective and employees. Clear concise business writing. 500 words are enough and NO RESOURCES NEEDED.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=ZEPHvRipP6U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0G9RDw5oaU