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goodwill,

n the intangible assets of a firm established by the excess of the price paid for the ongoing concern over its book value.
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We are thankful for American Greetings' donation, which will help Goodwill grow its mission," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
The presence of personal goodwill can provide tax-efficient opportunities in merger-and-acquisition transactions by lowering corporate-level tax upon a sale or transfer of goodwill.
amp;#8220;I am honored to be selected as the new chair for the Council of California Goodwill Industries,” said Talarico, Jr.
Assuming that is the case, the ability to get tax relief on the purchase of goodwill was introduced on 1 April 2002.
The 11 Goodwill members of the Goodwill Association of Michigan will accept donations of residential computer equipment of any brand.
Goodwill International programs are found in 21 countries.
The key driver at work in the financial allocation of intangible value is that goodwill is no longer amortized under FAS 142.
We've worked diligently to reallocate those employees to other parts of our operation, but it's been difficult because (the Sony work) was a large part of our business," said Jim Martin, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties.
Likewise, the people at Goodwill Group, Origuchi's outsourcing firm specializing in routine temp work and home nursing care for the aged, claim that the company had only a couple of bad years as it launched a new business in the new market of home nursing.
The goodwill portion of the purchase price, on the other hand-the portion not based on the target firm's tangible or identifiable, intangible assets, as the Financial Accounting Standards Board defines it-need no longer be amortized.
Adoption of FASB's new statements has the potential to boost earnings per share by increasing the bottom-line book income, now that acquired goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets (in a tax-free deal) are back on the books without amortization.