Mark E. Battersby

Mark Battersby  regularly reports on news and developments within the tax and financial arenas. He can be reached at 610-789-2480 or by e-mail at


Unlimited Possibilities With Limited Liability

There is a relatively new business structure on the block. While the S corporation remains the most-used type of small business entity, the limited liability company (LLC) is increasingly the entity of choice for both new and existing HVACR businesses.
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Coping With Bankruptcy

Recently released figures show that fewer HVACR contractors’ customers and suppliers are filing for bankruptcy. That’s good news. The bad news is those same figures illustrate how difficult - and expensive - it has become for any financially troubled HVACR business to use bankruptcy as a tool for recovery.
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The Tax Man Cometh With Good News

As the owner or manager of an HVACR contracting firm, if you haven’t already done so, you may want to miss the deadlines for filing your annual income tax returns. The reason? The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, passed late in December, brought tax breaks that aren’t on the 2006 tax returns.
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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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2014 September 29

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Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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