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2017 Tax Organizers are now available for download!

Click here to download your tax organizer now.

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How One Firm Created a New Client Selection Model to Extinguish Employee Burnout

There are three types of accounting firm clients. Please forgive that previous sentence, which is absurdly reductive. Every client is different, and sorting them into three discrete groups only makes sense if you’re a blogger who wants to express a larger point about client selection that an accounting audience might find interesting. Which is what […]

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Senior Tax Accountant Needed

We are seeking a Senior Tax Accountant with excellent client service skills to join our team. This individual will be responsible for the preparation of income tax returns for individuals and businesses of all entity types, including the analysis of financial statements, preparation of accounting adjustments, and tax research as applicable. This individual will also […]

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Congress Passes Tax Extenders – extending personal and business tax incentives retroactively for 2014

With just two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, Congress finally passed the much anticipated tax extenders bill extending, for 2014 only, a number of personal and business tax breaks that had expired at the end of 2013. The recently passed bill only extends the provisions through 2014, leaving 2015 to be decided upon […]

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IRS Announces New Mileage Rates

The IRS has announced that the optional mileage allowance for owned or leased autos (including vans, pickups or panel trucks) will increase by 1.5¢ to 57.5¢ per mile for business travel after 2014. This rate can also be used by employers to provide tax-free reimbursements to employees who supply their own autos for business use, […]

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2014 Tax Planning – Individuals

Traditional year-end planning techniques remain important for 2014. As always, tax planning requires a combination of multi-layered strategies, taking into account a variety of possible scenarios and outcomes. These income deferral/exclusion and deduction/credit acceleration techniques may be used to reduce your income tax liability: Income Deferral/Exclusion: Receive bonuses earned for 2014 in 2015 Minimize retirement […]

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2014 Tax Planning – Businesses

This communication explores some of the year-end planning considerations that affect businesses in general. Of course, every business is unique. Our office can review your business and together we can design a year-end tax strategy. Utilizing expensing and bonus depreciation Many business owners are familiar with the benefits of Code Sec. 179 expensing and bonus […]

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