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COVID-19 Update
3/19/2020
A message from our partners Like many of you, we’re continuing to follow the latest coronavirus developments. Our priority is to keep our team, their families and our valued clients safe and healthy. We are taking several steps to do our part...
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The IRS Data Theft Problem
3/4/2020
What better place for online thieves to target than a database that contains 300 million+ Social Security numbers and a treasure trove of financial information? The IRS has 52 Internet applications to help U.S. citizens comply with their tax...
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Should You Buy or Rent a Home?
3/4/2020
For many folks, the lyrics of a 1960s rock song summarize the American dream: "Our house is a very, very, very fine house." According to U.S. Census figures, about two-thirds of American families are homeowners. But buying a house or...
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Ease the Pain of Repaying Student Loans
3/4/2020
Student loan debt is a hot topic and for good reason. Managing the burden that comes during repayment is very difficult. Fortunately, there are ways to get some relief while taking advantage of timely tax breaks at the same time. Here are four ways...
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How to Succeed as an Independent Contractor
3/4/2020
Are you one of the now 33% of Americans who work as either an independent contractor or freelancer? If you answer yes, you are now a participant in the gig economy, a modern term for an economy characterized by workers who earn money through...
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Setting up Your Business Accounting System
2/24/2020
You've done the hard work. You have a new business idea or you've found an existing business to purchase. Want to help ensure your business success? Pay attention to correctly set up your business accounting system. Here's how: Consider a...
Includes insights from Dominic G. Reolfi
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You NEED These Documents to File Your Taxes!
2/5/2020
It’s easy to get inundated with documents during tax season. You can receive documents from many different organizations, including employers, financial institutions and others. Many documents are now also being sent via e-mail, which...
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Finding the Balance of Income vs. Spending
2/5/2020
Every year the IRS publishes instructions to prepare your Form 1040, individual tax return. The publication for 2019 is a whopping 108 pages! On page 103 of the IRS booklet is a summary of collections (income) and spending (outlays) by the federal...
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New Rules Mean Saving More for Retirement
2/5/2020
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, also known as the SECURE Act, was passed by Congress in late December 2019. Here are some of the features in the new legislation that will help you save more for retirement: Money can...
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New W-4 Creates Questions for Human Resources
2/5/2020
With the major Form W-4 overhaul for 2020, you may field questions from your employees concerning their federal paycheck tax withholdings. While it’s not your responsibility to provide tax advice to your employees, it’s good to be...
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2020 new hires and interns
415 Group Adds Five Accounting Associates and Six Interns to Growing Firm
1/8/2020
415 Group, a certified public accounting and business firm, announced today the hiring of five accounting associates, one administrative assistant and six interns to its growing team. “We’re excited to expand our firm’s...
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Make Your Cash Worth More
1/2/2020
Your cash is parked. Do you know if it's making or losing you money? For instance, letting it sit in a non-interest-bearing account is a waste of earnings potential. It’s actually losing money if you factor in inflation! Here are some ideas to...
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There's Still Time to Fund Your IRA
1/2/2020
There is still time to make a contribution to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA for the 2019 tax year. The annual contribution limit is $6,000 or $7,000 if you are age 50 or over. Prior to making a contribution, if you (or your spouse) are an active...
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2020 Retirement Plan Limits
1/2/2020
As part of your 2020 planning, now is the time to review funding your retirement accounts. By establishing your contribution goals at the beginning of each year, the financial impact of saving for your future should be more manageable. Here are...
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Associate Promotions 2019
415 Group Promotes Associates, Strengthens Team
12/23/2019
415 Group, a certified public accounting and business firm, today announced the promotions of seven associates to leadership positions. “We’re excited to elevate these individuals as they continue to demonstrate outstanding capabilities...
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2019
Save Money With These Year-End Ideas
12/5/2019
There's still time to reduce your potential tax obligation and save money this year (and next). Here are some ideas to consider: Estimate your 2019 and 2020 taxable income. With these estimates you can determine which year receives the...
Includes insights from Holly L. Lieser
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Time for a Yearly Credit Report
12/4/2019
One way to head off fraud during tax season is to get your free annual credit report now. Credit reports often have errors in them; this quick checkup can be the first indication that some form of identity theft has taken place on your account. The...
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3 Major Charity Scam Red Flags
12/4/2019
You’ve probably already received several letters and phone calls from charities asking for donations. Most requests are from legitimate organizations. Some, however, are bogus charities set up by con artists who use the holiday spirit to their...
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Cash Flow: A Central Part of Your Business Plan
12/4/2019
When tracking and planning your business objectives, it’s easy to focus your analysis on two reports — the income statement and balance sheet. But one of the primary keys to your business’s success relies more on how you handle the...
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Reminder: Major Employment Tax Deadlines
11/18/2019
Handling employment taxes can be complicated, especially when you’re required to file important tax documents throughout the year. Here's a list of key forms and deadline dates to help keep you on track. Form 941 — Employer's quarterly...
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