Marvin & Co. Blog

Setting Up Users in QuickBooks

Posted on: 3/10/17 by Margaret Hurlburt, CPA

If you plan to have multiple employees using QuickBooks, you can limit their access to specific areas.

Controlling access to your QuickBooks company file is easy when you’re a one-person accounting department. This article explains how it works.

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How Tax Law Changes May Impact Charitable Giving

Posted on: 3/10/17 by Thomas W. Hosey, CPA

Whether we look at the blueprint for tax reform put forth by Republican House Ways and Means Committee members, the deliberations of the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan tax reform working groups or the tax proposals of President Trump, there is a very real possibility that tax rates will be lowered in the near future. While the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) hasn’t seen a major overhaul since 1986, the tax law as we know it today may not be the tax law next year.

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Employers Must Use Form I-9 Dated 11/14/2016

Posted on: 3/10/17 by James E. Amell, CPA

Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the 11/14/2016 N version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired, or for the reverification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable).

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Employee Benefit Plan Fraud – Are You at Risk?

Posted on: 3/10/17 by Kevin J. McCoy, CPA, CFF

All too often employee benefit plans are overlooked during the day-to-day operations of a business.  As with most things, a lack of ongoing oversight and review increases risk exposure and creates opportunities for seemingly trusted employees or plan sponsors to commit to commit fraud. This article explores three key areas employers should focus on when reviewing their plan.

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Foreign Employees? What You Need to Know about Wage Reporting and Withholding Requirements

Posted on: 3/10/17 by James E. Amell, CPA

With nearly 17 percent of the U.S. workforce made up of non-U.S. citizens (i.e, aliens), it’s safe to say that many companies face the struggle of correctly reporting the wages paid to foreign employees. This article explores two common questions regarding employers with foreign employees.

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Getting Personal About Personal Exemptions

Posted on: 3/10/17 by Debra L. Smith, CPA

Tax return benefits for the family

Are you entitled to personal and dependency exemptions on your tax return? It might be the last year you can claim the exemption for someone—say, a child graduating from college—or exemptions may be eliminated altogether by tax reforms that could be coming in conjunction with proposed rate cuts. At the very least, however, the exemptions are still available on 2016 returns.

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Immediate Tax Benefits for Business Property

Posted on: 3/10/17 by Heather D. Patten, CPA

Section 179 provides generous tax break

There is a unique tax break for business entities of all shapes and sizes contained in Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. Under this section, a business can elect to “expense,” or currently deduct, the cost of qualified property placed in service during the year, up to a maximum level. It is near-instant tax gratification.

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Not-for-Profit Items to Note

Posted on: 2/14/17 by Heather R. Lewis, CPA

Important items to note in the not-for-profit industry, including an update on the DOL's New Overtime Rule.

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IRS Issues 2017 Work Plan for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Posted on: 2/14/17 by Margaret Hurlburt, CPA

The Tax-Exempt and Government Entities division of the IRS issued its FY 2017 Work Plan at the end of September 2016, which builds upon the agency’s 2016 priorities and its mission to work smarter with fewer resources.

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Posted on: 2/13/17 by Alan W. Clink, CPA

Marvin and Company, P.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Alan W. Clink, CPA from Principal in the firm’s Audit and Assurance Department, to Director.  

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