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Many people start the year intending to get out of debt, yet end the year owing just as much, if not more. One approach that might yield success is called “throwing snowballs.” Under this method, you organize your debts from the lowest balance to the highest balance and begin paying off the debt on top […]
Are you a high-income small-business owner who doesn’t currently have a tax-advantaged retirement plan set up for yourself? A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan may be just what you need, and now may be a great time to establish one. A SEP plan has high contribution limits and is simple to set up. Best of […]
Contrary to popular belief, there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution or federal law that prohibits multiple states from collecting tax on the same income. Although many states provide tax credits to prevent double taxation, those credits are sometimes unavailable. If you maintain residences in more than one state, here are some points to keep in […]
Working from home has become commonplace for people in many jobs. But just because you have a home office space doesn’t mean you can deduct expenses associated with it. Beginning with the 2018 tax year, fewer taxpayers will qualify for the home office deduction. Here’s why. Changes Under the TCJA For employees, home office expenses […]
We are so excited to welcome our Interns for Focus 2019! They all survived our training sessions last week, and now we are welcoming them in our offices. We know you all will do great things. Back Row: Ryan McGuire (Jerseyville), Wayne Sherland (Edwardsville), Sydney Boschert (Alton), Eric Radake (Columbia), and Zach Williams (Belleville) Front […]
We are excited to introduce our new Staff Accountants! John Reitano, Jessica Roman, Chad Brown, and Alex Hoffmann John Reitano received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from SLU. Jessica Roman is a recent SIUE graduate and is currently in the Master’s program at SIUE. Chad Brown graduated with his Bachelor’s from UMSL […]
As tax season ramps up, so do the efforts of scam artists looking to steal people’s financial data and money. Such fraudulent activities often target older adults. Whether you’re in this age bracket or worry about senior parents and other relatives, here are seven ways to prevent elder financial abuse: Keep both paper and online […]
To better accommodate our clients, we extend our office hours during tax season. Please note these hours listed below so we can better serve you. Monday through Thursday 8am to 8pm Fridays 8am to 6pm Saturdays 8am to 3pm (through February) 8am to 5pm (thereafter through April 15)
Inventory is expensive, so it needs to be as lean as possible. Here are some ways to trim the fat from your inventory without compromising revenue and customer service. Objective Inventory Counts Effective inventory management starts with a physical inventory count. Accuracy is essential to knowing your cost of goods sold — and to identifying […]
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