News About Our Business and Accounting Consulting Firm
Feb 14, 2017
There are new fiduciary rules set to take effect in April 2017 that would require financial advisors, whose work involves retirement plans or retirement planning advice, to be bound to fiduciary standards.
Feb 07, 2017
Did you know that the IRS has guidelines that, if met, would allow you to claim your parents as your dependents? Read more about this timely topic - Are Your Parents Your Dependents in this weeks' blog post by Sue Freed, CPA.
Jan 31, 2017
Effective in 2017, the PATH Act extends due diligence requirements to tax preparers in relation to the American Opportunity Tax Credit for education.
Jan 24, 2017
Let's talk about getting Fiscally Fit! For a small business owner, this means looking at the big picture of your company's financial situation and making the health of your business one of your long-term goals. Read Jill Cooper's blog post to find out more!
Jan 17, 2017
In recent years, we have head more and more about identity theft - Tax ID theft, Medical ID theft, Child ID theft and Driver's license theft. Check out Patty's blog post to find out more!
Jan 10, 2017
Employers tend to trust their employees but, unfortunately, not all people can be trusted. Are Your Employees Stealing From You? is the subject of Dan's blog post this week. Check it out!
Dec 27, 2016
There are changes to the FAFSA process beginning with the school year starting July 1, 2017. Read Vivian's blog post to find out more about these changes.
Dec 20, 2016
Besides that bucket list of things you want to do when you retire, you need to prepare another bucket list – a list of your different buckets of income and assets you will have at retirement. Read Brian's blog post to find out more
Dec 13, 2016
For employers that provide company cars, there are tax implications if there are no restrictions on the personal use of the vehicle. Read Christina's blog post to find out more!
Dec 06, 2016
One of the important cash flow decisions almost everyone is faced with in their pre-retirement planning, is "NOW OR LATER". That is, when to begin drawing their social security benefits.
Nov 29, 2016
Many of us have been asked to join a board of directors of a nonprofit. Before you agree, do your diligence to make sure you are a good fit for the organization.
Nov 22, 2016
The most common answer when asking family members what they are thankful for is - Family. Learn how to plan to make life easier for your heirs in this weeks' blog post.
Nov 15, 2016
More and more people are supplementing their 9-5 incomes with freelance work or so called "side hustles". Find three things you can do to reduce your tax bill in Leilah's blog post!
Nov 09, 2016
Now that the election results are in, we take a look at the proposed tax plan. Read Jim's blog post to find out more!
Nov 01, 2016
The due dates for many tax returns are changing. This impacts original and extended due dates for tax years starting after December 31, 2015. Read Alicia's blog post to find out more!
Oct 25, 2016
Two of the most common reasons cited for offering company volunteer days are 'corporate responsibility' and 'community reputation'. Read Cathy's blog post to find out more!
Oct 18, 2016
The rules regarding recognizing a gain on the sale of a home changed in May 1997, but some still think the old rules apply. Read about the new rules in Helen's blog post!
Oct 11, 2016
In 2016, each U.S. citizen is allowed a unified gift and estate tax exemption of $5.45 million before estate taxes are owed to the IRS! Read more in Chuck's blog post.
Oct 04, 2016
Did you know that you can make charitable contributions directly from your IRA and the withdrawal is not included as income? Read Sue's blog post to find out more!
Sep 27, 2016
Not-For-Profits will be required to change their financial statement presentation effective for fiscal years after December 15, 2017. Read Andrea's blog post to find out more!
Sep 27, 2016
Conner Ash P.C. is named one of the best Accounting Firms for 2016-2017 by Small Business Monthly.
Sep 20, 2016
The IRS can be a Grinch when it comes to business gifts. Read Jill's blog post for a list of rules to consider.
Sep 13, 2016
Did you know there are preferential tax rates for qualified dividends and long-term capital gains on sale of assets held for over a year? Read Patty's blog post to find out more!
Sep 08, 2016
Whether you are the owner of a company that is highly profitable or struggling to break even there are certain business practices that you can apply to maximize your company's potential and profits. Read Dan's blog post to find out how!
Sep 08, 2016
Conner Ash would like to congratulate Sue Deters on her 30th Anniversary with the firm.
Sep 06, 2016
It looks like Microsoft, sounds like Microsoft, but is it really Microsoft? Read Sue's blog post to find out!
Aug 23, 2016
Did you know that eligible educators can receive a small tax-break on their individual tax returns for certain classroom expenses paid out-of-pocket? Read Vivian's blog post to find out more!
Aug 16, 2016
What kind of documentation do you need to support your cash contributions? How much can you deduct if you receive goods and/or services? Find out in Brian Hantsbarger's blog post.
Aug 09, 2016
If you don't start taking distributions from your retirement account by age 70 1/2, you could face stiff penalties. Check out John Marten's blog post to learn more!
Aug 09, 2016
Brian Hantsbarger, CPA has been named one of the 2016 Top Small Business Accountants. Brian, a partner at Conner Ash P.C., has been serving business owners for 37 years.
Jul 26, 2016
There's no standard answer to the question Do I or Don't I when it comes to taking Social Security benefits. Find out more in Rick D'Angelo's blog post!
Jul 19, 2016
The IRS has raised the threshold for expensing verses capitalizing tangible property purchases. Find out more in Jim Gentry's blog post!
Jul 12, 2016
Do you have a plan to keep your business running in case of an emergency, big or small? Alicia gives us some actions to consider in this weeks' blog post.
Jul 05, 2016
Research shows that "meaningful work is precisely what most employees are looking for in a job...". Check out Cathy's blog post to find out how You Can Make a Difference in your workplace!
Jun 28, 2016
The lessons in Teamwork we learn as children and young adults carry forward to the workplace. Read Helen's blog post to find out how!
Jun 21, 2016
The IRS Transcripts online service has been reopened more than a year after the data breach in May 2015. Learn about the new registration process in this weeks' blog post.
Jun 15, 2016
Give your new graduate a Roth IRA to introduce her to the power of long-term saving and investing. Read Andrea Schaefer's blog post to find out more.
Jun 07, 2016
Learn about the latest IRS Scams so you can avoid being a victim in Jill Cooper's blog post!
May 31, 2016
Patty Ward provides information about Casualty Losses in this weeks' blog post.
May 24, 2016
Learn about the new overtime pay rules which will be taking effect on December 1, 2016 in Dan Velcheck's blog post!
May 23, 2016
Learn some great shortcuts to use on your SmartPhone or Computer in Sue Deters' blog post!
May 10, 2016
Are You Teaching By Example when it comes to being fiscally responsible?
May 03, 2016
The tax deadline for Missouri residents in 33 counties affected by the December 2015 flooding has been extended!
Apr 26, 2016
John Martens, CPA, looks at using T.O.D. as an Estate Planning Tool in this weeks' blog post.
Apr 19, 2016
Let's look at 'Spring Cleaning' our financial house to get it in order!
Apr 12, 2016
There are a few easy ways to avoid owing a lot to Uncle Sam that Bob Klutho discusses in this weeks' blog post!
Mar 29, 2016
Changes to the way Lessors and to a greater extent Lessees account for leases will be taking effect in the next couple of years.
Mar 22, 2016
Most small business owners say 'No!' when asked if they believe fraud can happen to them. Read on...
Mar 15, 2016
Learn about ways your CPA can assist you when going through a divorce in Helen Floros' blog post.
Mar 08, 2016
Learn about Foreign Reporting Requirements in Sue Freed's blog post!
Mar 01, 2016
Learn about the Cadillac Tax on Health Insurance Coverage in Andrea Schaefer's blog post!
Feb 23, 2016
Free public Wi-Fi comes with a cost - exposing your personal data to hackers!
Feb 16, 2016
Your business has the best chance of being successful if you have the right combination of people and meaningful financial information!
Feb 09, 2016
Here are some tips on how to avoid being the victim of tax theft and helpful hints if it happens to you!
Feb 09, 2016
Jack Lauber joins the Conner Ash team!
Feb 02, 2016
If you pay an individual to perform services at your home, you may be an household employer. Check out this weeks' blog post to find out about tax reporting requirements for household employers.
Jan 26, 2016
If you want to clear a room, simply bring up the topic of death and dying. Read Vivian's blog post to learn a few general questions to ask yourself when considering your arrangements.
Jan 19, 2016
If you are thinking about purchasing a rental house to save on taxes, there are many limitations to keep in mind.
Jan 12, 2016
Consider some New Year "financial" resolutions to help you get your financial life "in shape"!
Jan 05, 2016
Are you a small business owner who should be making these new year's resolutions?
Dec 29, 2015
Don't be surprised! Social Security benefits have been taxable for over 30 years.
Dec 22, 2015
Learn about changes to the Statute of Limitations for the IRS audit period in Jim Gentry's blog post!
Dec 17, 2015
Alicia Brockland is assuming the role of Conner Ash President effective January 1, 2016.
Dec 15, 2015
As a business owner, your business is likely your most valuable asset. But how do you determine the value of that asset?
Dec 15, 2015
Members of the Conner Ash team collected items for the Jefferson County Foster Children's Fund during the 3rd Annual Collect for a Cause!
Dec 15, 2015
Conner Ash team members spent an afternoon volunteering at the University City Children's Center for their 2015 Community Service Day.
Dec 01, 2015
Read Howard Rosen's thoughts on Succession Planning in this week's blog post!
Nov 23, 2015
Learn reasons why you would use a Business Consultant in your Accounting Department in Catherine Dobrynski's blog post!
Nov 17, 2015
Learn about the phase out of the popular Social Security spousal-claiming options for retirees in Helen Floros' blog post!
Nov 12, 2015
Conner Ash P.C. has been named a Five-Star Workplace by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly!
Nov 10, 2015
Learn the different types of outsourced payroll providers in Sue Freed's blog post!
Nov 09, 2015
Jake Asher Joins the Conner Ash Team!
Nov 03, 2015
Learn about preparing your business in the event of a disaster in Andrea Schaefer's blog post!
Oct 27, 2015
Learn the advantages and disadvantages when deciding whether to move to QuickBooks Online!
Oct 20, 2015
Learn about how to determine if you are getting the most out of your accounting department in Dan Velcheck's blog post!
Oct 16, 2015
Need to write a Crystal Report where your tables have a one-to-many relationship? Join us and learn how to include a Subreport in your Crystal Report.
Oct 14, 2015
In today’s economic climate, it can be difficult to get a business loan, particularly for a startup. As a result, many entrepreneurs start their businesses by using personal sources of money, such as life savings and retirement funds. Howard Rosen, CPA, JD AEP, give us his insights on using personal assets and choosing your business' legal structure.
Oct 13, 2015
Learn how to protect yourself when downloading a flashlight app to your android phone in Sue Deter's blog post!
Oct 06, 2015
Learn about when to use the cash and when to use the accrual method of accounting in Brian Hantsbarger's blog post!
Sep 29, 2015
Learn about the proposed future of financial reporting for nonprofit organizations in Bob Klutho's blog post!
Sep 22, 2015
Learn about what's deductible when you take a client to a sporting or entertainment in Jim's blog post!
Sep 15, 2015
Learn about how your company culture's has an impact on fraud in Alicia Brockland's blog post!
Sep 08, 2015
Learn about the new basis rules for inherited property in Howard Rosen's blog post!
Sep 02, 2015
Conner Ash is launching a new blog page on our website. Come and check out the page.
Jul 24, 2015
Emily Michel Joins the Conner Ash Team!
Jul 15, 2015
Conner Ash PC and Martens & D’Angelo, LLC have announced that they have reached an agreement to merge their two practices effective September 1, 2015.
Feb 09, 2015
Conner Ash P.C. welcomes our Busy Season Interns!