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Shout Out to Dennis Cole

Dennis will also be featured WFSB Channel 3 on Monday, March 2nd at 4:30 PM to discuss the five questions you should ask when deciding on a tax preparer. Be sure to watch!


Dennis Cole Featured in Accounting Today

Dennis Cole recently provided a brief overview of why this tax season is much different than last year and the biggest issue that tax preparers are currently facing. You can find him quoted in Accounting Today under the “QB why?” section: https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/chatting-it-up-what-clients-are-talking-about-so-far-this-season


2020 CTCPA Women Awards

The CTCPA hosted their first-ever Women Awards program and BHCB’s Jessica McCauley, Stacey Curran, Kathleen Kilian, Kayla Miko and Jennifer Schempp attended to support fellow women in the CPA profession. Those honored were seven outstanding women working in business and industry, public accounting, not-for-profit, and government who were selected from more than 50 nominations. The […]


Ryan Parent Selected to Take Part in Leadership Program

BHCB congratulates Audit Manager Ryan Parent for being selected to participate in the Connecticut Professionals Leadership Academy along with 50 other local industry professionals. The mission of the academy is to inspire emerging leaders by strengthening leadership skills, relationship building, and creating a cohesive community among professions for the next generation of business leaders. It […]


Basic Estate Planning Considerations

Every individual has a responsibility to their family to consider basic estate planning steps. Many individuals believe that in the event of their passing, their closest family member (spouse, parent or child), will immediately obtain control of their assets. The fact is that without at least a minimal amount of planning, your assets and their […]


BHCB runs for IRIS

The Run for Refugees raises public awareness of the US refugee resettlement program and raises vital funds to support services for refugees in Connecticut


The BHCB welcomes our new employee Dan Wiecek. We wish you many years of success in your career with us.


Know the Rules for Amending a Federal Income Tax Return

What should you do if you discover an error on a previously filed individual tax return? For example, you might have missed some tax-saving deductions and credits on your 2016 personal federal income tax return that you filed in February. Or you might have recently discovered that you failed to claim some legitimate tax breaks […]


In Honor of Those Who’ve Served, We Remember.


Form 1099-MISC

In an effort to reduce identity theft and improve tax compliance, the Internal Revenue Service has made recent modifications to the due dates for information return Form 1099-MISC. Congress passed provisions in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 that accelerate the due date to January 31 for filing information on nonemployee […]


BHCB Announces Three New Partners

In an industry suggestive of a glass ceiling, one local firm has not only cracked it, but has shattered it completely. The accounting firm of Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger today announced that not just one but three women have been named as partners in the firm. “I am thrilled and excited that these three […]


BHCB proudly supports Gia

BHCB proudly helped support Gia, Miss Fairfield County’s Outstanding Teen and Nick Iwanec’s daughter with her efforts in collecting 220 toys for the Marine Corp Cadet’s Kids for Kids toy drive.


Enjoy your Halloween


HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYMENT- THE “NANNY TAX”

A BREAKDOWN OF WHO IS A HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE AND WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT REQUIRED OF THE EMPLOYER Private employment (as opposed to through an agency) of household employees requires strict adherence to federal and state (references are to Connecticut) laws.  Hiring of an individual as a nanny, babysitter, health aide, care-giver, gardener, personal […]


BHCB honored in the Connecticut Post

The July 28, 2016 issue of Go Magazine in the Connecticut Post, BHCB is honored in the 2016 Profile Series Best of Fairfield County as a premier CPA firm.


Shout Out to John Ermer

John Ermer CTCPA newsletter – John provided an overview of the impact of state taxes on businesses at Gateway Community College in New Haven. He was featured in the CTCPA magazine member news.


BHCB Presents:

A Pampered Chef fundraiser Show to support Mikey’s Way Foundation. 15% of the sales will benefit Mikey’s Way. Fabulous Pampered Chef Cooking Tools! BBQ, Cutlery, Cookware, Serving, Stoneware, Summertime fun Dorm room necessities, Gifts & More! Use the link to place your order online if you are unable to attend the show Wednesday July 27th, 11am […]


Final DOL Overtime Rule Released

On May 18th, 2016 the DOL released a final rule that radically increases the thresholds for overtime rules, expanding the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. Under the FLSA, employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay, unless they meet the requirements of certain wage and duties […]


Nikko Ardito, Welcome to the BHCB family. We wish you success in your career and pursuit of your CPA.


BHCB welcomes new employee Kayla Miko, CPA


Ed Burger Honored For Service To The Community

BHCB congratulates Eddie for being recognized on the significant impact he makes in the Jewish community. Ed has been active on the B’nai Israel Board of Trustees, the Probus Club of  Greater Bridgeport, Jewish Family Services and the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy over the years. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Union […]


Significant Change to Overtime Rules and Eligibility

As expected, the White House has announced a crucial change in the laws that determine who is eligible for overtime pay.  Effective December 1, 2016, The Department of Labor will enforce modifications to the Fair Labor Standards Act that will raise the threshold for Administrative, Executive and Professional exemptions from overtime pay. Federal overtime rules […]


We salute those who have served and sacrificed for our nation, and those who continue to do so.


Tax Season Lunch

At our annual after tax season lunch we were entertained by our very own “Village People” new employees! They were fantastic.


IRS Provides Tips for Choosing Return Preparers

In its third in a series of weekly tax preparedness releases, the IRS has encouraged taxpayers to carefully choose a return preparer before the next filing season. The IRS reminded taxpayers that choosing a return preparer now will give them more time to consider options before the start of the 2016 filing season. The tips […]


Great Ways to Give to Your Foundation and Receive a Tax Break

John Ermer recently wrote an article for the AFSPA (American Foreign Service Protective Association): Executive Director Nancy Savage recently had a chance to speak with a certified public accountant, John F. Ermer, about income tax considerations related to making donations to our Foundation. Mr. Ermer is a partner in the New Haven, Connecticut office of […]


What do I do now that a tax return has been fraudulently filed in my name?

You just found out that a fraudulent income tax return was filed using your name and Social Security number. It is the first time that this has ever happened to you.  Now, you must focus on taking the necessary steps to clear your name. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) defines tax-related identity theft as the […]


CONNECTICUT’S SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM CAN PROVIDE MATCHING GRANTS FOR SOME BUSINESSES

In order to encourage job creation, growth and retention in Connecticut, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has developed a program called the Small Business Express Program to provide grants and loans to small businesses which meet certain criteria.   The grant portion of the program has generated the most interest among our firm’s […]


Welcome to Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, PC’s new website


Dear Clients, Business Associates and Friends,

We at Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger PC take our status as trusted advisors seriously. We strive to deliver reliable guidance in as timely a fashion as possible. In this uncertain time, where the situation seems to change hourly, we are making a conscious decision to await official guidance before issuing communications in an attempt to convey the most accurate information to you.

IRS Notice 2020-18 was released late Friday, March 20:

Any Federal income tax payment and any income tax return related to the 2019 tax year that would have been due April 15, 2020, is automatically postponed to July 15.
Any Federal estimated income tax payment otherwise due on April 15, 2020, is automatically postponed to July 15.
This guidance applies to filers of the following:
Individuals (Form 1040)
Trusts and Estates (Form 1041)
Corporations (calendar year Form 1120)
No extension forms are required to be filed to claim this relief.
There is no limitation on the amount of the payment that can be postponed (previous Notice 2020-17 had set the limit to $1 million for individuals and $10 million for corporations).
The postponement does NOT apply to payroll tax returns or any other filings not specifically detailed as above.
Underpayment interest and penalties associated with the period prior to April 15 do not appear to be waived.

State guidance is currently a patchwork of various schedules and delays. We expect the states will soon solidify their responses. For state tax developments related to the coronavirus outbreak, see the AICPA list here.

Currently, Connecticut has announced:
Individual income tax filings due April 15, as well as 2020 estimated payments due April 15 and June 15, are able to be postponed to July 15.
Business income tax filings and payments (Corporate, Pass-through Entity, and Unrelated Business Income Tax returns) otherwise due between March 15 and May 15, have been postponed to June 15.
At this time, New York State has not extended the deadline to file personal income tax or other returns.
Massachusetts is expected to follow the IRS in offering relief for taxpayers with MA filing obligations.

BHCB is still at work, continuing to service the needs of our clients.

At this time, most of our staff is working remotely, so electronic communications are the most reliable way to transfer information.
We urge all to utilize our secure portals for transformation of sensitive information and any item that contains a SSN. Please email info@bhcbcpa.com for access if you do not already have a portal established.
We encourage you to continue to provide your tax information. The delays are a welcome reprieve, but a finalized 2019 tax return will provide the most information for individuals and businesses to use in planning for 2020 resource allocations.
Individuals and businesses expecting a tax refund are especially encouraged to move ahead with filing.

As always, we appreciate the trust you place in us, and we will continue to provide our support and guidance in these unprecedented times.

Sincerely,

Dennis Cole

Managing Partner