Wishing you Happy Holidays! We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.
We recently said, “See you soon” to our intern, Nicholas Maniscalco, as he is returning to graduate school at Quinnipiac University in the fall. Nick was our intern for the past two years and was a huge asset to our firm, especially during the last five months as we navigated our way through tax season […]
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 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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Run for Refugees raises public awareness of the US refugee resettlement program and raises vital funds to support services for refugees in Connecticut
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 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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At our annual after tax season lunch we were entertained by our very own “Village People” new employees! They were fantastic.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]