Ethics

Join us for the second installment of Insero & Company’s Accounting & Finance Education Series as we take an in-depth look at ethical issues facing accountants and business professionals today. This course satisfies the New York State Professional Ethics requirement for Certified Public Accountants.

CPE Series

When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8am-12pm
Where: Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
Cost: $60 per participant ($50 per participant through July 29th with Early Bird Discount)
Presented By: Presented by Heidi Tribunella, MS, CPA and Dr. Thomas Tribunella, CPA

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5th Annual Tax Update

Join us for the latest IRS and NYS initiatives including an update on IRS audit procedures and current audit focus areas, NYS tax reform (estate tax, credits, etc.), and a few topics relevant to businesses operating in other New England states.

CPE Series

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When: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 8am-10am
Where: Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
Cost: $30 per person
Presented By: Presented by Harlan J. Kwiatek, CPA, JD, LLM, Partner – New York, State and Local Tax, McGladrey LLP

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Client Update Newsletter: Spring 2014

When it comes to your business there is no one-size-fits-all formula to success – and your relationship with your CPA should be just as unique. That’s why we promise to deliver The Highest Standard of client service built on a foundation of frequent communication.

This newsletter is just one of the ways we help you stay up-to-date on tax and financial issues that impact small business owners. From year-round tax planning to tips on how to maximize profits, this valuable resource is a must read. This quarter’s topics include:

  • IRS Audits: What you need to know
  • IRS issues “repair regulations”
  • What can you deduct when customers don’t pay?
  • 2014 Tax Numbers
  • If you make gifts, you may have to file a gift tax return
  • New rule on tips for 2014
  • FSA rules modified

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Use IRS Adjusted Numbers for 2014 Tax Planning

Certain tax numbers are adjusted by the IRS for inflation each year. Here are some of the 2014 tax numbers you’ll need to use as you get started with this year’s tax planning.

Plan Ahead

  • The standard mileage rate for business driving decreases to 56¢ per mile for 2014. The rate for medical and moving mileage decreases from 24¢ per mile to 23.5¢ per mile. The general rate for charitable driving remains at 14¢ per mile.
  • The maximum earnings subject to social security tax in 2014 increases to $117,000. The earnings limit for those under full retirement age is $15,480. For those at full retirement age, there is no earnings limit.
  • The “nanny tax” threshold increases to $1,900 for 2014. If you pay household workers more than this amount during the year, you’re responsible for payroll taxes.
  • The “kiddie tax” threshold for 2014 remains unchanged at $2,000. If your child under age 19 (under age 24 for students) has more than $2,000 of unearned income this year (e.g., dividends and interest income), the excess could be taxed at your highest rate.
  • The maximum individual retirement account (IRA) contribution you can make in 2014 remains at $5,500 if you’re under age 50 and at $6,500 if you are 50 or older.
  • The maximum amount of wages employees can put into a 401(k) plan remains unchanged at $17,500. The 2014 maximum allowed for SIMPLE plans remains at $12,000. If you are 50 or older, you can contribute up to $23,000 to a 401(k) and $14,500 to a SIMPLE plan.
  • For 2014, the maximum amount that can be contributed to a health savings account (HSA) increases to $3,300 for individuals and $6,550 for families. Those 55 and older can contribute an additional $1,000.
  • The alternative minimum tax exemption for 2014 is $52,800 for singles and $82,100 for couples filing joint returns.

Client Update Newsletter: Winter 2013

When it comes to your business there is no one-size-fits-all formula to success – and your relationship with your CPA should be just as unique. That’s why we promise to deliver The Highest Standard of client service built on a foundation of frequent communication.

This newsletter is just one of the ways we help you stay up-to-date on tax and financial issues that impact business owners and financial professionals like you. From year-round tax planning to tips on how to maximize profits, this valuable resource is a must read. This quarter’s topics include:

  • Health care reform law gets underway for individuals
  • Year-End Tax Moves
  • 1099s: A little form with a painful bite
  • Business or hobby? Nine factors help the IRS decide
  • Financial tips for the 20-something generation
  • How to handle the financial issues after the death of a spouse

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International Banking & Tax Update

Join us for the final installment of Insero & Company’s 2013 CPE Series. The CPE Series provides financial professionals and business owners with relevant, up-to-date information and networking opportunities at an affordable price.

In today’s global economy, many local businesses are beginning to expand beyond our country’s borders. Join us for an International Banking & Tax Update presented by Richard Krucher, CPA of Insero & Company CPAs, P.C. and Grace Jahng of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Woman with Globe

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 8am-10am
Where: Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
Cost: $30 per person
Presented By: Richard Krucher, CPA, Insero & Company CPAs, P.C. and Grace Jahng, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Frank Insero Named a Rochester Rockstar

Frank Insero was recently named a Rochester Rockstar by RochesterRockstars.com. Click here to view the video interview:

Insero & Company has been growing despite the economy. Not only are we growing, we’re having lots of fun doing it. Watch this interview to learn:

  • How to grow in a down economy
  • Clever ways to train employees to deliver on firm’s core values
  • How to create a fun environment for employees
  • Secret to making acquisitions successful
  • 2 keys to becoming super successful

We are lucky to have someone like Frank in our community. Despite the economy, he is making things happen and sharing with other entrepreneurs on how he is doing it.

RochesterRockstars.com is a community project with the goal of inspiring entrepreneurs to reach great success. The legendary book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is read by more people than any other business book. Napoleon Hill didn’t come up with the great ideas in the book, instead, he profiled the lessons learned from other successful leaders. RochesterRockstars.com brings you successful leaders in our own community sharing the secrets that led them to their Rockstar success. Learn and Grow from their stories.

Insero & Company Names New Partners

Insero & Company CPAs, P.C. announced today that Michael J. Catallo, CPA and Jennifer R. Martlew, CPA, CFE have been admitted as partners in the firm.

Michael J. Catallo, CPA and Jennifer R. Martlew, CPA, CFE

Michael J. Catallo, CPA and Jennifer R. Martlew, CPA, CFE

Michael specializes in tax compliance and has been advising corporations, partnerships, individuals, and tax-exempt organizations on tax matters since 1978. He has extensive experience working with closely held businesses in the retail, distribution, manufacturing, construction and service industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York. Michael resides in Webster, NY with his wife, Sandy, and their three children, and has been actively involved with the Greater Rochester YMCA.

Jennifer has been with the firm since 2000 and specializes in accounting and auditing with an emphasis on employee benefit plan audits. She leads the planning and execution of audits for large multi-national clients, as well as many closely held middle market corporations. She has also helped to grow the company’s benefit plan audit practice into one of the 25 largest benefit plan audit practices in the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York, College at Brockport, and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. Jennifer resides in Penfield, NY with her son, and has been actively involved with the Susan B. Anthony House.

Rochester-based Insero & Company CPAs, P.C. is one of the largest accounting and business advisory practices serving Western, Upstate and the Southern Tier of New York. A full-service public accounting firm with Tax, Audit and Outsource Accounting practices, Insero & Company specializes in Employee Benefit Plan Audits and Outsourced and Virtual Accounting Services for not-for-profit organizations and companies of all sizes.

Client Update Newsletter: Fall 2013

When it comes to your business there is no one-size-fits-all formula to success – and your relationship with your CPA should be just as unique. That’s why we promise to deliver The Highest Standard of client service built on a foundation of frequent communication.

This newsletter is just one of the ways we help you stay up-to-date on tax and financial issues that impact small business owners. From year-round tax planning to tips on how to maximize profits, this valuable resource is a must read. This quarter’s topics include:

  • Manage your MAGI to preserve tax breaks
  • Embezzlement: You need to know how it works to prevent it
  • Index funds could be the right investment choice for you
  • Do you have obsolete inventory?
  • Don’t get tripped up by a wash sale
  • Look into energy credits
  • 2014 HSA contribution limits released
  • What are the odds for audit selection?

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Client Update Newsletter: Summer 2013

When it comes to your business there is no one-size-fits-all formula to success – and your relationship with your CPA should be just as unique. That’s why we promise to deliver The Highest Standard of client service built on a foundation of frequent communication.

This newsletter is just one of the ways we help you stay up-to-date on tax and financial issues that impact small business owners. From year-round tax planning to tips on how to maximize profits, this valuable resource is a must read. This quarter’s topics include:

  • Give your children a good financial education
  • Recordkeeping: How to get all that paper under control
  • Six mistakes to avoid in selling your business
  • Tax Talk: Check your withholding and Don’t fall for bogus IRS e-mails
  • Can happy employees equal healthy profits?
  • Foreign assets may require two filings

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