TBC Information Network

Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte offering valuable insights, impressions and commentary on today’s financial and business world.

What’s Important When it Comes to Documenting Board Minutes

Board members are fiduciaries of an organization and board minutes are considered legal documents that can also serve as a record for future reference. Minutes can provide evidence that a board has exercised care in decision making as well as serve as proof that the board operates in accordance with their own stated requirements (likely… [keep reading…]

NEW NYS Tax Credit for Homeowners. Do You Qualify?

New York State has a NEW property tax credit for homeowners who make less than $250,000.    To Qualify: You must be a NYS resident for the full year. In addition, the home must be your primary residence and you must have lived in the home at least 183 days during the year. The credit… [keep reading…]

Real Estate and the Current Local Economy

Real estate in the Capital Region is booming, rental prices are increasing and homes are selling at record highs. The local market inventory levels are still low which is resulting in local homes and apartments seeing an increase in value. Depending on your living situation it may be a great opportunity to take advantage of… [keep reading…]

LIFO Impacts on Auto Dealers

These last 2 years have certainly been a rollercoaster ride for most automobile dealers.  From the fear and uncertainties caused by shutdowns at the start of the pandemic, to labor shortages, to parts inventory delays and shortages, to government assistance programs, to record high used vehicle prices, to new vehicle inventory supply issues caused by… [keep reading…]

Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Albany, NY:  2021 has marked the 50th anniversary for Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC), the largest CPA firm based in the Capital Region. TBC has been serving thousands of clients for five decades in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services, as well as other specialty services including pension administration services,… [keep reading…]

Tax Planning for Businesses

With tax year 2021 coming to a close, we need to consider what can be done to help lower your tax bill for this year and next. With the uncertainty of pending legislation, here are some tax planning ideas for Businesses. Review your accounting method Businesses typically use either an accrual method of accounting or… [keep reading…]

New Lease Standards Effective for Private Companies

In April 2020, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted to defer the effective date of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842, Leases for certain entities. Now effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, all private companies will be required to adopt the new standard which will impact the way most lease agreements are reported… [keep reading…]

The Department Of Labor Guidance On Locating Missing Participants

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance and best practices on January 12, 2021 to pension plans in hopes that Plan Sponsors can locate missing participants.  The guidance provides various communication strategies and ways to search for missing participants.  The end goal is to have zero missing plan participants, which may be difficult to accomplish,… [keep reading…]

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