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

Anechiarico Named Marketing Manager

Albany, NY:  Ali R. Anechiarico has been named the new Marketing Manager at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte (TBC).  Prior to joining TBC, Ali was in charge of marketing at another professional services firm in Albany, New York. As Marketing Manager for TBC, Ali will oversee all marketing initiatives for the firm that will continue to… [keep reading…]

In Tribute to Ronald L. Teal

Ronald L. Teal     1933-2018 Ronald L. Teal, one of the founding partners of Teal, Becker and Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) passed away on May 27, 2018. Ron, along with Larry Becker and John Chiaramonte, founded TBC in 1971. Ron’s professionalism and strong work ethic have been at the core of the firm’s corporate culture ever… [keep reading…]

Notice of Cyber Security Incident

We take security and the safeguarding of our client’s personal information seriously at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. Unfortunately, we are informing you about an incident that may have involved that information. What Happened? On February 21, 2018, Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) were alerted by New York State Department of Taxation and… [keep reading…]

Seven consecutive years of TBC being named a Top Workplace by the Times Union

We are pleased to announce that this year is the seventh consecutive year that Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Times Union. In order to be considered for this award, employees have to nominate their employer and complete workplace satisfaction surveys. The winning nominees were announced on… [keep reading…]

Blessing named firm administator

Alison Blessing, CPA, with over 20 years of leadership experience in public and private accounting has been named as the Firm’s third firm administrator in over 45 years. While Michele Auricchio is finishing her career pending a late June retirement, Blessing will learn the responsibilities and be poised to take the firm to new heights… [keep reading…]

Watroba joins the expanding workforce

TBC has recently hired its newest accounting staff member, Joseph Watroba, CPA. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree as well as his Master of Science in Accounting from Siena College in 2013. Prior to joining TBC, he was a senior tax accountant at another firm. Outside of work, Joe and his… [keep reading…]

4 ways to encourage use of an employee assistance program

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for good employees to battle personal problems, such as substance dependence, financial or legal woes, or mental health issues. These struggles can negatively affect their productivity and the working environment around them. Employers can help by offering an employee assistance program (EAP). An EAP helps assist at-risk employees in finding the… [keep reading…]

The pass-through provisions of the TCJA: The devil is in the details

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been touted for cutting the corporate tax rate, but the law also contains some valuable goodies for smaller businesses that operate as pass-through entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations and sole proprietorships. These businesses stand to see their tax liabilities fall significantly, but determining just… [keep reading…]

TBC Women’s Initiative Partners with YWCA of the Greater Capital Region and Area Businesses

At a time when women’s voices are rising around the world, International Women’s Day was commemorated globally on March 8th through a rich diversity of initiatives.  However here in the Capital District, Mother Nature had her own plans, and the only woman we would let change International Women’s Day is Mother Nature herself! In honor… [keep reading…]

Now may be a good time to start a paid family and medical leave program

Does your organization have a formalized program under which it offers employees paid time off for an illness or family emergency? If not, there’s now an excellent reason to consider establishing one: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed late last year, created a tax credit for qualifying employers that begin providing paid family and… [keep reading…]

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