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Important Update: QuickBooks Desktop 2021 Discontinuation

As of May 31, 2024, QuickBooks will be discontinuing support for QuickBooks Desktop 2021, impacting the software’s functionality. What You Need to Know: Companies on QuickBooks Desktop Payroll who do not select a new subscription before May 31, 2024, will lose the ability to run payroll or file payroll taxes. Exploring Options: Many QuickBooks desktop… [keep reading…]

LTPTE Changes

What Is Changing? 401(k) plans no longer can have a service condition that prevents an employee from making 401(k) salary deferrals if they have worked for your company at least 500 hours for 3 consecutive years. Example: Your 401(k) plan requires employees to complete a year of service (1,000 hours) before they are eligible to… [keep reading…]

TBC Names New Shareholder

Pannucci Named Shareholder Albany, NY:  Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC), the largest CPA firm based in the Capital District, is pleased to announce Nathan Pannucci has been named Shareholder, effective January 1st. Mr. Pannucci, a dedicated professional who joined TBC in 2010, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the State… [keep reading…]

IRS Form 1099-MISC & Form 1099-NEC

If, as part of your trade or business, you made any of the following types of payments, you are required by law to report certain payments of income it made during the calendar year to the IRS and to the recipient by filing Form 1099-MISC or Form 1099-NEC. The following types of payments made in the course… [keep reading…]

Business Year End Planning

Tax Planning for Businesses With tax year 2023 ending, 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… [keep reading…]

Individual Year End Planning

Tax Planning for Individuals Annual gift exclusion and estate tax exemption The annual gift exclusion for 2023 is $17,000 per person and will increase to $18,000 in 2024. Married couples who elect to gift split can give $34,000 per person in 2023 and $36,000 in 2024.  There are no  limits on how many donees can… [keep reading…]

The Corporate Transparency Act

The Corporate Transparency Act In an era marked by increasing economic interconnectivity, transparency in corporate practices has become a critical aspect of ensuring fair and ethical business conduct. Signed into law on January 1, 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) seeks to enhance corporate transparency by addressing… [keep reading…]

EFAST Login Changes – What You Need To Know

New ERISA Credentials Requirement: In an effort to enhance security and protect the integrity of Form 5500 filings, the Department Of Labor has introduced a new credentialing process for individuals signing the form. This credentialing process ensures that only authorized individuals with the appropriate qualifications and knowledge of ERISA regulations can sign off on these… [keep reading…]

Common Board Governance Mistakes

Board governance can directly impact how effective and successful a nonprofit organization can become. Governance relates to fulfilling the nonprofit’s mission as well as ensuring its sustainability. Whether you’re a long-standing member or newly elected, it can be easy to succumb to common mistakes that occur through governing a nonprofit. Below are a few common… [keep reading…]

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