The Focus - Our Tax E-Newsletter

Research & Development Credit Update

Alaina Schoonmaker (Oct, 2017)

Every taxpayer yearns for a reduction on their tax bill. One of the biggest ways to achieve this is through tax credits, which lower the amount of tax liability owed. The federal research and...

Save Some Green, Think Energy Efficient

Joshua Cook (Oct, 2017)

Considering a major home renovation this fall? Historically the IRS has allowed a series of credits to help entice homeowners to move towards energy efficient or alternative energy products. However...

Beyond the Numbers: Karen Hovey

(Sep, 2017)

Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC recently hired Karen Hovey, CPA/CFF, CFE as a Principal in the Tax Department.Karen received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clarkson University. She has...

New York's Paid Family Leave Policy - What Does This Mean For Me?

Amie Vanderpool, CPA (Sep, 2017)

In April 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFLBL).  This law is being touted as the "nation's strongest and most comprehensive" policy of it...

Understanding Business Grants

Mike Burt, MBA, CPA (Sep, 2017)

Who does not like the sound of receiving money with no strings attached?  Many business owners are drawn to the allure of obtaining money through the use of business grants, believing there will...

Elder Care Tax Benefits

Christian Samara (Aug, 2017)

It's a great time to be alive. Thanks to advances in technology and modern medicine we are living longer than we ever have before, and that’s a good thing. After all, who doesn't want to spend more...