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Beyond the Numbers: Joel F. Gallagher, CPA

(Aug, 2020)

Joel joined the firm as a Principal after Barone, Howard & Co., a full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm based in New Hartford and Rome, merged with Dermody, Burke & Brown. He...

COVID-19 and the Home Office Deduction: What you Need to Know

Nicole Cerrone (Aug, 2020)

A large amount of the workforce was sent home indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we work, communicate, and live our daily lives. Companies were quickly forced to innovate...

Beyond the Numbers: Deborah L. Fitzgerald, CPA

(Jul, 2020)

Debby joined the firm as a Principal in November 2019 after Barone, Howard and Co., a full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm based in New Hartford and Rome, merged with Dermody, Burke...

10 Best Practices for Telecommuting Securely

Christopher Hannan (Jul, 2020)

COVID-19 has led many companies to ask or mandate their staff to work remotely. While working from home may keep employees safe, it is important that the right security practices are in place to keep...

DB&B IRS “Dirty Dozen” Breakdown: What Tax Scams to be on the Lookout for

Taylor Moore (Jul, 2020)

Tax scams can happen at any time throughout the year, but tend to rise during tax season and during times of crisis. Considering these two stressors are coinciding this year, it is even more...

To Amend or Not To Amend, That Is the Question: How the Cares Act Changes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Thomas R. Tartaglia, CPA (Jun, 2020)

The IRS has recently enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act as a tax relief and assistance package for individuals as well as businesses.  Some of the provisions...