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The Focus - Our Tax E-Newsletter

Retirement Plans for the Self Employed and/or Small Business Owner

Tina D'Agata (Mar, 2021)

Are you self-employed and/or a small business owner that thinks they are paying too much in income tax? If so, do you have a retirement plan?  If the answer is no, now is the time to think about...

Beyond the Numbers: Thomas Palmer Promoted to Audit & Accounting Principal

(Mar, 2021)

Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC has promoted Thomas Palmer, CPA to Principal in the Audit and Accounting Department.Thomas has been with the Dermody, Burke & Brown for over fifteen years....

Employee Retention Credit: Updates and What You Should Know

Jennifer Damsky, MBA (Mar, 2021)

On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also known as the ARP Act. For businesses who have been and continue to be financially impacted by COVID-19, the provisions...

2021 Filing Season: 7 Things You Need to Know

David Corey, CPA (Feb, 2021)

As we head into the 2021 filing season here are a few things to consider:1. Employee Retention CreditUnder the revisions to the CARES Act signed into law on December 27, 2020.  Those who had...

Common Scams and Safety Precautions

Christopher Hannan (Feb, 2021)

Tax season is here yet again and the cyber criminals have been working nonstop to hold data ransom, steal identities, and collect refund checks.The worst and most ingenious attack was the 2020...

Beyond the Numbers: Michael Fralix, CPA

(Feb, 2021)

Michael Fralix, CPA recently joined Dermody, Burke & Brown as a Principal in the Tax department.Michael has over eighteen years of public accounting experience.  He has worked with a wide...