Focus Editorial Committee

The Focus - Our Tax E-Newsletter

Tax Information Update & COVID-19 Resource Center

Karen M. Matticio, CPA, CVA, Member (Mar, 2020)

March 26, 2020 - Currently, the April 15, 2020 filing and payment deadline for the IRS has been changed:Individual (1040), Corporate (1120) and Fiduciary (1041) returns are now due July 15, 2020...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Kristi L. Jeffres, CPA (Mar, 2020)

March 26, 2020 - In response to the COVID-19 crises, both the State and Federal governments have enacted laws making paid leave available to some employees impacted by the spread of the virus. ...

Focus on Now and Moving Forward

(Mar, 2020)

March 26, 2020 - The Focus newsletter is dedicated to bringing you the latest updates and information.  The articles written in this edition are carefully crafted to help you and your business...

Beyond the Numbers: John Howard, CPA

(Feb, 2020)

John 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. John has...

Employer Costs for Employee Parking – Are They Deductible?

Katie Rivers (Feb, 2020)

Many companies provide parking for their employees. While it is easy to assume that the expenses related to parking would be a typical operating expense that could be deducted for tax purposes, this...

NYS SHIELD Act: Are you Prepared? (Video)

Christopher Hannan (Feb, 2020)

Not many companies are aware of the repercussions of the recently adopted cyber security guidelines relevant to all employers in New York State.  On July 26, 2019 governor Cuomo signed the "Stop...