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We’re excited to share the news of one of our Directors, Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA, being named as a “Woman Who Means Business” by the Houston Business Journal! This is the third year in a row PKF Texas team members have been recognized for this honor — Sonia Freeman, Audit Director and Chief Culture Officer, in 2018; and Karen Love, Practice Growth Director, in 2017. On October 3, 2019, Danielle will…
How well do you listen to your not-for-profit’s supporters on social media? If you don’t engage in “social listening,” your efforts may not be good enough. This marketing communications strategy is popular with for-profit companies, but can just as easily help not-for-profits attract and retain donors, volunteers and members.…
In the past few months, many businesses and employers nationwide have received “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The purpose of these letters is to alert employers if there’s a discrepancy between the agency’s files and data reported on W-2 forms, which are given to employees and filed with the IRS. Specifically, they point out that an employee’s name and Social Security number (SSN) don’t match the government’s records. According to the SSA,…
https://youtu.be/fGPzprqM960 Jen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, and I’m here again with Nicole Riley, an Audit Senior Manager and one of the faces of the PKF Texas Not-for-Profit team. Nicole, welcome back to The Playbook. Nicole: Thanks. Thanks for having me. Jen: So, we’re touching on topics important to not-for-profits. Accounting departments and development departments are two really critical components of a not-for-profit organization. How do you facilitate cooperation…
Have staffers complained because their expense reimbursements are taxed? An accountable plan can address the issue. Here’s how accountable plans work and how they benefit employers and employees. Be Reasonable Under an accountable plan, reimbursement payments to employees will be free from federal income and employment taxes and aren’t subject to withholding from workers’ paychecks. Additionally, your organization benefits because the reimbursements aren’t subject to the employer’s portion of federal employment taxes. The IRS stipulates…
If you’re lucky enough to be winning at gambling or the lottery, congratulations! After you celebrate, be ready to deal with the tax consequences of your good fortune. Winning at Gambling Whether you win at the casino, a bingo hall, or elsewhere, you must report 100% of your winnings as taxable income. They’re reported on the “Other income” line on Schedule 1 of your 1040 tax return. To measure your winnings on a particular wager,…
https://youtu.be/lNUL03WF2BA Jen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, and I’m here with Brian Baumler, the Energy Practice Leader at PKF Texas and the Chair of the 17th annual TXCPA Houston Energy Conference. Also with us today is Jennifer Poff, the Executive Director of TXCPA Houston, and Tracy Tyler, the Co-Chair, as well as the Managing Director at WG Consulting. Welcome to The Playbook, everyone. Jennifer: We’re glad to be here. Brian:…
The 2019 Texas CPA Society (TXCPA) Houston Energy Conference will feature insights from top executives and professionals in the energy sector. This will be Brian Baumler’s – PKF Texas Audit Director – sixth year as Chairman of the conference. Top accounting firms will be represented at this event, along with many other accounting professionals within the industry. Speakers and panelists will discuss a wide range of topics, such as mergers and acquisitions, technology, E&P and…
As accountants and trusted business advisors, we enjoy working with you to co-create ideas and co-develop innovative solutions for your business. To supplement this, we also want to provide valuable information, including upcoming Houston events that we support, and think may be of interest to you. Greater Houston Partnership Texas CPA Society – Houston Chapter Client Exclusive – Not-for-Profit Seminar Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Corporate Directors Turnaround Management Association…