The term ‘market research’ often invokes images of telemarketers and focus groups – mass media methods that cost a lot of time and money and are out of reach of the average small firm. The truth is that firm owners conduct market research all the time. At its most basic, market research is asking someone other than a team member how they think the existing firm is performing or whether a prospective product or service would appeal. (more…)
The number of IRS audits has doubled over the past ten years. Coupled with the new informational filing requirements for businesses, your chances of an IRS audit notification are not insignificant. If the IRS should come calling, here are some things to consider. (more…)
Date: 2011-01-14 Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM Location: Brighton Campus Office Park
Retirement planning is a confusing process, and making sure that you are set for the big day is imperative. TWW Consulting is hosting the first of a series of complimentary financial preparedness and planning retirement educational sessions. This first session will provide an overview of the “THIRTEEN QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED BEFORE YOU RETIRE”. The answers to these important questions will provide clarity and security for you and your family as you plan for your next stage of life. Please join us January 14 from 11:30-12:30 in Brighton Campus Office Park conducted by Scott Gerken, CPA and Paul Wyand, CFP. To attend, please register, 585.427.2410 X102 by January 11.
Are you talking to your lender about restructuring or forgiving all or part of your business debt? You may be surprised to learn the outcome of your negotiations could lead to taxable income. (more…)
The IRS recently issued a bulletin reminding taxpayers that making energy-saving improvements to their homes before the end of the year can lower their taxes for 2010. (more…)
Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the average interest rate for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dropped to 4.25% in September, 2010, and the average rate for 15-year mortgages fell to 3.73%. These are the lowest rates in almost 50 years. (more…)
The following article appeared in the December 21, 2010 edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. Written by Thaney & Associates CPAs’ Marketing Manager, Vicki M James. (more…)
Are thoughts of charitable contributions dancing in your head this holiday season?
If you itemize, you may also be thinking of tax deductions. Here are tips to make the most of your generosity. (more…)