All News for the Month of January 2015
Tax Presentation: Timing of Income and Expenses is Key
An update on the tax changes for the 2014 tax year, presented by Las Vegas tax accountant, Scott Taylor, CPA.Click below for the presentation slides.2014 Tax Update from taylor1120
March 2015 Retirement Plan Deadlines
Retirement plan administrators and 401(k) plan sponsors should be aware of the following March 2015 administrative deadlines for defined contribution plans:Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Deadlines March...
Financial Fridays with UNLV Accounting Professor (Aired February 20, 2015)
Financial Fridays radio show aired live on February 20th on KLAV 1230 AM and featured a line up of great guests, including a new voice on our show: UNLV accounting professor Jason Smith. Here are short...
WSJ: Wrong Health Tax Credit Statements Sent to 800,000, Healthcare Sign-up Extended
By Louise Radnofsky (Wall Street Journal): The Obama administration said Friday it would allow people to sign up for insurance plans on HealthCare.gov through April, and at the same time said it sent some 800,000...
Vegas Inc: The List - Tax Preparation Firms
Vegas Inc recently ranked Las Vegas tax preparation firms by the number of registered IRS agents, though information on the total number of business returns and nonprofit returns filed in 2014 (for the 2013 tax year)...
Saving Too Much—or Too Little? (Parade)
From Parade (By Russell Wild): The chances that an average American can retire well seem to be getting slimmer. But not everyone is average. Some people may need to save more while others are already accruing a good-sized...
Financial Fridays with Solar Energy Consultant (Aired on February 13, 2015)
Our last Financial Fridays radio show aired live on Friday the 13th at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM. Out of town listeners can also check out the show online. Our experts this week included:John Restrepo is the...
Bill Nelson Talks Business Buying (Las Vegas Real Estate Now Radio)
PBTK Audit Shareholder Bill Nelson was a recent guest on Las Vegas Real Estate Now Radio. During this week's show, Bill discussed the risks of buying a new business. Accountants can help a potential buyer do their...
As Mobile Commerce Grows, M-Commerce Fraud Grows Even Faster
By pymnts: The number of retailers who offer customers a mobile commerce option has doubled in the past year — but m-commerce fraud is growing even faster, according to a new study from LexisNexis.Meanwhile, the...
Can a Convicted Fraudster Teach You How to Reduce Small Business Fraud? (Video)
Many small- to medium-sized businesses do not have the budget or the resources to employ a robust anti-fraud team. An anti-fraud professional can help businesses prevent fraud and improve fraud detection...
When Management Commits Fraud
Business owners usually hire a manager they trust and depend on to make decisions that are beneficial to the business, including using methods to detect and defer fraud. But what happens when it’s management...
Tax-Related Identity Theft Top Priority for the IRS in 2015
IRS: Identity theft presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and governments, including the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS meets the challenge of tax-related identity theft and is making progress against...
Financial Fridays - Youngest CPA in History (Aired February 6, 2015)
Friday, February 6th we aired our most recent Financial Fridays show with co-host Scott Taylor, CPA. The show is every Friday at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM in Las Vegas or listen online. Our experts this week included...
PBTK Radio Ad (Real Estate Radio Network)
Would you rather hear the truth, or just what you want to hear? If it concerns your business’ financial health, you want direct, clear advice and on-point recommendations. The CPAs at Piercy Bowler Taylor...
Accounting Today: Fraud Predictions for 2015
Technology will give fraudsters an edge in 2015, but it will also provide new tools for organizations and investigators, according to three experts from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners who were asked for...
The Top Ten Technologies for Stopping Fraud
Payments experts expect security budgets to increase this year – as well as the breaches. Forrester predicts that 60 percent of enterprises will discover a breach in 2015. But as fraud prevention solutions become...
Jeff Edwards Discusses Tax Extenders on Real Estate Radio Network
Two of Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern's shareholders Bill Nelson and Jeff Edwards join Harvey Blankenfeld on his radio show to discuss taxes, such as increasers, extenders, and charitable purchases. They explain...
Bloomberg: Inheriting Grandma’s House Comes with Tax Bill under Obama Plan
(Bloomberg) The best-laid estate plans just got muddled. President Barack Obama is proposing a fundamental change in tax policy that would limit what many Americans can leave to their heirs. The change would affect...
Financial Fridays (Aired January 30, 2015)
Friday, January 30th we featured some familiar voices as well as a new guest on Financial Fridays radio show, which airs live at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM in Las Vegas or you can listen online. Our experts...
Financial Fridays (Aired January 24, 2015)
Financial Fridays last aired on Friday, January 23rd at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM in Las Vegas or online. Our experts this week included:Mark Kantrowitz, PhD is an expert on student financial aid,...
January 2015 Retirement Plan Deadlines
Retirement plan administrators and 401(k) plan sponsors should be aware of the following January 2015 administrative deadlines for defined contribution plans:Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Deadlines January...
Bill Nelson on Real Estate Radio Network
The Real Estate Radio Network welcomes back Piercy Bowler Taylor and Kern's Bill Nelson to discuss the importance of being PCAOB certified and how investor fraud is happening every day on social media. Listen...
IRS Starts 2015 Tax Season - E-File Opens January 20
The Internal Revenue Service announced the on-time opening of the nation’s 2015 filing season and highlighted a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable...
Financial Fridays Radio Show (Aired January 16, 2015)
Financial Fridays is a Las Vegas radio show that features local and national guests who educate listeners on financial literacy and current business trends. Our last show aired Friday, January 16th at 3 pm...
LV Business Press: Fraud Risks, Methods Differ for Small Business
By Mike Rosten, Special to the Las Vegas Business Press: Year after year, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that small businesses, those with fewer than 100 employees, are victimized by fraud...
Forbes: Multimillion-Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme Used Info Stolen From Kids
By Kelly Phillips Erb (Forbes.com): People went nuts about this supposed loophole that allowed tax credits for undocumented workers to use to beef up their refunds. I said, at the time:This is not a loophole. It’s...
PBTK Adds Three New Tax Associates and an Audit Intern
January 5, 2015 – Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK), a Las Vegas-based full-service accounting firm, has hired Dani Eaton, Josh McLain, James Trunnell and Dennis Minster. Eaton joined the firm...
Financial Fridays (Aired January 9, 2015)
Our last Financial Fridays, hosted by Scott Taylor, aired on January 9th at 3 pm. You can listen to the show live every Friday on KLAV 1230 AM or online, or go to www.PBTK.com on Monday to listen...