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3 Reasons You Need a Financial Controller

Accounting is one of the most vital aspects of your business, and, as such, you need appropriate accounting leadership. A financial controller provides a number of services that you can’t get from non-accountant employees. Of course, proper accounting is important, not just because it helps you keep good records. In fact, 50% of businesses in most industries don’t know how to adequately track their costs...

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24 Apr 2014
in Accounting

Nine Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Hire An Accountant

While well-established business owners tend to buy the services of professionals more easily when it comes to handling their accounting, legal matters or banking, young entrepreneurs stay away from them. However, when looking at the number of failed startups in the past few years, an assessment must be made on why these businesses fail. Having a professional taking care of matters such as accounting will...

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17 Apr 2014
in Taxes

IRS 2014 Tax Changes – Part 5

What Hasn’t Changed in 2014 As annualized inflation has been tame, the IRS has left some yearly limits and thresholds unaltered for 2014. Here is a list of key unchanged items:

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10 Apr 2014
in Taxes

IRS 2014 Tax Changes – Part 4

Tax Changes Regarding COLAs for 2014 Our fourth part of the IRS 2014 Tax Changes series is dedicated to the changes regarding the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). The first 3 articles of this IRS Tax Changes series focused of Tax changes related to the Health Care Reform, to Businesses and to Individuals and Households.

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04 Apr 2014
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IRS 2014 Tax Changes – Part 3

Tax Changes Affecting Individuals & Households While the IRS made tax changes related to the Health Care Reform and to Businesses, these changes are also affecting Individuals and Households. The main changes concern mortgages, fees and tuitions, educator expense, the standard mileage rate among others. 12) Two major mortgage-related tax breaks are gone. Underwater homeowners could face major tax burdens if they sell. The twice-extended...

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03 Apr 2014
in Taxes

IRS 2014 Tax Changes – Part 2

Tax Changes Affecting Businesses As you may have read in our first IRS 2014 Tax Changes article, the IRS made tax changes related to the Health Care Reform. In the second part of our IRS 2014 Tax Changes series, we will focus on tax changes related to businesses. The changes brought by the IRS are indeed affecting businesses through different aspects such as bonus depreciation,...

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01 Apr 2014
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IRS 2014 Tax Changes – Part 1

Tax Changes Related to Health Care Reform 2014 has brought a few changes and alterations to taxes, especially as it relates to health care reforms. Indeed, the Affordable Care Act has prompted a few significant changes. Additionally, a host of tax provisions created during the recession expired at the end of last year. Some were scheduled to sunset at the end of 2012, but were...

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27 Mar 2014
in Taxes

IRS 2014 Tax Changes: Introducing our Four Part Series

2014 has brought a few changes and alterations to taxes for 2014. In addition, the 2013 federal government shutdown affected the start of the 2014 tax season. The first area affected by the IRS tax changes is health care. In particular, everything related to health care reforms. Indeed, the Affordable Care Act has prompted a few significant changes. 6 major changes have been made; you...

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27 Mar 2014
in About ABIP

Winners of the Houston West Chamber Star Awards Announced

HOUSTON – FEBRUARY 11, 2014 – Over 650 of West Houston’s business community attended the 16th Annual Star Awards Luncheon and Economic Development Summit on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Omni West Houston Hotel. This year there were six (6) key competition categories: retail, consumer and restaurants; financial and legal services; healthcare and hospitality; real estate and construction; business services; and education and non-profit. More than 100...

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26 Feb 2014
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