As a business owner, it is uncomfortable to consider that one or more of your trusted employees may be capable of fraud.  However, that unfortunate reality can harm your company in many ways, so we are devoting this week’s article to ways to spot and prevent employee fraud. 

As a business owner, you are well aware that your business relationships matter!  Whether it is a key customer, vendor or fellow business owner, your ability to foster and nurture your business relationships can mean the difference between the success or failure of your business. 

BGBC Partners, LLP is pleased to announce Shelley Mattaliano, CPA and Jason Twomey, CPA, were recently promoted to the role of partner. 

Back in September 2016, we devoted our Tax Update to the recent changes to certain tax return due dates.  Now that we’re closer to filing season, we felt that it would be beneficial to remind you of what those new dates are. 

As a business owner, you may have heard about or even implemented a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). These arrangements allow employers to assist employees with paying health insurance premiums and other qualified medical expenses. 

While many financially successful people have philanthropic leanings, most tend to shy away from the more sophisticated tax-advantaged vehicles used to make charitable contributions.  One reason may be the erroneous belief that these strategies are reserved for the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. 

Bartering.  It is more than likely that you have heard this term before.  I would also bet that you have bartered at least one time in your life.  Think back to elementary school when you switched sandwiches with another student just to add variety to your life.  

As we enter the New Year, many people and families face economic hardships and challenging circumstances.  Being generous with our time, talents, and treasures should be something we all strive to do.  Sometimes it’s as simple as lending someone a helping hand.  Other times we may be willing to donate our financial assets to others.  When you do donate money, it not only helps certain individuals or organizations, but it may have a beneficial impact on your tax return.  One popul