Top 5 Personal Wealth Questions to Ask Your Accountant
By: Bruce Ruotsala, CPA, Senior Staff Accountant Most individuals think that when it comes to personal wealth, a financial advisor is enough. Although a financial advisor will assist with money management and reaching your financial goals, you should also consult your accountant. In an ever chang.....
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Top 5 Business Management Planning Questions to Ask Your Accountant
By: Bruce Ruotsala, CPA, Senior Staff Accountant When it comes to owning your own business, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle and bustle. It is important to step back from your annual tax compliance and look at the overall picture of your business and your long-term plan. He.....
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Meet the Team - Danielle Fitzpatrick
In our "Meet the Team" series you will get to meet different team members throughout our firm, and in a fun way! Danielle Fitzpatrick, CPA Manager Commercial Tax Division Greenfield, MA Office     What is the most relaxing place you have ever been? The four generation f.....
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Starting to Understand GASB 84
By: Jen Reddington, CPA, Audit Manager The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued a new pronouncement, number 84, Fiduciary Activities, that will be effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2018; calendar year 2019 and fiscal year 2020. The objective of this standard.....
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Pass-Through Deduction and Tax Planning
By: Bruce Ruotsala, CPA, Senior Staff Accountant Probably the most anticipated, and misunderstood, provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the small business pass-through deduction. The purpose is to provide some parity between the newly lowered corporate tax rates and the tax rates pa.....
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