Archive for January, 2019

January 14, 2019/Tax

The Government Shutdown Continues: What to Expect from the IRS

Due to the lapse in appropriations that began midnight December 22, 2018, the federal government is in its fourth week of a partial shutdown, which includes much of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Indeed, although the IRS is working with a skeleton staff of excepted employees, most employees are not working during the shutdown. While we expect the IRS to be handling some matters and investigations, there are many more visible functions that are generally suspended during the closure.

January 8, 2019/Tax

Parking Costs May No Longer Be Deductible

If you provide parking for your employees, you may be impacted by a provision in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act that eliminates the deduction for qualified transportation fringe benefits. This change will impact both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, but each in their own different way.

January 4, 2019/Press Release

2019 Smith Leonard Promotions

Congratulations to our 19 team members who were promoted as of January 1, 2019. We are so proud of their accomplishments and the tremendous value they bring to the firm and to our wonderful clients.

Jimmy Eggers Promoted to Partner

Jimmy Eggers has been promoted Tax Partner at Smith Leonard PLLC effective January 1, 2019. He specializes in tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses along with their respective owners and comprehensive financial planning for high net worth families.

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