February 2015 Tax Tips, Updates and More

February 2015 General Client Newsletter

Processing Delays

If you are receiving a tax return, you will probably have to wait a little bit longer this year for the money. The IRS is expecting delays due to budget cuts; however, they do offer a tool to check the status of your federal return at www.irs.gov/Refunds. The State of Illinois is also expecting processing delays due to new security measures to avoid identity theft.

Be sure to contact your advisor if you have any questions concerning your tax return. We are here for you.

Also in this month’s issue:

WB Team Members Volunteer for Third Year at Feed My Starving Children

WB team volunteers at Feed My Starving Children for third year

Having had so much fun in 2013 and 2014, the WB team decided to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children again this year. The group may have been a little smaller than previous years, but they still did a lot of work. On January 22, 2015, 17 WB team members helped fill 69 boxes for the charity. See more photos on our Facebook page.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization where children and adult volunteers hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children throughout the world.

David Simon, CPA, Named Member at Weltman Bernfield

David Simon, CPAWeltman Bernfield LLC is pleased to announce that David Simon, CPA, was named member at Weltman Bernfield effective January 1, 2015. David joined the firm in January 2009 as director of tax services.

“David is the total tax professional,” says Glenn Mikell, managing member, Weltman Bernfield. “His expertise in tax planning and compliance has allowed us to increase our services, especially in the areas of international tax and multi-state taxation. He works extensively with international law firms to assist their clients in cross-border taxation issues. He is a great addition to our partner group.”

“David is one of the most creative tax professionals I’ve ever met,” says Jeff Kray, CPA, member, Weltman Bernfield. “His ability to relate and express tax advice to clients is second to none.”

David has more than 25 years of experience providing tax compliance and consulting services to privately owned and operated companies in the middle market. He is a trusted business and tax advisor to his clients, identifying, evaluating and implementing proactive tax strategies. He also has extensive experience resolving federal and state tax controversy.

Creating Item Records in QuickBooks

January 2015 QuickBooks® Newsletter

QBC newsletter logoAccurate, thorough item records inform your customers and help you track inventory levels correctly.

Whether you’re selling one-of-a-kind items or stocking dozens of the same kinds of products, you need to create records for each. When it comes time to create invoices or sales receipts, your careful work defining each type of item will:

  • ensure that your customers receive correct descriptions and pricing;
  • provide the information you must know about your inventory levels; and,
  • help you make smart decisions about reordering.

You’ll start this process by making sure that your QuickBooks file is set up to track inventory. Continue reading