February 2014 Archives

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Finding the Value of NonCash Contributions

Every year during TAX TIME we get asked the same questions “How do you find the VALUE for your noncash contributions“.  So we decided to make a video and put it on Youtube to help answer the question and to show that finding a value for those noncash contributors is really a very simple process.  Check it out and tell us what you think.  Please share the video with others too!

Tax season is in full swing!  We are accepting new clients and the phones & emails are very busy with inquires for service and appointments are coming in strong.  Thank you so much!  We love working with all of our clients and we appreciate your business!  Thank you for referring to Smith & Smith, CPA!  

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Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

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Girl Scout Cookies and Bob’s Birthday

Girl Scout Cookies 486

Girl Scout Cookies 486

Well…so maybe you saw our picture on the Smith & Smith, CPA Facebook yesterday about all of the Super Bowl food that was leftover from the parties making its way to the office…it is all gone (surprise!) but NOW we are being overrun by delicious Girl Scout Cookies!!!!!!  Check our our STASH of cookies that just arrived at the office today!  How long do you think they will last!?!  Sigh…it’s TAX TIME after all…and the hours are long so we DO need a little sweet treat to keep us going right?  Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 486 for getting a nice supply to us this year!

IHOP Birthday for Bob

IHOP Birthday for Bob

 

Today, February 4th is Bob’s birthday, so all of the family in Cary gathered together this morning BRIGHT and EARLY at the IHOP to help him celebrate with ALL YOU CAN EAT Pancakes and yummy breakfast foods!  We were in and out of there early though as a busy, busy, busy morning at the office was waiting on us!  Happy Birthday Bob!

Tax season is in full swing!  We are accepting new clients and the phones & emails are very busy with inquires for service and appointments are coming in strong.  Thank you so much!  We love working with all of our clients and we appreciate your business!  Thank you for referring to Smith & Smith, CPA!  

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax

 

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Family Night with Tax Frogs at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place

Last Tuesday, Smith & Smith, CPA was proud to host FAMILY NIGHT at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place. 

Smith & Smith, CPA

Smith & Smith, CPA

We’ve been sponsoring the Family Night event for several years now and typically act as the host at least twice a year.  We were originally set to host the last week of January, but snowy weather had us running for home and we had to reschedule.  So on February 4th, (Bob’s birthday) we set-up our table and worked with kids who were there to have dinner and participate in Family Night.  I had put together a really cute green frog craft that I found at Michael’s Arts and Crafts.  The green frog was made out of a paper cup, along with a few other pieces. To make it ‘tax/CPA related’ I printed off circle stickers with our business name and a sticker for the front that said, “Jump into Tax Season”.  It turned out to be a really cute little craft, very easy to make and fun to assemble with the kids.

 

Tax Frogs!

Tax Frogs!

Our whole office came to Chick-fil-a that night to support and I was happy to have Alicia and her youngest daughter, Ava, there with me helping kids at the table.  All of the kids had fun playing together and we are very grateful to Chick-fil-a Waverly Place for inviting us to be part of their Family Night Series.  We gave away a Smith & Smith, CPA green tailgate chair (winner is Jackson Garrison) and also a Smith & Smith, CPA green cooler (winner is Cindy).  I will be contacting the winners this afternoon so they can come by and get their prizes!  

 

Fire kids & hero

Fire kids & hero

The Cary Fire Department ended up coming by the restaurant due to an accident (everyone was safe) and one of the firemen came into Chick-fil-a and gave red plastic fire hats to all of the kids inside!  He was so nice and it was great to see how much of hero Firemen (and fire women) are to kids.  I want to personally give kudos to the Town of Cary Fire Department for being so kind and for always being interactive with kids in the community.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support Smith & Smith, CPA at Chick-fil-a Waverly Place for Family Night!  We’ll be there again later this year.

 

 

Tax season is in full swing!  We are accepting new clients and the phones & emails are very busy with inquires for service and appointments are coming in strong.  Thank you so much!  We love working with all of our clients and we appreciate your business!  Thank you for referring to Smith & Smith, CPA!  

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax

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Jamaica for Tax Season Survival Kits!

You like the title of this blog right?  Makes you think that maybe we are going to Jamaica as a way to survive this crazy tax season?!?! Well, that is kinda right, but I will explain. 

Cary Chamber Membership Drive to Jamaica

Cary Chamber Membership Drive to Jamaica

Tax season is always a busy time, but for me personally, it is also busy for many more reasons!  The Annual Cary Chamber of Commence Membership Drive kicks off every year in early February.  I have the pleasure of serving the Cary Chamber as their Vice Chair for Member Business Services; therefore the Annual Membership Drive falls into my category.  I’ve been helping with the membership drive for about 8 years and it is really so much fun!  Lots of work, but fun!  I’ve been successful at gaining new clients for Smith & Smith, CPA during the drive as well as making new friends, visiting new business owners, and winning lots of cool prizes (and trips!) 

The Corner Tavern & Grill

The Corner Tavern & Grill

We always have a fun ‘theme’ and this year the theme is “CARY ON…To Graduation Day!”  We are treating the membership drive like a college experience.  I am proud to be “Dr. Becca” with the Cary Chamber as my Alumni and having earned my ‘degree in Membership Services’.  All of the membership drive participants will earn “college credits” for the membership and sponsorships that they bring in.  We kicked off the Membership Drive off two weeks ago and had our first reporting session this week.  Thanks to Samir, owner of The Corner Tavern & Grill for hosting us for the reporting session.  Samir is a client of Smith & Smith, CPA and his tavern is really nice and they have a delicious selection of food!  Take a look at the pictures!  So how does Jamaica fit into all of this??  The Top 8 ‘students’ with the most college credits at the end of the membership drive will win an all expense paid vacation for them and their guest to JAMAICA!  Whoo-hoo!  That’s a prize worth helping build the Cary Chamber of Commerce!  

BB&T Tax Survival Kits

BB&T Tax Survival Kits

Thanks so much to BB&T for stopping by today to bring us Tax Survival Kits!  I met Morgen Mcvane a few weeks ago at the ShopLocalRaleigh Fourth Friday Social and she followed-up with me about bringing CPA Survival Kits to everyone in our office!  She came by today with Jon Walker and Tom Thompson.   Thanks so much for thinking of us and we loved the kits!  They included lots of goodies for everyone in the office inside of a BB&T moneybag.  We enjoy having solid relationships with bankers and appreciate all they do to help us grow and serve clients.

Thanks to My Girlfriend’s Closet for the animal print top I’m wearing today.  My Girlfriend’s Closet recently held their Annual Winter Clearance sale last weekend and they have made room for all of their great spring attire! They also have a big announcement coming soon…stay tuned!!!!!

Tax season is in full swing!  We are accepting new clients and the phones & emails are very busy with inquires for service and appointments are coming in strong.  Thank you so much!  We love working with all of our clients and we appreciate your business!  Thank you for referring to Smith & Smith, CPA!  

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax

 

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Thanks for the Support!

Tax Season is always a busy time…phone ringing, emails coming in and out, clients stopping by, tons of meetings and appointments, late hours, etc. etc etc…  But we love it, otherwise we wouldn’t do it!  So nothing makes you feel better then to get some positive reinforcement feedback during this crazy time…especially when it comes from your referral partners! 

Ann Close HR

Ann Close HR

Thanks so much to Ann Close, owner of Close HR Connections, for her positive words to me in an email last week…”I’m sure you all are busy this time of year, and your clients are lucky to have you all working so hard on their behalf!”  Ann Close, PHR   

Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks for the feedback!

 I also wanted to share some good feedback I got from one of my Rotarian friends, Jerry Kozel.  Jerry and his wife have recently moved and as a result he’s made numerous trips to Dorcas (local thrift store) and Habitat ReStore to make non-cash contributions.  He gave me the following feedback on our YouTube video about non-cash contributions:  Nice job on the video about non-cash contributions. Because of our move I’ve made numerous trips to Dorcas and ReStore and collected my receipts. Your video was a good review for tax time. I’m particularly impressed that you can do these videos in one long take.” -Jerry Kozel  Thanks Jerry!

Tax season is in full swing!  We are accepting new clients and the phones & emails are very busy with inquires for service and appointments are coming in strong.  Thank you so much!  We love working with all of our clients and we appreciate your business!  Thank you for referring to Smith & Smith, CPA!  

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 “LIKE” us on Facebook HERE

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax

 

 

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Opening Soon…Vestique’s 6th Store!

Here at Smith & Smith, CPA we LOVE to celebrate the success of our clients! 

Vestique

Vestique

We are very proud to be the CPA firm representing Vestique, a women’s clothing & accessories store…very well known in the entire Southeast!  The store owners, Caroline and Morgan, have recently announced the opening of their 6th location!!!!  And it is going to be RIGHT HERE near me in Cary!  They are opening their 6th store at Park West Village in Cary!!!  

 

Celebrating store #6 with mom!

Celebrating store #6 with mom!

We love to go to Park West Village on Tuesday nights because they have $5 Taco Tuesday at Lime and the movies are also $5.00 on Tuesday.  Blake loves that because we can get a cheap date together!  However, now with Vestique going in at Park West…Tuesdays are not looking so easy for Blake…but I’m super excited!!!!!!  Vestique now has stores all over North Carolina and South Carolina!  And guess what…they have their WAREHOUSE SALE on Monday!  They’ll have $5, $10, $15 and $20 bins and racks!  Congrats to Morgan and Caroline for all for all of their success and growth!

 

Tax season is in full swing!  We are accepting new clients and the phones & emails are very busy with inquires for service and appointments are coming in strong.  Thank you so much!  We love working with all of our clients and we appreciate your business!  Thank you for referring to Smith & Smith, CPA!  

Follow my blog via email by clicking HERE  

 “LIKE” us on Facebook HERE

 Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE 

 

Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

(919) 380-0919 fax

 

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