April 2015 Archives

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Tax Deadline for April 15th 2015

2 weeksTIME CHECK!  Make sure you know that today is TWO WEEKS from APRIL 15th 2015!  That means…TWO WEEKS to get your taxes filed or file an extension!   Time is going fast!   Smith & Smith, CPA is here to help!  Give us a call!

 

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Cary, NC 27511

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Tax Survival Kits from Friends and Referral Partners are the BEST!

Kim Davis of The Paystub Payroll

Kim Davis of The Paystub Payroll

It’s time for me to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to all of our awesome clients, friends and referral partners!  With TAX DAY April 15th looming just around the corner, Smith & Smith, CPA has CERTAINLY been blessed this year with many gifts and treats in Tax Season Survival Kits!!   Thank you to EVERYONE who has been so generous with candy, donuts, cupcakes, sweet treats, baskets of goodies and adult beverages!  It’s been helpful at getting us through some of these long hours and crazy days!  We appreciate the kindness and our waistlines are healthy!  It was fun to see my friend & referral partner, Kim Davis of The Paystub People today.  She brought buy cute Tax Season Survival Kits with snacks, sticky pads and TYLENOL!   Thanks Kim!   Everyone send us HAPPY THOUGHTS over the next 9 days till April 15th.

Egg Coloring was a BLAST!

Egg Coloring was a BLAST!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!  I was traveling to Eastern Tennessee and had a great time seeing & visiting with my grandmothers.   I got to color eggs with my boys as well as attend an outdoor cookout & egg hunt at a local park.  The weather was beautiful but a little on the cool side.   Celebrating Easter is one of my personal favorite holidays!   Now we can wear WHITE shoes, WHITE pants and WHITE dresses!   Well, I might be the only person who still follows that “white after Easter” rule……

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

 

 

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Final Friday and Next Week is April 15th!

Cheers to the weekend!  The FINAL Friday (and the final weekend) before April 15th!   Funny cartoon below.  Make it a great weekend!

IRS MAN

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

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April 15th 2015…TAX DAY!

The day is here!   Happy TAX DAY April 15th 2015!   And also HAPPY 29th Birthday to my cousin Julia Fountain!

Branden Quinn with PayChex

Branden Quinn with PayChex

Did you get your taxes done on time?  Did you get a refund?  Did you have to make a payment?   So many questions!   The office is very busy today, but we happy to help and it has been a great Tax Season 2015!  Thank you to all of our friends & clients who have been so wonderful by supporting our Inaugural Food Drive and for those who have brought in yummy treats, drinks, and meals.  It has ALL been greatly appreciated!  The WINNER of the DAY…the TAX DAY HERO is Branden Quinn of PayCheck Payroll Services….I submitted an entry for their NCAA Bracket Contest and just so happened to be the WINNER of a FREE OFFICE LUNCHLUCKY ME!  Branden was willing to make a Jersey Mike’s Lunch Delivery to us on TAX DAY!  Thanks so much Branden!   It’s a crazy day so having lunch delivered was a HUGE bonus!

 

And some tax HUMOR for you April 15th Day!

 

Tax Humor

Tax Humor

 

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

 

 

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Life Experience Annual Poker Run

2015 Ride for Jason Poker Run

2015 Ride for Jason Poker Run

Last Saturday was a GORGEOUS day!   It was the Annual Ride for Jason and Friends Poker Run, benefiting Life Experiences.   The event is sponsored by Ray Price Harley Davidson and raises funds for Life Experiences in Cary.   As you probably know by now, I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Life Experiences and this was the first year for Smith & Smith, CPA to be a FULL HOUSE SPONSOR for the event.   I took Mark and Trent along with me and we volunteered at Cold Stone Creamery in Apex, which was the 4th stop along the Poker Run.  Do you know how a Poker Run works?

 

Bikers of all kinds are invited to participate, they pay an entry fee, much like you do for a 5k road race.

Trent and Mark with the bikes

Trent and Mark with the bikes

2015 Sponsors

2015 Sponsors

All of the bikers & riders start together and go from stop to stop (they are predetermined stops) and they get to draw a playing card at each stop.   Each card is recorded on their playing sheet and at the final 5th stop, the rider with the BEST Poker Hand WINS!   There are lots of celebrations along the way, with a nice BBQ lunch served at Life Experiences around noon, plus tons of prizes and give-aways!   The weather on April 11th was simply perfect with full sun and temperatures in the low 70s.  Several of the clients from Life Experiences were riding in the Poker Run and the event is named after Jason, who is a long-time client of Life Experiences.  My boys had a great time and enjoyed seeing all of the bikes arrive and leave.   Money raised from this event goes to benefit Life Experiences and all of the programs they have for adults with disabilities.   I’m looking forward to the Ride for Jason Poker Run in 2016!  Have a great SUNNY week!

 

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

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Finally a GRADUATE of Leadership Cary!

Leadership Cary Graduate

Leadership Cary Graduate

This morning was an exciting time for me!  I graduated from Leadership Cary!   The program is hosted by The Cary Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cary and involves a 6-month leadership course with monthly meetings, events, classes, seminars, group building challenges, community service, field trips, socials and a group project.   I’ve enjoyed Leadership Cary so much and it has been a goal of mine for many years to participate on behalf of Smith & Smith, CPA.  In the past 6-months I have had the opportunity to meet community leaders from WakeMed Cary, Rex Healthcare, SAS, The Umstead Hotel, Durham Underground, Cary Visual Art, The PNC Arena, PLUS political representatives from Wake County Commissioners, Wake County School Board, NC House of Representatives, NC Senate, Town of Cary and Town Council.  I’ve made long lasting friendships, developed some business connections and even found a NEW member for my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club!  Many thanks to the Leadership Cary Sponsors, the Cary Chamber and Christie Moser for making all of the arrangements and events possible.  I truly walk away from this experience having gained so much more then I thought I would!  Here is a photo from graduation this morning with my graduation award and a group picture of The Leadership Cary Class of 2014-2015.  Thanks to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex and downtown Cary for styling me in the stripped Saturday/Sunday dress.  Shop at either store and tell them you read Beccasblog.com to get 10% off your purchase!

Leadership Cary Class of 2014-2015

Leadership Cary Class of 2014-2015

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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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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Best Night of Baseball EVER…with The Miracle League of the Triangle

Leadership Cary at The Miracle League of the Triangle

Leadership Cary at The Miracle League of the Triangle

Last night was our Community Service Project with our Leadership Cary Class of 2014-2015.   We were signed-up to be Volunteer Baseball Buddies for The Miracle League of the Triangle.  The Vision of The Miracle League is “Everyone deserves to experience joy and community through baseball” and operate with their Mission “The create positive life experiences for children and adults with specials needs and for their families through baseball.”  The Miracle League opened their field in Cary, NC on September 16 2006 and had their first season on the Andy’s Foundation Ball Field with more than 100 payers and 200 volunteers from around the Triangle area.   There are now two fields (one in North Raleigh) and they serve over 400 players on 30 teams.

My baseball buddy, Andrew

My baseball buddy, Andrew

I’ve been familiar with The Miracle League for a while now as my good friend, Seth Walter, has played baseball with them for several years.    I had a chance to go see him play late last year and LOVED watching him smile and celebrate as he hit the ball and ran the bases!  When you play baseball on the field, there are NO OUTS, NO STRIKES, everyone gets a chance to hit the ball-regardless of their ability, and everyone WINS!   It’s such a positive and encouraging atmosphere.  Last night with my first chance to serve as a “baseball buddy”.  We had about 20 members of our Leadership Cary group there to help volunteer and it was SO MUCH FUN!  There were two games played, each games last about 1 hour 15 mins.   Once you arrive and get signed-in and watch a Volunteer Orientation Video, you are then paired up with a baseball player for the game, you are their baseball buddy!  You stay with them through the whole game, you help them at bat, run the bases with them, and assist in the field.   It’s soooooooo much fun and very rewarding to be out there helping.  The players abilities range but their smiles are all the same!  They LOVE IT!

Baseball Field

Baseball Field

My baseball player was Andrew.  He has autism and was non-verbal but we had a great time playing baseball together.  He was really good at throwing the ball and had a good arm at the bat too!   His mom and dad were there to watch him play.   He really liked the bright yellow baseball that we were throwing together during warm-up.   I enjoyed being his buddy and here are a few pictures from last night to share.   Thanks again to Christie Moser of the Cary Chamber and program facilitator for Leadership Cary, for selecting this as our Community Service Project!

I think it was a fantastic night!

Home Run with Andrew!

Home Run with Andrew!

 

Tia with her buddy, Tony

Tia with her buddy, Tony

 

Players are ready!

Players are ready!

 

Everyone wins!

Everyone wins!

 

Becca and Andrew

Becca and Andrew

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone