January 2016 Archives

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Tax Changes and Updates for 2016

new tax yearSo the new year has now rolled around and we have all pretty much gotten settled into our post-holiday routines.   Kids are back to school and we are back at work.  Now is the time to start thinking about your tax materials for your 2015 personal and business tax filings.  There have been several tax changes and updates for 2016.  Please take a minute to visit our January Newsletter and read all about the changes.  There are lots of things to consider, from health savings accounts, to retirement contributions and the standard deduction.  We are here to help and we are accepting new tax clients.

Come see us!  We look forward to working with you!

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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2nd Annual Tax Season Food Drive

Ava food driveToday is the day that we kick-off our 2nd Annual Tax Season Food Drive!  We did this last year for the first time and collected over 400lbs of food!  We donated the food to local food banks.  Thank you so much for your support last year and we hope to do even better this year!  Stop by our office and bring some nonperishable goods.  Here is a picture of our FIRST donation…thanks Ava!  We will be collecting goods from January 15th until April 15th 2016!  You can bring in goods when you come by to drop off your taxes or you can just stop by to say HELLO and donate!  We will be happy to see you either way!  And please help spread the word…the more food we collect, the more families we can help!  Thank you again for supporting our 2nd Annual Tax Season Food Drive with Smith & Smith, CPA!

 

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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Join me on Twitter @beccacarync

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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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Rotary Leadership Institute for Zone 33 in Cary, NC

RLI with Rotary Friends

RLI with Rotary Friends

A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending the RLI Zone 33 Annual Meeting and New Faculty Training.  RLI stands for Rotary Leadership Institute and it is the leadership and training course for Rotarians.   I attended the first 3 parts of RLI several years ago before I became Club President of the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club, and even wrote about it in my blog.   One of my friends & mentors in Rotary, Leigh Hudson, asked me back in the Fall of 2015 if I would consider attending the New Faculty Training in January for Zone 33 (Maryland to SC) that was going to be held here in Cary, NC.

RLI Leadership Challenge

RLI Leadership Challenge

So of course I said YES, and I’m so glad I did!   The New Faculty Training lasted the entire weekend and taught different technique and styles that are used for facilitating a RLI Course.  I learned SO MUCH from the training!  I made new Rotary friends from other states, and learned about the different adult learning styles, which is really interesting!  I’m a I & IV style learner, here is the link if you want to learn more and find out which style you are.  The weekend conference also included an all day session on Saturday for Rotary club members who were taking RLI Courses in Part I, II and III.   Once you complete all 3 courses, you are then an RLI Graduate and qualified for the RLI Faculty Training.  RLI Faculty can facilitate a course anywhere in Zone 33.

Marie, Leigh and Becca.  2 New Faculty Graduates

Marie, Leigh and Becca. 2 New Faculty Graduates

So I can travel from Maryland to Virginia, Tennessee and the Carolinas and help with RLI classes.  I’m so excited to get started!  The event was held in Cary at the Hilton DoubleTree, a very nice property.  All of the faculty had dinner together on Saturday night at Tony’s Oyster Bar, a place I had not been too in a LONG time!  Thank you to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex for dressing me for the whole RLI Faculty Training weekend!   Lois and her team have beautiful clothing for every style and shape of women!   They are having a BIG Jewelry sale this weekend with 20%-35% off!  Stop by and see them!  Tell them you read Beccasblog.com and they will take EXCELLENT care of you!

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

(919) 380-0919 fax

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Ready to File! Here are Tax Tips for 2015 Taxes

Tax Tips with Smith & Smith, CPA

Tax Tips with Smith & Smith, CPA

Everyone loves to ask us for those ‘secret‘ and ‘all importanttax tips for filing your 2015 Tax Returns.  Here at Smith & Smith, CPA, we are proud to publish an article again this year with CaryCitizen on 2015 Tax Filling: What You Need to Know.  I met Lindsey and Hal, owners of CaryCitizen, several years ago and I see them often at Cary Chamber of Commerce events and networking meetings.   They do a really great job of capturing all the things in, around and about Cary.   I use CaryCitizen as a major resource and enjoy working with them each year on a tax filing article.  So take a read and let me know what you think!  Was it helpful?  Any ideas on some tax tips that I could include for next year?

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!

 Follow my blog via email by clicking HERE  

Join me on Twitter @beccacarync

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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