April 2016 Archives

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April 15th!  But Not So Fast!

It is April 15thTax Day right!?!  But NOT so FAST!  Today is a holiday observed in Washington, DC…Emancipation Day!  So all offices (including the IRS) are closed today!  So the Tax Day Deadline rolls to Monday, April 18th!  Bring on the extra filing days!!!!!!

April 15th fun

 

We’ll be working through the weekend to get clients filed and completed on time.  We will also be filing extensions.

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 Day 2016 Has Come and GONE!

So here we are on April 19th…the day ‘officially’ known to us as the DAY-AFTER-TAX-DAY!  We made it!  Lots of LONG, LONG, LONG hours and LONG, LONG, LONG weekends, but clients are happy (the ones with refunds), taxes are files, extensions are extended and the phones are a little bit quiet (for the most part).  That’s a Happy Day-After-Tax-Day if you ask me!  But there is still plenty of work to get done!  And I’m happy to return to a more ‘normal’ schedule of blogging!  I have several events to catch-up on…trust me, I will!  But here are some pictures to share from around the office…

Pizza Goes Well with Tax Time!

How did we make it through those final few days of filing (we had 4 extra days this year too thanks to Leap Day and Emancipation Day)..with lots and lots of PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!

tax paper boxes

Cam is restocking all of our paper and other office supplies…just imagine how heavy all of those paper boxes are!!?!!  Did he build up some muscles typing in all of those tax returns for 3 1/2 months or what!?!?!

tax paper boxes 2

Opps!  Watch out Blake!  Long hours (15+), lack of sleep and a big stack of boxes can make for a dangerous meeting! (Blake is okay…photo was staged of course).

On behalf of Smith & Smith, CPA…we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our awesome and wonderful clients!  It is a pleasure working with you all, many of which we only get to see once or twice a year!  We truly appreciate your business!

 

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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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Celebrating the End of Tax Season 2016

Smith & Smith, CPA office staff

Smith & Smith, CPA office staff

Each year around mid-April, Smith & Smith, CPA has a tradition of taking the entire office staff, plus a guest of their choice, out to dinner for our End of Tax Season Celebration Dinner.  Now, we know that Tax Season is really NEVER over, as there are several hundred extensions that have been filed and need to be completed by the October 2016 deadline, but none the less…the mad rush and stress of meeting the April 18th 2016 deadline has passed and we can all breath!  So on Tuesday, April 19th, we have a very nice End of Tax Season dinner at one of our most favorite places, The Angus Barn.  Ahhhhhh…delicious, delightful and de-stressed!  As always, they took excellent care of us and we had a terrific time.  I always enjoy getting to see Van Eure, Owner of The Angus Barn.  She has been a friend & mentor since my days at East Carolina University.  She stopped by the table to say hello, get a hug and tell us congrats.  Thanks Van!  We’ll be back for our Smith & Smith, CPA office Christmas Party in December!  Some pictures to share below.

Smith & Smith, CPA Tax Season Celebration Dinner 2016

Smith & Smith, CPA Tax Season Celebration   Dinner 2016

 

Everyone to celebrate!

Everyone to celebrate!

 

Van Eure of The Angus Barn with Becca Smith

Van Eure of The Angus Barn with Becca Smith

Thanks to Lois Cozart and her AWESOME team at My Girlfriend’s Closet for selecting the Michael Kors black and pink chain link tank for me to wear!  I love having a closet full of great summer pieces and accessories from their stores!   Remember to mention that you read Beccasblog.com when you shop there for savings at check-out!  Have a great weekend!

On behalf of Smith & Smith, CPA…we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our awesome and wonderful clients!  It is a pleasure working with you all, many of which we only get to see once or twice a year!  We truly appreciate your business!

 

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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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Bucket Bash with Fill Your Bucket List Foundation, Plus Cary Crime Stoppers, and Much More!

Now that the rush of ‘tax season’ is over, I am trying to get back in my better pace about blogging!  I have lots of events to catch back up on from the past week, just seems like each year tax season ends and the craziness of life & schedules take over!

Fill Your Bucket List Foundation Bucket Bash Gala

Bucket Bash Gala with Betty and Tia of Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club

Bucket Bash Gala with Betty and Tia of Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club

Over the weekend Blake & I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Annual Bucket Bash for Fill Your Bucket List Foundation.  This is an amazing organization that grants wishes for adults with cancer…think “Make A Wish” but for adults!  So incredible!  The organization is very young, but has already made a remarkable impact on the community and helping adults make their wishes come true!  The Founder, Peggy Gibson Carroll, is VERY passionate about their mission and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to meet her several times over the past year.  Their goal on Saturday night at the Fill Your Bucket List Foundation Bucket Bash Gala was to raise $100,000 and they DID IT!

Bucket Bash at Chef's Academy

Bucket Bash at Chef’s Academy

The event was held at the Chef’s Academy Campus and featured competing chefs with their own signature menu items to taste, a full buffet, silent auction and much more!  Several friends from my Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club were there, along with some of our clients from Smith & Smith, CPA.  I LOVED seeing that one of our clients, Seton McGlennon of Seton’s Studio had donated an item for the silent auction.  Seton does beautiful work through her artistic creations and has done work for US Presidents, Oprah and other celebrities!  Check out her work!  Congrats to Peggy and her Board of Directors for a fun and successful event to help so many who are struggling and suffering from cancer in our community.

Create your memories in art with Seton!

Create your memories in art with Seton!

 

Cary Crime Stoppers & Cary Chamber

Jaqui and Becca at Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

Jaqui and Becca at Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast

For the past 11 years, I have had the opportunity to participate in the Cary Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Drive.   I get to help recruit new members to the Cary Chamber and see them get involved and flourish with their business!  It is very rewarding, as our CPA firm has been a Cary Chamber member for over 11 years and the benefits are incredible!  One of my new members for the 2016 year is The Cary Crime Stoppers.  Their current Chairman of the Board is Jaqui Carlislecary crime stoppers logo Jaqui joined me this morning at the Cary Chamber April Eye Opener Breakfast.  We heard from speakers in the Wake County School System about STEM-Impact and the work they are doing to get teachers and the business community connected and engaged together.  It was a very interesting topic and I’m so glad that Jaqui could join me!  Check out the Cary Crime Stoppers and see how they are working to keep citizens safe in and around Cary.

 

The Corner Tavern & Grill

corner tavern year 2Congrats to The Corner Tavern & Grill for their 2nd Anniversary Celebration!  They had a big 2-day party over the weekend and featured all kinds of local bands, games, prizes, events for the kids and of course, their amazing food!  Blake and I were not able to attend due to schedule conflicts with the boys & family, but Alicia and her family were there to take part in the festivities and celebrate!  The Corner Tavern & Grill has been a client of Smith & Smith, CPA since nearly the beginning and we are thrilled with their continued success in Cary!  Congrats to all of them and looks like the celebration was FUN for sure!  We look forward to celebrating 3 years next year and more after that!

 

Annie Get Your Gun and New Client Babies!

Tax Client new baby, her name is Kate

Tax Client new baby

 

One of the most favorite things for me each year during tax season is to hear about and MEET the new babies of our tax clients!  Last week one of them came in to see me!  I’m holding baby Kate in this photo, who is just 3 1/2 weeks old!  She’s super sweet and was very cuddly.  🙂  I am so glad she came by to see me!  I remember holding her big brother a few years ago after he was born.  My good friend, Liz Cantino, had her second baby YESTERDAY and I’ve already been over there to see her and get in some snuggles!

 

kk playAnd last but not least, this past weekend was Blake’s OFFICIAL first weekend after Tax SeasonYEA!!!!  We were able to get in some good family time with the boys and even took them to see the play, Annie Get Your Gun.  The play was put on by Apex Middle School and featured our very own cousin, Michaela Fillingame, as one of the dancers!  She did a fantastic job and the boys enjoyed getting to see her after the show!  Congrats Michaela!

 

 

And a BIG SHOUT OUT to my #1 Most FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOPMy Girlfriend’s Closet…two stores…located in downtown Cary and downtown Apex!  I’ve been working with MGC for about 4 years now and I’m so proud to shop and wear from their stores!  They have something for every lady and for every occasion!  All of the photos in this blog include dresses, sweaters, tops, shoes and accessories from their store!  Please stop by to see them and tell them you read Beccasblog.com to get a discount on your final purchase!  Also follow them on Facebook & Instagram!

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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

 “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