Meet Brittany Hopp

Meet Brittany Hopp

Brittany Hopp took a cross-country route to get here, but is happy to now call Springfield, Missouri home. Brittany graduated from Drury University in 2008 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration and then completed a research position at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut specializing in XBRL and the SEC’s US […]

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On December 10, 2013, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

Meet Kailey York

Meet Kailey York

Ever wonder how York & Hopp CPAs got started? It was originally Kailey’s idea, and thank goodness she was crazy enough to dream it up! Kailey graduated from Drury University in 2008 with a degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Learn a little more about her below: […]

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On November 26, 2013, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

The government is shut down — what does that mean for the IRS?

The government partially shut down on October 1. We’ll leave the finer points of the shutdown to other sources, but the following is a list of how the shutdown might affect you and your business. –The government may be shut down, but the underlying tax law remains in effect. This means that all deadlines and […]

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On October 15, 2013, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

What’s different this filing season?

Because of the late passing of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (click here for our earlier blog entry) in January, the filing season for taxes was delayed for many taxpayers. The IRS opened electronic filing for most taxpayers on January 30, 2013 and for most businesses on February 4, 2013. This past week, […]

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On February 16, 2013, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Early this year, congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Here’s a quick breakdown of the contents of the bill, and how it could affect you this tax season: The temporary Social Security payroll tax reduction that was in effect for tax years 2011 and 2012 has expired. For paychecks dated in 2013, […]

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On January 7, 2013, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

The IRS sent me a notice—now what?

It can be very scary to get a letter from the IRS in your mailbox, but the most important thing is to deal with it as soon as possible. Remember, there are many reasons the IRS might be contacting you, and many times it can be taken care of quickly and painlessly! The notice should […]

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On November 20, 2012, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

Tax Planning: There’s still time!

November is the perfect time to take a look at your financial situation and make changes, if necessary. Your tax situation should never be a surprise—so, if your income varies during the year, or if you’ve had a major life change, you could be in for a large tax increase or decrease. Your CPA can […]

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On November 13, 2012, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

How to choose a tax preparer

This time of year is perfect for taking a look at your financial situation and making changes if needed. Your relationship with your tax professional is a very important one. It’s vital that the person you entrust with your tax preparation and planning needs is qualified, that you feel comfortable asking questions and you’re taken […]

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On November 6, 2012, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

Be a responsible, smart donor

With Hurricane Sandy and the devastation left in its wake, many people may be wondering how they can help those in need. Often, cash is the most immediate need and helpful resource. Here are a few tips and resources to make sure you’re giving responsibly. Research the charity to whom you’re giving money – make […]

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On October 31, 2012, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by

Missed the Income Tax Deadline?

In the past few weeks, we’ve gotten more than a few questions about filing late tax returns. Although it can be overwhelming and intimidating, it’s extremely important to file back tax returns as soon as possible. A few points about late filing: If you owe a balance, penalties and interest will most likely apply. However, […]

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On August 2, 2012, posted in: Tax & Accounting Tips by