San Jose, CA – November 02, 2015 – Steven M. Ellard, CPA was named a top 20 Firm of the Future as part of Intuit Inc.’s (Nasdaq: INTU) nationwide search for accounting firms that use forward-thinking technologies to ensure their long-term success and reshape the way they meet the needs of their small business clients.
The search for the Firm of the Future contest received an overwhelming number of entries, showcasing the depth and progress of future-ready firms across the United States.
“We’re excited to recognize Steven M. Ellard, CPA as one of the top 20 Firms of the Future in the United States,” said Jim McGinnis, vice president, Intuit Small Business Group, Accountant Segment. “Steven M. Ellard,CPA inspired us with their use of technology, the cloud and future-ready processes that improve practice management and position them as a trusted advisor to clients and prospects.”
A panel of qualified judges, including Jim McGinnis, Darren Root and Intuit Accountant Segment senior leaders, selected the top 20 Firms of the Future who best embody the attributes of Firms of the Future.
“We are honored to be one of the firm’s recognized by Intuit as a Firm of the Future,” said owner, Steve Ellard. “Taking advantage of online technologies has helped us evolve as a firm and presented new ways for us to meet the needs of our clients. We are humbled to have made the list alongside so many progressive, next-generation firms.”
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.