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If Your Kids Attend Summer Camp, You Could Save On Your Taxes

Gia_w_butterfly.pngBy Laura Haines, CPA
Accounting and Tax Services Manager

As summer winds down, many parents are now facing the reality of what their summer child care costs actually totaled. Surprisingly, it is quite significant. When registering little Timmy for day camp back in the spring, the $250 early-bird fee seemed so insignificant. In addition to the weekly cost of camp, there were a variety of incidental costs, such as concession stand monies, field trip fees, souvenir dollars and three replacement swim goggles that contributed to a very shocking bottom line. 

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Did the IRS Get Their Share of Your Fantasy Football Winnings?

Fantasy_Football-1.jpgBy Mike Hermes, CPA
Tax Senior

So through some miracle, you ended up with enough healthy players at the end of your season to triumph in your fantasy football championship.  Although you may still be riding that high, like yours truly, it’s good to know how this may or may not affect your tax return for this year.  With fantasy football becoming ever more popular year after year, it’s becoming a larger target to the IRS.
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Five Things You Should Know About Naming a Beneficiary

 Gary Sigman, CPA, MTax, PFS, AEP
Senior Tax Manager

As busy professionals, caregivers, and the like, we tend to put off until tomorrow that which isn't deemed critical today.  One such item that we cannot afford to delay is the filing of a beneficiary designation form.

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Sue_business_longevity_3.jpg…Since 1938…

Zinner & Co. was recently honored with the Smart Business Magazine Business Longevity Award during a luncheon ceremony held earlier this month.

The event took place at the iconic Silver Grille at the Higbee Building. Partner Sue Krantz, pictured, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

Jonathan Elliott

We are pleased to welcome Jonathan Elliott to the firm as a Staff Accountant in the Accounting and Tax Services Department. In his role, Jonathan will work with clients to provide year-round client service for tax compliance and accounting matters for both individual and business clients. Jonathan is also a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, which will serve the needs of clients seeking to outsource their bookkeeping management or those businesses in need of QuickBooks staff training.

CTA_Tax_Return_Fraud_Ebook_2016.pngDownload: Tax Return Fraud and Identity Theft

Tax return fraud, identity theft and data breaches are all too common and the risk factors increase when our personal and sensitive information is stored or transmitted online. 

Our tax team is ready to help you reduce your risk and stay safe with our free Tax Return Fraud and Identity Theft e-book. 

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Zinner professionals for a no obligation consultation to learn more.