August 3, 2020
It’s back-to-school season, and that typically means buying a lot of stuff to prepare kids for the start of a new academic year. While 2020 may look a bit differently (some schools may enact online learning and/or hybrid models), kids will still need a few essentials—from backpacks to electronics. Here are a few tips to keep your back-to-school shopping within your budget.
July 15, 2020
For many businesses, COVID-19 forced them into a remote office model. Months into the pandemic and having had a successful experience, a lot of business owners have decided to maintain virtual workspaces. For those adopting this new normal, upping security must be a priority to keep data safe.
July 1, 2020
It’s hard to believe that we are already into July. Even with the deadline for filing your return and making a payment (if you owe) being extended to July 15, 2020, it still seemed like it came upon us fast. With only a few weeks left, be sure to get any final documents to us and answer any outstanding communications immediately.
June 15, 2020
New gardeners have come out of the woodwork this year, looking to create a sustainable food supply in their own backyards. Of course, not everyone has the space or the time to create a full-on outdoor garden. So, why not start small…and indoors?
June 1, 2020
It’s safe to say that most people are laser focused on money right now—specifically on how to make it last longer. To help you do just that, we compiled the following list of tips for spending less in 2020:
May 15, 2020
With more of us likely staying close to home this summer, why not plan to either start a healthy and regular workout schedule or enhance your current routine? It’s never too late in the year to get your healthy on, so we’ve compiled a short list of tips to get you moving.
May 1, 2020
Summer is typically the time people start planning vacations—Disney World…cruises…the beach. This year, however, travel may not be in the cards. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice down time and fun with the family. Make this the year you plan a fantastic staycation! Here are some tips to make sure you can kick back, relax and have a memorable time with a vacation at home.
April 15, 2020
The fact is that many of us are now working from home…and we’re not sure just how long this will be a necessity. With this in mind, we compiled a list of best practices to support a successful and secure work-from-home operation.
April 1, 2020
Working from home has increased in popularity over the past several years. But today, amidst the COVID-19 crisis, it’s not only popular, but required for many. Moving from a hustle-and-bustle professional workspace to a home office can be a major transition for many. To help you make the move successfully, here are a few tips to reduce distractions while working from home:
March 16, 2020
If April 15 always seems to sneak up on you, get out in front of this year’s tax deadline and file early. Here are a few top reasons why you should…
February 24, 2020
The new budget bill passed by Congress on December 20, 2019 impacted both retirement and college savings plans. While many are still waiting for further guidance from the IRS on several details of the bill, we compiled a short list of the major changes that may affect you.
February 17, 2020
It’s that time of year when everyone can agree on one thing: Paying taxes is a drag. As we progress into a new tax season, follow these tips to help avoid a heavy tax burden this year:
February 3, 2020
Okay, so maybe not magical…but there are things you can do to rev up engagement in your meetings. After all, it’s likely that you spend at least 25 percent of your professional time in meetings, so why not put a little work into making them more appealing for all those involved. To get you started, give the following five tips a try:
January 15, 2020
There’s no better time to talk about goals than the start of a new year. And what better topic than your career? The following are a few tips to help you set reasonable and achievable goals this year:
January 2, 2020
The New Year is the best time to take stock of your finances. So, as you begin the season of self-reflection and goal-making, take the time to review your spending and start making plans for a financially healthy 2020! Here are a few tips to get you started:
December 16, 2019
The holidays are all about spreading cheer…not calories and cavities. So, why not try a few dessert recipes that put a healthier spin on some holiday treat favorites. We offer a few tested (and delicious) recipe ideas for you here:
Lee J Knoll
November 24, 2016
Regardless of how much money you make each year, the idea of stretching each dollar to get the most out of your money is a familiar concept. Sales promotions (such as the Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers that we will be bombarded with over the next several days), traditional mail-in rebates and coupons, as well as next generation discount vehicles such as Groupon are all common ways used...
Lee J Knoll
August 24, 2016
If you have not been paying attention, there is technology that will allow you to take a picture of a receipt on your phone, you code the expense item and it remembers it for next time. The great thing about this is there is an app we use called Receipt Bank www.receipt-bank.com. You can also email receipts in to your dedicated email...
Lee J. Knoll
August 21, 2015
Due dates for specific entities and return types were chanage in the short-term highway funding extension that was signed into law on July 31, 2015.
For partnershipr. returns, the new due date is March 15 for calendar year partnerships. They will now have a sic month extension of time to file. due Septe Cmber 15th.
For C corporations the new due date is the 15th day of...
Lee J Knoll
January 5, 2015
*The naximum amount avilable to expense for equipment is $500,000 in 2014 and $25,000 in 2015.
*You can contribute to SEP for your employees and yourself until the later of the due date of the return or the extension deadline.
*The standard mileage rate for business in 2014 is .56 cents and for 2015 is .575 cents per mile.
*The new Colorado minimum wage that went into...
Lee J Knoll
November 21, 2014
It is that time of year to start planning for 2015 and make sure you can minimize your taxes for 2014.
A few things you can do is:
*Increase your retirement contributions
*Clean out your closets and just clean out your house and give items you no longer need or use to a good charity or your church.
*Meet with your trusted financial advisors including your tax...
Lee J Knoll
November 14, 2014
If you are enrolled in insurance through the health insurance exchange, you need to be aware that you should report certain changes to the marketplace when they happen, such as changes to your income or family size as these affect your eligibility for and the amount of the advance premium tax credit(APTC). The APTC is used to reduce the amount you must pay for your monthly health insurance...
September 15, 2014
We just finished up preparing a return for a client that suddenly passed away and his QuickBooks file had not matched the tax return for several years. So when the wife first looked at the bank account it looked like the bank account was overdrawn. This also presented a problem as we had to figure out what was wrong and reconcile the bank account that had not been reconciled since...
June 17, 2014
When you are looking for a bank for business needs, not all banks are created equal. Some banks want to nickel and dime you to death. Some examples of what they want to charge you for are the following:
- Downloading your transactions into QuickBooks
- Making Deposits using their mobile app—up to .50 per check
- Monthly service charge on business...
March 10, 2014
It’s that time of year again… As many of you are stressing about your taxes or celebrating a great refund there are many tax scams running rampant to take your money from you. Many of these scams using both email and phones calls appear to come straight from the IRS. In email scams they will use the IRS name and logos and even fake websites that appear very real.
February 25, 2014
I am sure many of you saw our great logo redesign a while back, but you may have been left wondering... What’s up with the fish?
When we decided to redesign the logo we wanted something that would not only represent our business and our...
January 14, 2014
Knoll & Company, P.C. is excited to announce the recent launch of our firm’s new website. We’ve been working very hard to enhance our website and give our firm a fresh look. We’ve also continued to research and identify the latest and greatest technologies to improve the services we provide and ensure we continue to meet your needs.
Take a moment to look around...