2018 Kiddie Tax on Child’s Unearned Income May Be Higher
By Sandra Orcutt, EA, Supervisor Although the so-called “kiddie tax” will be easier to calculate thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, the unearned income of eligible children (or grandchildren) could be taxed at a higher […] Read More
E&P Estimating for Accrued Revenue and Related Expenses
By Andy Griffin, CPA, Supervisor and Keith A. Arner, CPA, CVA, Partner In the world of oil and gas, we know that production cash receipts and income tend to lag a month or two (or sometimes three) behind when the […] Read More
What's This Asset Retirement Obligation I Keep Hearing About?
By Andy Griffin, CPA, Supervisor and Keith A. Arner, CPA, CVA, Partner As we’ve described previously, one of the components of “getting back in the game” for small independent E&P companies is producing financial statements that are compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting […] Read More
Get Back in the Game: E&P Financial Reporting
Financial statements are often required for E&P companies to obtain financing or enter into credit facilities. This blog post is the first in a series to identify common reporting questions for oil & gas accounting. Read More
Family Business Succession Planning
I’m often asked by my clients, “How do I transition my company to the next generation?”. In order for a succession to be successful, it needs to work for both parties. Clients are advised early in our business relationship about […] Read More
Ohio Tax Amnesty is January 1, 2018, through February 15, 2018, for Individuals and Businesses
Avoid ALL penalties and HALF of your interest! If you have unpaid taxes, Ohio Tax Amnesty could help you avoid 100% of penalties and 50% of interest due. Ohio Tax Amnesty will help you achieve a fresh start and settle […] Read More
Credit for Production of Natural Gas from Marginal Wells – Why it’s not too late to claim!
This past fall Notice 2017-51 was issued by the IRS to provide guidance on the marginal well production credit. The notice computed the credit amount for calendar year 2016 at $0.14 per mcf as well as provided guidance on claiming […] Read More
Artificial Intelligence (AI)…Coming soon to the big screen!
By Sarah Yost, Senior Accountant, QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Terminator, WALL-E, Short Circuit and your accounting firm – what do these things have in common? Artificial intelligence (AI). What is AI? “AI is a machine or computer software that acts with […] Read More
“App-solutely” Helpful QuickBooks Apps
By Sarah Yost, Senior Accountant and QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Heavy QuickBooks users, or those in a specialized industry, know that while the bookkeeping software giant has become much more user-friendly over the years, there are still limitations. Despite the challenges, QuickBooks is […] Read More
Ohioans Win with New State Tax Laws
by Karen Brenneman, CPA, MT, Managing Partner Governor Kasich signed Ohio House Bill 64 into law on July 2 providing new tax rate reductions that will benefit both individuals and small businesses in our fine state. The newly enacted law […] Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday
By Constance P. Aycock, EA, Tax Compliance Director Here at Hall Kistler & Company, we are finding it hard to believe that summer vacation is nearly over. To lesson the burden of purchasing all the necessary school clothes and supplies, […] Read More
Hall, Kistler & Company-Is Your Business Prepared for Repair Regulations?
By John J. Skakun, CPA, Partner With the finalization and implementation of the IRS’s new tangible property regulations, planning for taxes poses a more serious challenge for many businesses than it has in previous years. The updated code is intended […] Read More