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Studies show that remote workers are more productive than their counterparts at the office. Though this finding may have seemed counter-intuitive to some before the new pandemic related normal of working from home, many companies are now embracing it and contemplating the large-scale reduction of expenses. Much to the vexation of commercial landlords, office supply […]

Perhaps I’ve over-hyped the title to this blog post a little by using the word “thriller.” However, if COVID-19 has relegated a planned summer vacation from a trip to the coast to wading in a backyard kiddie pool with your dog staring at you, you’re a little desperate for entertainment. Good news, since the new […]

We are proud to announce the launch of a new weekly CPE series, The Weekly Expert Hour. Over the years, Surgent has gained a reputation for rapidly developing comprehensive and practical new courses for CPAs and other tax and financial professionals and delivering them almost immediately after new legislative, regulatory, or other changes occur. As the pace […]

In this Firm Spotlight, we chat with Claudia Albelais about what inspired her to study accounting, her internship with R&A CPAs, and how their support inspired her to join the firm full time as an Assurance Supervisor. R&A CPAs has been providing comprehensive accounting and advisory services since 1942. Based in Tucson, Arizona, this firm […]

In this Firm Spotlight, we interviewed Staff Accountant Dustin Flaspohler of Landmark CPAs in Fort Smith, Arkansas, about how he became involved in accounting, what sets Landmark CPAs apart from the rest, and how they foresee technology impacting the accounting industry. Landmark CPAs has been in operation for over 60 years, earning clients’ trust by […]

Our Firm Spotlight series aims to highlight exemplary accounting organizations across the country. This week we focus on The Fairman Group Family Office, based in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania. This firm provides a full range of wealth management and tax advisory services to high net worth individuals and families in the Philadelphia area. Their experts holistically view […]

CPAs know that staying updated on continuing professional education (CPE) credits is both essential for providing the best service to clients and also required to stay in compliance as practicing CPAs. But with continual updates to tax laws, ever-changing regulations, new standards to meet on a regular basis, and new technology coming to the industry, […]

The installment of our Firm Spotlight series highlights GMS Surgent. This Philadelphia-area firm specializes in individual advisory services, profitability analysis and performance management, and takes pride in their 35 years of serving both local and national clients. “Personal Attention – Valuable Results”, a cornerstone of the firm’s mission statement, reinforces GMS Surgent’s commitment to creating […]

On November 6, 2019, the IRS announced in Notice 2019-59 the following cost-of-living adjustments for 2020: The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $19,000 to $19,500; The catch-up contribution limit for employees aged 50 and over who participate in […]

By Nick Spoltore What image comes to your mind when you think about Robin Hood? Is it the incredibly charismatic Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood from 1938? Perhaps you envision the 12th century English folk tale adventurer as depicted by Kevin Costner or Russell Crowe. My favorite would undoubtedly be Robin Hood […]