• Rick Howard, CPA

    WELCOME!

    We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your business. The services we provide are designed specifically to be cost effective for businesses and owners. Our staff understands that no two individuals, or businesses, are the same. We desire to know your personal and business goals, and help you attain them.

    Rick Howard, CPA

  • March MadnessWhat does the NCAA Basketball Tournament have in common with Tax Season?  Not much really, and that’s the point.  Focusing long hours on tax return preparation gets counter productive at some point, and breaks are necessary. That is where the NCAA Basketball Tournament “March Madness” comes in. It is a welcome and needed distraction (we’ve named our office bracket “2017 Tax Season Distractions”).

    See this fun article… “March Madness: Taxes & Traditions

    Gracy’s new article… “5 Ways to Enjoy March Madness with Your Kids and Friends

TAX, ACCOUNTING & CONSULTING SERVICES – We understand that no two individuals, or businesses, are the same. We desire to know your personal and business goals, and help you attain them. While we have summarized a list of our accounting, consulting and tax services for your review, we embrace the “service” aspect of working with you and your organization.

HUMOR & TAXES – I have a client who farms… and produces fish… and writes books… and does a bit of almost everything. He is smart and witty. At tax time, our review of income and “deductible” expenses can be very entertaining. He surprised me a few years ago by including a whole chapter in his new book dedicated to our client-CPA dialogue, even titling the book after this infamous chapter. With Jim’s permission, I’ve posted the entire chapter. Read more…

TAX ORGANIZERS & QUESTIONNAIRES –  We mailed customized Organizers and Tax Questionnaires to our clients to help guide in gathering the information we need to prepare the tax returns. These tools will help give us a better understanding to more accurately prepare the tax return and to discover tax saving opportunities. Because situation may have changed, additional Organizer pages are available to down load should they be needed (see  applicable “Tax Organizer” page ).

RickHoward_IBRAS SEEN IN THE IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW –  Rick recently was published in the Idaho Business Review (Feb. 26, 2016) addressing the public policy push for increased minimum wage rates. Businesses need to understand the financial impact of a rate increase and how to implement the right strategies.  We have a series of articles to help you with your analysis and review of strategies. (Link to 1st article.)

 

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