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Peachey attends top producer conference

Peachey attends top producer conference

Mike Peachey, Partner, Ag and Agri-Business Services with Acuity recently attended the Top Producers Conference in Chicago, IL.  The theme for this year’s conference was “Chart Your Course to Profits.”  Most Top Producers are facing turbulent times and tough commodity markets.  This challenging environment demands strong ... read more

2014 payroll webinar materials available

2014 payroll webinar materials available

2014 Payroll Webinar Materials and updated 2015 Payroll Information is now available under the Payroll Year End Webinar Materials section of our webpage.

Save the date – annual business seminar

Acuity Advisors and CPAs will hold their annual Business Seminar on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  More information to follow . . .

Fasb update on consolidation of vie for private companies

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued guidance intended to improve private company financial reporting regarding consolidation of lessors in certain common control leasing arrangements. FASB Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-07, Applying Variable Interest Entities Guidance to Common Control Leasing Arrangements, is based on a consensus reached by the Private Company ... read more

IRS warns of email phishing scheme

IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme Falsely Claiming to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case ... read more

Top producer seminar

Mike Peachey, CPA, Partner, Ag/Agri-business Services recently attended the Top Producer Seminar in  Chicago, IL.   “The Top Producer Seminar provides a macro-view of the global and domestic agriculture economy trends,” said Peachey.

The seminar is geared toward Midwest corn and bean growers, but hearing what is happening in the grain markets ... read more

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Mandate Delay

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) MANDATE DELAYED

It’s official . . . companies with 50-99 full-time employees will not have to make required payments under Obamacare until 2016.  Additionally, companies will not have to pay the $2,000 penalty per worker until 2016.

Companies with 100+ employees still need to comply with the new ... read more

Acuity to exhibit at pa dairy summit

Acuity Advisors ad CPAs will be exhibiting at the PA Dairy Summit February 12-13 at the Penn Stater in State College, PA.  The summit is considered the premier dairy education event in Pennsylvania and is hosted by the PA Dairy Managers of PA, the Center for Dairy Excellence, the Penn ... read more

Protecting your refund

Protecting your refund

Beginning in 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will be instituting new security measures to identify and intercept fraudulent refund filings. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has partnered with Revenue Solutions, Inc., a fraud identification company to help prevent fraudulent refund payments.

New Security Process:

The taxpayer will be contact ... read more

IRS releases 2014 tax numbers

IRS releases 2014 tax numbers

The IRS recently released the following 2014 tax numbers:

SOCIAL SECURITY taxable wage limit increases from 2013 limit of $113,700 to $117,000 for 2014. Retirees under full retirement age can earn up to $15,480 without losing benefits.

AMT EXEMPTIONS for 2014 are $52,800 for singles, $82,100 for couples, and $41,050 for married couples filing ... read more