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Run a Business? 5 Smart Reasons to Hire Your Teenager (Not Just Financial Ones Either!)

Run a Business? 5 Smart Reasons to Hire Your Teenager (Not Just Financial Ones Either!)

June 20th, 2017

Your son or daughter may be eager to earn extra money in the summer or to accommodate his or her[...]

What can I do with Leftover College Savings (Now that my child graduated)?

What can I do with Leftover College Savings (Now that my child graduated)?

May 31st, 2017

Funding a 529 plan is a great way to pay for college. With the high costs of higher education, i[...]

Tax Guide for 2017 St. Louis Flood Victims

Tax Guide for 2017 St. Louis Flood Victims

May 7th, 2017

The recent flood victims in the St. Louis area are suffering. This simple tax guide is offered as[...]

30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary

May 5th, 2017

Celebrating 30th anniversary in business on May 1! Reflecting on all the highs & lows and ha[...]

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Interview On The Cardinal Cowboy Show 3/16/17

March 16th, 2017

John Kasperek was interviewed on the Cardinal Cowboy Show. ABC30 St. Louis aired  on 3/16/17. htt[...]

We’ll Be Back!

We'll Be Back!

March 6th, 2017

Dear Followers: We are focused on servicing our loyal clients this time of year. So we will not b[...]

What To Do NOW To Prepare For the Solar Eclipse

What To Do NOW To Prepare For the Solar Eclipse

January 20th, 2017

The Solar Eclipse will be passing through the St. Louis region on August 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm. [...]

What’s New For the 2017 Filing Season

What’s New For the 2017 Filing Season

January 6th, 2017

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 23, 2017 for the tax year 2016.So what chang[...]

2016 Tax Tips in Anticipation of Trump’s PROPOSED 2017 Tax Changes

2016 Tax Tips in Anticipation of Trump’s PROPOSED 2017 Tax Changes

December 16th, 2016

December is always the season for year-end tax planning.  And as with any new administration, Pr[...]

Happy Work Anniversary!

Happy Work Anniversary!

December 6th, 2016

Kasperek & Co. Accountants honors two employees who have reached milestones in their careers wit[...]

ABLE Accounts- FAQ’s

ABLE Accounts- FAQ’s

November 18th, 2016

1) What is an ABLE Account? ABLE Accounts are savings accounts designed for Americans with di[...]

US CONTROL OF INTERNET JUST ENDED

US CONTROL OF INTERNET JUST ENDED

October 20th, 2016

The United States did give up key administrative control of the internet on October 1, 2016. It has [...]

BIG CHANGE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016 & WHY IT MATTERS

BIG CHANGE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016 & WHY IT MATTERS

September 26th, 2016

A major change is occurring in the international money system on October 1, 2016. Yet one hears [...]

FUN BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE AUGUST 21, 2017

FUN BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE AUGUST 21, 2017

September 3rd, 2016

One of the greatest moments in the history of St. Louis will be take place on Monday, August 21,[...]

Back-To-School Tax Breaks for College Costs

Back-To-School Tax Breaks for College Costs

August 17th, 2016

You, a dependent, or a spouse may be heading off to college for the fall. With the cost of colle[...]

IS THE CASHLESS SOCIETY A GOOD THING?

IS THE CASHLESS SOCIETY A GOOD THING?

July 7th, 2016

The chief executive of one of Europe’s biggest banks (John Cryan, Deutsche Bank), predicted cash[...]

Back Taxes

Back Taxes

June 23rd, 2016

Do you have back taxes to file?Do not be afraid to call! You are not alone! We handle these situ[...]

“NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES” –WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

“NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES” –WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

June 8th, 2016

By: John J. Kasperek Once thought to be a fringe and unorthodox idea regarding banking, adopt[...]

29th Anniversary

29th Anniversary

May 2nd, 2016

This week we are celebrating the 29th anniversary of the founding of the company![...]

Break From Blogging

Break From Blogging

March 20th, 2016

We are busy taking care of you, our loyal clients. We'll be back, including some thoughts on some li[...]

Tax Season Brings Confusion Over Health Care

Tax Season Brings Confusion Over Health Care

February 28th, 2016

Taxpayers are confused as to how to file his/hers individual tax return because of the health ca[...]

3 COMMON W-2 ERRORS- S CORPORATION OWNERS

3 COMMON W-2 ERRORS- S CORPORATION OWNERS

January 19th, 2016

S Corporations are the second most popular form of conducting business in the U.S. Only sole pro[...]

Christmas Traditions Throughout The World

Christmas Traditions Throughout The World

December 23rd, 2015

In celebration of one of the best-loved and commemorated holiday, here’s a look at some interest[...]

Ten Tax Tips For Year-End 2015

Ten Tax Tips For Year-End 2015

December 3rd, 2015

You would rather start preparing for the holidays, but this is a great time to make some end of [...]

Got Junk? Donate it! Pay less in taxes!

Got Junk? Donate it! Pay less in taxes!

November 12th, 2015

It is that time of year. You are overwhelmed with stuff and likely to buy and receive more with [...]

MISLEADING CLAIMS ABOUT SOLVING BACKTAX PROBLEMS

MISLEADING CLAIMS ABOUT SOLVING BACKTAX PROBLEMS

October 30th, 2015

As discussed in our last blog, 4 Steps For Filing Back Taxes, http://kasperekaccountants.com/4-s[...]

4 STEPS FOR FILING BACK TAXES

4 STEPS FOR FILING BACK TAXES

September 30th, 2015

If you find yourself behind in your Federal tax return filings you are not alone. The recent recessi[...]

Missouri Tax Amnesty Program Begins September 1, 2015

Missouri Tax Amnesty Program Begins September 1, 2015

September 1st, 2015

The State of Missouri is offering a Tax Amnesty Program from Sept. 1, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2015. The[...]

Consumer Alert! IRS Fraud!

Consumer Alert! IRS Fraud!

August 21st, 2015

2014 was an unusual tax year. Fraud was not only prevalent in the business world. It also affect[...]

5 Costly Tax Myths That Need To Stop Now!

5 Costly Tax Myths That Need To Stop Now!

July 27th, 2015

It should surprise no one that there are myths about income taxes. The US tax code is over 4 mil[...]

An Editorial: Restore IRS Funding!

An Editorial: Restore IRS Funding!

June 17th, 2015

For the first time this blog was started, an opinion is being expressed. Since the subject matte[...]

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The Blog Returns

May 20th, 2015

To our followers: There has not been much activity as of late with the busy season and so forth. [...]

Why Filing Your Taxes May Be A Nightmare In 2015

Why Filing Your Taxes May Be A Nightmare In 2015

February 13th, 2015

The 2015 tax filing season is gearing up to be amongst the most frustrating in years for taxpaye[...]

Three Reasons For Small Business Owners To Be Unhappy About Filing Taxes In 2015

Three Reasons For Small Business Owners To Be Unhappy About Filing Taxes In 2015

January 21st, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting e-files. The new tax year 2015 is now underway so [...]

Affordable Care Act- Impact on 2014 W-2 and 1099 For Employers

Affordable Care Act- Impact on 2014 W-2 and 1099 For Employers

January 5th, 2015

The Affordable Care Act has brought many new changes to the Forms W-2 reporting. Employers must [...]

It is 2015!  Now What?

It is 2015! Now What?

January 3rd, 2015

The Extenders expired on December 31, 2014. Yes, Washington, D.C. in its infinite wisdom passed [...]

2014 Extender Bill:  What Individuals Need To Know RIGHT NOW!

2014 Extender Bill: What Individuals Need To Know RIGHT NOW!

December 29th, 2014

Just prior to his Christmas break, President Obama signed a bill to extend many popular tax ince[...]

2014 Extender Bill:  What Businesses Need To Know RIGHT NOW!

2014 Extender Bill: What Businesses Need To Know RIGHT NOW!

December 23rd, 2014

Just prior to his Christmas break, President Obama signed a bill to extend many popular tax ince[...]

The Blog Is Back!

The Blog Is Back!

December 11th, 2014

We are going to re-boot our blog! There is information about health care reform and other profound t[...]

Taking A Hiatus From Blogging

Taking A Hiatus From Blogging

May 20th, 2014

Will return soon. Thanks for your support.[...]

5 Tips For Choosing A Good Tax Preparer

5 Tips For Choosing A Good Tax Preparer

February 17th, 2014

Albert Einstein once said “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax”.  M[...]

“MyRA“ May Be The Answer To Your Retirement Needs

"MyRA“ May Be The Answer To Your Retirement Needs

February 7th, 2014

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a new retirement savings ve[...]

3 Tax Actions To Take NOW In Early 2014!

3 Tax Actions To Take NOW In Early 2014!

January 21st, 2014

Perhaps 2014 is the year you make a New Year’s resolution to plan throughout the year [...]

Resolutions

Resolutions

January 10th, 2014

The madness and hectic rush, the good times, the children’s laughter, the children’s crying, a[...]

3 Tax Actions To Take While Waiting Out A Blizzard

3 Tax Actions To Take While Waiting Out A Blizzard

January 5th, 2014

Here are 3 things for you to do to help your tax situation when waiting out a blizzard this fi[...]

Holiday Crazes

Holiday Crazes

December 20th, 2013

Holiday crazes change from year to year, decade to decade. Let's take a fun look at [...]

Tick-Tock: Business Tax Provisions Set To Expire for 2014

Tick-Tock: Business Tax Provisions Set To Expire for 2014

December 16th, 2013

2013 may be the last occasion for businesses to take advantage of several special benefits.   [...]

Expiring Rules For Individuals-Year End 2013

Expiring Rules For Individuals-Year End 2013

December 4th, 2013

There are multiple tax incentives referred to as “extenders” that may not be available after 2[...]

2 Methods To Estimate Value Of Business

2 Methods To Estimate Value Of Business

November 6th, 2013

By: John J. Kasperek, EA Since Entrepreneurs put a lot of sweat, toil & dollars into buil[...]

Useful Functions For Excel

Useful Functions For Excel

October 28th, 2013

Microsoft Excel has long been a staple in the business world.  Its flexibility allows us to us[...]

President Calls For Changes To Ira, 401(K) & More

President Calls For Changes To Ira, 401(K) & More

October 7th, 2013

President Obama, in his proposed budget for 2014, has unveiled changes on retirement plans. H[...]

Tax Impact Of Life’s Events

Tax Impact Of Life’s Events

September 27th, 2013

Many times we experience significant life events that have a tax impact too! Here is an outlin[...]

IRS & Same Sex Marriage

IRS & Same Sex Marriage

September 10th, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service has addressed a number of the questions regarding same sex marria[...]

3.8% Tax- Is that really a big deal?

3.8% Tax- Is that really a big deal?

August 29th, 2013

The answer resoundingly is yes. It is one of the most controversial aspects of The Afford[...]

Health Care Reform, Part II

Health Care Reform, Part II

August 15th, 2013

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 was a massive overhaul of the U.S. Health Care System.  It[...]

Health Care Reform, Part I

Health Care Reform, Part I

August 1st, 2013

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 was a massive overhaul of the U.S. Health Care System.  Its pr[...]

5 Tax Credits Overlooked By Small Business

5 Tax Credits Overlooked By Small Business

July 15th, 2013

Small business owners are busy people. In the mist of a 50 to 70 hour work week, it is eas[...]

An IRA That Puts You In The Driver’s Seat

An IRA That Puts You In The Driver’s Seat

June 26th, 2013

As more and more baby boomers are reaching retirement age, the need for a solid retirement[...]

8 Vacation Security Tips

8 Vacation Security Tips

June 17th, 2013

It’s vacation time! Opportunities abound for fun and relaxation, chilling out, exciting experi[...]

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

June 11th, 2013

That day is finally here for the males of our society – young and old, all races and creeds. N[...]

Summer Tax Planning For Working Parents

Summer Tax Planning For Working Parents

June 5th, 2013

Working parents, over the summer, may need to pay for the care of their children. A reminder w[...]

5 Small Business Tips to Help You Succeed

5 Small Business Tips to Help You Succeed

May 23rd, 2013

Every business owner that has been in business for any length of time gets stuck in a rut. The[...]

Tips On How To Deduct 100% Meals Costs

Tips On How To Deduct 100% Meals Costs

May 9th, 2013

By John J. Kasperek, EA, President Many small business owners are too aware of the 50% limita[...]

5 Good Reasons to File an Income Tax Extension

5 Good Reasons to File an Income Tax Extension

April 12th, 2013

Why would you need a filing extension? The truth is there are a number of good reasons why yo[...]

IRS Grants Penalty Relief

IRS Grants Penalty Relief

March 26th, 2013

The IRS is granting late-payment penalty relief. It applies to individuals or businesses whose [...]

3 S CORPORATION TAX MISTAKES TO AVOID

3 S CORPORATION TAX MISTAKES TO AVOID

March 14th, 2013

S corporations provide big tax savings for small business owners. That explains the huge popularity [...]

IRS Sequestration:  What It Means For You!

IRS Sequestration: What It Means For You!

February 28th, 2013

The tax season has already started off in disarray due to the last minute tax tweaks the fiscal [...]

Obscure Health Care Tax Credit That Nobody Uses

Obscure Health Care Tax Credit That Nobody Uses

February 12th, 2013

A Caregiver of an elderly person may be eligible for a Missouri tax credit to offset the cost of c[...]

IRS Announces Simplified Home-Office Deduction Safe Harbor

IRS Announces Simplified Home-Office Deduction Safe Harbor

February 6th, 2013

By: John J Kasperek, E.A. IRS has released Rev. Proc. 2013-13, providing a taxpayer an option[...]

Education Credits Can’t Be Filed Until Mid-February!

Education Credits Can't Be Filed Until Mid-February!

January 30th, 2013

The IRS has announced that processing of tax returns claiming education credits on Form 8863, Ed[...]

Court Halts IRS Oversight Of Preparers-An Opinion

Court Halts IRS Oversight Of Preparers-An Opinion

January 23rd, 2013

In a stunning blow to the IRS’s efforts to regulate the tax preparation profession, a federal ju[...]

Tax Breaks for Small Business in Fiscal Cliff Deal

Tax Breaks for Small Business in Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 10th, 2013

By: John J Kasperek, E.A. The Fiscal Cliff Deal (formally known as The American Taxpayer Reli[...]

We Adverted the Fiscal Cliff, but Just Barely

We Adverted the Fiscal Cliff, but Just Barely

January 3rd, 2013

Below is a summary of the bill passed late on New Year’s Day, formally known as The American Taxpaye[...]

Tax Certainties

Tax Certainties

December 19th, 2012

Despite all of the uncertainty over 2013 taxes, the top rate on gains and dividends will rise. [...]

Preventing Fraud from Within- Part III

Preventing Fraud from Within- Part III

December 10th, 2012

John J. Kasperek, President, recently gave seminar at the Missouri Athletic Club on preventing f[...]

Preventing Fraud from Within

Preventing Fraud from Within

December 5th, 2012

John J. Kasperek, President, recently gave seminar at the Missouri Athletic Club on preventing f[...]

Preventing Fraud from Within- Part I

Preventing Fraud from Within- Part I

November 27th, 2012

John J. Kasperek, President, recently gave seminar at the Missouri Athletic Club on preventing fraud[...]

PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA

PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA

November 14th, 2012

By: Peggy Cavaness, CPA   Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, our c[...]

Ready For YOU As Our Guest @ The Open House Tommorrow

Ready For YOU As Our Guest @ The Open House Tommorrow

October 24th, 2012

My staff and I are ready ready to entertain you tomorrow with our K cookies and Missouri wine![...]

QuickBooks Time Savers

QuickBooks Time Savers

October 18th, 2012

There is never enough time for all we want to do. As many of our clients know, QuickBooks makes book[...]

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Fall Planning

October 4th, 2012

By: Carin, Administrative Assistant It’s that time of the year – leaves are turning, temperatures[...]

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The Candidates Battle Over Tax Reform

September 19th, 2012

Tax Reform is a very hot topic among the presidential candidates.  Everyone is planning to enact sig[...]

401(k) Loans: What You Need To Know

401(k) Loans: What You Need To Know

September 6th, 2012

By: John J. Kasperek, President It is a part of life that people may find themselves in a bind an[...]

FAQ’s About The Health Insurance Mandate

FAQ’s About The Health Insurance Mandate

August 27th, 2012

By: John J. Kasperek, President You are understandably concerned about the health care mandate an[...]

Forms/Publications

Forms/Publications

August 15th, 2012

Government Sites USA Government Search ANY Federal Government Agency Form [...]

Other Useful Links

Other Useful Links

August 15th, 2012

Business News/Advice St. Louis Small Business Monthly THE source for St. Louis Bus[...]

Government Links

Government Links

August 15th, 2012

City Of St. Louis, Missouri City Of St. Louis Link to the online resources of [...]

Calculators

Calculators

August 14th, 2012

Mortgage Calculator Use this calculator to view the total interest and total payment for a mortgage [...]

Blog Launch

Blog Launch

August 13th, 2012

Welcome to the launch of Kasperek & Co. Accountants’ blog. It is my goal that this blog be mo[...]