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The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sweeney Conrad, PS on Jun 4, 2020 8:15:43 PM

President Trump is expected to sign the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which has been approved by congress. The Act will provide relief to business owners by allowing for more flexibility and extended deadlines for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan money.

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Sweeney Conrad Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2020

Posted by Emily Taibl on Jan 9, 2020 3:22:44 PM
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The SECURE Act: 10 Things to Know About How it Affects Your Retirement

Posted by Kyle Lynch, CPA and Patrick Pisani on Jan 9, 2020 12:46:00 PM

On May 23, 2019 the House voted 417-3 to pass legislation intended to help individuals save for retirement, encourage them to participate in retirement plans, and make it easier for small businesses to offer tax-qualified plans to their employees. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) passed the Senate December 19th and was signed by President Trump on Dec. 20. It is the largest piece of legislation affecting retirement plan rules since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Many of the act’s provisions become effective on Jan. 1, 2020 and all retirement plans must adopt the law by 2022. As with any new law, not all of the details are clear yet, but below is a high-level summary of what you should know:

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Sweeney Conrad Honored for Excellence in Client Service

Posted by Emily Taibl on Mar 5, 2019 3:46:36 PM

Sweeney Conrad is honored to have recently received ClearlyRated's 2019 Best of AccountingAward for providing superior service. Best of Accounting Award winners have proven themselves as industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients.

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Meet Jeff Piha

Posted by Emily Taibl on Sep 20, 2018 5:34:25 PM

Meet Jeff Piha

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Guest Blog Post: US Equity Markets - Strong Fundamentals vs. The Wall of Worry

Posted by Howard Coleman on Sep 13, 2018 4:14:42 PM

By: Howard Coleman, Chief Investment Officer and General Counsel Coldstream wealth management

 

The economy is in a constant cycle. With ebbs and flows, highs and lows, we can be sure that things are always in motion. This month, we caught up with Howard Coleman, Chief Investment Officer and General Counsel for Coldstream Wealth Management in Bellevue, to get his take on where we are in the economic cycle, and where things are headed.

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Breaking News: Tax Reform 2.0

Posted by Thomas Jones on Sep 11, 2018 4:20:09 PM

Tax Reform 2.0 was unveiled Monday evening, Sept 10th, and includes three bills which build upon and make permanent changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The first bill, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 makes TCJA tax rates permanent, along with key deductions and the new Sec. 199A 20% Pass-Through Deduction.

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You're Hired! What Sweeney Conrad Looks for In a Candidate.

Posted by Jamie Gardner on Aug 29, 2018 2:44:34 PM

Recruiting season has started up again, and here at Sweeney Conrad it’s one of our favorite times of the year because we get to share with students what it’s like to be part of one of the best accounting firms to work for in the nation!

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Qualified Opportunity Funds: New Opportunities for Deferring Gains

Posted by Thomas Jones on Aug 23, 2018 1:00:00 PM

While many changes created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have grabbed the media limelight, not much attention has been given to a new tax benefit: Qualified Opportunity Funds. Beginning in 2018, a taxpayer can elect to reinvest proceeds from the sale of “any property” into a Qualified Opportunity Fund and defer the gain.

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Fake President Fraud - Beware of this E-mail Scam

Posted by Trevor Fennessy on Aug 14, 2018 6:13:04 PM

One of our employees recently received an e-mail from our president requesting that she process a wire transfer immediately. The strange part? It wasn’t our current president. In fact it wasn’t even our previous president, and it certainly wasn’t his e-mail address. This was a scam appropriately named “The Fake President Fraud.”

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