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It’s End-of-Year Withholding Check-Up Time

November 14th, 2017

As the end of the year approaches, the IRS encourages taxpayers to consider a tax withholding checkup. When taxpayers take a close look to make sure the right amount of tax is withheld now, they can avoid an unexpected tax bill next year. Here are five examples of taxpayers who would benefit from a withholding […]

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#TwinTuesday With Brian & Geoff Laciak

November 7th, 2017

Many business owners and friends around the region know Brian and Geoff Laciak as the sons of Laciak>cpa founder Joe Laciak, or through their interactions with the twin CPAs at work, at school events with their kids, coaching the local little league team. What you may not know is just how much they have in […]

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Halloween Tax Tip – Is That The IRS Knocking?

October 31st, 2017

Every Halloween, children knock on doors pretending they are everything from superheroes to movie stars. Scammers, on the other hand, don’t leave their impersonations to one day. They can happen any time of the year. People can avoid taking the bait and falling victim to a scam by knowing how and when the IRS does […]

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Make Time For a Beneficiary Check-Up

October 17th, 2017

Sometimes federal tax laws make us lax in reviewing the things that matter. Beneficiary designations is one example. Many people believe that because there is a federal estate tax exemption of $5.49 million for themselves and an additional $5.49 million for their spouse, there is little likelihood their death would create an estate tax problem. […]

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Six Simple Tips For Small Business Success

October 2nd, 2017

If you are like millions of taxpayers trying to make a living running a small business, you know it is tough out there. Here are six ideas to help your business survive and thrive. Understand your cash flow. One of the biggest causes of business failure is not understanding cash flow. You need enough cash […]

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Tax Talk: Home Office Deductions

September 11th, 2017

If you operate a business out of your home, you may be able to deduct a wide variety of expenses. These may include part of your rent or mortgage costs, insurance, utilities, repairs, maintenance and cleaning costs related to the space you use. But, it can be a tricky area of the tax code that […]

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A Total Eclipse Is The Start

August 21st, 2017

The eclipse happening today across the nation is an exciting event – one that hasn’t occurred in our skies for nearly 40 years! Many Americans are using the event to focus their energy and intent on their lives, and what they want for the future. We wouldn’t be accountants if that didn’t get us thinking […]

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Client Spotlight: Dr. Keith Pitchford

August 8th, 2017

Recently, we sat down with Laciak>cpa client Dr. Keith Pitchford, CEO and founder of Great Lakes Orthopedics in St. John and Lowell, to chat about his work, and how Laciak>cpa has assisted with his business over the last decade, as well as preparing him for the future. On how Brian and Joe Laciak assist with […]

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Can I Work While Receiving Social Security Benefits?

July 26th, 2017

Many people continue to work while collecting Social Security retirement benefits. The reasons vary – some need the money and others simply enjoy keeping busy. Whatever the reason, there are some important tax implications to consider if you choose to work while receiving Social Security benefits. 1.  Your benefit amount may be reduced You can […]

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Experience That Counts

July 11th, 2017

Transitioning your business to an outside party, a valued colleague, or especially your son or daughter – is an event that requires thoughtful planning, and the right team to help you do it. As a leading accountancy group for more than 40 years, Laciak>cpa is uniquely qualified to offer financial consulting for your business, including […]

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