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3 hot spots to look for your successor

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Picking someone to lead your company after you step down is probably among the hardest aspects of retiring (or otherwise moving on). Sure, there are some business owners who have a ready-made successor waiting in the wings at a moment’s notice. But many have a few viable candidates to consider — others have too few. When looking for a successor, for best results, keep an open mind. Don’t assume you have to pick any one person — look everywhere. Here are three hot spots to consider. 1.    Read more [...]
Bridge over troubled waters

Bridge over troubled waters

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By Linda DeTar     So you’re driving through a stop sign when another car runs through the sign at 50 miles-per-hour and hits you squarely on the side.  Unfortunately, you don’t survive the accident.  You’ve got a last will and testament, but it doesn’t provide details of your household, investments, login passwords, funeral wishes or other personal effects.  And now your loved ones must step in and try to locate everything and resolve all issues. Even if you survived this accident, Read more [...]
Promotions and New Staff October 2016

2016 Promotions & New Staff

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(INDIANAPOLIS) – The directors of Alerding CPA Group, an Indianapolis-based certified public accounting firm, are pleased to announce the following staff promotions and new appointments: Tracie Delph, CPA – promoted to Entrepreneurial Services Supervisor (photo) Tyler Kleinschmidt, CPA – promoted to Audit Senior (photo) Justin Schwartz, CPA – promoted to Audit Senior (photo) Kathryn Hartman – new Staff Accountant Hannah Medler – new Staff Accountant Tracie Delph, Entrepreneurial Read more [...]

Michael Alerding Receives Indiana University’s Inaugural Accounting Alumni Recognition Award

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We are pleased to announce that Michael P. Alerding was selected as one of only 12 winners nationally in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business’ inaugural Accounting Alumni Recognition Awards. Alerding received his award, in the Community Service category, on September 23 during a banquet in the President’s Hall on the Bloomington campus. Alerding, a 1971 Indiana University graduate who has worked in public accounting for forty-five years, has been extensively involved in the Indianapolis Read more [...]
Making your case for a business loan

Making your case for a business loan

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By Bennie the Bean Counter     From afar, the commercial lending process may appear comical. On one side of the desk you have the lenders, who want to manage their risk by loaning money to only successful business owners. On the other side of the desk, you have the business owners — many of whom believe they can’t truly become successful until they get the money! To avoid this disconnect, you have to approach business financing as a partnership rather than a provider-customer relationship. Read more [...]
Oh What A Difference a Day Makes

Oh, What a Difference a Day Can Make

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By W. Owen Pryor, CPA       On what appeared to be a normal day, a trip to a California junk shop proved to be life changing for one lucky customer. A seemingly innocent $2 purchase is now thought to be valued at a whopping $5 million. Turns out the decision to purchase a random black and white photo, which has been authenticated to be Billy the Kid, will now present quite a serious tax situation for the potential $4,999,998 capital gain. Let’s take a look into what this lucky customer, Randy, Read more [...]

The IRS has Announced the 2015 Retirement Plan Contributions Limitations

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In 2015, employees who participate in 401(k) and 403(b) plans may contribute up to $18,000 (up from $17,500 in 2014) into their plans.  Those over age 50 may contribute up to $24,000 (up from $23,000). The amount individuals may contribute to an IRA remains unchanged ($5,500 for those under age 50 and $6,500 for those 50 and over). The section 415 limit for total contributions by employees and employers combined to defined contribution plans is increased in 2015 from $52,000 to $53,000. Call Read more [...]

Alerding CPA Group Announces Its 2014 Staff Promotions & New Appointments

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(INDIANAPOLIS) – The directors of Alerding CPA Group, an Indianapolis certified public accounting firm, are pleased to announce the following staff promotions and new appointments: Courtney Morin has been promoted to Tax Senior and has been with Alerding CPA Group since 2011.  Her responsibilities include tax return preparation, consulting and tax planning, and developing client relationships. As a newly promoted Audit Senior, Katie Persinger will oversee fieldwork for audits, reviews and Read more [...]

A Mother’s Day Tribute to the Superwoman in us All!

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By Natalie Hopkins     As we approach Mother’s Day, it’s generally a time we all salute the Mothers in our lives.  But can I take a moment to express how much I love being a mom?  In fact, I truly love all my jobs.  I love helping clients achieve their goals. I love watching young professionals launch their career paths.  I love being a mom and helping my young kids grow and learn each day. I love being a wife and having someone there to work with me in conquering life.  I feel like Read more [...]

Alerding CPA Group 8th Annual CPE Seminar

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By Natalie Hopkins    Last month, Alerding CPA Group hosted its 8th Annual CPE Seminar for employees, clients and professional colleagues.  Our goal with this event is to provide an avenue for professionals to be educated on relevant events within the accounting world while obtaining some Continuing Professional Education.  Who doesn’t love some free CPE? Candace Graham, our Director of Taxation, is an annual fixture at this event. Participants are always interested in the latest Business Read more [...]