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Firm News

  • Can you defer taxes on advance payments? January 19, 2017 Many businesses receive payment in advance for goods and services. Examples include magazine subscriptions, long-term supply contracts, organization memberships, computer software licenses and gift cards. Generally, advance payments are included in ...
  • Succession planning and estate planning must go hand in hand January 18, 2017 As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever — and that goes for most companies. Then again, with the right succession plan in place, you can do your part to ensure your ...
  • Use non-GAAP financial reporting measures with caution January 13, 2017 The most useful metric to gauge a company’s performance isn’t necessarily net income, pretax profits or earnings per share, as defined under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In some ...
  • Identify all of your company’s retirement plan fiduciaries January 11, 2017 Your company probably offers its employees a retirement plan. If so, can you identify all of your plan fiduciaries? From a risk management perspective, it’s critical for business owners to ...
  • SEC Professional Joins Briggs & Veselka January 10, 2017 January 10, 2017 (Houston, Texas) Briggs & Veselka Co., Houston’s largest independent accounting firm, welcomes Jason Liu, a seasoned U.S. and international audit professional as a partner in the firm’s audit ...
  • Help prevent tax identity theft by filing early January 10, 2017 If you’re like many Americans, you might not start thinking about filing your tax return until close to this year’s April 18 deadline. You might even want to file for ...
  • 2017 Q1 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers January 3, 2017 Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2017. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may ...
  • Keeping your family business in the family December 9, 2016 A successful family business can provide long-term financial security for you as its owner, as well as for your loved ones. To improve the chances that your company will continue ...
  • Can you pay bonuses in 2017 but deduct them this year? December 8, 2016 You may be aware of the rule that allows businesses to deduct bonuses employees have earned during a tax year if the bonuses are paid within 2½ months after the ...
  • Investment Banker Joins BVCA November 1, 2016 Sid Shaver Brings More than 25 years Middle Market Experience November 1, 2016 (Houston, Texas) BVCA, a subsidiary of Houston’s largest independent accounting firm Briggs & Veselka, has hired industry veteran Sid ...