Thomson Reuters held their 2019 SYNERGY Users’ Conference in Denver, CO this year. This yearly conference is for tax and accounting professionals, and it’s an exclusive opportunity to share expertise, network with peers, and gain practical knowledge. The business partners and staff members were able to attend workshops and spend four days earning CPE credit, getting hands-on training, learning about technology updates, and being inspired by nationally recognized accounting, technology, and motivational experts. This was a great opportunity to network with others and share knowledge and tips to stay ahead of the curve and continue to bring top level service to our clients.
Are you making the most of tax benefits designed to offset some of the high costs of education? The American Opportunity Tax Credit, extended through 2017, provides a tax break of up $2,500 for qualified college expenses. The Act also made permanent several education-related tax options, including a $2,000 maximum contribution amount for Coverdell education savings accounts, which can be used to pay certain elementary, secondary and post-secondary expenses.
Given the many changes, Siepert can help you make sense of the benefits available to you and ensure you’re taking full advantage of them. Contact one of our three offices with your questions.
This fall Siepert welcomed three new employees to the firm. Carla Leikam as a Senior Accountant, Ethan Richter as an Auditor and Valeri Whitmore as an Administrative Assistant. We are looking forward to working with them all. Check out their bio pages for more information.
This week Siepert attended two college career and internship fairs. They were Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ilinois and the other was Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the NIU Accountancy Career Fair in DeKalb, Illinois. We had a wonderful turnout and met many incredible students. The selection process is going to be a tough one but we are looking forward to working with them. Thank you to all who came out to talk with us and best of luck on your future.
We are looking forward to branching out and attending fairs in the Spring at Wisconsin University.