How will revised tax limits affect your 2022 taxes?

How much can you contribute to a 401(k) plan for 2022? How much is the standard deduction? How much do you have to earn this year before you can stop paying Social Security on your salary? Here are some answers to these and other tax-related questions for 2022.

Businesses with employees who receive tips may be eligible for a tax credit

Owners of restaurants and bars have had a rough couple of years due to the pandemic. Keep in mind that employers in the food and beverage industry may be eligible for a valuable tax break with the FICA tip credit. Here’s how it works.

Reporting and managing inventory

Are inefficient inventory practices dragging down your business? It’s important to regularly review your approach.

Are you eligible for a medical expense tax deduction?

One of your new year’s resolutions may be to take better care of your health. But can you deduct your out-of-pocket medical costs on your tax return?

Commission fraud: When salespeople get paid more than they’ve earned

When structured and managed correctly, a commission program can boost employee compensation and morale. But it also can tempt salespeople to commit fraud. Here’s how to contain the threat.

Defer tax with a like-kind exchange

With real estate prices up in some markets, the “like-kind” exchange strategy may be attractive if you want to sell commercial or investment real estate.

KPIs: What are they, and which ones count?

What are the keys to your company’s success? Read on to help unlock the answer.

Gig workers should understand their tax obligations

Many people have become gig workers to earn extra money through online platforms. Find out more about the tax implications of these jobs.

Will the standard business mileage rate go up in 2022? Yes!

The price of gas is up about $1 a gallon from a year ago. How does this affect the amount your business can deduct for business driving in 2022?

How to account for change orders

Does your business enter into long-term contracts with customers? If so, you need effective procedures to manage and report any changes that happen along the way.

How will revised tax limits affect your 2022 taxes?

How much can you contribute to a 401(k) plan for 2022? How much is the standard deduction? How much do you have to earn this year before you can stop paying Social Security on your salary? Here are some answers to these and other tax-related questions for 2022.

Businesses with employees who receive tips may be eligible for a tax credit

Owners of restaurants and bars have had a rough couple of years due to the pandemic. Keep in mind that employers in the food and beverage industry may be eligible for a valuable tax break with the FICA tip credit. Here’s how it works.

Reporting and managing inventory

Are inefficient inventory practices dragging down your business? It’s important to regularly review your approach.

Are you eligible for a medical expense tax deduction?

One of your new year’s resolutions may be to take better care of your health. But can you deduct your out-of-pocket medical costs on your tax return?

Commission fraud: When salespeople get paid more than they’ve earned

When structured and managed correctly, a commission program can boost employee compensation and morale. But it also can tempt salespeople to commit fraud. Here’s how to contain the threat.

Defer tax with a like-kind exchange

With real estate prices up in some markets, the “like-kind” exchange strategy may be attractive if you want to sell commercial or investment real estate.

KPIs: What are they, and which ones count?

What are the keys to your company’s success? Read on to help unlock the answer.

Gig workers should understand their tax obligations

Many people have become gig workers to earn extra money through online platforms. Find out more about the tax implications of these jobs.

Will the standard business mileage rate go up in 2022? Yes!

The price of gas is up about $1 a gallon from a year ago. How does this affect the amount your business can deduct for business driving in 2022?

How to account for change orders

Does your business enter into long-term contracts with customers? If so, you need effective procedures to manage and report any changes that happen along the way.

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Phone: 419.223.3075
Fax: 419.222.8507

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205 West Elm Street, Lima, OH 45801

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A pillar of the Lima community since the 1920’s, our firm provides professional accounting and advisory services to the Greater Lima Region and beyond.  Our collective expertise, experience, and education can prove invaluable to your success.

Tax Planning & Preparation

Tax planning and compliance is of the utmost importance to our firm. Our years of experience along with our pro-active approach allow us to provide our individual and business clients with the tax expertise and knowledge that they deserve. We will work with you to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.

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We advise clients on a wide variety of individual and business needs including, but not limited to, business valuations and succession planning, long range and strategic planning, accounting system implementation, internal control structure review, and fraud examination needs.

 

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How will revised tax limits affect your 2022 taxes?

How will revised tax limits affect your 2022 taxes?

How much can you contribute to a 401(k) plan for 2022? How much is the standard deduction? How much do you have to earn this year before you can stop paying Social Security on your salary? Here are some answers to these and other tax-related questions for 2022.

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E.S. Evans and Company

CPA, Shareholder

Steven D. Hooker

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.

Meet Steve, an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.  Before beginning his path as a CPA, Steve wanted to become a professional baseball player.  Instead, he graduated from Bluffton University and started with E.S. Evans and Company in 1987.  He was admitted as a partner in 2008.  When he is not at the office, you can find him on the golf course, watching sports or hanging out with family and friends.

He and his wife have two boys and live in Lima with their dog, Zeke.  Spending time with his family and friends helps him push through the busy season each year.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (1997)
QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting | Bluffton College (1987)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Lima Noon Sertoma Club

Expertise

Tax Preparation Tax Planning QuickBooks Consulting Audits Reviews Compilations

CPA, CFE, Shareholder

Jennifer J. Birkemeier

If you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Meet Jennifer, our firm’s first female partner.  She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Craig, and has two sons, Aaron and Austin. In 1993, she graduated from the University of Findlay and joined E.S. Evans and Company.  She lives in the country, outside of Wapakoneta, her hometown.  In her spare time, you can find Jennifer and Craig boating or fishing at their lake home in Marblehead or riding their motorcycle.  When she can get away, her favorite travel destination is St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Jennifer gets through the busy season by planning trips to enjoy afterwards and by remembering that summer soon follows.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (1996)
Certified Fraud Examiner (2005)

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance | University of Findlay (1993)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Government Accountants

Expertise

Non-Profits Tax Preparation Tax Planning Audits Reviews Compilations Consulting

CPA, Shareholder

Andrew J. Brown

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Meet Andy, an E.S. Evans and Company team member since he graduated from Asbury College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Economics.  In addition to being a shareholder, Andy serves as our Information Technology Supervisor.  When Andy is not in the office you can find him spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and fishing.  He especially enjoys trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  His wife, Stacy, is a teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary and they have two children.  Their daughter, Haleigh, is a cheerleader and dancer and their son, Ian, is involved in karate.  Their family has a dog, Molly, a guinea pig, Peanut, and a frog named Frog.

Andy frequently dreams of summer on the beach and fishing trips at the lake to push him through busy season.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (2002)
QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Education:
Bachelor’s, Major in Accounting, Minor in Economics | Asbury College (1997)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Lima Rescue Mission Board Member

Expertise

Tax Preparation Tax Planning Financial Institutions QuickBooks Audits Reviews Compilations Consulting