The tax consequences of selling mutual funds

Do you invest in mutual funds or are you interested in putting some money into them? If so, you’re part of a large group. According to the Investment Company Institute, 116 million individual U.S. investors owned mutual funds in 2023. But despite their widespread use,...

Figuring corporate estimated tax

The next quarterly estimated tax payment deadline is June 17 for individuals and businesses, so it’s a good time to review the rules for computing corporate federal estimated payments. You want your business to pay the minimum amount of estimated tax without...

Why audited financials matter

Reliable financial reporting is key to any company’s success. Here’s why your business should at least consider investing in audited financial statements. Weighing the differences Most businesses maintain an in-house accounting system to manage their financials. The...

House rich but cash poor? Consider a reverse mortgage strategy

Are you an older taxpayer who owns a house that has appreciated greatly? At the same time, you may need income. Thankfully, there could be a solution with a tax-saving bonus. It involves taking out a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgage basics With a reverse mortgage,...

Should you convert your business from a C to an S corporation?

Choosing the right business entity has many implications, including the amount of your tax bill. The most common business structures are sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, C corporations and S corporations. In some cases, a...

Surprise audits are proven to fight fraud

Four antifraud controls are associated with at least a 50% reduction in both fraud loss and duration, according to “Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations” published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). They are financial statement audits,...

You may be entitled to tax breaks if caring for an elderly relative

There are many rewards for taking care of an elderly relative. They may include feeling needed, making a difference in the person’s life and allowing the person to receive quality care. In addition, you could also be eligible for tax breaks. Here’s a rundown of four...

The tax advantages of including debt in a C corporation capital structure

Let’s say you plan to use a C corporation to operate a newly acquired business or you have an existing C corporation that needs more capital. You should know that the federal tax code treats corporate debt more favorably than corporate equity. So for...

4 bookkeeping pitfalls for small businesses to avoid

Accurate bookkeeping is essential to operating a successful small business. The problems created by inadequate bookkeeping practices can have significant, long-lasting consequences. Here are four common pitfalls — and how to avoid them with the right knowledge and...

A three-step strategy to save tax when selling appreciated vacant land

Let’s say you own one or more vacant lots. The property has appreciated greatly and you’re ready to sell. Or maybe you have a parcel of appreciated land that you want to subdivide into lots, develop them and sell them off for a big profit. Either way, you’ll incur a...

The tax consequences of selling mutual funds

Do you invest in mutual funds or are you interested in putting some money into them? If so, you’re part of a large group. According to the Investment Company Institute, 116 million individual U.S. investors owned mutual funds in 2023. But despite their widespread use,...

Figuring corporate estimated tax

The next quarterly estimated tax payment deadline is June 17 for individuals and businesses, so it’s a good time to review the rules for computing corporate federal estimated payments. You want your business to pay the minimum amount of estimated tax without...

Why audited financials matter

Reliable financial reporting is key to any company’s success. Here’s why your business should at least consider investing in audited financial statements. Weighing the differences Most businesses maintain an in-house accounting system to manage their financials. The...

House rich but cash poor? Consider a reverse mortgage strategy

Are you an older taxpayer who owns a house that has appreciated greatly? At the same time, you may need income. Thankfully, there could be a solution with a tax-saving bonus. It involves taking out a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgage basics With a reverse mortgage,...

Should you convert your business from a C to an S corporation?

Choosing the right business entity has many implications, including the amount of your tax bill. The most common business structures are sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, C corporations and S corporations. In some cases, a...

Surprise audits are proven to fight fraud

Four antifraud controls are associated with at least a 50% reduction in both fraud loss and duration, according to “Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations” published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). They are financial statement audits,...

You may be entitled to tax breaks if caring for an elderly relative

There are many rewards for taking care of an elderly relative. They may include feeling needed, making a difference in the person’s life and allowing the person to receive quality care. In addition, you could also be eligible for tax breaks. Here’s a rundown of four...

The tax advantages of including debt in a C corporation capital structure

Let’s say you plan to use a C corporation to operate a newly acquired business or you have an existing C corporation that needs more capital. You should know that the federal tax code treats corporate debt more favorably than corporate equity. So for...

4 bookkeeping pitfalls for small businesses to avoid

Accurate bookkeeping is essential to operating a successful small business. The problems created by inadequate bookkeeping practices can have significant, long-lasting consequences. Here are four common pitfalls — and how to avoid them with the right knowledge and...

A three-step strategy to save tax when selling appreciated vacant land

Let’s say you own one or more vacant lots. The property has appreciated greatly and you’re ready to sell. Or maybe you have a parcel of appreciated land that you want to subdivide into lots, develop them and sell them off for a big profit. Either way, you’ll incur a...
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The tax consequences of selling mutual funds

The tax consequences of selling mutual funds

Do you invest in mutual funds or are you interested in putting some money into them? If so, you’re part of a large group. According to the Investment Company Institute, 116 million individual U.S. investors owned mutual funds in 2023. But despite their widespread use,...

read more
Figuring corporate estimated tax

Figuring corporate estimated tax

The next quarterly estimated tax payment deadline is June 17 for individuals and businesses, so it’s a good time to review the rules for computing corporate federal estimated payments. You want your business to pay the minimum amount of estimated tax without...

read more
Why audited financials matter

Why audited financials matter

Reliable financial reporting is key to any company’s success. Here’s why your business should at least consider investing in audited financial statements. Weighing the differences Most businesses maintain an in-house accounting system to manage their financials. The...

read more

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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

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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