The Whitlock Company Is Named One Of The 2009 Best Accounting Firms To Work For

  • October 27, 2009

The Whitlock Company was recently named as one of the 2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. This is the second year in a row that Whitlock has received the designation. The annual list of "Best Accounting Firms" was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group.

Legislative Watch-House Bill Would Stave Off Estate Tax Repeal

  • October 26, 2009

A move is underway in Congress to stave off the sunset of the estate tax in 2010 and prevent a wholesale revision of the transfer tax rules in 2011.

Commercial Lending…More Lessons: Equity and Contingent Liabilities

  • October 26, 2009

In addition to those detailed in our article, Commercial Lending...After The Crisis: Back To Basics, here are two more hard lessons learned from the financial crisis:

Commercial Lending…After The Crisis: Back To Basics

  • October 1, 2009

Now that we have digested the fact that most banks' loan portfolios are weaker today than they were two years ago, it's a good time to review a few of the basics of commercial lending.

FAQ: What Tax Breaks Are Officially Ending This Year?

  • October 1, 2009

The end of the 2009 year will also spell the end of many tax breaks for both individuals and businesses. Some of these tax breaks are "temporary" credits and deductions that Congress typically extends for another year or two at the last moment. Other sunsetting provisions are relatively new, with no previous track record on their being extended. In either case, however, the unfamiliar economic climate in which our nation finds itself makes predicting whether Congress will find the funding necessary to extend any particular tax break this time around, beyond 2009, a matter of guesswork. The following is a list of important tax breaks expiring at the end of 2009.

Congress Debates Full Agenda of Tax Bills

  • October 1, 2009

Health care reform continues to dominate Congress' fall agenda but lawmakers also have many other tax bills to address before the end of the year. On the table are bills to extend some popular but temporary tax breaks, estate tax reform and more. It is an ambitious agenda that has some lawmakers predicting that they will be working right up to the end of the year.

Year-end Planning Techniques Can Maximize Tax Savings

  • October 1, 2009

As the end of 2009 approaches, it is a good time to start year-end tax planning. Between now and December 31, 2009, there is time to put in place some tax saving strategies. Many of these strategies are familiar ones; others are tailored to these challenging economic times.