Independent Contractor Misclassifications Get Worse

  • February 11, 2009

The problem of companies evading taxes by misclassifying employees as independent contractors appears to be growing.

Oppenheimer Asset Management, Inc.

  • February 9, 2009

February 9, 2009......Comments by Tom Robinson, President Stock markets generally had a good week last week.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009

  • February 6, 2009

House Passes $275 Billion Tax Stimulus Bill; Senate Vote Nears

Oppenheimer Asset Management, Inc.

  • January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009……..Comments by Tom Robinson, President There is a new President in the White House, and we all have to wish him well as he tries to deal with the multiple issues that confront the nation.

By Switching Their Charters, Banks Skirt Supervision

  • January 22, 2009

At least 30 banks since 2000 have escaped federal regulatory action by walking away from their federal regulators and moving under state supervision, taking advantage of a long-standing system that allows banks to choose between federal and state oversight, according to a Washington Post review of government records.

Treasury Releases Special TARP Terms for S Corporation Financial Institutions

  • January 16, 2009

Under its administration of the troubled asset relief program (TARP), the Treasury has updated its term sheet and released answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide relief to qualified financial institutions thatare S corporations.

Oppenheimer Asset Management, Inc.

  • January 12, 2009

January 12, 2009........Comments by Tom Robinson, President Spooked by the deteriorating employment situation and the judgment of a deepening global recession, the equity markets did not do well last week.

Whitlock Selected One of Best Firms to Work For

  • January 8, 2009

The Whitlock Company, a Springfield-based accounting and professional services firm formerly known as Whitlock, Selim and Keehn, was recognized as one of Accounting Today’s 2008 “Best Places to Work For.”

Proposed Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines Issued

  • January 7, 2009

The major federal bank, thrift and credit union regulators issued proposed Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines that clarify risk management principles and internal controls for ensuring that financial institutions’ real estate collateral valuations (both appraisals and evaluations) are reliable and support their real estate-related transactions.