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Chad Wouters

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP

Chad Wouters joined Earney & Company in December 2006 and became a partner in November 2013. Prior to joining Earney & Company, he worked for an accounting firm in Pennsylvania. Chad is a tax professional specializing in individua  

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Oct 1, 2018

Disaster Relief: Employers Helping Employees

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14, 2018 as a Category 1 hurricane and brought with it a record amount of rainfall and a massive loss of power throughout the state of North ...

Jul 16, 2018

Changes Coming to Sales Tax on Internet Sales

It appears 2018 will be the year of tax law changes on many fronts. In December 2017, the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act was placed into effect for 2018 and now, there is a possibility of major changes r ...

May 14, 2018

Changes in Cash vs. Accrual Accounting: What’s Best for your Business?

Now that the 2017 tax season has officially ended, we can focus more attention on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) our government enacted at the end of 2017 and shift our attention to the ...

Apr 17, 2018

Making the Most of In-Kind Donations

This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA.   Public charities depend on donations from private citizens and businesses to continue their good works.  Not all the cont ...

Mar 26, 2018

Reporting Contributions from Fundraising and Special Events

This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA. Most non-profits host fundraising and special events in order to raise monies for their organization. Simple contributions, such as cas ...

Feb 15, 2018

Tax Reform: Depreciation Changes

In December, the Tax Cuts and Job Acts was signed into law. Since then, CPAs and tax attorneys everywhere have been reading and rereading every aspect of the new law to make sense of what it actually ...

Jan 10, 2018

With Reform Comes New Deductions for Owners of Pass Throughs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December has left CPAs and tax attorneys scrambling to understand exactly what it means for taxpayers.   We at Earney & Company a ...

Dec 5, 2017

Don't Miss Out on this Year-End Tax Strategy

One year-end strategy we utilize frequently is the use of a donor advised fund. A donor advised fund is essentially an investment fund in which a client contributes money, at which point the client ...

Nov 1, 2017

New Lease Standards

This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P. In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued “A ...

Oct 3, 2017

Is A Cash Balance Plan Right For You?

For CPAs, the beginning of fall always represents final deadlines for individual and business returns (calendar year), along with an increased focus on planning and preparing for 2017 filings. We s ...

Sep 8, 2017

Transfer Pricing For Multinational Entities

For those of you who are involved in the management of a multinational entity, you are most likely aware of the complex tax and legal obstacles and rules that you have to navigate in order to keep the ...

Aug 1, 2017

Guidelines For Tax Records Retention

A frequently asked question we get from clients is, “How long do I need to hold onto my tax returns and supporting documents?” The answer is very similar to most in the accounting world ...

Jul 14, 2017

Reimbursing Your Employees For Business Expenses

As an employer, there are times when employees may need to be reimbursed for expenses related to travel, meals, continuing education and other expense types (not including health insurance). The me ...

Jun 15, 2017

Real Estate Professional Election And The IRS

There are many reasons people tend to own rental properties - investment purposes, cash flow purposes or even as part of a tax planning strategy.   Depreciation and other deductions associated ...

Jun 1, 2017

What You Need To Know About Charity Auctions

This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P. Charity auctions are one of the most frequently used techniques to raise funds fo ...

May 15, 2017

Don’t Fall Short On Your Charity Fundraisers

This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P. Every year, our not-for-profit audit clients raise questions about fund-raising p ...

May 1, 2017

Impacts Of FASB’s New Revenue Recognition Standard On Not-For-Profits

This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P. In a recent article, we discussed the challenges of implementing the Financial Ac ...

Apr 11, 2017

The New Revenue Recognition Standard – Are You Prepared?

This Insights was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P. One of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) most impactful revisions t ...

Mar 27, 2017

IRS Form 990: A Tax-Exempt Organization's Opportunity For Success

This Insights was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P. Upon formation, most not-for-profit organizations must begin filing the IRS Form 990, &ld ...

Jan 25, 2017

Tax Credit For Hiring Targeted Employees

At the end of 2015, the U.S. House and Senate passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH). The PATH retroactively reauthorizes the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program for ...

Dec 19, 2016

Health Reimbursement Accounts: Back From The Dead

Small businesses are now allowed to use Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without incurring penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the U.S. Senate passed the 21s ...

Dec 1, 2016

Small Business Internal Controls Over Cash

This Insights was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P. Cash is a small business owner’s most valuable asset, but small businesses are more ...

Nov 15, 2016

Tax Incentives For Companies That Export American-Made Products

Does your company export American made products internationally? Is your current tax rate higher than 15 percent? If the answer to these questions is yes, you may be eligible for a tax incentive ...

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