Our mission every day at Berndt CPA LLC is to serve our clients with the tools and knowledge at hand, ever striving to extend the boundaries of our abilities, as we provide client support that is unparalleled. We do this by abiding in a philosophy that has earned over 30 years’ worth of business from many of our clients and respect from our community partners.
We care about our clients. We care about our work. We care about our families, our communities and one another. The ensuing environment has helped us recruit and retain a core team with extensive experience in tax, accounting, technology, and customer service.
Our commitment to professionalism, courtesy and excellence extends from the clients we see every day to the clients we see once a year. We believe it is this commitment that has made us a successful company, with clients who value us as much as we value them. You have my word that we’ll hold true to that commitment.
Bruce D. Berndt, CPA, CGMA
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.