Kostecke CPA

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Vetting a Prospective Tax PreparerThis time of year, I get calls from potential clients looking for somebody to prepare their tax returns. I really love this time of year because I love getting new clients. However, I know that it doesn’t do any good to bring in a lot of new clients if we are not right for each other. So I do my best to tell them about myself and answer Read more


Your tax preparation checklist can save you time and a lot of griefLast year at around this time I provided some tips on how to save money on your taxes after December 31st. This article is also about saving you money and quite possibly a bit of time.

Perhaps you have just received your 47-page tax organizer in the mail Read more


Saving money on your taxesIf you are a procrastinator when it comes to tax planning, you are still in luck.  Saving money on your taxes is not too difficult if you happen to have good accounting practices and you keep current with changes to the tax code. Read more


Home office deductionThe IRS has an alternate way for you to calculate your home office deduction. Now, instead of keeping track of all of your household expenses for maintaining your home, such as utilities, insurance, maintenance, and lawn care, you can take a flat amount per square foot of office space. This can be a huge benefit to Read more


Affordabe Care Act

Big  changes in health insurance are taking place now as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ACA”. I’ve had a lot of questions about the ACA and how it affects me, as a tax preparer and small business owner, and the clients I serve. Here is a compilation of the questions I’ve researched and the Read more