Christi has been serving the public as an accountant for 15 years. She attended Southern Illinois University from 1996–2001, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2002. She worked at RubinBrown LLP, a large regional accounting firm from 2000-2006 as an auditor focusing mainly on real estate and not for profit clients. When she joined Tzinberg & Associates in late 2006, she found that she loved working with small businesses, helping them with timely information and avoiding any tax surprises. She meets with both new and established companies who might be prospective clients, reviewing their tax returns to determine if there might be ways to decrease their tax burden. Christi does tax planning, prepares tax returns, and has many other duties as a Manager. She also is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and continuously learns and adapts as her client’s needs and technology changes.
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.