Team member spotlight: Nicole Piele, EA

Team member spotlight: Nicole Piele, EA

Today we want to introduce Nicole Piele, a Tax and Accounting Specialist, that has joined our team. Nicole is an Enrolled Agent and will be helping our clients with accounting and taxes.  Why did you decide to become an accountant?   I am a science and numbers person and accounting allowed me to use the organization and math needed in both those fields in one career. I love the challenges that come from digging into the imbalances and the success in figuring out why. When were you hired for TL;DR?   I was hired in October of 2020. What made you decide…
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What are Self-Employment(SE) Taxes?

What are Self-Employment(SE) Taxes?

https://youtu.be/StEiHsOdknM What Are Self-Employment (SE) Taxes? For the sake of argument, let’s say you’re an employee. Since 1990, 7.65% of your paycheck has been sucked into the government’s coffers before you even saw it. Your employer has been doing the exact same amount in tandem by paying 7.65% of your paycheck to the government in payroll taxes for each of their employees. By now you’ve probably done the math: 15.3% of every employee’s paycheck goes to the government right away (up to the annual Social Security cap at least, which in 2019 is $132,900). If you want to get technical,…
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SEP-IRA Contributions: Everything You Need to Know

SEP-IRA Contributions: Everything You Need to Know

https://youtu.be/Xjew60bp-9Y Have you established a SEP-IRA and are wondering if you’re doing it right? Or perhaps you’re considering establishing a SEP-IRA for you and your employees. Or maybe you’ve never heard of it or otherwise don’t know what a SEP-IRA is. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. What Is a SEP-IRA? Let’s start by spelling out the cumbersome acronym: SEP-IRA stands for Simplified Employee Pension - Individual Retirement Account. You’ve probably heard of IRAs before, but even if you haven’t, here are some basic facts about IRAs and SEP-IRAs: First, let’s talk about the two different types of IRAs and…
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