GOVERNOR’S TAXES

GOVERNOR’S TAXES – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s tax form shows an adjusted annual income of $373,000 in documents just mailed to the IRS. What makes that unusual is Bentley refuses to take a salary until unemployment falls to 5.2 percent…
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Security Notice

NONE OF OUR SERVERS OR THOSE OF OUR VENDORS WERE AFFECTED BY “HEARTBLEED”. You’ve probably heard about the Security Alert regarding “HEARTBLEED”, the code exploit that manipulates OPENSSL. Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL, a software library of great…
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April Is Here!

This is a snapshot of our schedule this past Saturday. No evening appointments on Saturdays, but as you can see, we had no openings. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment, please don’t delay. These last few weeks are…

Shared Responsibility Payment

Starting January 2014, you and your family must either have health insurance coverage throughout the year, qualify for an exemption from coverage, or make a payment when you file your 2014 federal income tax return in 2015. Many people already…
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Health Insurance on W-2

You may be wondering if you have to report the value of your employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, which may appear on your W-2, Wage and Tax Statement when you file your 2013 federal income tax return. The health care law…
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News From Cook & Co.

Since launching our secure internet portal two years ago, more and more clients have elected to receive their “keep copies” of tax returns electronically. As a result, we are ordering the over-sized big red envelopes by the hundreds now instead…

Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit

Starting in 2014, if you get your health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may be eligible for the premium tax credit. This tax credit can help make purchasing health insurance coverage more affordable for people with moderate…

Currency Exchange Rates

To convert from foreign currency to U.S. dollars, divide the foreign currency amount by the applicable yearly average exchange rate in the table below. To convert from U.S. dollars to foreign currency, multiply the U.S. dollar amount by the applicable…

We Will Open Today

We expect to open later this morning (by noon). All morning appointments have been rescheduled to afternoon or later so employees, do not rush to get here. Clients, if you have an appointment this afternoon we anticipate being ready and…

DAY 2 Closing Alert

We will be closed again today. If you had an appointment scheduled, we are offering 1, 2, 3 and 4 o’clock times on Sunday afternoon February 16. If we err, we are going to err on the side of caution.…

Closing Alert Due To Weather

We will be closed today due to the severe weather. It appears that we may be closed tomorrow as well if the predictions for 3″ to 5″ of snow tonight are correct. We had clients scheduled from Birmingham to Huntsville.…