By Martin Straub Martin Straub is the owner of SimplePowerIT, LLC, an affiliate of Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC, and provides cybersecurity and technology solutions and support to NCW businesses and nonprofits. Martin can be reached at (509) 433-7606 or martin@simplepowerit.com. In the early days of the internet, most individuals and businesses considered themselves safe…

Know the signals that could hint at theft or embezzlement at your business. Provided by Brenda Alcala, CPA at Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC Weird things are happening at work. Power tools are missing. Something seems odd with your inventory. Bank reconciliations seem slightly amiss. Follow up on your suspicions. You may have a problem…

By Timothy M. Dilley, CPA, Cordell, Neher & Company, P The tax reform legislation that Congress approved in December of 2017 was the largest change to the tax system in more than three decades. The last time the U.S. tax code saw such a significant reform was under President Reagan in 1986. Under this new…

Provided by Kay Phillips, CPA; Cordell, Neher & Company, Wenatchee Certified Public Accountant The end of the year will be here soon. It is now time to start thinking about the year-end charitable contributions made during the holiday season. Although we make charitable contributions for many reasons, it is never a bad idea to consider…

They should not be left ill-informed or unaware. Provided by Charlie Miracle, CPA Cordell, Neher & Company, Wenatchee Certified Public Accountant End of life planning is not the easiest thing to do. This is one reason why some people never adequately communicate their intentions for the transfer of their wealth. Those who do create estate…

The little things independent contractors should do before April. Provided by Jennifer Babcock, CPA Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC – Wenatchee Certified Public Accountant Are you self-employed, do you freelance, or do you run a business on the side? You have a complicated tax situation, all stemming from one fact – when you earn a…

Provided by Nathan Cacka, CPA, Cordell, Neher & Company, Wenatchee Certified Public Accountant Though the fear of an audit is great, the risk is actually extremely low. Fewer than 1% of Americans have their Federal taxes audited. In fact, the percentage has been declining recently due to Internal Revenue Service budget cuts. In 2016, just…

It may not be what you think. Provided by Matt Foos, CPA, Cordell, Neher & Company, Wenatchee, Certified Public Accountant How much will your family end up paying for college? Your household’s income may have less influence than you think, and some private colleges may be cheaper than you assume. Private schools sometimes extend the…

By Timothy M. Dilley, CPA, Wenatchee Certified Public Accountant Your business opportunities improve with the use of a budget, a powerful tool which assists you in achieving your financial goals. A well-designed budget helps you: Predict income and expenses Control cash flow Communicate financial goals As an entrepreneur, you may not have the time or…

By Kristine Loomis, CPA, CVA, Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC Wenatchee Certified Public Accountant Succession planning is defined as the process in which an organization ensures employees are recruited and developed to fill each key role within the company. For many organizations, this is an overwhelming task that gets set aside year after year. Many…