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Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits


With back-to-school season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students...

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WNDE Partners Serve as Professors at Irvine Valley College


Two WNDE partners, Deana Bowden (left) and Candace Huie (below), teach part-time at Irvine Valley College (“IVC”).  Deana teaches auditing, and Candace teaches business income taxation.  Deana enjoys teaching at IVC, she said, because the students “have a desire to learn and want to be...

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Congress, President Considering Changes to R&D Tax Credit


The Research and Development (R&D) tax credit is a general business tax credit under Internal Revenue Code Section 41, available to companies that incur research and development costs in the United States.  It was originally passed in 1981 to encourage private companies to conduct research....

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Developing a Fraud Hotline that Employees Can Trust


The following article is part 3 in a series on protecting your business from fraud, authored by Bill Morgan, CPA, principal at WNDE. What is an Employee Fraud "Hotline"? Employee tip hotlines are one of the most effective tools that organizations possess for detecting and preventing fraud....

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Five Tips for Starting a Business


Understanding your tax obligation is one key to business success. When you start a business, you need to know about income taxes, payroll taxes and much more. Sean Thorstenson, CPA, a tax and advisory services partner with White Nelson Diehl Evans, said that the most common mistakes people...

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Manager Profile: Tiffany Fung


Tiffany Fung, CPA, is an audit manager. She joined the WNDE team in 2011. As an audit manager, she is involved with all aspects of an audit engagement, from planning to issuance of financial statements. She trains and supervises staff accountants throughout the engagement. Tiffany services clients...

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