August 2017 Newsletter

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Welcome to this month’s issue of KnowledgeApplied. In this issue, we open with another installment in our series on fraud authored by Bill Morgan, CPA, a principal with our firm. We have an important tax tip on starting a new business, featuring comments from Sean Thorstenson, a tax and advisory services partner with our firm. We have a piece on possible upcoming changes to the R&D tax credit, with thoughts from Christina Wenk, a tax partner with our firm. We’ve again made the IPA 200 list, this time at #148 of the country’s top accounting firms. And, we conclude with an article about WNDE’s relationship with Irvine Valley College, highlighting two of our partners who teach there.

Thanks for reading,
Dave Doran
Managing Partner

Developing a Fraud Hotline 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. Because tip hotlines encourage and facilitate anonymous reporting, they are a proven fraud deterrent...

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Tax Tip: 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 launching a new business commonly make include: 1) overlooking the multitude of tax credits offered, 2)...

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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.  It is an effective tool for assisting U.S. businesses in staying competitive, and also has positive...

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WNDE Named to 2017 INSIDE Public Accounting's IPA 200 List

National magazine INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has named White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP (WNDE) #148 on its IPA 200 list of the country’s top accounting firms. The IPA 200 survey is highly regarded as one of the most thorough, complete and accurate sets of rankings and trends in the public accounting profession. This is the fourth straight year that WNDE has been mentioned on this...

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Two WNDE Partners Serve as Professors at Irvine Valley College0

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 in class.” Her goal, Deana said, is to prepare students for successful careers in the...

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