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Payroll Tax Cut Extended through 2012

By Chris Bevington, CPA   |  February 20, 2012

As expected, the 2% payroll tax cut reducing the employee portion of social security tax from 6.2% to 4.2% of wages has been extended through the end of 2012.

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Corporate Tax Change which Could Impact Your 2011 Business Tax Return

By Eric M. Key, CPA   |  February 17, 2012

During 2011 Congress made many changes to the corporate tax laws. The New Hire Retention Credit is one which might affect your small business and should be considered

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2013 Budget Proposal Includes Several Tax Reform Proposals

By Chris Bevington, CPA   |  February 14, 2012

President Barack Obama’s 256 page budget proposal for fiscal year 2013, released just Monday, includes several tax reform proposals ranging from

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An Update on 1099 and W-2 Changes

By Chris Bevington, CPA   |  February 10, 2012

The more the IRS “simplifies” things to help in detecting the underreporting of income and gains, the more important it becomes for you as taxpayers to make sure the income that’s being reported is accurate and free of errors.

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Worry-Free Retirement


For most people, retirement is a big deal and a major decision. There are 3 Levers you control

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Big decision-take Social Security early or wait!

By Roger Kramer, CPA, CITP   |  February 2, 2012

Different aged spouses retirement ages can have a large impact on the expected payouts from Social Security. The best strategy is not always obvious.

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Why Investor Behavior is the Most Important Thing

By Ryan Gilmer, FPA, Investment Advisor   |  February 2, 2012

Long term investing is difficult, but not for the reasons you might think.

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Where's My Refund?

By Chris Bevington, CPA   |  January 27, 2012

Tax season is upon us, and many taxpayers will be looking to get their returns filed early in hopes of receiving a refund from Uncle Sam or the state.

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Super Bowl.... or Super Bore??

By Chris Bevington, CPA   |  January 27, 2012

As the nation prepares for one of the world’s most popular sporting events, one has to wonder if this year’s game can live up to its anticipated hype.

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Utica Shale Value Implications

By Roger Kramer, CPA, CITP   |  January 20, 2012

A January 3, 2012 Wall Street Journal article discusses the following: Chesapeake Energy is one of the largest gas producers in the Marcellus Shale formation. What are the value implications for the Utica shale which stretches further west in Ohio?

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How Crazy Can Per Acre Values for Oil & Gas Shale Mineral Rights Get?

By Roger Kramer, CPA, CITP   |  January 20, 2012

How crazy can per acre values for oil and gas shale mineral rights get? Bloomberg 1-9-2012 article recaps some recent deals.

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Payroll Tax Cut Extends into 2012

By Chris Bevington, CPA   |  January 11, 2012

The payroll tax cut, resulting in the employee portion of social security tax being reduced from 6.2% to 4.2% of wages, has been extended.

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Four Things Investors Can Control

By Aaron Bates, CFP, Investment Advisor   |  January 10, 2012

How much should I be saving for retirement? How much should I spend during retirement? When can I retire?

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New Year, New Look, Same Great Service!

January 10, 2012

We are excited to unveil our new logo and new look for the New Year! Obviously, the letter ‘W’ represents Ed Whitcomb, one of our origin

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Welcome to Our New Website!

By Jim Hess   |  January 10, 2012

We are really excited about the opportunity to be able to provide you the latest financial, investment, tax and business consulting information

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Invest Ohio

By Tami Reynolds   |  January 2, 2012

If you are investing or expanding in Ohio, you may qualify for state tax credits.

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Seminar: Learn How to Build Wealth and Eliminate Worry

December 30, 2011

The Whitcomb & Hess team is pleased to announce four seminars that will help you build wealth and eliminate worry. You'll get practical learning and walk away with a new level of peace about your financial future.

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