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Update to IRS Form 8955-SSA

Update to IRS Form 8955-SSA

If you file a Form 5500 for a retirement plan, you should be aware of changes to the old SSA schedule to report participants who have separated from service covered by the plan, and who retain a deferred vested benefit in a retirement plan. Since the 2009 tax year, IRS Form 5500 was required to be filed electronically and made available to the public through the DOL EFAST2 filing system.... continue reading

AAF announces a NEW Vice President…and it’s a heartwarming story you won’t believe!

The partners of Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C., are pleased to announce the appointment of Sorie M. Kaba, CPA, to Vice President. Sorie’s commitment to excellence and drive to succeed is unlike most you’ll ever meet. In 1997, Sorie immigrated to the USA from Liberia, a country devastated by a civil war, in pursuit of furthering his education and to recover from the impact of the war. As the... continue reading

AAF Gives Back to the Community During the Holiday Season

Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co. is delivering thousands of dollars in holiday toys to deserving children of all ages at the Associated Early Care & Education Center, an AAF client. Associated Early Care is committed to providing high quality, affordable child care to Boston’s working families and their children. Jack Finning, AAF Vice President, stated, “I’m proud that AAF team members have come together to collect gifts for families in... continue reading

Carla McCall, AAF Co-President, will serve as moderator of SBANE seminar

AAF Co-President, Carla McCall, will serve as moderator of the  Small Business Association of New England (SBANE) Capital Connections Series, “Capital Choices for Small Business” seminar, on December 8th at the Doubletree Westborough. What is the Capital Choices for Small Business Seminar About? On October 1, 2010, the new Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) came into existence as a result of the legislative consolidation of two quasi-public finance corporations that had similar missions.  The Legislature... continue reading

AAF Honored by the Boston Globe

We are honored to announce that Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. was recently named a 2011 Boston Globe Top Places to Work winner! For the second year in a row, the AAF team earned the #2 spot on the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list in our category. As the only CPA firm to make the list in the division, we are certainly proud of the entire AAF... continue reading

Robin Kelley Speaking at Tango

AAF Vice President, Robin Kelley, will be presenting “The Face of your Non-Profit: How Others See Your Organization” at the TANGO best practices for nonprofits seminar on November 17th. What is the best practices for nonprofits seminar? This seminar is hosted by TANGO and sponsored by AAF. It is designed especially for CEO’s, CFO’s, Executive Directors, Business Managers, HR Managers and Marketing Directors of nonprofit organizations. The curriculum is tactical... continue reading

Boston Business Journal honors AAF as a 2011 “Best Places to Work” winner

The Boston Business Journal has named Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C (AAF) as one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its ninth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes AAF’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. “ Our Best Places to Work event recognizes the importance of cultivating a... continue reading

John Buckley, CPA, Receives Top Honors

John Buckley was selected by Worcester State University as the Outstanding Young Alumnus of 2011. John was honored with this prestigious award because of his professional accomplishments in the accounting industry, community contributions to society, and educational advancements in training his peers. This award, one of the 5 highest non-degree honorary awards that Worcester State University bestows on alumni, was presented at a celebratory dinner attended by friends and family... continue reading

Congress Approves 1099 Repeal Bill But at a Cost to Some Taxpayers

On April 5, 2011, the Senate approved a bill to repeal controversial expanded information reporting on Form 1099 for certain businesses and rental property expense payments. To offset the cost of lost revenues from the repeal, the bill also increases the recapture amount of health care credit overpayments. President Obama is expected to sign the bill when it reaches the White House. A Little History In March, 2010, Congress approved... continue reading