Press Release, 11/15/12, Tuscaloosa, AL: JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce the following:
Andrea Easterwood accepts position at JMF as a staff accountant.
Andrea Easterwood began full time at JMF in October as a staff accountant in tax and accounting. Miss Easterwood worked as an intern for JMF during the 2011 and 2012 tax seasons. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration and earned her Masters of Accountancy from the University of Alabama. One week each summer she also works as assistant director for Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, Alabama. Miss Easterwood was in the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Fraternity, was in the Blount Undergraduate Initiative and also a member of the Million Dollar Band. Recently she has passed all parts of the CPA exam and will be certified once her service requirements are fulfilled. Miss Easterwood is a native of Steele, Alabama.
PJ Talley accepts position at JMF as a staff accountant.
PJ Talley began full time at JMF in October as a staff accountant in tax and accounting. Mr. Talley worked as an intern for JMF during the 2011 tax season. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration with a minor in computing technology and applications from the University of Alabama. Mr. Talley was a scholarship recipient and on the dean’s list while attending the University. He has lived abroad and speaks fluent Spanish. Mr. Talley is a native of Pelham, Alabama and married to the former Katie Jones.
Firm History: Founded in 1920 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by the late Carl C. Jamison, one of the first Certified Public Accountants in the state, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC employs over 80 professionals and support personnel, including 12 shareholders. JMF primarily serves privately held businesses and their owners, government and not-for-profit organizations and individuals in Alabama and throughout the south with a full range of accounting, tax and consulting services. JMF is recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as being one of the G400 elite firms in the country. The firm’s knowledgeable, innovative and client-focused professionals are committed to providing tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client’s unique financial goals. The firm has offices in Tuscaloosa and Selma, Alabama.
P.O. BOX 2347 | Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 | 205-345-8440 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.jmf.com
Prior to the election, JamisonMoneyFarmer CPA Rachel Taylor lead a discussion on the major “fiscal cliff” items like the expiration of particular tax cuts, shifts in alternative minimum tax, increased Medicare taxes, new spending cuts, tax extenders, and the expiration of payroll tax cut.
Below is the Powerpoint deck. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Rachel or one of our tax advisers.
On October 25th, JMF’s Selma location hosted a Chamber After Hours and Ribbon Cutting event in celebration of their new location at 798 Highland Avenue. The event was well attended, complete with beverages, appetizers and door prizes.
The Selma office opened 7 years ago when JMF’s manager Kim Bannerman married Ken Smith and moved to Selma. The office has experience growth and this summer, to accommodate that growth, a new location was found and a ribbon cutting was celebrated during the open house. There are two CPAs working in the Selma office: Kim Smith and Meredith Johnson.
Pictured in the first photo of the ribbon cutting, left to right: Selma’s Mayor George Patrick Evans, Selma’s Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Smedley, JMF Shareholder Angela Hamiter, Kim and Ken Smith, Meredith Johnson, and JMF’s Managing Shareholder Bryan Chandler.
Starting November 15, 2012 EFTPS is making some changes. They have changed the website to remove defaults from the tax period and settlement date. If you have used the site at the end of a quarter, you know how easy it was to post to the wrong tax period. Now, with this change, you will select the tax period. Additionally, EFTPS has added a pop up calendar to allow the selection of the payment date. This is changing from a default of the next business settlement date.
These changes should allow for more accuracy and fewer errors; however, it is important to know that the look of the site will be different. They have also added a secure online survey that may popup when you log in.
You can give EFTPS your feedback at email@example.com or 1.202.874.3530.
If you need any assistance with this change, please contact me at JMF and I will be happy to assist you.
Last week the Social Security Administration announced that the 2013 Taxable Wage Base will be $113,700 up from $110,100 in 2012.
Unfortunately, many other payroll tax items may not be known until very late this year. Congress is expected to allow the reduction of the employee portion of social security tax to revert to 6.2% however that hasn’t been confirmed yet. As soon as the SSA and the IRS post the rates for 2013, I will blog about them. Check back often in December and early January for updates.
A ribbon cutting, attended by Selma City Council Members, Selma’s Mayor, a leadership team from JMF’s main office in Tuscaloosa, and the Selma – Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, will be at 5:00 p.m. October 25th at JMF’s new Selma location. JMF’s CPA Kim Smith opened an office seven years ago in Selma. The new location at 798 Highland Avenue was needed to accommodate growth.The ribbon cutting will take place prior to the Chamber’s “After Hours” Event. Local JMF clients and members of Selma’s Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend.
JMF’s CPA Kim Smith was featured in “The Selma Times-Journal” annual edition of “Women in Business” which includes 4 or 5 women throughout the county. Kim has brought a lot of positive attention to JMF through her above average, workable knowledge in business and also through her and her husband Ken’s community and civic involvement.