Blog posts from: 2017

Are your internal controls sufficient?

According to a recent article in the Detroit News, a 52-year-old woman reportedly embezzled more than $1,000,000 over a six-year period from the Bloomfield Township staffing firm she worked for. At ShindelRock, we offer an internal controls analysis service, where we look at your business' internal controls...

Franchisor is liable as a joint employer for labor litigation

This article originally appeared on DLA Piper. ____________________________________ In Ochoa, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp. et al., the United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently certified a class of more than 800 current and former employees of...

Renting out your primary residence? If it’s less than 15 days, it’s tax free

If you receive rental income for the use of a dwelling unit, such as a house or an apartment, you may deduct certain expenses. These expenses, which may include mortgage interest, real estate taxes, casualty losses, maintenance, utilities, insurance, and...

ShindelRock’s Dana Cinquepalmi to join Walsh College Accounting Advisory Board

  • January 12, 2017
  • Kelly O'Donnell

Dana Cinquepalmi, manager at ShindelRock, will join the Walsh College Accounting Advisory Board and teach a segment of the school's forensic course in 2017.  The Board, made up of practicing CPAs, brings the perspective of the business community into the Walsh...

Congratulations Mike Altomaro, ShindelRock’s newest Certified Healthcare Business Consultant

  • January 9, 2017
  • Kelly O'Donnell

Mike Altomaro, staff accountant at ShindelRock, recently earned certification with the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants.  This new designation (CHBC) brings best practices and an in-depth understanding of the healthcare environment to Mike's work with healthcare practicitoner and physician practice groups....

21st Century Cures Act allows small employers to provide HRAs

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the "21st Century Cures Act" which provides a medical innovation package that funds medical research, accelerates cutting-edge treatments for rare diseases, and makes significant reforms to the mental health system. This...

IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2017

The IRS recently issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of...