Accountants most trusted source of business advice

According to a recent survey of over 1,000 business owners by software provider Sage UK, accountants are increasingly the first choice for small businesses seeking business advice.

The survey found 44% of owners turn to accountants first for advice, compared to 21% who search the internet and 18% who turn to business groups and industry associations.

In fact, 21% of business owners say they are more open and honest with their accountants than their bankers, and 15% are more honest with accountants than they are with their friends, family - even spouses!

Source: Sage Omnibus. Infographic courtesy AICPA

What's New


6 business tax breaks worth considering - if Congress lets you  As lawmakers reconvene in Washington, there are a number of expired tax breaks that are slated for possible revival. RBF Senior Tax Manager Lenny Smith outlines six of them worth watching. More...

Contractors: are you a real estate professional in the eyes of the IRS? In some cases, contractors with rental real estate holdings can re-characterize passive income to avoid the new 3.8% surtax, writes RBF partner Bill Rucci. More...

Client Spotlight: When a New Hampshire family of beer hobbyists decided to turn their passion for home brewing into a legitimate business, they tapped RBF for tax and business advice to keep them on the path to profitability and growth. More...

Caution: scam artists will be trolling for victims this tax season Read about one RBF client's brush with a scam, and the IRS's newly released "dirty dozen" list of tax scams for 2014. More...

How to reduce your taxes in 2014 RBF partner Bill Rucci reviews the new tax landscape, and offers some techniques and considerations that will lead to smarter tax planning this year. More...

IRS issues final regulations for tangible property capitalization It’s not always easy to distinguish between an asset that must be capitalized and property that is a material or supply used in a trade or business. Here’s our summary of the new law’s key provisions. More

A closer look at the Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit The state is encouraging employers to implement wellness programs by offering a wellness tax credit. RBF Tax Senior Rose Dello Russo provides details. More...

IRS plans to step up audits of small business partnerships A spokesman for the agency said his division expects to move from focusing on small corporations to partnerships. More

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The Right Size Solution

Too often, businesses can’t find the right fit for their accounting and business advisory needs. Boutique accounting firms may offer the client service, but can’t match the array of service offerings of a Big Four company. Large accounting firms have the manpower and expertise, but can’t offer the personal attention of a partner’s involvement.

RBF is the perfect size to deliver both superb client service and comprehensive services. And, our world class experience is available at affordable fees.

Take a look at what we do. Talk to a partner. Experience the RBF solution for your business.

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