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Spire Group, PC

About Spire Group, PC

Spire Group, PC was formed in 2012 from a merger that united two of the region’s leading full-service CPA and Consulting firms: Carr, Daley, Sullivan & Weir and SGA Group, PC. Together, Spire Group, PC is uniquely positioned to put our proven business expertise and dedication to work for you, offering an even more comprehensive set of solutions.
23 May

3 Tips to Help You Maximize the Value of Your Privately Held Company

Private Company Valuation | Spire Group, PC It’s likely you’ve heard the famous quote by the esteemed Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This adage applies to so many things in life and business—and business valuation is certainly one of them. If you seek to maximize the value of your […]

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08 May

The Clock Is Ticking on Adopting New Accounting Standards

New Accounting Standards | Spire Group, PC It might be human nature to procrastinate. It’s definitely not in most accountants’ natures, however. That’s what makes the findings in a recent MorganFranklin poll about the adoption of new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards so surprising. Most companies are simply not making the kind of progress […]

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01 May

Historic Tax Credits Escape Extinction With Few Exceptions

Historic Tax Credits Escape Extinction—Few Modifications to Know Real estate professionals should feel relieved—while historic tax credits (HTCs) were on the chopping block during tax reform debates, the valuable tax credit was, for the most part, left intact in the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In deciding to keep the major benefits of HTCs […]

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25 Apr

States Have Vested Interest in Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Case

Supreme Court Internet Sales | Spire Group, PC Billions of Dollars From Online Retailers at Stake States across the country are anxiously watching as the Supreme Court hears arguments in a long-awaited challenge to Quill Corp v. North Dakota, the ruling which prohibits states from collecting sales tax on vendors lacking an in-state physical presence. […]

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17 Apr

Guarding Yourself Against Social Security Benefits Fraud

Guarding Against Social Security Benefits Fraud | Spire Group, PC Like most people, you want to decide how and when to receive your Social Security benefits. After all, it’s a personal decision—you need to decide what will work best for you. Now think about how you would feel if you found out that a stranger […]

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12 Apr

Tax Reform: How to Navigate Your Path to Depreciation Deductions

Depreciation Deductions and Used Property | Spire Group, PC Used Property Qualifies Under New Tax Rule Overview A taxpayer-friendly provision included in the freshly passed tax reform package allows bonus depreciation to expand to 100 percent for qualified property placed into service after Sept. 27, 2017 and before Jan. 1, 2023. Also of note: Bonus […]

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05 Apr

Building a Stronger Internal Audit Function

In recent years, nonprofits have been the target of increased scrutiny over governance, accountability and compliance.  Despite this, many organizations dismiss the importance of their internal audit functions. This isn’t a wise move. All nonprofits face heightened expectations from regulators and the public, as well as an ever-expanding field of risks. Even though your budget […]

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03 Apr

Estate and Gift Tax Rules Have Changed—Here’s What You Should Know

Estate and Gift Tax | Spire Group, PC The sweeping reform Congress pushed through to the federal tax law began taking effect mostly in 2018. Among the many significant changes made were changes to the estate and gift tax law. The crux of the change is that the estate and gift tax lifetime “exemption” more […]

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29 Mar

Corporate Fraud Risk Assessments – a Wise Investment Indeed

Corporate Fraud Assessment | Spire Group, PC There are many fraud prevention tools and techniques available to companies today. Yet, dollar for dollar, none may yield greater results than a corporate fraud risk assessment. The cost traditionally is not a bargain-basement; but the benefits it offers your company are numerous. If you ask business owners […]

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