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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.
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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27 Mar

Is Your Side Hustle a Hobby or a Business?

Business or Hobby? Nine Factors That Determine Your Classification The “side hustle” is a term that has been gaining popularity in the last few years, and for good reason; close to 14% of Americans have a side hustle these days. Americans are choosing to take on their side jobs for a variety of reasons. Some […]

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20 Mar

Blockchain Technology Can Transform the Insurance Industry; Here’s How

Advancing technologies are disrupting and transforming industries far and wide. From Uber and Lyft and their collective impact on the consumer transportation industry to Airbnb, WeWork, Spotify and more, we are experiencing a golden age of transformation where technologies are fundamentally changing the way we live, work and play. Blockchain – a continuously growing list of […]

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12 Mar

Employer-Owned Life Insurance Benefits May Be Subject to Income Tax

Employer-Owned Life Insurance Benefits May Be Subject to Income Tax | Spire Group, PC As a business owner or employee benefits specialist, you may be aware that the Pension Protection Act was enacted in 2006 to increase oversight of retirement accounts and hold businesses accountable for underfunded accounts. However, what many employers don’t know is […]

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