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These days especially, when the internet, cell phones, and social media provide such constant and convenient distraction, it is even harder to sit in front of a computer and take on a long, unp The Best of Boulder in Summer 2013 2013-08-07T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>The Best of Boulder in Summer 2013</h1> <p>Whether you are a native Boulderite looking to make the most of the summer, a mountain man craving something cosmopolitan, or a Denver city-slicker in need of an out-of-town getaway, the fun never runs out in Boulder, Colorado. Bustling with culture an Give A Little: Charitable Financial Planning in Denver 2013-06-28T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Give A Little: Charitable Financial Planning in Denver</h1> <p>Thanks to <a href="">income tax laws</a>, it pays to give. If your family has a favorite charity or cause that you regularly donate to, do not forget to reap the tax deductions you deserve. However Maximize Efficiency and Revenue at Your Denver Medical Practice 2013-06-28T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Maximize Efficiency and Revenue at Your Denver Medical Practice</h1> <p>Whether you are a sole practitioner doctor in the process of starting a new practice or you are an existing medical practice with years of experience, increasing revenue can seem like a daunting task. You might think you ar Denver Dining Ideas - Who is up for Some Canadian Dining? 2013-05-07T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Who Is Up For Some Canadian Dining?</h1> <p>While the dish was invented in Quebec, Canada in the late fifties, the origins of its name remain a bit of a mystery. One story we particularly like is that of a chef, when inventing the dish, who said &quot;it will make a damn mess.&quot; Since he Vacation at Yellowstone National Park: See Geysers, Canyons, Hot Springs and More 2013-05-07T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Vacation at Yellowstone National Park: See Geysers, Canyons, Hot Springs and More</h1> <p> Every year, about 3 million people visit Yellowstone National Park which is located mostly in Wyoming but also spills over into Idaho and Montana. However, there are so many things to do in the park, wh Three Time Management Ideas To Achieve Work and Personal Goals 2013-05-07T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Three Time Management Ideas To Achieve Work and Personal Goals</h1> <p>Time is an important issue for most of us, and we feel like we never have enough. At the end of a long day, we often come home feeling exhausted and unable to do anything except watch a few hours of TV and go to bed. Howev Revel in Art and Music at Free Denver, Colorado Events 2013-05-07T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Revel in Art and Music at Free Denver, Colorado Events</h1> <p> Spring in Denver, Colorado means longer days, warmer weather and ample amounts of sunshine. It’s also the season in which Denver’s gorgeous high-plains weather combines with its thriving cultural scene to bring numerous festivals Spring Cleaning for Your Personal and Practice Finances 2013-03-28T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Your Financial House: Spring Cleaning for Your Personal and Practice Finances</h1> <p>The phrase “Spring cleaning” isn’t necessarily just about sweeping floors and airing out rugs in your home. Take a few minutes over the next few weeks to review your finances to see if there are some financial Time Management Ideas for Greater Efficiency and More Free Time 2013-03-22T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Time Management Ideas for Greater Efficiency and More Free Time</h1> <p>Most of us struggle to get our to-do lists done while still having some free time for ourselves. Sometimes it feels like there are just not enough hours in a day to get everything done. If you are feeling overwhelmed and fe Check Out the Breckenridge Spring Fever Festival 2013-03-21T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Check Out the Breckenridge Spring Fever Festival</h1> <p>Take a break from city life and welcome spring to Colorado in a fun and thrilling way. Beginning March 17th and running through April 14th, the town of Breckenridge, Colorado will throw its annual Breck Spring Fever Festival. This festiva Indoor Skydiving at Skyventure Colorado 2013-03-21T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Indoor Skydiving at Skyventure Colorado</h1> <p>Winter in Colorado is more than great ski slopes. There are plenty of unique ideas that don’t involve tumbling down an uncharted mountain. If you’re not quite an adrenaline junkie, but are still interested in the extreme, you might want to look Entertainment and Events: It's Time for Denver Restaurant Week 2013 2013-02-20T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>It's Time for Denver Restaurant Week 2013</h1> <p> Denver dining ideas are a frequent enjoyment topic in the KKB CPA blog. If you like to eat out in Denver, you’ve probably been looking forward to this time of year as Denver Restaurant Week is here again. As an added bonus, Denver Restaurant A Not-So-Fun, but Critical Post: Protecting Your Practice from Embezzlement 2013-02-19T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>A Not-So-Fun, but Critical Post: Protecting Your Practice from Embezzlement</h1> <p> I had a brand new client referred to me by a fellow CPA for an internal control review. That CPA had expressed some concerns to the five physician-owners about their controller and the ability to get certain Your Financial House: When “Married Filing Separately” Might Make Sense 2013-02-18T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Your Financial House: When “Married Filing Separately” Might Make Sense</h1> <p>We are frequently asked if a married couple should file separate returns. The question most frequently arises with newly married couples, couples in the process of a divorce, and when one spouse has unusual circums Vacation Destinations: Explore Amelia Island, Florida 2013-02-10T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Vacation Destinations: Explore Amelia Island, Florida</h1> <p> If you’re looking for a unique vacation destination for an extended weekend escape from the winter cold of Colorado, consider heading to Amelia Island, Florida. <p> Amelia Island offers a different experience than the tropical g 2013 Tax and Accounting Fact Sheet 2013-01-20T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>2013 Tax and Accounting Fact Sheet</h1> We wanted to share a high-level Fact Sheet you can refer to for your tax and accounting questions during 2013. If you have more detailed questions or would like to find out more about how everyone at KKB CPAs can make your life more enjoyable, give us a Summary of American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 2013-01-17T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Summary of American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012</h1> Everyone at KKB hopes your 2013 is off to a great start. We wanted to write a brief summary of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that was recently passed by Congress. <br><br> The legislation allows tax rates to rise on the nation's 3 Easy Time Management Tips for Greater Efficiency 2013-01-17T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>3 Easy Time Management Tips for Greater Efficiency</h1> In our everyday lives, we all are challenged to get our to-do lists done, while still having time for family. But sometimes it feels like there are just not enough hours in a day to get everything checked off. If you are feeling like you j Vacation Destinations: Visit Puerto Rico 2013-01-04T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Vacation Destinations: Visit Puerto Rico</h1> KKB focuses on making your life more enjoyable through sound financial planning that includes vacations as well as any other lifestyle improvement goals you might have.<br><br> Whether you’re looking for cultural enrichment, adventure or just a pla Colorado Entertainment: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Denver 2012-12-31T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Colorado Entertainment: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Denver</h1> Now that we know that the whole Mayan Calendar mess was as momentous as the car odometer rolling over to 100,000 miles (i.e. mildly impressive, but not signifying the "Car Apocalypse"), we can turn our gaze to the future. Specifica Tax Tips: Medicare Surcharge on Wages in 2013 2012-12-17T00:00:00-07:00 <p>There has been much talk about the 3.8% Medicare surcharge on investment income that will<br /> occur in 2013, but another tax increase many tax experts have glossed over is the .9% Medicare<br /> surcharge on wages and self-employment income above certain thresholds. For individuals, this<br / Your Life: What's Wrong With The Lakers? 2012-12-05T00:00:00-07:00 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt">At one time they were the preseason favorites to make the NBA finals, now the Lakers seem to be on the edge of the playoffs after a quarter of the 2012-2013 NBA season. The additions of Dwight Howard, Antawn Jamison, and Steve Nash were supposed to bo Retirement: Medicare Premium Changes In 2013 2012-12-03T00:00:00-07:00 <p>In 2013, the basic Medicare Part B premium will rise $5 to $104.90 a month. This monthly rate will be higher for seniors with modified income above $170,000 for married and $85,000 for singles. Modified income means regular income plus tax-exempt interest, education bonds, and excluded foreign ea Your Life: Which Tablet To Choose? 2012-11-30T00:00:00-07:00 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt">There&rsquo;s currently a tablet cold war going on between Apple and Amazon with no clear winner in sight. Well, except for the consumer that is. The reveal of the iPad Mini and the Kindle Fire HD function as the latest two shots in this ongoing feud Tax Tips: W2 Reporting Requirement Changes For 2012 2012-11-20T00:00:00-07:00 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt">Starting in the calendar year 2012, employers will be required to report the health insurance cost on their employees&rsquo; W2s. In other words, the W2s that employees will receive at the beginning of 2013 will need to show the cost of coverage insid Tax Tips: Rate changes and other items for 2013 2012-11-19T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span style="font-size: medium">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman">See below for a guide to all tax changes taking effect in 2013. Please note that some things such as the tax rates may be subject to change depending on Congressional a Your Financial House: Should I start my Social Security Early? 2012-11-06T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Should I start my Social Security Early?</h1> <h1>&nbsp;</h1> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">A good friend of mine just turned 62.&nbsp;He announced to me he was going to start his Social Security.&nbsp;I have analyzed this several times and knew this would The Fiscal Cliff: Sequestration 2012-11-02T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>The Fiscal Cliff: Sequestration</h1> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt">We discussed the big ticket item of the Bush Tax Cuts in the last blog. &nbsp;The next biggest item is sequestration.&nbsp;Until the Budget Control Act was signed in August, 2011 most peopl Tax Tips: The Dangers of Tax Software 2012-10-21T00:00:00-07:00 If you use programs such as Turbotax, ACTtax, or many of the other home tax preparation software, and there turns out to be an error in your return, your reliance on the software is not a valid excuse for relief from any penalties assessed by the IRS. Unlike using a CPA or third party preparer, the The Fiscal Cliff: The Bush Tax Cuts 2012-10-19T00:00:00-07:00 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt">As of this writing, the tax cuts signed into law back in 2001 and 2003 are set to expire at the end of 2012.&nbsp;As there is not enough room in a blog to go through all of these expiring cuts in detail, we will highlight those tha The Fiscal Cliff: An Introduction 2012-10-17T00:00:00-07:00 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt">We recently attended Colorado Medical Society&rsquo;s annual meeting and Colorado Medical Group Management Association&rsquo;s Fall conference.&nbsp;We enjoyed meeting many of their members and discussing a topic that is looming la Tax Tips: Education Savings Plans 2012-10-01T00:00:00-07:00 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Despite all the uncertainty with taxes for 2012, there are some tax planning items parents can do now to minimize their tax bill for the year. These tax planning Tax Tips: Medicare Surcharge On Investment Income 2012-09-09T00:00:00-07:00 In 2013, a new tax will take effect that will apply to all upper-income earners on their investment income. The source of this new tax is a surcharge to provide an additional revenue stream for Medicare and will charge 3.8% on the lesser of taxpayer’s investment income or total adjusted gross income Tax Credits for Health Insurance 2012-06-10T00:00:00-07:00 Starting in 2014, affordable insurance exchanges will provide a cost effective way for individuals who do not receive insurance through their employers the option to pick up coverage. This is just one of two ways the federal government plans to make insurance affordable. The other is by setting up t Tax Strategy for Small Business Owners 2012-06-10T00:00:00-07:00 If you are an owner in an S-Corporation and in a high tax bracket, it may be a smart tax strategy for you to switch to a C-Corporation. In an S-Corp, income from the business flows through to the owners who then taxed at this income at their marginal rates which could be as high as 35%. A C-Corp on Considerations When Converting To Or From A Roth IRA 2012-05-25T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span lang="EN"> </span></p> <p dir="ltr" align="left">When it comes to IRA to Roth conversions, estimated tax should be the number one factor in your decision. Future tax rates are the key in determining whether a Roth conversion is worth it. In other words, would you rather take the tax hit no Gifting Your IRA To A Charity 2012-05-25T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: SimSun; mso-bidi-font-family: Mangal; mso-font-kerning: .5pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: HI; mso-bidi-language: HI">Did you know you can transfer up to $100,000 of your IRA to charity April In A CPA Office 2012-05-10T00:00:00-07:00 <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="Standard"><font size="3"><font face="Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img style="width: 245px; height: 242px" width="295" height="295" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Deadline.jpg" />&nbsp; April in a CPA office is a mad dash to the tax deadline followed by Fresh Start Tax Relief 2012-05-10T00:00:00-07:00 <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3"><font face="Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Since the recession started in 2008, the IRS has implemented a &ldquo;Fresh Start&rdquo; program designed to allow those who owe taxes and penalties a bit of relief. They do this through The Rising Cost Of Student Loan Interest 2012-05-10T00:00:00-07:00 <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3"><font face="Courier New">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A stunning report was recently released estimating that student loan debt will exceed $1 trillion in 2012. This massive debt has numerous implications on the economy. For example, instea Starting A Business With A Spouse 2012-05-10T00:00:00-07:00 <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3"><font face="Courier New"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>For some burgeoning entrepreneurs, starting a business with a spouse can be a daunting proposition. It adds a whole new dimension to a relationship Common Tax Scams in 2012 2012-04-05T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Common Tax Scams In 2012</h1> <p>Every tax season brings with it several new scams and schemes in an attempt to defraud the taxpayer. For 2012, the IRS has identified five of the most common scams that will affect taxpayers.<br /> <img width="235" height="261" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/im March In A CPA Office 2012-04-05T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>March In A CPA Office</h1> <p>In a word, March in a CPA office is hectic. It&rsquo;s a non-stop rush that frequently features 10+ hour days for six or sometimes even seven days a week.&nbsp;There&rsquo;s the corporate deadline on the 15<sup>th</sup> which serves as the catalyst for the initial March Recipe: Gluten-Free Corned Beef and Cabbage 2012-04-05T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>March Recipe: Gluten-Free Corned Beef and Cabbage</h1> <p>Nowadays, living a gluten free lifestyle really isn&rsquo;t too difficult.&nbsp; Awareness is increasing rapidly. Therefore, there are many gluten free products and recipes out on the market.&nbsp; The following is a recipe for Corned Be Restaurant Review: Pasquini's Pizzeria 2012-04-05T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img style="width: 579px; height: 112px" width="757" height="220" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/pasq0001.jpg" /></p> <h1>Restaurant Review: Pasquini's Pizzeria</h1> <p>New to the Cherry Creek, Pasquini's Pizzeria is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Of course, being a pizzeria mean 2013's Medicare Tax Increase And How You Can Avoid It 2012-03-05T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>2013's Medicare Tax Increase And How You Can Avoid It</h1> <p>A Medicare tax increase going into effect in 2013 may have a significant impact on your investing strategy. A 3.8% levy on unearned income will be assessed to single filers with adjusted gross income (AGI) over $200,000 or $250,000 f February In A CPA Office 2012-03-05T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>February In A CPA Office</h1> <p>February in an accounting office is when things really start to ramp up for <a href="">tax season</a>. It's a month where emphasis is placed on corporate tax returns since their deadline is March 15<sup>th</sup>. We also final March Recipe: Gluten-Free St. Patty's Day Sugar Cookies 2012-03-05T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>March Recipe: Gluten-Free St. Patty's Day Sugar Cookies</h1> <p>Nowadays, living a gluten free lifestyle really isn't too difficult. Awareness is increasing rapidly. Therefore, there are many gluten free products and recipes out on the market. The following is a recipe for Shamrock Sugar Cookie Over $1 Billion in Refunds From 2008 Still Outstanding 2012-03-05T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Over $1 Billion in Refunds From 2008 Still Outstanding</h1> <p>Did you know the IRS has over one billion dollars in tax refunds from 2008 that are still waiting to be claimed? According to their records, over one million people have not yet filed a return for that year, and because of this, the Yellow Ribbons Sessions 2012-02-10T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Yellow Ribbons Sessions</h1> <p>My son recently deployed to Afghanistan with the Army. He is a senior drill sergeant. Their unit's mission originally was to train the Afghan soldiers. I say originally because things are changing rapidly with our country's mission there, and I'm not sure anyone January In A CPA Office 2012-02-06T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>January In A CPA Office</h1> <p>January in a <a href="/">public accounting office</a> can be argued as the second busiest month of the year. For <a href="">tax preparation</a>, March is considered the busiest by far, but since April only consists of a half-mon What Brought On The Buffett Rule? 2012-02-06T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img width="400" height="238" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Buffett-Rule.png" /></p> <h1>What Brought On The Buffet Rule?</h1> <br /> <p>The Buffett rule has been the talk of congress for several months now, but many people don't understand what caused Warren Buffett to have a lower tax The CPA Exam: Financial Accounting And Reporting 2012-02-06T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img style="width: 278px; height: 265px" alt="" width="732" height="555" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Frustration.jpg" /></p> <h1> The CPA Exam: Financial Accounting And Reporting</h1> <br /> <p>The financial accounting and reporting section is widely regarded as the hardest of the four secti Qualifying For The First Time Homebuyers' Credit 2012-02-06T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Qualifying For The First Time Homebuyers' Credit</h1> <p>The recently announced first time home buyers' credit can be a tremendous benefit to those who qualify, but the rules and regulations that govern this credit are very specific and not known by many people. In order to claim this credit fo The Timing Of IRS Refunds 2012-02-06T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>The Timing of IRS Refunds</h1> <p>The timing of <a href="">IRS tax refunds</a> has always been something that depends on a variable of factors. Thanks to technological improvements, the amount of time between filing a return and receiving a refund is now much Physician Retirement and Exit Strategies 2012-01-12T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img width="311" height="266" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/retire_thevarguy.jpg" /></p> <h1>Physician Retirement and Exit Strategies</h1> <p>A quick Google search on "retirement and exit strategies physicians" gave me 357,000 hits. I did the same search on Yahoo and got 30,500,000 hits. Home Ownership Ain’t What It Used To Be 2012-01-12T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img style="width: 438px; height: 274px" width="575" height="385" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/first_time_home_buyer.jpg" /></p> <h1>Home Ownership Ain't What It Used To Be</h1> <p>I was in my mid-twenties when my parents paid off the mortgage on their house. This was a momentous event Advantages in HOA Tax Reporting 2012-01-09T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img style="width: 406px; height: 305px" alt="" width="550" height="373" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/homeowners-association.jpg" /></p> <h1>Advantages in HOA Tax Reporting</h1> <p>Did you know a homeowner's association can retroactively change its tax status? By allowing this, an HOA can opti Vacation Destination: Disney World 2012-01-04T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Vacation Destination: Disney World</h1> <p>One of the biggest vacation destinations for people of all ages is Disney World. It's been ingrained as the ultimate American vacation spot since its opening in 1971. Since then, Disney World has grown into its namesake and is like an entirely differen KKB's 2011 Holiday Party 2012-01-04T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>KKB's 2011 Holiday Party</h1> <p>The holidays at KKB are typically a fun, relaxed affair, and this year was no exception. For most of us, this is the last quiet period of the year before the nonstop barrage until April 15<sup>th</sup> (April 17<sup>th</sup> this year). As a firm, we decided to The 2% Payroll Tax Cut And You 2012-01-04T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img width="424" height="283" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Social-security-disability-attorney.jpg" /></p> <h1>The 2% Payroll Tax Cut And You</h1> <p>Much talk has been made lately of the 2% payroll tax cut that has been the holdup in Congress over the past month. 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There Colorado Accounting: Depreciation Changes Likely 2011-06-01T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Depreciation Changes Likely&nbsp;for Colorado Accounting -</h1> <p><img style="width: 282px; height: 184px" alt="" align="left" width="424" height="283" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Depreciation.jpg" />It is likely that this year will be the last year in which businesses can claim special depr Health Care Medical Deductions 2011-03-01T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>The Latest in Health Care Tax Deductions -</h1> <p>Due to the health care act of 2010, in the near future it will become<img alt="" align="right" width="231" height="233" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/healthcare%20tax%20deductions.jpg" /> increasingly difficult to deduct health care expenses if Adoption Tax Credit Changes 2011-02-26T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Changes to the Adoption Tax Credit -</h1> <p><img alt="" align="left" width="219" height="92" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/taxcredit%5B1%5D.jpg" />There have been several changes to the adoption tax credit this year. Many of these changes are new to this year due to the passage of the health c CPA Advice - 10 Tips on Time Management 2011-02-19T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Top Ten Time Saving Tips -</h1> <p>No matter how efficient a person may be,<img style="width: 326px; height: 144px" alt="" align="right" width="400" height="214" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/time%20saving%20tips.jpg" /> improving time management is something everyone can benefit from. These ch Important Information on Residential Energy Tax Credits 2011-02-18T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Energy Tax Credit - What You Should Know!</h1> <p>As you are beginning to <a href="">prepare your taxes</a> there are a couple of federal tax<img style="width: 164px; height: 159px" alt="" align="right" width="138" height="138" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/en Tax Planning Basics 2011-01-26T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>What You Should Know&nbsp;About Tax Planning&nbsp;-</h1> <p>For the most part, significant tax issues may be avoided by careful planning and attention to your financial<img alt="" align="right" width="220" height="230" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/tax%20planning%20basics.jpg" /> situation. The Why Hire a CPA to do Your Tax Return? 2011-01-24T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Why Hire a CPA for Tax Returns -</h1> <p>As the beginning of the tax season is upon us, we have become immersed in advertising from the likes of H &amp; R<img width="231" height="218" align="right" alt="" border="2" vspace="5" hspace="5" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/tax%20stress.jpeg" /> Block Colorado Rock Climbing: Pushing Myself to a New Level 2011-01-18T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Rock Climbing in Colorado<img style="width: 289px; height: 457px" border="3" hspace="5" alt="" vspace="5" align="right" width="480" height="640" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Climbing.jpg" />&nbsp;:</h1> <p>We all have our own ways of pushing ourselves to a new level.&nbsp; Personally, I have f 2011 Tax Due Dates 2011-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Due Dates for the 2011 Tax Season:</h1> <p><strong><big>January 15, 2011</big></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Individuals</strong> <ul> <li>Pay fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2010, accompanied by Form<br /> 1040-ES and for CO Form 104-ES.</li> </ Brett Favre vs. Rex Grossman: Talent Comparison 2010-12-31T00:00:00-07:00 <h1> <h1>A Reasonable Argument for a Revisionist Idea</h1> </h1> <h1>&nbsp;</h1> <h3>All Conditions Equal, is Rex Grossman Bret Favre?</h3> <p><em>&ldquo;Sometimes there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there.&rdquo; </em>-The Big Lebowski</p> <p><img style= New Healthcare Bill - Penalties Enforced for Employers 2010-12-28T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>New Healthcare Bill - Penalties Enforced for Employers</h1> <p><img style="width: 197px; height: 203px" border="3" hspace="5" vspace="5" align="left" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Healthcare-Bill.jpg" />Due to the recent Healthcare bill there will be new penaltie Winter in Colorado - Ski & Snowboard Time! 2010-12-14T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Enjoy Winter by Skiing in Colorado</h1> <p>With the Ski resorts beginning to open there are now new opportunities for us to&nbsp; go outside and enjoy our beautiful Rocky mountains.&nbsp;<img style="width: 334px; height: 154px" border="3" hspace="5" vspace="5" align="right" width="500" height=" Denver CPA Travel Hotspot: Telluride 2010-11-19T00:00:00-07:00 <p><strong><big>Telluride in October with John Fielder<img style="width: 319px; height: 173px" border="1" hspace="5" vspace="5" align="right" width="811" height="541" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Telluride-2-a-082Edited%20(3).gif" /></big></strong></p> <p><small><big>Legendary Telluride is Denver CPA Team Member Vacations in Perdido Key 2010-11-04T00:00:00-07:00 <p><big><strong>Perdido Key Remains Beautiful and Resilient</strong></big></p> <p><big><strong><small><strong>Perdido Key - A Beautiful Florida Beach</strong></small></strong></big></p> <p><big><small><img style="width: 212px; height: 94px" border="3" hspace="5" alt="" vspace="5" align="left" widt Changes to Hospice Care 2010-11-03T00:00:00-07:00 <p><strong>Hospice Care Changes are Coming!</strong></p> <p><img style="width: 157px; height: 217px" hspace="10" vspace="10" align="left" width="200" height="260" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Hospice.jpg" />Due to health care legislation passed recently there will be several new changes wit Medicare Fraud Prevention 2010-11-02T00:00:00-07:00 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Prevention&nbsp;of Fraud in Medicare Payments</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In response to crimes, fines for health care fraud will increase by 20-50% for crimes involving more than<img hspace="10" vspace="10" align="right" width="371" height="154" alt="" src="/uploads/us Changes to FSAs, HSAs and MSAs 2010-11-01T00:00:00-07:00 <p><strong>Changes to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs)!<img width="366" height="328" align="right" style="width: 249px; height: 259px;" alt="" vspace="10" hspace="10" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Health%20Savings%20Account.jpg" / Changes to Provider Payments from Medicare 2010-09-30T00:00:00-07:00 <p><strong>Changes to Provider Payments from Medicare<img style="width: 121px; height: 181px" hspace="10" vspace="10" align="left" width="159" height="238" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Changes%20to%20Provider%20Payments.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Starting in 2011, provider payments from Medica Imaging Services: Medicare Spending Reduced 2010-09-29T00:00:00-07:00 <p><strong>Imaging Services: Medicare Spending Reduced</strong></p> <p>Provider payments from Medicare as it pertains to medical imaging procedures have changed since the passing<img width="245" height="310" align="right" style="width: 185px; height: 231px;" alt="" vspace="10" hspace="10" src="/upl Lower Utilization Rates in Hospitals Will Be Rewarded 2010-08-27T00:00:00-07:00 <p>With the passing of the Health Care Reform Act of 2010, Medicare payments to both inpatient and outpatient facilities have been altered. The theoretical purpose for these changes is to control costs while improving<img style="width: 325px; height: 277px" hspace="5" align="right" width="207" heigh Physician Quality Reporting Initiative - Need to Know! 2010-08-11T00:00:00-07:00 <p>The Healthcare Reform Act of 2010 will bring many changes to Medicare payments to physicians. Most of these changes will occur in years after 2010, with the exception of payment amounts being increased for practices with low costs in 2010.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img hspace="5" align="left" width=" Medicare Tax Increases - 2010 2010-08-08T00:00:00-07:00 <p>With the passing of the recent Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) there was an increase in<img style="width: 275px; height: 200px" hspace="5" align="right" width="300" height="217" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/PPACA.jpg" /> the Medicare tax on individuals and joint filers Medicaid Undergoing Changes 2010-08-02T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img align="right" width="357" height="124" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Healthcare%20Reform%20Act%20August.jpg" />Medicaid, the health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources will undergo several changes resulting from the Health Care Reform Act of 20 Health Information Technology Extension Program 2010-07-16T00:00:00-07:00 <p>The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH Act), created by ARRA, creates<img style="width: 317px; height: 248px" align="right" width="400" height="300" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/HITECH%20Act.jpg" /> a Health Information Technology Extension Program.&nbs Changes to Medicare Advantage 2010-07-14T00:00:00-07:00 <p>Starting in 1997, Medicare Advantage allowed for Medicare Beneficiaries to receive their benefits through private health insurance plans rather than the original Medicare plans.&nbsp; This works by Medicare paying the private health care company a set amount every month per member.&nbsp; These pr What Should Small Business Be Doing in a Downturn? 2010-04-01T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img height="207" align="left" width="369" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Surviving%20Recession.jpg" alt="" />Small business is a major driver of the U.S. economy.&nbsp; In hard times, however, smaller businesses have a tough time surviving.&nbsp; What should they be doing to survive and thrive?</ Denver CPA Firm's Lesson About Gratitude 2010-03-01T00:00:00-07:00 <p>Every day, I practice gratitude. Being grateful during the difficult times is not easy, and sometimes I find myself not taking the time to be grateful for the small things in life. I try to practice gratitude continuously, throughout<img align="right" width="320" height="240" alt="" src="/uploads Benefit of Credit Cards, according to Denver CPA Firm 2010-02-27T00:00:00-07:00 <p>When we talk about credit cards, we automatically think about the high interest rate and all sorts of fees the credit card company charges us. But I recently learned that there are times we should use a credit card. <img align="right" width="285" height="209" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/ Helpful Hints to Expedite Your Individual Tax Preparation 2010-02-25T00:00:00-07:00 <p>With tax season upon us, these tips may be helpful to avoid follow up information requests and maybe even reduce your tax prep bill.<img align="right" width="340" height="226" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Individual%20Tax%20Preparation.jpg" /></p> <div><strong>1.&nbsp;Read your organizer KKB Teammember speaks on "Why I live in Buffalo Creek Colorado" 2010-02-23T00:00:00-07:00 <p>While flying to CougarVille, Washington a few weeks ago; for my stepdaughter&rsquo;s graduation I was thinking this was going to be a great weekend.&nbsp; However, as usual, when I travel I always wish I were spending my time at home.&nbsp;&nbsp; Let me tell you why:<img align="right" width="358" Roth IRA Conversions 2010-02-17T00:00:00-07:00 <p>Roth IRA&rsquo;s (named after Representative Roth who was chairman of the House Ways and Means committee at the time) have been in existence since 1998.&nbsp; They are only available to individuals with earned income and adjusted gross incomes below established levels.&nbsp; Roth IRA&rsquo;s are Prepare for the RAC Attack 2010-02-11T00:00:00-07:00 <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">RAC Audits Are Coming!<img style="width: 214px; height: 210px" alt="" align="right" width="279" height="269" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/RAC.jpg" /></span></strong></p> <ul> <li>Have a sample of your claims reviewed by an outside coding expert.<br / KKB in the Community 2010-01-21T00:00:00-07:00 <p>Oftentimes in our lives we get so caught up in our careers and focus so intently on them that we may forget the importance of community and the need, as humans, to do what we can to improve the world around us. Volunteering is just one way, I believe, that enables us to do this. I hope you are ab First Time Home Buying - My Home Buying Nightmare! 2009-12-23T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img align="left" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Homebuying1.JPG" style="width: 224px; height: 296px;" alt="" />It was a dark and stormy night in Southeast Denver and my apartment lease was weeks from expiring.&nbsp; I had spent the last few weeks of April trying to find the perfect home to rent s My African Adventure 2009-12-02T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img style="width: 131px; height: 125px" alt="" align="left" width="279" height="246" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Africa2.jpg" />No, it's not a motorized safari!&nbsp; It's a world where transportation is by donkey or by foot.&nbsp; This is a place where the day's meal is slow-cooked over an op Your Time Management - Raising an ADD or ADHD Child 2009-11-27T00:00:00-07:00 <p>I made it!&nbsp; Both of my boys were diagnosed with ADD or ADHD at a young age.&nbsp; What a struggle it has been <img align="right" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/ADHD.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 225px;" alt="" />getting them through school.&nbsp; My youngest is a senior in high school and KKB Sox Game 4 2009-11-24T00:00:00-07:00 <p>Lessons learned from last night's game four: most athletic events between a sports bar and an accounting firm will usually end with the sports bar winning.&nbsp; So what if we lost 4-25 to JD's Bait Shop?&nbsp; Let's challenge them to an &quot;1120 Death Duel&quot; and see who wins.&nbsp; &quot;T KKB Sox - Game 5 2009-11-24T00:00:00-07:00 <p>If you want to see the key to our game 5 victory, look for further than the picture below, taken from last night's game.<img height="398" align="left" width="262" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/MLB(1).JPG" alt="" /></p> <p>That's right, Jon &quot;Capital Gains&quot; Alfano won it for us last nigh The Enjoyment of Working at KKB CPAs in Denver, Colorado! 2009-11-18T00:00:00-07:00 <p><strong>&quot;To be successful you have to enjoy doing your best while at the same time contributing to something beyond yourself.</strong>&quot;<br /> <em><strong>Mihaly Csikszentmihalvi</strong></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The enjoyment of working at KKB!<img width="300" height="361" align="ri Theory Behind The Sneeze 2009-11-17T00:00:00-07:00 <h1>Theory Behind the Sneeze </h1><p>The receptionist in our office has a nose disease that causes her to sneeze all of the time.&nbsp; I mean, <em>all of the <img height="225" align="right" width="280" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Sneeze(1).JPG" alt="" />time</em>.&nbsp; The poor thing will have Computer Crime and Abuse 2009-10-20T00:00:00-07:00 <p>Popular business press, from the Wall Street Journal, various cable news networks, other business<img align="right" alt="" style="width: 363px; height: 245px;" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Online%20Fraud.jpg" /> magazines and websites; frequently publish stories about newly discovered cases of f KKB Recommends La Dolce Vita!! 2009-10-16T00:00:00-07:00 <p>When people think about getting outside on a weekend in Colorado, the first thing that comes to mind is <img align="right" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Italian%20Fest%202.jpg" style="width: 394px; height: 205px;" alt="" />heading for the mountains.&nbsp; And while the mountains provide everythin KKB Sox Game 3 2009-10-15T00:00:00-07:00 <p>I believe last night&rsquo;s game three was what&rsquo;s called a &ldquo;black and blue&rdquo; game. Muscles were sore and aching but that didn&rsquo;t seem to stop us from playing excellent defense. Our defense played so well we were able to finish the game holding our opponents with back to bac KKB Team Member - Small Town Girl to the Big City 2009-09-23T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img height="237" align="right" width="405" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Denver.JPG" alt="" />Have you ever been so set in your ways in life that it is hard to adjust to new changes?&nbsp; Something&nbsp;as new and bold as moving from one state to another?</p> <p>I recently moved from my home s Estate Tax Changes 2009-09-17T00:00:00-07:00 <p>Estate tax is defined by the Internal Revenue service as &quot;A tax on your right to transfer property at your death.&nbsp; It consists of an accounting of everything you own or have certain interests in at the date of death.&quot;<img height="186" align="left" width="248" src="/uploads/userfile KKB's Take on Proposed Healthcare Reform 2009-08-18T00:00:00-07:00 <p><img align="left" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Healthcare%20Reform.JPG" style="width: 341px; height: 142px;" alt="" /><strong>Healthcare Reform</strong>, or Health Insurance Reform as it is currently being called, is the hottest topic on many people's minds right now.&nbsp; The House has passed Identity Theft and Red Flag Rules 2009-08-13T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span><img align="left" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Red%20Flag%20Rules.JPG" style="width: 182px; height: 193px;" alt="" />The Red Flag Rules were developed to address identity theft issues through creditor handling of personal consumer information.&nbsp; In theory, finding identity theft early KKB Softball Team's Game #2 2009-08-13T00:00:00-07:00 <p>I know these games are meant to be played for fun, but that doesn't stop last night from hurting <img align="right" alt="" style="width: 325px; height: 216px;" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/AfterTheGame.JPG" />any less.&nbsp; The cause for the roller coaster ride of emotions came from the top of KKB's CPA Softball Game! 2009-07-20T00:00:00-07:00 <p><i>The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting. </i>&ndash; <i>The Art of War<img align="right" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/Game%201.JPG" style="width: 338px; height: 160px;" alt="" /></i></p> First-time Homebuyer 2009-07-19T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span>For those of you considering taking the plunge into home ownership, there may be no better time to buy then right now.<img align="right" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/1st%20time%20homebuyer.JPG" style="width: 342px; height: 226px;" alt="" /></span></p> <p><span>With the depressed housing m 2009 Potential Tax Changes 2009-07-18T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span>2009 is shaping up to be active and perhaps even baffling year.&nbsp;The following paragraphs outline some of the key activities that seem to support this forecast.&nbsp;Our team of <a href="">tax professionals</a> at KKB will be following these and other Internal Controls - Financial Health of Your Business 2009-07-16T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span>How&rsquo;s the financial health of your business?&nbsp;You probably check the pulse of the business financial health by regularly watching the cash flow and even reading the monthly financial statements.&nbsp;But have you examined the internal <a href=" Lease vs. Buy 2009-07-15T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span>Clients frequently ask me whether to buy or lease a certain piece of equipment for the medical practice.&nbsp;Before I can answer that question I must consider a great number of facts about the client&rsquo;s specific circumstances.<img height="257" align="right" width="200" src="/uploads/u Thoughts on Influencing Organizational Culture 2009-07-14T00:00:00-07:00 <p><span>The organizational culture of your business defines the way you relate to your customers and to the people you work with.&nbsp;Your customers will be served best when the entire team works together with the same well-defined positive orientation towards service and customer care.<img height