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5 tips to getting your healthy on this summer!

May 15, 2020

With more of us likely staying close to home this summer, why not plan to either start a healthy and regular workout schedule or enhance your current routine? It’s never too late in the year to get your healthy on, so we’ve compiled a short list of tips to get you moving.

 

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Is this the year for a staycation? How to kick back, relax and vacation at home

May 1, 2020

Summer is typically the time people start planning vacations—Disney World…cruises…the beach. This year, however, travel may not be in the cards. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice down time and fun with the family. Make this the year you plan a fantastic staycation! Here are some tips to make sure you can kick back, relax and have a memorable time with a vacation at home.

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Work-from-home best practices

April 15, 2020

The fact is that many of us are now working from home…and we’re not sure just how long this will be a necessity. With this in mind, we compiled a list of best practices to support a successful and secure work-from-home operation.

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Thank You!

April 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your patience.  Normally tax seasons are busy and quite stressful but this one has been by far the most memorable.  The country has literally shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, and we have all been worried about the health of our clients, friends, and family.  Sure, things can be hectic at this time of year here at the firm,...

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How to minimize distractions while working from home

April 1, 2020

Working from home has increased in popularity over the past several years. But today, amidst the COVID-19 crisis, it’s not only popular, but required for many. Moving from a hustle-and-bustle professional workspace to a home office can be a major transition for many. To help you make the move successfully, here are a few tips to reduce distractions while working from home:

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COVID-19 Update

March 23, 2020

Dear Clients, 
  
With the closing of all nonessential businesses in the area due to the coronavirus pandemic I felt it necessary to give you an update on our procedures going forward.   Accounting and tax firms are considered essential, so most of my staff if not working from home will be at the office.  I continue...

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Coronavirus - Protecting You & Our Staff

March 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

 

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the country.  The Governor has shut down schools and cancelled public services where a gathering of people is at risk. Churches have limited their services. Independent living facilities and nursing homes are under quarantine. Sporting and other...

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Why file your tax return early? Lots of good reasons...

March 16, 2020

If April 15 always seems to sneak up on you, get out in front of this year’s tax deadline and file early. Here are a few top reasons why you should…

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What you need to know about changes to retirement and 529 plans

February 24, 2020

The new budget bill passed by Congress on December 20, 2019 impacted both retirement and college savings plans. While many are still waiting for further guidance from the IRS on several details of the bill, we compiled a short list of the major changes that may affect you.

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Smart tax tips for 2020

February 17, 2020

It’s that time of year when everyone can agree on one thing: Paying taxes is a drag. As we progress into a new tax season, follow these tips to help avoid a heavy tax burden this year: 

 

 

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5 tips for hosting magical meetings

February 3, 2020

Okay, so maybe not magical…but there are things you can do to rev up engagement in your meetings. After all, it’s likely that you spend at least 25 percent of your professional time in meetings, so why not put a little work into making them more appealing for all those involved. To get you started, give the following five tips a try:

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Set your career goals for 2020

January 15, 2020

There’s no better time to talk about goals than the start of a new year. And what better topic than your career? The following are a few tips to help you set reasonable and achievable goals this year:

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Financial resolutions for 2020…Get on a healthy track as the New Year kicks off

January 2, 2020

The New Year is the best time to take stock of your finances. So, as you begin the season of self-reflection and goal-making, take the time to review your spending and start making plans for a financially healthy 2020! Here are a few tips to get you started:

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A healthy twist on holiday dessert favorites

December 16, 2019

The holidays are all about spreading cheer…not calories and cavities. So, why not try a few dessert recipes that put a healthier spin on some holiday treat favorites. We offer a few tested (and delicious) recipe ideas for you here:

 

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Hosting an employee holiday party that is festive, frugal and free of stress

December 2, 2019

Hosting a holiday party for your staff is one of the best ways to show them you care—while also creating some meaningful, team-driven memories. Follow our tips below for hosting a memorable soiree that doesn’t push your stress or your budget past your limit.

 

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Thinking about retiring? Here’s an easy 5-step calculation to see where you stand.

November 15, 2019

If you have retirement on your mind, the big question is this: Are you in a financial position to do so? While nothing replaces the advice of a seasoned advisor, you can take your first step to answering this question by applying a simple 5-step calculation.

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Enjoy the deals without the Black Friday rush this year

November 8, 2019

If you’re not a fan of Black Friday chaos—you know…the crowds, the rush, the relentless search for a parking space—then ditch the onsite shopping this year while still enjoying the sweet deals.

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What you need to know about the new overtime rule

November 1, 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that allows a much larger pool of employees to earn overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. Specifically, the DOL raised the salary level for employees who are counted as “exempt” (or unable to earn overtime pay).

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Launching another business? Be sure to cover a few business basics…

October 15, 2019

If you’re starting a second business, then you know everything that’s involved with a business launch. However, there are a few business basics that every entrepreneur should revisit before diving into another enterprise. Consider these business basics and then put them into a well-thought-out business plan:

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3 cybersecurity tips to protect your small business

October 1, 2019

The 2019 small and midsized business (SMB) Cyberthreat Study from Keeper Security reported that nearly two out of three SMB owners do not feel threatened by or are not concerned about cyber attacks. Yet, in the previous year’s study, two out of three business owners reported falling victim to some level of data breach.

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De-stress your workday!

September 16, 2019

We can all get caught up in the day…meetings, calls, texts, emails and the myriad of other workday demands that pile up quickly and can create unwanted stress.

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New Website Launched!

September 12, 2019

O'Donnell Professional Services, P.A. is excited to announce the recent launch of our firm’s new website. We’ve been working very hard to enhance our website and give our firm a fresh look. We’ve also continued to research and identify the latest and greatest technologies to improve the services we provide and ensure we continue to meet your needs.

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About to get grillin' for Labor Day? Mind a few of our safety tips first.

August 29, 2019

Labor Day is upon us—a popular holiday that is dedicated to the millions of women and men who keep this country going strong. For many, it also means that it’s time to break out the grill for that big end-of-summer celebration. And because most of us aren’t Grill Masters, this is a good time for a refresh on some basic grilling safety tips to keep everyone safe and the party going.

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$700 million is what Equifax will pay out as a result of its data breach. Make sure you get your share.

August 26, 2019

The 2017 Equifax data breach was the largest in history…with 147 million Americans affected. If you were one of them, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Federal Trade Commission ruled Monday, July 29, that Equifax will have to pay up to $700 million in individual compensation and civil penalties because of the hack. 

According to the commission's online...

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Back to school on a budget: 4 solid tips to save you money

August 19, 2019

Let’s face it. Kids aren’t cheap, so you have to save money where you can. Back-to-school shopping is a good place to start because costs can add up quickly—especially if you have more than one child. Consider these tips for sending your kids back to school without breaking the bank.

 

 

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Cybercriminal activity is on the rise… What we are doing to protect your data

Any business that deals with financial data is a target for today’s aggressive cybercriminals…and accounting firms are not exempt. Because of the sensitive information we possess, accounting professionals have moved to the top of the hacker’s hit list.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

December 26, 2018

As the holiday season is upon us, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you.  It is you who makes our job a pleasure and keeps our company successful.  May your holiday season and the new year be filled with much joy, happiness and success.  We look forward to working with you in the coming year!

Happy Holidays from all of us at O'Donnell...

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Business Hours

September 11, 2018

Our Summer Hours have ended.  We are now back to our normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5

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THE COMBAT-INJURED VETERANS TAX FAIRNESS ACT OF 2016

July 16, 2018

The Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, enacted December 2016, allows certain veterans who received lump sum disability severance payments additional time to file a claim for credit or refund of an overpayment attributable to the disability severance payment.  The law directed the Secretary of Defense to identify disabililty severance payments paid after 17 January 1991,...

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ESTIMATED PAYMENT DUE DATE

July 16, 2018

The 2nd quarterly 2018 Estimated Payment due date is 15 June 2018.  If you have a payment due, please make sure you mark your calendar.  The payment should be postmarked no later than the 15th to avoid possible penalty fees.  You may use the following link(s) to make the payment online: 

Federal: www.irs.gov

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MEMORIAL DAY

May 25, 2018

Our office will be closed on Monday, 28 May 2018, for the observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer.  Our staff would like to thank our veterans, soldiers and their families for giving the ultimate sacrafice for our freedom.  Please celebrate, honor and remember

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TAX SEASON IS IN FULL SWING

We are almost half way through the tax season and April 17th will be upon us before we know it.  There have been several changes to the tax laws and withholdings.  You may have already noticed a change.  With that in mind, it is imperative that you provide your tax documents as early as possible.  We are looking forward to seeing you

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

From all of us at O'Donnell Professional Services, we would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  We are thankful for

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Extension Due Date

September 22, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!  

FINAL EXTENSION DEADLINE

The extended due date for Form 1040 (Individual Income Tax) and Form 1120 (C-Corporation Income Tax) returns is October 16, 2017.  If you have not yet filed, please provide your supporting docuemnts to our office by October 1st so that we have plenty of...

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3rd Quarterly 2017 Estimated Tax Payment

September 1, 2017

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 is the due date for the 3rd quarterly 2017 Estimated Tax Payment.  Mark your calendar now as a reminder to make the

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Extension Due Date

August 25, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  If you filed an Extension for 2016 tax year, on:

  • Form 1065 U.S. Return of Partnership Income
  • Form 1120S U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 is the due date for e-filing the return.  You do not want to be caught scrambling to gather your information and...

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Higher Education Credits

August 23, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS!!  Not only have you made it through enrollment but you have endured the first day of the semester, too!

During the last month, you may have felt like an ATM machine with tuition costs, student activity fees, supplies, books, equipment......the list goes on and on!  Keep those receipts as they may qualify for education credits on your 2017...

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Independence Day

July 4, 2017

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the observance of Independence Day.  As we celebrate our nations's freedom, we honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it.  Our staff would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday.

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2017

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer.  Our staff would like to thank our veterans, soldiers and their families for giving the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Please celebrate, honor and remember them.  All gave some.......Some gave

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SUMMER HOURS

May 22, 2017

Just a friendly reminder.......our Summer Hours will be starting soon.  Our office is closed every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Have a safe

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SECURE CLIENT PORTAL

December 28, 2016

If you haven't heard or had the opportunity to contact us, we are very excited to announce that we can now provide you with access to your own secure client portal.  An electronic communication system which will allow you to access sections of your client records and share tax documents with our office as soon as you receive them.  Secure transfer of your personal information...

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New Receptionist/Administrative Support Specialist

December 22, 2016

Our new Administrative Support Specialist, Ellen Rothery, has settled into her new position.  She is looking forward to meeting you and assisting you with your

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RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE

October 31, 2016

Please join us on Thursday, November 3

While our doors have been open for awhile at our new location,

we would like to formally celebrate the Grand Opening of our new office

at 119 Delaware in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Please join us for our official Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 with the Leavenworth-

Lansing Chamber of Commerce. Open House from 4 -

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WE HAVE A NEW RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SPECIALIST

October 31, 2016

Announcement coming

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR A RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SPECIALIST

October 19, 2016

As our receptionist you will be the first point of contact for the firm and you will provide administrative support across the organization. You will handle the flow of people through the business and ensure that all receptionist responsibilities are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

Receive visitors...

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New Office

I am thrilled to announce that I have purchased an office building in historic downtown Leavenworth, Kansas. O'Donnell Professional Services has relocated to 119 Delaware Street.

I believe this new office space will allow us to deliver an even higher level of personal and professional service, along with convenient parking for our clients.

A Ribbon Cutting celebration...

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Our New Website!

O'Donnell Professional Services, P.A. is excited to announce the recent launch of our firm’s new website. We’ve been working very hard to enhance our website and give our firm a fresh look. We’ve also continued to research and identify the latest and greatest technologies to improve the services we provide and ensure we continue to meet your needs.

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