BMF Akron Office Closure Beginning May 1

Beginning May 1, our Akron Office will be closed to the public for renovations but will remain available to assist you. Contact your BMF Advisor or call 330.762.9785 to speak with someone who can help. We anticipate renovations taking several weeks, so stay tuned for updates!

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Trusts 101: Understanding an Important Estate Planning Tool

January 15, 2015 Tax Advisor

  When people think about setting up a trust fund, they often think that trusts are only for the wealthy, which is not the case. Anyone can utilize a trust in their estate plan as an instrument to distribute. Read More >>

New Rules for Multi-Employer Pension Plans

Among the many tax extender provisions in the newly signed Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (the “Act”) was a provision that could potentially affect multi-employer defined benefit pension plans, such as union plans or groups of companies sharing. Read More >>

7 Threats That Can Bring a Nonprofit Down

January 8, 2015 FraudNonprofit

By their very nature, nonprofits embrace risk. They start with little more than a bold dream and desire to make a difference. But risk has a way of blindsiding unwary nonprofits. Below we’ve listed the top seven threats for. Read More >>

New Accounting Alternative for Private Company Business Acquisitions

On December 23, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards update No. 2014-18, Accounting for Identifiable Intangible Assets in a Business Combination. Previous U.S. GAAP regulations mandated that the acquirer of a business must identify and. Read More >>

Ohio Employers Incur Additional Unemployment Tax

  2014 FUTA Credit Reduction States Released The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the final list of states with an outstanding balance under Title XII of the Social Security Act, which affects the FUTA tax rate credits for. Read More >>

New E-Filing Requirement for Ohio Employers and School Districts

December 17, 2014 Tax Advisor

  Effective January 1, 2015, Employer and School District Withholding Tax Payments Must be Made Online On November 13, 2014, Ohio finalized a tax regulation requiring all employer and school district withholding tax payments to be made through the. Read More >>

Year-End Tax Planning: Things to Consider Prior to Year End

December 5, 2014 Tax Advisor

As  year-end approaches, it is a good time to consider any tax planning strategies you can make to minimize your taxes – on both your 2014 and future years’ returns.  We have outlined some approaches you can make both. Read More >>

Libman, Goldstine, Kopperman & Wolf Joins Bober Markey Fedorovich

AKRON, OH – October 28 – Effective November 1, 2014, Libman, Goldstine, Kopperman & Wolf, a downtown Cleveland-based CPA firm, will merge with Bober Markey Fedorovich, one of Northeast Ohio’s largest regional accounting firms. “The merger enhances our client. Read More >>

The Tangible Personal Property Regulations: Opportunities in Property Improvements and Repairs and Maintenance

  In late fall of last year, the Internal Revenue Service released the highly anticipated final regulations regarding tangible personal property. The final regulations provide a myriad of new rules for many taxpayers that became effective Jan. 1 of. Read More >>

Management Strategies: Pull the Right Levers for Smart Growth

According to Industry Week’s “2013 Year-End U.S. Manufacturing Outlook Study,” manufacturers are generally optimistic about their growth prospects. Bloomberg reports that manufacturing in the U.S. is expanding at a faster rate and making a bigger contribution to the U.S.. Read More >>