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July 2016

  • Annual Nonprofit Compliance Checklist
  • Two Criteria for Nonprofits Who Joint Venture With a For-profit Company
  • What to do When the IRS Sends You a Letter
  • Firm News
    • Promotions and New Team Members
    • Firm Events

June 2016

  • Metrics that Drive Sustainability
  • Alert: Federal Student Tax Scams
  • 8 Tips to Avoid Charity Scams
  • Firm News
    • New Employees at SST
    • Ice Cream Soda Party

May 2016

  • Deductible Expense Tips for Late Filers
  • Employers: File Work Opportunity Tax Credit Requests Prior to June 29, 2016
  • Tax Breaks for Parents
  • Firm News
    • We’re thankful for the diversity that our new employees bring to SST!
    • May Taco Tuesday

April 2016

  • Filing an Extension: Myth vs. Fact for IRS Audit Red Flags
  • Non-taxable vs. Taxable Gifts
  • Summer Interns – Employees? Independent Contractors? Unpaid?
  • Firm News
    • Tradeshow Travel
    • Take me out to the ballgame!
    • End of tax season party at Speed Zone
    • April Taco Tuesday

March 2016

  • Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: Roth IRA Conversions
  • How to Define Reasonable Compensation for Clergy
  • Name Changes May Affect Taxes
  • Firm News
    • The SST Family is Expanding
    • SST is at Career School Conferences

February 2016

  • 6 Ways Self-Employment Income Affects Your Tax Return
  • Child Support: Not Taxable or Deductible
  • 3 Q&A’s for Nonprofit Donor Compliance
  • Time Saving Tech Tip
  • Firm News
    • SST Searching for Accounting Students

January 2016

  • SST Founder, Ron Salmon, Retires
  • Options for Paying Pastors for Weddings
  • IRA Charitable Rollover Now a Permanent Tax Advantage
  • Firm News
    • SST Welcomes Christy Drenner
    • SST Welcomes Donna Snedic
    • SST Welcomes Alexandria Thompson
    • SST Promotions


December 2015

  • 7 Tips for Avoiding Online Fraud This Holiday Season
  • Congress Eliminates Spousal Social Security Strategies
  • 4 Action Steps Before Selling a Business
  • 3 Financial Decisions to Make About Retiring
  • Firm News
    • Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest
    • SST Holiday Party 2015
    • Professional Skills Training Launched in November

November 2015

  • 2015 Year-End Tax Strategies
  • 6 Questions to Ask Before You Pay Off a Mortgage
  • Holiday Gifts Come With a Price
  • Firm News
    • Team SST Races to Support Life-Transforming Causes
    • SST Welcomes Paul Hollocker – Staff Auditor
    • Please Join us for Taco Tuesday!
    • SST Offers Job Shadowing for Aspiring Students

October 2015

  • Prepare Budgets Now for 2016 New Overtime Rules
  • Avoid Penalties: Rules for Inherited IRA Distributions
  • IRS Escalates Enforcement of Form 1099 Compliance
  • Firm News
    • SST Employee Promotions and Changes
      • Kristina DeLattes
      • Russell Perry
    • Go Rangers!
    • Fun at the Lake

September 2015

  • A Fond Farewell to Jackie Miller, Tax Manager
  • Non-Profit 101: Month-End Reporting
  • 5 Tips For Planning Retirement Income
  • New IRS Per Diem Rates
  • Firm News
    • Team SST Participates in 2015 Westway Ford Dash for Dignity
    • SST Welcomes Selidji Leleye
    • SST Welcomes Nariah Redeau

August 2015

  • Plan Now for Your Social Security Nest Egg
  • Transforming Social Security into a Winning Investment
  • SST Launches Taco Tuesday
  • Mid-Year Tax Check-Up
  • Firm News
    • SST Welcomes Elena Munoz

July 2015

  • 7 Ways to Get the Highest Price for Your Business
  • How to Give Tax-Free Gifts for Big-Time Expenses
  • Kind words from a loyal client
  • Firm News
    • The Church Network Tradeshow
    • End of Audit Season Party
    • SST Welcomes Austin Bertrand
    • Growing Families

June 2015

  • 4 Indicators of a Church’s ‘Leaky Ship’
  • 7 Criteria for Claiming a Child-Care Credit
  • 4 Benefits of Converting to a Roth IRA
  • Kind words from a loyal client
  • Within the firm news
    • Salmon Sims Thomas’ Offices Closed in Celebration of Independence Day
    • Welcome Tania Banuelos Nunez!

May 2015

  • What do accountants dislike the most about tax season?
  • 5 Facts About Revocable Trusts
  • How to Recapture the Time You Spend on Books and Bills
  • Within the Firm News
    • Welcome Amber Newton!
    • SST blows off steam some with ice cream
    • SST presents Erica and Ryan with wedding wish list gifts
  • Kind words from a loyal client

April 2015

  • More calls, fewer workers equal long hold times for IRS help
  • 8 Ways to Have More Money for Retirement
  • Within the Firm News
    • Wecome Carla Boudreaux!
    • SST Senior Auditor Darjuan Horton Returns from Basic Training
  • Kind words from a recent client

March 2015

  • Top 5 Tax Benefits for Rental Real Estate Property Owners
  • 5 Money-Saving Tax Write-offs for the Self-Employed
  • Within the Firm News
    • Congratulations to Aaron Lohman
    • SST Team Scrambles through Wipeout Run
  • Kind words from a recent client

February 2015

  • 6 Tax Requirements for Hiring Nannies and Domestic Help
  • Nonprofit Tax-Free Sales Days
  • Within the Firm News
    • Get Ready for Tax Season
    • SST Staff Accountant helps provide free dental care
    • SST Keeps Growing!

January 2015

  • 5 Tips to Save Money on a Year-end Audit
  • Ministers Exemption from Self Employment tax
  • Career School CPAs and Lawyers Discuss Current Issues
  • Within the Firm News
    • SST is Growing


December 2014

  • Six Steps to Stress-less 1099s
  • Four Essential Year-End Tax Rules for Ministers
  • Three Easy Shortcuts for Quickbooks Users
  • Five Year-End Giving Details You Need to Know
  • Within the Firms News
    • SST Christmas Party

November 2014

  • Taxes Take a Big Bite Out of Your Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Three Ways to Save on Taxes
  • A Simple Explanation of Health Care Rules for 2014
  • Within the Firm News
    • SST Dominates UTA Chili Cookoff

October 2014

  • Providing Hope for Veterans with PTSD
  • Accounting Solution Frees Pastor for Ministry: Creekwood Church – Case Study
  • Within the Firm News
    • Kristina De Lattes joins Accounting Services department
    • New Intern, Eric Nors, joins SST Team
    • SST’s Russell Perry & Dalton Cox at HR Southwest Conference
    • How to Deliver an Engaging Presentation

September 2014

  • 8 FAQs Career Schools Have About the Audit Process
  • Back-to-School Expenses: What’s Deductible and What’s Not?
  • 5 Easy Ways to Combat Fraud in your Nonprofit Organization
  • The Top Challenge Faced by Church Business Administrators
  • Within the Firm News
    • Doocy Dash for Dignity
    • Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 2014

  • Top 10 Facts for Selling Your Home
  • 4 Ways to Increase Your Net Worth
  • Within the Firm News
    • Caroline Brooks’ Last Day
    • Becky Davee Attends NACBA Conference
    • Aaron Lohman Promoted to Senior Auditor
    • Rachel Visits Fuzzy Friends

July 2014

  • Summer Day Camp Expenses May Qualify for a Tax Credit
  • 5 Ways to Avoid a Post April 15th Audit
  • Avoid Summertime Tax Scams
  • Make Your Getaway Less Taxing: Rules for Vacation Homes
  • SST Offers Professional Development Courses

June 2014

  • Hedging Your Bets: 4 Security Lessons from the Casino Industry
  • Holding the Paper: Document Retention and Destruction Policy for Nonprofits
  • Want to Excel? Stop Using Excel
  • Getting Pastoral Salaries Right
  • Within the Firm News
    • Tony Horani Joins Salmon Sims Thomas
  • How Accountants Recharge Their Batteries
    • Taking a Breather
    • Going for Gold
    • Sharin’ the Love

May 2014

  • Beyond Fees – 6 Steps to Assessing Your Plan Provider
  • 7 Accounting Commandments for Startups
  • Paying Taxes on Household Helpers
  • Within the Firm News
    • Dishing Up Audit Success
    • SST Awards Annual Accounting Scholarship
    • Linda Howard Serves on Fellowship of Professional Women Board

April 2014

  • Which financial management software is the best fit for your organization?
  • Essential Information About Social Security for Surviving Spouses
  • Taxpayer Audits Expected to Decrease in the Future
  • 6 Tips for a No-Hassle 401(k) Audit
  • Four Years Later: What does the Affordable Care Act mean to Your Church or Nonprofit?

March 2014

  • SST Announces Expanded Office Space in Arlington, Texas
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Budget Transparency: Helping Your Staff Follow the Plan
  • Changes to IRS Form 990
  • Several Popular Tax Credits and Deductions Cannot Be Used Anymore

February 2014

  • 5 Simple Preparation Reminders to Simplify Your Next Title IV Compliance Audit or Program Review
  • Audits And Program Reviews: 10 Easy Ways To Prepare For The Big Review
  • The Exit, But Not The End. Exit Interviews Are Part Of The Process Not The End Of The Road.
  • The Faces Behind the Audit Spotlight on Dalton Cox, Senior Auditor

January 2014

  • The Benefits Of Outsourced Cloud Accounting
  • 13 Things You Need To Know:  IRS Repair and Maintenance Regulations
  • New Employees


December 2013

  • 5 Year-End Tax Tips For High Income Earners
  • 8 Tax Breaks That Expire At The End Of 2013
  • SST Promotions

November 2013

  • 2013 IRS Shutdown Puts The Brakes On Early Filers
  • Trying To Dodge The 3.8% Investment Income Tax Could Come Back To Bite Your
  • Chili Cook Off Kicks Off College Recruiting Season

October 2013

  • An IRS Trend: Middle Market Business Audits
  • Internship: A Hands-On Resume Builder
  • Team SST Participates Doocy Dash for Dignity

August 2013

  • Better to Give Than Receive: Three Ways To Save On Taxes
  • IRS Mission: More Automation
  • Don’t Let This Happen To You

July 2013

  • How To Remove IRS Penalties and Save Dollars
  • Home Office Deductions – A New Safe Harbor
  • Rachel Alexander Appointed Treasurer of Operation Kindness

June 2013

  • 8 Facts To Know If You Receive An IRS Notice
  • 3 Reasons To Hire Your Teen This Summer
  • Financial Transparency For Schools

May 2013

  • Still Waiting for Your IRS Refund?
  • Integrated Auxiliaries Can Protect Your Church From Liabilities
  • Suite Success

April 2013

  • 5 Things You Need To Know About Claiming Social Security Benefits
  • 6 Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit From QuickBooks
  • SST Employees Participate In The ColorRun

March 2013

  • Salmon Sims Thomas Announces Merger
  • New Rules for Estate, GST and Gift Tax
  • Changes to Form 990 for Tax Year 2012

February 2013

  • Health Care Reform Law Raises Payroll Taxes
  • Retaining and Storing Tax Records
  • SST’s Chili Contest is Hottest Event of the Year

January 2013

  • The American Taxpayer Act of 2012 – What it means for your business
  • 5 Taxpayer Relief Provisions Related To Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Tax Deadline Notification