Brian Wassell, CPA, CM&AA, has been elected to the Whitaker Center Board for a three-year term.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce that Staff Accountant Haley Goodling has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA). This prestigious certification indicates Haley has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the CPA examination.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce the hire of Outsourced Accountant, Lauren Stasko. Lauren has over five years of accounting experience, specializing in QuickBooks accounting systems, payroll, and tax preparation. As an Outsourced Accountant, she will assist clients with book cleanup, period end closings, training, and troubleshooting.
Phase 3 of the Small Business Recovery & Sustainability Fund, through Recovery Lancaster, opens on Monday, November 9, 2020 and goes until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, November 13.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce the hire of Outsourced Accountant, Jade Buffenmyer.
Trout CPA has been named to the 2020 list of 100 Best Places to Work in PA. Best Places to Work in PA is a survey and awards program designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the state.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce the hire of Valuation, Forensics & Litigation Services Manager Keith Gordon, CPA, CFF, CVA.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce that Central Penn Business Journal's readers have voted our firm in the top three for the Mergers & Acquisitions category.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce that our firm has been named a Top 300 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). This year was the firm's first time participating in the annual IPA practice management survey and analysis of firms. Trout CPA was honored to earn the 229 spot.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce that Rebecca Shirk, CPA has been selected for the PICPA Firm Ambassador Program.
Round 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program is underway. The application window is open for 15 business days from 9:00 AM on August 10th to 11:59 PM on August 28th. This will be the final opportunity to apply for the program.
The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. This is not a first-come, first-served program.
If you applied during the first application window, you do not need to reapply. Qualified applications will be automatically rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.
The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. This is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows.
Dental providers who participate in Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) can apply for funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the CARES Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.
The Federal Reserve announced today, that the Main Street Lending Program is open for Lender registration. Eligible Lenders can register using the program's portal.
The SBRSF is awarding grants that do not have to be paid back. The funding was received as part of the $150 billion CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund which directed federal dollars to states and eligible units of local government. The total SBRSF size is $25 million, with distribution being broken into three phases. Phase 1 is capped at $10 million. Below are the key facts about SBRSF.
LANCASTER, PA (July 28, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of challenges to businesses including their Summer Internship Program. While many businesses had to cancel their summer internship program, Trout CPA found an opportunity to create a unique experience.
According to The PA Department of Labor & Industry's anti-fraud division, they have "discovered recent attempts in which scammers are utilizing personal information to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. No L&I systems or data have been compromised. The personal information was obtained from sources outside L&I.
The Department of Revenue today announced the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns is extended to July 15, 2020.
The Federal tax filing deadline is extended to July 15, 2020. Secretary Steven Munchin tweeted, “At Donald Trump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest and penalties.” Please note - the tax deadline for Pennsylvania and most other states and PA Counties is still April 15, 2020. We expect to hear from the States and Counties in the next few weeks about whether or not they will follow the IRS extension. We are monitoring this closely and will communicate any changes.
Per Governor Wolf’s order, all non-life sustaining businesses must close at 8:00 pm this evening, March 19, 2020. You can read the Governor’s order here.
Part III - Administrative, Procedural, and Miscellaneous
IRS Notice 2020-17
Trout CPA professionals, Brian Wassell, CPA, CM&AA, Tim Miller, CPA, Barb Sanborn, Nikelle Druck, and Erin McGaw, attended the 34th Annual Greater Philadelphia Valley Forge Dental Conference. The event was held on March 4-6, 2020, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort & Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce Partner Jason Herr, CPA has earned the professional designation of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals. This prestigious certification indicates that Jason has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the written CCIFP examination.
Trout CPA (formerly Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP) announced the acquisition of Greenawalt & Company, P.C., a highly respected accounting firm with offices in Mechanicsburg and Carlisle, PA. The acquisition is effective January 2020. The firm adds three partners and nine professional staff.
Trout CPA is pleased to announce Partner Karen Shenk, CPA, CVA, CFE has earned the professional designation of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals. This prestigious certification indicates that Karen has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the written CCIFP examination.
Krista A. Showers, CPA, MBA, CEBS, has been appointed to the Board of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS). Krista has been a Partner with Trout CPA for over 18 years.
Krista Showers, CPA, CEBS, partner at Trout CPA, served as preliminary judge of the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Partnership with Business event for the 2020 State Leadership Conference. As such, she was one of three judges that reviewed all financial business plans.