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Family life rounds out golfer

Written on June 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm, by


Joe Affrunti travels the world, seeking to make it on the professional golf scene. From Argentina to California, the Crystal Lake native is working to blaze his own trail. However, as hard as he works on tour, he tries to carve out time every morning and evening to connect with his son, Jack, via FaceTime.Continue Reading

Intuit earnings beat projections

Written on June 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm, by


    The maker of QuickBooks saw its stock price slide recently despite the firm reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings. Intuit officials reported adjusted earnings of $3.43 per share on revenue of $2.3 billion, which was way above Wall Street’s estimates of $3.19 per share on $2.25 billion, according to the Associated Press. The financial softwareContinue Reading

Move stops double taxation for 911

Written on May 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm, by


Action has been taken in Ohio to keep some residents from being double-taxed for emergency response dispatch services. State lawmakers have passed legislation that restricts government bodies from imposing tax levies on individuals not covered by a service. A Delaware County referendum was being prepared to replace the levy for 911 services that expires atContinue Reading

IRS looks for voluntary offshore money disclosures

Written on May 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm, by


    Taxpayers with offshore accounts that they have not reported to the U.S. government are skating on thin ice, according to a tax attorney. Ivan Golden, a lawyer with Schiff Harden LLP, said that the leaked Panama Papers show that individuals not reporting offshore accounts can have dire consequences. “They’re at serious risk ofContinue Reading

Former resident to lead newscast

Written on May 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm, by


A Crystal Lake native has been named one of the anchors of ABC 7’s “Eyewitness News at 4 p.m.” Rob Elgas will join co-anchor Linda Yu, meteorologist Cheryl Scott and sports anchor Jim Rose in late May. Jennifer Graves, vice president and news director of ABC 7, said Elgas’ promotion will also include news reportsContinue Reading

QuickBooks’ desktop users send message

Written on May 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm, by


Intuit, like most software firms, is in transition. It is in the process of going from strategies and services centered around desktop applications to strategies and services centered around the cloud. Over the years, Intuit has provided its QuickBooks software for traditional applications. Through Sansone Accounting & Tax and other providers, businesses can get theContinue Reading

Port advised to ease cargo taxes

Written on May 3, 2016 at 6:59 pm, by


The oversight body for an African port is being told to relax tax rules in order to gain clients. The Tanzania Port Authority is being urged to ease taxation regulations in order to boost cargo use at the Dar es Salaam port. The Parliamentary Infrastructure Development Committee has said a bad tax regime at theContinue Reading

Tech execs under fire for accounting moves

Written on April 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm, by


The former chief financial officer and acting comptroller of a California tech firm have been accused of using improper accounting procedures to mask a failed market launch. Representatives of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission contend that Erik Bardman, the former CFO of Logitech International S.A., spearheaded the company’s fraudulent boosting of financial results toContinue Reading

District 155 swimmers heading back to YMCA

Written on April 18, 2016 at 2:40 pm, by


Community High School District 155 is looking to return to the Sage YMCA for swim team practices and meets following a one-year hiatus. The School District went elsewhere last year when the Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago increased its rental charges. Negotiations between the Crystal Lake YMCA and District 155 have cut the per-lane poolContinue Reading

Partnerships boost QuickBooks’ position

Written on April 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm, by


In its ongoing battle with Xero over mobile software turf, Intuit has announced updates to its QuickBooks app to benefit self-employed workers and some key partnerships. Battling for the “gig economy,” which includes ride-sharing drivers, food deliverers and pet-walkers, Intuit has upped the ante by unveiling revamps for its QuickBooks Self-Employed version. The changes areContinue Reading

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