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GBQ + Cristo Rey Columbus High School

by Sara Robertson

As students around central Ohio head back to school, GBQ is preparing to welcome four students of our own. Yes, you read that correctly, today, four students from Cristo Rey Columbus High School will join the firm daily until mid-June. Through the Professional Work-study Program (PWSP), each student at Cristo Rey Columbus works one or two days […]

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Exporters and others: Save taxes with an IC-DISC

by Melissa Rager

If your business exports American-made goods or performs architectural or engineering services for foreign construction projects, an interest-charge domestic international sales corporation (IC-DISC) can help slash your tax bill. An IC-DISC is a “paper” corporation you set up to receive commissions on export sales, up to the greater of 50% of net income or 4% […]

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Tax Return Due Dates Change

by Jennifer Zimmerman

Tax preparers and business owners are familiar with a few key deadlines when it comes to taxes. Currently, returns are due March 15th for C and S corporations and April 15th for individuals and partnerships before extensions.  President Obama signed H.R. 3236 into law on Friday, July 31st, which has some important implications for partnership returns, […]

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So Maybe There Is a Pay Gap Between Us?

by Ed Bannen

It’s well documented that CEO’s raises have outpaced the average employee. There are varying views on whether this is justified. A CEO leading a company in the right direction creates more jobs, higher wages, and boost the company’s value. To sum that up; more jobs = economy win, higher wages = employee win, and boost […]

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Saying Goodbye is Such Sweet Sorrow

by Rebekah Smith

As we say goodbye this week to our summer intern, Shivani Bhatt, we asked her to tell you what it’s been like to work in the Forensic and Dispute Advisory Group (“FDAS”) here at GBQ.  Shivani has been a fantastic asset for our team these last few months and we are sad to see her […]

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Act soon if you want to help your child buy a home

by Melissa Rager

Mortgage interest rates are still at historically low levels, but they’re expected to go up by year end. So if you’ve been thinking about helping your child — or grandchild — buy a home, consider acting soon. There also are some favorable tax factors that will help: 0% capital gains rate. If the child is […]

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Expect to win with wGBQ

by Associate

While last week’s Seventh Floor Book Loft event was the first I’ve attended, it was the sixth wGBQ has successfully hosted! With all of the laughter, discussion and fun that was had, discussing Carla Harris’ book Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies For Thriving in the Workplace, I am certain I will be back for […]

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