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PLANNING AHEAD: Brad McGuire, a tax partner at Blum, Shapiro & Co. in Cranston, and other accountants have been spending a lot of time talking with clients about possible changes to the estate and gift taxes under the Biden administration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fear of heftier estate tax has R.I.’s wealthy worried

The potential of higher taxes on gifts and estates after Democrat Joe Biden enters the White House in January is giving a lot of...
TAXING VOCATION: Certified public accountant Jonathan L. Ucran started Ucran & Co. LLC, a full-service public accounting and tax firm, eight years ago with only a part-time receptionist, but he now has 15 full-time employees and recently acquired a small, independent firm in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ucran accounting firm adds second location in R.I.

Certified public accountant Jonathan L. Ucran knew he was good with numbers and people, an essential combination to succeed in public accounting. But when...
HOLDING ON: Joseph A. Mansour Jr. is the president of Marcovich, Mansour & Capobianco LLC in Lincoln, an accounting firm that represents about 400 businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans. Mansour said he’s advising those clients to keep some of that money, if possible, in case they have to pay taxes on the funds in April 2021. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tax questions over PPP loans remain unresolved

Accountants who helped shepherd businesses through the process of obtaining federal Paycheck Protection Program loans this year are now cautioning them to not assume...
LONGTIME GOAL: David Sheperd, a 25-year veteran of public accounting, opened his own business, David J. Sheperd CPA LLC, in Cumberland in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shepherd counting on an economic turnround after launching his accounting business

If there is a pandemic-proof business in 2020, it just might be accounting. Small businesses and nonprofits still need to file their tax returns...

PPP loan forgiveness: why might patience be a virtue?

The information age has been rapidly transforming the way that we consume information. Published articles, social media, network news, and online news sources hit...

KLR Promotes Michael Garcia to Partner

KLR, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in New England, announced the promotion of Michael Garcia, CPA, to Partner. Mike helps...
David Fontes

Insight into emergency stimulus programs

The federal stimulus package known as the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act includes a number of financial relief programs for businesses...
Lynn O’Marra

Need-to-know tax info in COVID-19 crisis

As we are all aware, the global COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of tremendous uncertainty around the world. Our day-to-day routines have been...

Anne M. Pisaturo, CPA, MST, Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., LLP Partner

Anne M. Pisaturo has been promoted to Partner. Her areas of expertise include Business Strategy and Tax Consulting & Compliance — providing guidance to...
ACCOUNTABLE: Dolly Towne is the owner of Bookkeeping Towne LLC, in East Providence, which specializes in accounting and bookkeeping for food services. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

She’s crunching numbers on a smaller scale

After more than 15 years in corporate bookkeeping, Dolly Towne decided to bow out when she had her first child. But she soon missed...

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