“As one of the founding board members and chairman of the of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) for over 25 years, I am proud to be a part of this world class non-profit ground and helicopter ambulance service we have developed to serve the citizens of northern Nevada.”
Dave inspects the 13,000 square foot Step2 counseling facility. Dave first became a director of Step2 in 2005. When the organization became frustrated with the lack of progress of a professional fund-raising firm, Dave took over as capital campaign chairman, raising over $4 million for this facility in a challenging economy through the generous giving of our community.
Teela Hammond, Manager at Barnard Vogler & Co., was honored by the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accounts for her efforts in starting and maintaining The Young CPA group in northern Nevada, which she also chairs. Teela was also elected to the NVCPA Board.
For the sixth year in a row, the employees of Barnard Vogler & Co., CPAs adopted a family for Christmas. Working with the Children’s Cabinet, the employees of the company have worked with a local community service agency to ensure that a less fortunate family in our community will have a happier holiday.
Leslie Daane, Managing Director at Barnard Vogler & Co, participated with her family at the 12th annual Moms on the Run, held on Mothers Day, 2012.
Moms on the Run is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2000 to raise money to assist local women with cancer. Funds raised will be donated to specific needs of women’s cancers in Northern Nevada.
The NVCPA honored Mike Davis with the Distinguished Service Award at their Annual Business Meeting. Davis served on the NVCPA board for 10 years, holding a variety of offices including Treasurer and President (2009-2010) as well as the Society’s elected member of the governing Council of the AICPA for the past three years.
Mike Davis (right) receives Distinguished Service Award from NVCPA Immediate Past President Fred Hipwell
Between Hurricane Harvey, the fast-approaching Hurricane Irma and the various wildfires ravaging the west, unfortunately natural disasters have been all too common this summer.
The last thing on anyone’s mind living in those areas is taxes, but nonetheless, there are various tax aspects of a disaster that people should be aware of. Fortunately, this is one area that the IRS makes rapid decisions to help those in need. Below is a sampling of the latest relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey from the IRS. Those impacted by disasters should check the IRS’s page frequently as other disasters may get similar relief from the IRS in the near future.
Finally, for those who want to help and support those victims of any natural disaster, be cautious of who you make donations to. In order for donations to be tax deductible, they must be made to recognized charitable organizations under the IRS. For instance, Go Fund Me donations are typically not deductible as they go to a person and not a charitable organization. If you are donating online, make sure you are on the legitimate website for the charity. Unfortunately, it is all too common for charity scams to pop up during disasters with fake websites that are very similar to legitimate ones. You should ensure that the organization clearly has their Employee Identification Number (EIN) posted and you can use that and their name to check their exempt status on the IRS website. If you are donating a significant sum, that little bit of homework on your part is well worth it.