Thursday, November 5, 2015

Continuing Professional Education - CPE Year End Special on Seminars

Mon, Nov 9 Planning with Dynasty Trusts Steven G. Siegel, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation)
Tues, Nov 10 S Corporation Tax Issues and Opportunities (Full-Day Course)  Tony Nitti, CPA, MST
Tues, Nov 10 Fundamentals of U.S. International Taxation (Full-Day Course)  Robert J. Misey, Jr., J.D., LL.M., M.B.A.
Wed, Nov 11 Using CCH® IntelliConnect to Conduct State Tax Research  Susan Posner
Wed, Nov 11 Set Yourself for Audit Season Success Now   Alan W. Anderson, CPA
Thurs, Nov 12 Financial Products Tax Building Blocks: Overview of the Products, the Taxpayers, and Applicable Tax Rules   Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.
Thurs, Nov 12 Circular 230 and Reverse Circular 230: Ethical Issues for Taxpayers and IRS Personnel   Eric L. Green, Esq.
Fri, Nov 13 Preparing Form 1040NR: U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return  Carolyn Turnbull, CPA, M.S.T.
Mon, Nov 16 Conflicted? Understanding Tax Preparation Conflicts of Interest Claudia Hill, EA, M.B.A.
Wed, Nov 18 IRAs Payable to Trusts Robert S. Keebler, CPA, M.S.T., AEP
Thurs, Nov 18 Construction Industry: Tax Update and Tax Accounting Method Changes Eric P. Wallace, CPA
Fri, Nov 20 Athletes and Entertainers - Multistate Tax Issues  Timothy P. Noonan, Esq.
Mon, Nov 23 Education Planning and the Federal Tax System: Credits, Deductions, and Opportunities Steven G. Siegel, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation) 
Mon, Nov 23 The Basis Rules for Assets Acquired by Gift or Inheritance: More Complex Than You May Think   Robert S. Keebler, CPA, M.S.T., AEP
Tues, Nov 24 Taxation of Income Earned by Foreign Subsidiaries: The Subpart F and Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Regimes   Robert J. Misey, Jr., J.D., LL.M., M.B.A.

Thurs, Dec 17 Ethical Issues for Tax Professionals  James R. Hamill, Ph.D., CPA

#CCHSeminars: Connect with peers and industry experts, discuss best practices, and earn CPE credit.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Talent Wars.

"It’s all about talent. That’s one key takeaway from the 2015 PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey. While rankings may vary for firms of all sizes, a significant number of the challenges that firms cited revolve around one core issue: finding and keeping talented people who can perform high-quality services and carry the firms’ success into the future. In the wake of some tough busy seasons and service issues at the Internal Revenue Service, firms of all sizes also included a related concern, seasonality/workload compression, in their top five." - AICPA 2015 PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey

Earn. Learn. Going Concern.

How are you keeping your staff current, insightful, and satisfied with their career growth?

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Alpha Infographic: Krav Maga in the movies.

Get the full view and see clips of Krav in the movies.(Click on the quotes & names)

You've seen it in action. In the movies, MMA competitions, and every day lives - whether it is law enforcement stopping an attack or a kid in school standing up to bullies. It's called Krav Maga.

Krav Maga is a system developed by the Israel Defense Forces that focuses on real-world situations and emphasizes threat neutralization and simultaneous offensive and defensive moves. In other words - it teaches you to take care of yourself (and loved ones).

Alpha Krav Maga is a new breed of Israeli Self-Defense, fighting and fitness. And there is a new gym in town. 

Lead by Master George Buruian, this new facility brings an elite program and instructors to stay safe, get fit, and connect with strong students and athletes. The Alpha team is comprised of a diverse set of professionals with a particular set of skills from law enforcement officers, SWAT team members, and firearms instructors that engage in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling for fun. 

Come see what all the fun is about at the grand opening

Alpha Krav Maga Compound Grand Opening Celebration

573 S Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, Illinois 60062
November 7, 2015 - Saturday
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Master George Buruian
Expert Level 9 in Krav Maga- highest ranked in Illinois
3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga
5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

Master George Buruian is considered one of the original Krav Maga instructors of Illinois bringing Krav Maga to the area in 2002 but started his career in traditional martial arts.  Master George began boxing as young as 6 yrs old and started his path in martial arts in Tae Kwon Do in Romania.  Master George was a member of the Romanian National Tae Kwon Do Team for several years before eventually becoming a coach of the Romanian Olympic Team from 1997-2000.  He was also a professional MMA fighter in Eastern Europe from 1994-1997 with a record of 37-3 (W-L).

Since 2002, Master George has taught several law enforcement and military units all over the country.  In this same period of time, Master George has also trained professional athletes.  

Diana Azrikam
1st Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga
Krav Maga Phase C Certified
1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
Krav Maga Pre-Teen Program Director & Head Instructor
Certified Personal Trainer with NASM (National Academy of Sports in Medicine)
Leads seminars on women's & family self defense, rape prevention, and weapons defense
Trains in Boxing and Kickboxing

Lou Velez
Level 5 Krav Maga Student
Phase C Certified Instructor 
Krav Maga Force Training Division Certified
Law Enforcement Officer
MACTAC/Rapid Deployment Instructor
Pistol & Rifle Instructor
SWAT Operator

Paul Srodulski
Level 5 Krav Maga Student
Phase A Certified Instructor
Pre- Teen Program Instructor
Over 5 years of Krav Maga training and 16 years of Wrestling
Trains in Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA

Affiliated with Alpha Krav Maga International

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From Batman to Accountant.

EPIC FILM COMING SOON: The Accountant stars Affleck as a mild-mannered, socially-weird government accountant who moonlights as a highly trained assassin.

SOURCE: Warner Bros. &

The stellar cast brings together Ben Affleck, John Lithgow, Anna Kendrick, Jeffrey Tambor, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.

Expected release date: October 2016

I cannot wait!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Walk It Off.

The Starry Night 8.5K walk/run supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s efforts to help kids fighting one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.
Why 8.5K? Because more than 28,000 kids in the United States are living with a brain tumor. One step for each of these Stars equals 8.5K.
  • 6 years before he came into our lives.
  • 3 visits to the ER before we knew there was more to his kid-'clumsiness'.
  • Several weeks in the Constant Care Unit.
  • MRIs every month, then every 3, then every 6, now annually.
  • But our love for him is immeasurable. 
We are walking in support for all those touched by pediatric brain tumors. Please help us in honor of those children, families, medical teams that face this challenge.

Thank you.