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On the state of global audit

By | September 1st, 2016|AUDIT, International|

Thayer O'Neal has major strides during last year in becoming a globally recognized CPA and Accounting firm. It is therefore only natural that we research - and write about - the current state-of-the-art with global auditing. A KPMG report indicates that 74 percent of 1,500 audit committee members in 35 different countries state that their job was [...]

Olympian tax break?

By | August 23rd, 2016|TAX, Uncategorized|

With the Games closing, it’s a good time to write about Rio!   Phelps’ gold may come with a bonus. A bill to exempt the prize money that Olympians win for earning a place at Rio’s (and future) podiums passed the U.S. Senate in July. A similar bill was introduced in the House on Aug. [...]

Great turnout at our ‘Cigars & CPA’s’ event yesterday!

By | August 18th, 2016|Social, Uncategorized|

Since Brenda Cheney joined Thayer O'Neal as Director of Marketing things are smoking!!! Our wonderful clients joined us at Cigar Cigar! at the Sugar Land Town Square to enjoy.... well... some cigars and great banter! John Bott,  Chief Investment Officer forParallax Investments LLC, was the guest speaker. Check out our Facebook page and Twitter! Photos above, rotating: Photo 1 - Sidney [...]

John Thayer ties for 1st place in Golf Tournament!

By | August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

John Thayer and his team tied for 1st place yesterday at the UHCAA 10th Annual Golf tournament.

By | August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Brenda Cheney is the new director of marketing for Thayer O'Neal. She has just been featured in the 'People in Business" section of the Houston Chronicle. Brenda has been introducing several excellent changes in the company's marketing strategy, including a new 'Community Outreach' section. Stay tuned for upcoming events in that area!

Congratulations to John Thayer

By | July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Congratulations John Thayer for signing up 5 new clients to the firm on July 20. Coincidentally, this is also Thayer O'Neal's anniversary!

Overtime eligibility expanded!

By | May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Obama administration expanded overtime eligibility for millions of workers. This should extend overtime pay to 4.2 million more workers. The announcement by the Obama administration happened last Thursday. “If you work more than 40 hours a week, you should get paid for it or get extra time off to spend with your family and [...]

We’re spilling the beans:

By | May 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A few months ago with wrote about storytelling and taxes... Weird but true. Storytelling is a powerful tool for organizations across many areas. And by the way, the Stanford Innovation Review has an upcoming seminar on Storytelling and Communication (and TON is attending!) Our ideas today piggybacks on our previous post on storytelling. And given [...]

Trending in India… the largest national audit rotation to date!

By | May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New set of regulations in India are about to change the Indian auditing landscape in an unprecedented way… Section 139(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) prescribes all public and designated private companies, with a few exceptions, to mandatorily change their audit firms after two terms of 5 years each. The auditors have been [...]

Gain on small business stock excludible from income for tax purposes

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

About the PATH Act: gain on qualified small business stock excludible from income for federal tax purposes. In the US, small businesses make up more than 99.7 % of all employers and provide jobs for about half of the nation’s private workforce (source: SBA). To recognize the value of investment in small business, the Protecting [...]