We had a great time seeing everyone this week during our New Tax Law Seminar series and getting to take some time together to discuss the new Tax Laws and the ways in which they will affect us all. Our experienced staff are here for you to help with any questions you may have. Please feel free to Contact Us anytime.
For those that attended one of our events we discussed the new tax law, commonly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. This new tax law embodies the most comprehensive tax reform we have seen since the 1986 Tax Reform Act and affects almost every type of taxpayer. At our seminar we highlighted changes that impact the filing of 2018 tax returns for individuals and small business owners. We covered topics such as the revised Form 1040, tax rate changes, itemized deductions, depreciation and expensing provisions, and the brand-new qualified business income deduction. We also provided an update on the current status of estate and gift tax rules. Presenting this information were Dirk Coleman, CPA, AEP® and Kristin Hildebrand, CPA, AEP®.
Dirk has a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oral Roberts University. He has been a Shareholder at our firm since 1986.
His duties with Curtis Blakely & Co., PC include serving as a Vice-President and Shareholder as well as managing the firm's diverse tax practice including consulting, planning and compliance services for individuals and all types of business organizations.
Dirk is also an Accredited Estate Planner® designee and devotes a substantial portion of his time to estate planning and administration.
Kristin has a Masters of Professional Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana Tech. Kristin joined our firm in 2005.
Her duties include serving as a Senior Tax Manager, and is active in our firm's audit, consulting and tax services.
Kristin is also an Accredited Estate Planner® designee and provides estate planning and administration.
Our other tax partner and tax managers who were in attendance and or first event, and are ready to help you with any questions that you may have, are:
Keith has a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas A&M University. Keith joined our firm in 1998.
His duties with Curtis Blakely & Co., PC include serving as a Vice-President and Shareholder as well as well as being active in the firm's tax and consulting services, with an emphasis on tax compliance and planning for independent and cooperative telephone companies, individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts.
He also serves as President-elect of the East Texas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants.
Rachel has a Master of Science in Accounting from Southern Methodist University, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Rachel joined our firm in 2008 and was recognized as a 2017 "Rising Star" by Texas Society of CPA's.
Her duties include serving as a Senior Tax Manager, and is active in the firm's audit, consulting and tax services.
Connie holds a Master of Business Adminstration in accounting from North Texas State University, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration. Connie joined our firm in 2000.
Her duties include serving as an Accounting Manager, and is active in the firm's accounting and tax services.
Thank you all for attending!!