Business meals at a restaurant are now fully tax deductible — at least for the next two years. To promote increased business spending at restaurants, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” directed the IRS to increase the deduction from 50% to 100% of the cost of food and beverages provided by a restaurant. The IRS had… Read More

If you’re one of the millions of Americans waiting patiently for your 2020 federal tax refund, I sympathize with you. This tax filing season has been one like never before and I am hearing from many of you wondering why you haven’t received your payment yet. There are several reasons for the delays, but I… Read More

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Starting NOW! What everyone should know The American Rescue plan signed in March, 2021 requires the IRS to pay out ½ of enhanced Child Tax Credits (CTC) to eligible taxpayers beginning this month. A tall order, and one filled with land mines. If you have children or know of anyone… Read More

When Bourke Accounting experts first started seeing lists of personal gender pronouns (“PGPs”) included in email signatures, it didn’t faze them; in fact, it was considered helpful to know what clients would like to be called.  Bourke Accounting pros don’t lament that more sensitivity and respect are required in this changing world – rather, they… Read More

Kill them with kindness, show some chutzpah – Stephanie Rach’s mom Do you know what’s better than fancy cars or free money?  Interesting people.  An unexpected perk of working at Bourke Accounting is the opportunity to interact with interesting people on a regular basis.  For example, I recently interviewed two fascinating business owners for Bourke… Read More

When Bourke Accounting moved to our current and lovely location, changes were made.  Accent walls were painted, pictures were hung and knick knacks were strategically placed around the office.  Management transformed impersonal Suite 102 into the welcoming Home of Bourke Accounting that it is today.  Whether it’s hanging fuzzy dice from the rearview or putting… Read More

It’s amazing how some decisions, theoretically made with a clear head, can lead to completely disastrous outcomes.  For example, if you had your tax returns done by a certain well-known strip mall “accounting firm” instead of Bourke Accounting last year, you might have noticed a delay in your second stimulus payment.  For some reason, the… Read More

Spector was the ultimate example of the art always being better than the artist. – Stevie Van Zandt Spector was a murderer and an abusive maniac. – Drew Carey Bourke Accounting is a good accounting firm.  Our bookkeepers and tax preparers are determined, conscientious and talented.  Bourke may not go down in history as prominently… Read More

  Tomorrow never happens, man. – Janis Joplin Bourke Accounting bookkeepers and tax preparers don’t practice procrastination.  The Bourke opinion is something along the lines of, “don’t wait ‘til tomorrow because you don’t know what tomorrow will be like.”  While Bourkers don’t procrastinate, this is not to say that they don’t engage in brief and… Read More

From management to me, Bourke Accounting workers are expected to keep their desks neat.  Because searching for important documents wastes time and a bombed-out desk looks bad, this directive makes sense.  Also, it’s much easier to forget an assignment when 20 Post-it notes, haphazardly stuck to the computer screen, vie for priority attention.  Even beyond… Read More