Cray Kaiser Proudly Announces Membership with Russell Bedford International

We are proud to announce our membership with Russell Bedford International, a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by over 700 partners, 5,000 staff members and 300 offices in almost 100 countries worldwide.

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UPDATED: How Will the 2019 IRS Shutdown Impact Taxpayers?

The government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018 is causing many concerns as the days add up without any resolution in sight.  The shutdown has now affected the IRS, which is currently operating with only 12% of its workforce. Here’s what this means for taxpayers:

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Fall 2018 IRS Update

Beware of charity scams during this year’s hurricane season. Criminals often take advantage of people who want to help natural disaster victims. It’s common for scammers to try to collect money and personal information by pretending to be a member of a charity or by creating a fake charity website.

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Why Your Tax Withholding Checkup Is a Must This Year

We all have annual medical, eyesight, and dental checkups. But how many of us take the time to do a tax withholding checkup? As a result of the new tax law changes, it is extremely important to conduct a tax withholding checkup this year. And it’s important to do your checkup sooner rather than later so you can avoid any year-end tax surprises.

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What Our Clients Say About the CK Way

At Cray, Kaiser Ltd., we believe the relationships we build with our clients makes us more than just an accounting firm. Client satisfaction is our number one goal, which is why we regularly solicit feedback at the conclusion of projects through an online satisfaction survey. Through the use of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) method, we are able to determine if we are providing our clients with long-term value while developing their loyalty.

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Important Changes to Illinois Sales Tax Rate 7/1/18

We wanted to let you know that effective July 1, 2018 certain taxing jurisdictions in Illinois have imposed a local sales tax or changed their local sales tax rate on general merchandise sales. To be in compliance with the new tax rates, you must adjust your point of sale and/or accounting system to collect the correct sales tax effective July 1, 2018.

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