Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Access your client portal anywhere, anytime!

Announcing the NetClient CS Mobile App

Available as a free download to Apple® or Android™ devices, the NetClient CS mobile app offers our clients on-the go access to the services and content our firm has made available. Clients can access tax returns, financial statements, and other documents pushed to NetClient CS by Shawn M. Williams, CPA, LLC, as well as online accounting and payroll services, payroll data, and much more. This convenient app is a mobile extension of NetClient CS client portal services—making it even easier for us to connect with our clients and do business anywhere, anytime.

Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netclient-cs/id572952397?mt=8&uo=4
Android: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thomsonreuters.clientess

Thursday, July 5, 2012


FORT MYERS, June 25, 2012 – SHAWN M. WILLIAMS, CPA, of Chouinard & Williams Certified Public Accountants, LLC, Fort Myers, Florida, has been appointed by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accounts to both Florida Gulf Coast University Accounting & Tax Committee and State Tax Conference Committee beginning July 1, 2012.

Chouinard & Williams Certified Public Accountants, LLC is a full-service CPA firm with expertise in the area of federal and state tax compliance & controversy, small business accounting, QuickBooks services, CIRA/HOA audits, reviews, compilations, new business formation, and strategic business planning. Shawn M. Williams, CPA, is an active member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the professional association representing the interests of more than 18,400 CPAs with over 4,400 offices throughout Florida.

Chouinard & Williams Certified Public Accountants, LLC can be reached by telephone at 239-275-9997, or via email at info@ftmyerscpa.com.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Low Tax Rates & Low Interest Rates Provide Unique Planning Opportunities

Bush Tax Rates are set to expire at year-end, and, income tax increases in 2013 and later from the phased-in health care legislation, as well as other tax increase proposals advance in Congress, 2012 may be the last years of low tax rates.

Interest Rates (Source Rev. Rul. 2012-15)

Short Term/Demand Less than 3 years - 0.23%
Mid-term Over 3 but not over 9 years - 1.07%
Long-term Over 9 years - 2.61%

With both of these factors in place, Businesses and Individuals may be able to properly plan and benefit from these in 2012. A few examples may be:
  • Refinance and Restructure Business Debt;
  • Bargain Term Employee Loans;
  • Transfer Business Property for Services;
  • Trigger Capital Gains in 2012;
  • Accelerate Qualified Dividends in 2012;
  • Accerlerate income into 2012;
  • Defer 2012 expenses;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Gifting of Business Interests.
Each of these strategies must be evaluated on an individual basis both on a federal and state perspective. These strategies are provided as general knowledge and should not be considered a substitute for seeking the advice of your Accountant, CPA or Attorney.