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JMA Hosts Cybersecurity Event

JMA Hosts Cybersecurity Event

By on Dec 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP hosted Cybersecurity for Today’s Digital World. Jarod Koopman, Director of Cyber Crime, Department of the Treasury IRS-Criminal Investigation was the guest speaker. Agent Koopman spoke to a group of about 70, educating them on protection of their intellectual property in today’s digital atmosphere. The event was held on Friday, December 7th at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk. Jarod Koopman has been with the IRS since 2001. After completing the Accelerated Senior Leadership Program (ASLP) as a special agent in Rochester, NY, Koopman transferred to Washington DC as a senior analyst in refund crimes. There he focused on virtual currency and identity theft before being selected as the assistant special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Office. He was promoted to special agent in charge of the Detroit Field Office taking on the oversight and direction of all criminal investigative activities in the state of Michigan. In 2016, he was named director of cyber crime for the Department of the Treasury IRS-Criminal Investigation. In this role, he focuses on criminal investigation of cyber crime, and the oversight and management of cyber-related activities at the national level, interacting with HQ sections, senior leadership and both domestic and international law enforcement...

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Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates hosts Cybersecurity Event

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates hosts Cybersecurity Event

By on Nov 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP is proud to host Cybersecurity for Today’s Digital World, an event featuring Jarod Koopman, Director of Cyber Crime, Department of the Treasury IRS-Criminal Investigation. The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E. in Dunkirk on Friday, December 7th at 9:00 a.m. The event is free and is open to the public, but seating is limited. Those interested in attending must register by calling the offices of Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates at 716-672-4770 by December 3rd. Jarod Koopman has been with the IRS since 2001. After completing the Accelerated Senior Leadership Program (ASLP) as a special agent in Rochester, NY, Koopman transferred to Washington DC as a senior analyst in refund crimes. There he focused on virtual currency and identity theft before being selected as the assistant special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Office. He was promoted to special agent in charge of the Detroit Field Office taking on the oversight and direction of all criminal investigative activities in the state of Michigan. In 2016, he was named director of cyber crime for the Department of the Treasury IRS-Criminal Investigation. In this role, he focuses on criminal investigation of cyber crime, and the oversight and management of cyber-related activities at the national level, interacting with HQ sections, senior leadership and both domestic and international law enforcement partners. Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP is a local accounting firm in Fredonia, NY that serves primarily the Western New York area. The firm performs traditional accounting and auditing functions, in addition to a wide range of tax and fiscal management advisory services.They also perform peer reviews. For more information about Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP visit...

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JMA Supports Mikey’s Way

JMA Supports Mikey’s Way

By on Oct 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

JMA partner Denise Veloski and accountant Scott Dill brought their significant others to support the Mikey’s Way Foundation at the charity’s annual fundraiser. The mission of the Mikey’s Way Foundation is to enrich the lives of children who suffer from cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Their goal is to create a connection and a diversion, which helps children cope with the emotional and physical hardships of long-term and debilitating treatment. In addition to attendance at the event, JMA also made a donation to the...

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Save Your Retirement…With a Plan for Your Kids?

Save Your Retirement…With a Plan for Your Kids?

By on Sep 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planning for your kids and your retirement don’t really seem to go together. But that planning includes getting them to leave the nest in a timely fashion — you know, that warm and fuzzy place they’ve lived in all their lives? We love and want the best for our kids, but it shouldn’t be at risk to our financial well being. Helping a child to buy a house or leave college without expense is admirable, but it could put you at more of a financial risk than you think — it may cause you to run out of money too early. A plan for your kids means teaching them sound financial practices. Learning to ignore wants and instead focus on needs. Good spending habits coupled with savings and investment goals. That plan will help them build a strong foundation. In addition, it’s important to make sure they have ‘skin in the game.’ Make them earn their spending money when they are young, and make them share college expenses when they are older. For more tips on creating a plan for your kids, so it doesn’t waylay your retirement can be found in the article A Plan for Your Children Could Save Your Retirement on wsj.com. Credit to: wsj.com A Plan for Your Children Could Save Your Retirement By Sue Shellenbarger, July 17,...

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A Trio of Retirement Spending Strategies

A Trio of Retirement Spending Strategies

By on Aug 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are worried about retirement, you are not in the minority. It’s right there in Gallup’s 2018 annual survey about Americans’ biggest financial worries. For 16 years and running, retirement is at the top of the list. It’s important that your spending plan be based on your unique needs and objectives, but here are three of the most common strategies: Level Spending – assume a level spending amount throughout your retirement, whether it’s based on current spending or a percentage of pre-retirement income. Increased Spending – assume your spending needs will increase gradually from year to year throughout your retirement. Dynamic Spending – vary your spending from month to month or year to year. Whatever strategy you are going to use, the key is planning in advance. To learn more about the pros and cons of each strategy, read the full article on kiplinger.com. Credit to: kiplinger.com 3 Spending Strategies for Your Retirement By Janet Pack, Investment Advisor Representative, Senior Retirement Advisors, July 17,...

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5 summertime tax tips

5 summertime tax tips

By on Jul 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Not thinking about taxes in the summer? Well reducing your tax bill is a year-round task. Here are five summertime tax tips: Moving expenses may be tax deductible. Check your withholding taxes. Business trips and vacations – if you combined them, part of the expenses may be deductible. Education expenses may be offset by several tax credits and deductions. IRS extensions and notices only last 6 months, don’t miss the deadline if you haven’t filed. To learn more about these tips, read 5 Summertime Tax Tips.   Credit to irs.com 5 Summertime Tax Tips Lower Your Tax Bill &...

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