Rodman & Rodman’s Kathy Parker Cites Challenges of Tax Incentive Complexities at Massachusetts Solar Summit 2012

(L to R) Massachusetts Solar Summit panelists Craig Huntley, Principal at Solect Energy, a major Massachusetts-based solar developer and Kathy Parker, CPA, MST, Partner at Rodman & Rodman, P.C, and a member of the accounting firm’s “Green Team” Renewable Energy and Cleantech Practice.

“While IRS Section 1603 Tax credits, combined with Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS), created a boom in the Massachusetts Solar Industry, many solar companies are sitting on an inventory of solar panels and other materials for projects that have not begun construction by the end of the 2011 eligibility period,” Kathy … [Read more...]

Larry Rice, CPA of Rodman & Rodman Speaks to Town of Barnstable Employees & Boston Students

Larry Rice CPA

Larry Rice, CPA, Director of Strategic Consulting of Rodman & Rodman P.C., a firm of Certified Public Accountants and business strategists catering to clients throughout New England, recently spoke to Barnstable government employees including town employees, teachers and administrators, in a day-long seminar held at the town … [Read more...]

Why Wesley Snipes got caught. Celebrity or not, non-filers can run but they cannot hide from the IRS.

NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS... The simple answer as to why Wesley Snipes will soon begin serving a three-year sentence for tax evasion is that he didn’t file his tax returns for 1999 through 2004 and also tried to get a $7 million refund in 2006 on returns filed before he stopped filing in 1999. The broader answer is that in 2010, … [Read more...]

A taxing situation…With the new IRS, coming forward is the best option for late filers, non-filers, and delinquent payers.

NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS... By April 15, 2010, 84 percent of Americans filed their tax returns on time. That means 16 percent didn’t. That omission translates to a figure somewhere near $345 billion in taxes owed to the U.S. Treasury Department. With a budget deficit in the trillions and rising, the IRS is expected to increase … [Read more...]

Agents seek intervention by IRS…Allstate independent contractor agents petition IRS for rights as business owners.

GULFPORT, MS.... In 2000, Allstate Insurance converted the majority of its sales force from employee to independent contractor status. With the change in status, many of those agents anticipated liberation from the requirements of being an Allstate employee. Nine years later, those 12,000+ Allstate agents are still waiting … [Read more...]

Deliberately Misclassified? Allstate independent contractor agents, formerly Allstate employees, fight for true independence.

GULFPORT, MS.... People go into business on their own for a number of reasons, but the ability to “be your own boss” tops the list. So when Allstate Insurance converted the majority of its sales force from employee to independent contractor status in 2000, many of those agents anticipated liberation from the requirements of … [Read more...]