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Martha joined Rickhoff and Associates June 2017 but has been with Business in Balance since November 1995. Her responsibilities include reviewing financial statements, performing fixed asset accounting, and preparing personal income tax, business income tax, trust tax and gift tax returns. Martha also provides tax planning services, which she has become particularly skilled. She also has become adept at preparing MoDOT and IDOT overhead rate schedules.
Prior to coming on board, she worked at an Orange Park, Florida CPA firm from October 1985 to May 1987 where she was responsible for reviewing financial statements, preparing personal and business tax returns, and auditing government entities and private companies. Before that, she worked for a CPA firm in Hanford, California from December 1979 to October 1984, where she prepared financial statements, personal and business tax returns, and audited governmental entities, school districts, and private companies.
Martha graduated from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar MO in May 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting
When away from the office, she enjoys reading, cooking, shopping and spending time with family. She also used to serve as a treasurer of the First Baptist Church of St. Peters, Missouri for 5 years.
Your success is our main priority, which is why we work to identify the right blend of services for each client. With Rickhoff & Associates, you will also enjoy our personal approach to doing business. We know that every client has different goals and changing needs, so we work with you throughout the year to offer advice, review your financial status, and ensure there are no surprises at year-end. Professional, personalized, client-focused…Rickhoff & Associates is the new breed of accounting firm.
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.
Like the old paraphrased saying goes: In this world, two things are certain—death and taxes. The recent federal tax overhaul changed a lot of rules, so it’s as important as ever to understand your tax obligations, including those on Social Security benefits.
Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known malware, Emotet.