Tom joined Rickhoff & Associates in October 2010. He is responsible for analyzing and providing feedback to the clients from their compiled financial statements. He provides business consulting to our clients on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. He also completes several hundred individual and corporate tax returns each year. His greatest expertise is his organization skills.
Tom graduated in 2006 from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. He also attained his Enrolled Agent (EA) certificate from the Internal Revenue Service in 2012. He is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. When Tom’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, son Tommie, and their dog Willie. He also enjoys playing golf, and loves the St Louis Cardinals baseball and Kentucky Wildcats basketball teams!
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.