Category Archives: HRH News

Peter Lachance Joins Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

March 11, 2016

Peter Lachance, a CPA and partner at the firm, was recently selected to join the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for a three-year term. Lachance, a Manchester native, has been with the firm for more than seven years and became a partner in 2013. He has extensive tax and accounting experience across […]

Howe, Riley & Howe Named Best Accounting Firm in New Hampshire for Sixth Straight Year by 2016 NHBR BOB Awards

February 26, 2016

We are excited to announce that Howe, Riley & Howe has won a Best of Business (BOB) Award and was named New Hampshire’s best accounting firm for the sixth year in a row. The BOB (Best of Business) awards program is run by New Hampshire Business Review. The firm won its first BOB award in […]

Affordable Care Act Requirements for Employers

January 13, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has imposed a requirement that large employers must provide minimum essential health insurance coverage for their employees. Although the act was signed into law several years ago, employers may begin to face penalties for not complying beginning in 2015. Employers with 100 or more full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) must comply […]

Tax Manager – Partner Track Opportunity

January 12, 2016

Looking for a Partner track opportunity? Love helping people and working on a variety of clients? Seeking a flexible workplace that values teamwork, client service and community? Howe, Riley & Howe (with offices in Manchester and Portsmouth, NH) is a well-respected mid-tier CPA firm that is a: Five time NH Best of Business award winner […]

Recent 2015 Tax Law Changes

December 28, 2015

The holiday and tax planning season is passing quickly and as usual we have some last minute changes in tax law.  Congress recently passed legislation needed to extend certain tax incentives available in prior years.  The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), was signed into law by President Obama on December […]

Strict Requirements for Deductible Alimony

October 22, 2015

When couples separate or divorce, one spouse or ex-spouse is often required to make payments to the other. The one making payments can deduct the amounts if they meet the tax-law definition of alimony. (Itemizing deductions on the tax return isn’t required.) The recipient must then report the payments as taxable income. Payments intended as […]

Trade Law Stiffens Penalties for Certain Taxpayers

October 21, 2015

The Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 (TPE) was signed into law on June 29. The TPE mainly focuses on foreign competition and retraining domestic workers. But if you read the fine print, you’ll see that it also includes important — but little-noticed — changes to the penalty regime for failing to file required information […]

Answers to Questions about Required Minimum Distributions

October 21, 2015

The rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) can be confusing, frustrating and potentially expensive for retirement savers and their beneficiaries. Taking — or not taking — RMDs can have a substantial impact on your tax liability. Distributions generally are taxable at your ordinary-income rate (not the lower long-term capital gains rate) unless they’re from a […]