GRKB receives recognition at the BBB’s 2018 Central MA Awards for Marketplace Excellence

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, The Better Business Bureau of Central New England hosted their annual Central MA Awards for Marketplace Excellence at the Manor in West Boylston. Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C. (GRKB) Senior Vice President, Rick Powell, serves as Chairman of the Board of the Better Business Bureau. During the Awards program, GRKB was recognized with a President’s Club Award for celebrating 46 years of membership. GRKB employees Courtney Miller and Brendan Robertson attended the event and graciously accepted the award.

Pictured left to right: Nancy Cahalen, President and CEO of the BBB; Brendan Robertson, Courtney Miller, and Rick Powell from GRKB

In memory of Mary H. Sweet

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our long-term employee and friend, Mary Sweet, who passed away October 26, 2018 at the age of 73. We’re grateful for all of the years spent together and memories made during the 31 years that Mary worked with GRKB.

Full Obituary for Mary can be found here:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=mary-sweet&pid=190588498&fhid=20762

RICHARD F. POWELL, CPA, NAMED CHAIR OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE OF WORCESTER

Worcester, MA—Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C. (GRKB), one of the region’s leading CPA firms, is honored to announce that on June 29, 2017, Bishop McManus named Richard F. Powell, CPA, as Chair of the Audit Committee for the Diocese of Worcester. Rick, a shareholder of GRKB, has been a member of the Diocesan Finance Committee since 2015.

How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door

Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee.

The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service.

However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour a business as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.

Even then, taxpayers will generally first receive several letters (called “notices”) from the IRS in the mail.

Read the complete IRS article at: https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/how-to-know-it-s-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door

GREENBERG, ROSENBLATT, KULL & BITSOLI, P.C. ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE

John A. Guarnotta, CPA, MST, MBA, has joined GRKB as a Tax Manager. Mr. Guarnotta has over 20 years’ experience in public accounting and was most recently with the CPA firm of Morris & Morris.  Prior to that, he was a Tax Manager at Gray, Gray & Gray.  He specializes in tax planning and compliance for individuals and privately-held businesses; multi-state tax matters; and representing clients under audit.  Mr. Guarnotta is a member of the AICPA and MSCPA.  He received his BS from Stonehill College; his MBA from Boston College; and his MST from Bentley University.

RICHARD F. POWELL, CPA, ELECTED CHAIR OF BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND

Worcester, MA—Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C., one of the region’s leading accounting firms, is honored to announce that Richard F. Powell, CPA, a shareholder of the firm, has been elected as Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Central New England.  He has been a board member of the BBB for 10 years and has previously served as Vice Chair and Treasurer.