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PICPA committee to vote on Pass-Through Entity Tax -House Bill 1709

The Pennsylvania House Finance Committee has scheduled a vote for June 7 on House Bill 1709 that allows an elective pass-through entity tax (PTE tax). The bill outlines an elective PTE tax that would provide a federal tax benefit which clarifies the statutory language under which the Department of Revenue (DOR) that currently penalizes Pennsylvania resident partners who elect to pay PTE [...]

2022-06-06T13:25:28-04:00June 6th, 2022|News and Blog|

EIDL Updates

By now, most employers are familiar with the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. This 30-year loan of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration (SBA) was made available to small business owners who suffered a substantial economic injury due to COVID-19 or were in need of economic disaster relief (note that the EIDL program was not new [...]

2022-05-24T14:11:10-04:00May 24th, 2022|News and Blog|

Peter Fleming Promoted to Co-Managing Partner

Wilke Partner Peter E. Fleming, CPA, CFE has been named Co-Managing Partner, effective immediately. His dual role will allow him to remain a core member of the Partner team while contributing to overall firm growth and strategy.   Says Founder and Co-Managing Partner David Wilke, “Peter has developed outstanding leadership abilities through his tenure as a partner. Through the significant growth [...]

2022-03-29T12:51:48-04:00March 29th, 2022|News and Blog|

Wilke Named Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh

Wilke, the 18th largest public accounting firm in Pittsburgh, has been recognized as a Best Places to Work. The Pittsburgh Business Times annually sponsors and publishes the listing. The firm has been included on Best Places to Work for several years, a testament to management's ongoing commitment to an employee-first culture. Inclusion on Best Places to Work is based entirely [...]

2022-03-17T12:53:31-04:00March 17th, 2022|News and Blog|

Christopher Wenrich Promoted to Partner

Christopher J. Wenrich, CPA/ABV, most recently Advisory Manager at Wilke & Associates, was promoted to Partner effective January 1, 2022. He joined the firm in January 2016. Chris has been instrumental in growing Wilke’s Valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice areas, which is reflected in his promotion. In addition to leading the Firm’s valuation and M&A services, Chris also [...]

2022-02-17T12:52:17-05:00February 15th, 2022|News and Blog|

Omar Thrower Among New Partners at Wilke & Associates

Omar K. Thrower, CPA, MST joined two colleagues as he was promoted to Tax Partner, effective January 1, 2022. Omar’s diligent and client-focused attitude propelled him to earn this promotion. Omar joined Wilke & Associates in August 2019. His entire career has been in public accounting, with prior experience in small and large regional firms. In his current role, Omar [...]

2022-02-17T12:51:25-05:00February 8th, 2022|News and Blog|

Wilke & Associates Promotes Nichole Feller to Partner

Nichole M. Feller was promoted to Partner effective January 1, 2022. The promotion reflects her enthusiastic, responsive approach to client relations and her commitment to helping clients achieve their growth and planning goals. In her practice, Nichole works with retail, wholesale and distribution, franchise, real estate, medical, multi-entity, and professional services businesses. As a business owner herself, she is uniquely [...]

2022-02-17T12:50:23-05:00February 4th, 2022|News and Blog|

Wilke & Associates Promotes Three New Partners

Nichole M. Feller, Omar K. Thrower, CPA, MST, and Christopher J. Wenrich, CPA/ABV have joined Wilke’s four other partners on the firm’s executive leadership team. Says Managing Partner David M. Wilke, CPA, MBA: “Nichole, Chris, and Omar have all worked incredibly hard throughout their careers to reach this milestone. Their commitment to the profession, firm, and clients is easily recognizable [...]

2022-02-19T15:24:24-05:00February 1st, 2022|News and Blog|

Protecting Sensitive Data

Protect Sensitive Data During the 2020 Holiday Shopping Season and as Tax Season Approaches. Your sensitive data is more vulnerable than you might think. Remote learning. Telecommuting. Online shopping. Gaming. Teleconferences. Socializing. Doctor visits. Many face-to-face meetings we had in Q1 of 2020 have gone digital. This has vastly increased opportunities for cybercriminals to hack company servers and personal computers. [...]

2020-11-30T18:41:01-05:00November 30th, 2020|News and Blog|

Women-Owned Business Federal Contracting

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program The goal of the SBA programs for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small business each year. These programs help provide a level playing field for women business owners. These contracts are for industries where women-owned small [...]

2020-09-24T12:25:38-04:00September 24th, 2020|News and Blog|
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