Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA

About Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA

Bette is the founder of the firm that bears her name. After launching her career in private accounting with technology startups and nonprofits in Boston and Miami, she transitioned to Public Accounting at large regional firms. She founded her firm so she could focus on the needs of small business owners instead of chasing billable hours with large corporations.

Tax Deadline is Tomorrow | 8/15 – Video

By |2021-09-14T20:32:16-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA, and you're concise tax tip Tuesday today is that tomorrow is September 15th is the S-corporation, the partnership, LLCs that are taxed as a partnership. It is your deadline. If you are still working on your stuff, your CPA is very mad at you.

All Things IRMAA | Jorge Gonzalez Video

By |2021-09-10T16:29:31-04:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , |

On today's finance Friday, we have Jorge Gonzalez, who will tell us about all things IRMAA. Jorge is a financial services industry veteran with more than 26 years of experience. His specialty is providing business owners solutions to increase revenue, protect their assets, and reduce taxes with a collaboration with my CPA. He has two professional designations, and he also has a Medicare certification, which is part of what we're going to be talking about today.

Employees VS Contractors | Labor Day

By |2021-09-06T12:23:58-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s #BusinessQuickie, and I want to come on here and tailor this go-live to our small business owners who want to know the difference between contractors (1099) and employees (W-2) so that you can find which employee fits best with your business. I figured this would be a great topic since labor day is coming up on Monday! Let’s get started.

Unpopular Opinion – Tax Refunds

By |2021-09-02T14:24:06-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Hi, Bette Hochberger or CPA, CGMA. And on today's Business Quickie, I'm going to tell you about an unpopular opinion that I have. So I know a lot of people really love getting tax refunds. There are all kinds of ads that say, "how to spend your refund, refund, refund, refund." People can't wait to get that refund check, but here's the big butt, why do I not like it? It's your money. You're not getting free money from the government. You're getting your own money back to you. So my unpopular opinion is don't create these huge tax refunds and don't think your CPA is amazing just because they get you a big tax refund.

Miami Crypto : What You Need to Know

By |2021-08-31T12:25:28-04:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Other Miami crypto news, which is super exciting, MiamiCoin is the first city coin to come to market. Woo hoo, it's fantastic. It's like a Bitcoin and is on the Blockchain protocol, so whenever that coin is mined, a percentage, actually 30% of what's mined, goes to the city of Miami.

The Scouts Teach Business Lessons?

By |2021-08-23T12:08:26-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|

We got to go out and do this very high-level Scout training called Wood Badge. It's a fantastic program. It's all about leadership, leading teams, leading yourself, which is where it starts. You learn a lot. It's a very intense week, with so many things. But one of the essential things that we talk about is how you can't do what you do because that's how you've always done it. Especially for us as accountants, we fall into a rut. We have a saying; it’s called SALLY, same as last year. It's our standard operating procedure to do what we've always done because why change things?

The Olympics Are Taxing

By |2021-08-02T18:03:22-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And today, we're going to talk about the Olympics because they're going on right now, and even though there's a bit of controversy around the games and some of the athletes, I like to bring it back to my favorite topic: taxes. Specifically, taxes that Olympians must pay on their winnings and complexities within that tax.

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Video

By |2021-07-27T20:28:02-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA, and on today's Tax Tip Tuesday, we're going to talk about the upcoming back-to-school sales tax holiday. This is a very cool thing we do in Florida. It's been going on for; I don't even know how long. It's been going on for years, but basically, what's going to happen is there are many things that you can buy that are going to be sales tax exempt for going back to school.

Meals, Entertainment, & Tax-Deductions

By |2021-07-07T12:57:14-04:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hey, guys, happy Wednesday. We're going to hop on with a little business quickie about meals and entertainment because this is a tricky area for a lot of business owners. I know everyone wants to write off every meal possible that they ever have as a business expense and, unfortunately, can't always do that.

Independence Day & Taxes

By |2021-07-05T14:34:02-04:00July 5th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|

Americans celebrate Independence day every July fourth, but did you know about the unjust taxes prior that led to the separation from Great Britain? America declared Independence from Great Britain mainly because of taxation without representation. As an accountant, I find this history fascinating, so I want to share that history with you. 

Appearance. Does it Matter in Business?

By |2021-07-02T16:37:03-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join Samra and me while we explore why appearance matters in business. Hello, happy Friday. Happy Finance Friday. I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And today, I have my fantastic friend who keeps me looking great and young. Since last night, people said to me, why do you look so young? And I'm like, Samra. Samra Vogel, an independent Mary Kay salesperson for over 20 years, and is fantastic. I'm sure she has many pink cars, which is cool too. Watch the video below to learn more!

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