Welcome Erika Mertens

Erika Mertens has recently joined the BakerStarrett, LLP she brings over three years of marketing and graphic design experience to her position. She currently spends most of her time managing the company website, developing and managing various social media platforms,…

Welcome Brian Graham, CPA

Brian Graham, CPA has recently joined the BakerStarrett team in January 2016. Brian brings over nineteen years of experience to his position and has worked with clients in a wide array of industries. His primary experience includes auditing and taxation…

Paying Farm Kids for Farm Work, Part I

Farm children under the age of 18 working in mom or dad’s farm operation provide tax opportunities that often get overlooked. Schedule F farmers (sole-proprietors) can pay reasonable wages to their children (for farm work) and reap large family tax…

QuickBooks ProAdvisors

Who are QuickBooks ProAdvisors you ask? ProAdvisors are individuals who have been certified by Intuit to know the various QuickBooks products. Here at BakerStarrett, we have countless QuickBooks ProAdvisors with expertise ranging from desktop to online to enterprise. We are…

Mom died, where do I start?

A great place to start is mom’s CPA or accountant. “Why?” you may ask? CPA’s can be incredible assets in establishing mom’s estate identity and titling assets correctly after death. Applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS…