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Krouse named partner

Westport resident James Krouse has been named a partner at BlumShapiro.

CBIA survey: High costs, legislative unpredictability hurting business

Sixty-five percent of respondents expect profits this year (compared with 66 percent last year), 24 percent say they will break even (17 percent), and 11 percent forecast losses (17 percent).

Survey: Connecticut businesses notch best year since 2006

BlumShapiro and CBIA team up for 14th annual survey; half of respondents hold steady and 32 percent will grow.

Report: Majority of family businesses lack succession plans

BlumShapiro and Baker Tilly International say nearly 80 percent of family-owned businesses are not prepared for what happens when current management steps down.

Column: For ABLE account holders, it’s time to plan for 2016

Beginning Jan. 1, the ABLE Act allowed each state to establish tax-free savings accounts to help individuals with disabilities.

Column: New health care provisions impact tax returns

A BlumShapiro accountant weighs in on new challenges for filing.

BlumShapiro makes run count for young campers

BlumShapiro’s Shelton office is part of the company’s seven-year effort to make summers better for 1,000 kids.

Column: CPA assesses economy’s strengths, weaknesses

A partner with BlumShapiro forecasts the Connecticut business climate for 2015.

Survey: State’s economy is greatest challenge for businesses

A survey by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and BlumShapiro shows cautious optimism toward economic growth and job creation.

Diversity of services key in changing accounting industry

Two Connecticut accountants describe the state of the industry, including regulatory changes that have impacted dealings between private companies and CPAs.

Public-private partnership reaps rewards

BlumShapiro and the state streamline tax registration process.

Risky business

ERM wrestles with regulations … and then some.

Pay or play? Tough calls loom with ACA

Come the start of next year, hundreds of businesses across Connecticut will have to have answered a critical question when it comes to health care – do they want to play or pay, Thomas Krywinski writes.

Out of recovery, analysts see growth

The Business Journal spoke with a number of area wealth management professionals to gauge their expectations and recommendations for 2013.

BlumShapiro merger places firm in top 50

BlumShapiro and Sullivan & Company, two of the largest accounting firms in New England, officially merged Jan. 1.