The Hoffman Group is a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the Baltimore, Maryland region. Our dedicated team provides a comprehensive array of assurance, consulting and tax services for businesses and individuals. By thoroughly evaluating our clients’ unique financial needs, we create personalized solutions and develop comprehensive plans for their success. To us, the most valuable part of our business is client relationships. That is why we are built on the pillars of transparency, trust and respect. Our highly skilled team of professionals and Certified Public Accountants provide the knowledge, passion and technical abilities to help our clients thrive.
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Stop, Look and Think Before You Expand
The driving force in many expansion plans is to generate higher sales, with the hope that profits, too, will rise. But before making moves to buy new equipment, expand your plant or implement a new business idea, you need to grasp the profit angle. In some cases, an expansion plan boosts sales but not profits. You wind up working longer and harder for nothing. You may think, "if we lose...
Reap the Rewards of Fresh Talent with Internships
Internships can be the ultimate "win-win" of employment. The intern wins by getting valuable work experience and training, and you win by getting a curious and dedicated worker who could return to your workforce down the road ready to hit the ground running. One thing interns aren't is a source of free (or low cost) labor, except under certain circumstances. Instances of abuse of unpaid internships by some employers, in...
Hiring This Summer? You May Qualify for a Valuable Tax Credit
Is your business hiring this summer? If the employees come from certain “targeted groups,” you may be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). This includes youth whom you bring in this summer for two or three months. The maximum credit employers can claim is $2,400 to $9,600 for each eligible employee. 10 targeted groups An employer is generally eligible for the credit only for qualified wages paid to...
Comparing Internal and External Audits
Businesses use two types of audits to gauge financial results: internal and external. Here’s a closer look at how they measure up. Focus Internal auditors go beyond traditional financial reporting. They focus on a company’s internal controls, accounting processes and ability to mitigate risk. Internal auditors also evaluate whether the company’s activities comply with its strategy, and they may consult on a variety of financial issues as they arise within...
At The Hoffman Group, we take a personal interest in your success. Drawing on over 60 years of combined practice, our team has a breadth of experience in anticipating challenges businesses may face and developing strategic plans to meet their financial objectives. We focus on an array of industries such as construction, manufacturing and distribution, and government contracting to help you make healthy financial and business decisions that amplify profitability and maximize competitiveness.