Olsen Thielen Advisor Blog

Scott Hoyles awarded ABV

By | January 9th, 2017|

We are pleased to announce that Tax Principal, Scott Hoyles, has been award the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Scott is the principal-in-charge of Olsen [...]

Seasonal Mail Room/Courier

By | January 9th, 2017|

We have an immediate opening for a Seasonal Mailroom/Courier.  You will be responsible for sorting and delivering the interoffice mail; preparing the outgoing mail including affixing postage; and preparing all outgoing deliveries. We are looking for [...]

Tax Return Filing Due Date Changes

By | January 5th, 2017|

The “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015” was signed into law July 31, 2015. Included in this Act were several changes to tax return due dates aimed to encourage more [...]

2017 Mileage Rates Announced

By | December 14th, 2016|

On December 13, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.     Beginning [...]

Sweets and Treats

By | December 12th, 2016|

--Cotton candy is known as candy floss in Britain and fairy floss in Australia.  It was brought to the American general public’s attention at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. --The first corn dog was [...]


By | December 12th, 2016|

--The first practical fax machine weighed 46 pounds. --The first automatic answering machine stood three feet tall. --The first bar code scanner was the size of an office desk. --The first electronic calculator was the [...]

Musical Musings

By | December 12th, 2016|

--“Stairway to Heaven” has sold more sheet music than any other rock song. --The Frank Sinatra hit “My Way” is an old French song rewritten by Paul Anka. --“New York, New York” was first sung [...]

Beware of Fake IRS Tax Bill Notices

By | November 29th, 2016|

Being aware of possible tax scams can help you steer clear of any schemes aimed at gathering your personal information. Most recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its Security Summit partners are warning taxpayers [...]

New Overtime Pay Rule Blocked by Federal Judge

By | November 23rd, 2016|

A federal judge ordered that the overtime pay rule that was to begin December 1, 2016 will be delayed. The rule that was to begin next week was ordered by the Obama Administration, and would [...]

Crowdfunding and Associated Tax Issues

By | November 17th, 2016|

In the past few years, online crowdfunding has become a popular format for startup businesses to raise funds. Crowdfunding can take on many different shapes depending on how the individual or entity wants to set [...]