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    Current Tax Law Implications and How They Will Affect Employees and A Company's Bottom Line

    Date: March 13, 2018, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Event Type:
    Luncheon Meeting
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    Topic: Current Tax Law Implications and How They Will Affect Employees and A Company's Bottom Line


    Many drafts of the 2017 Tax Law were voted upon by both houses of Congress.  There were many versions of the bill and many individuals and companies are confused as to how the new law will affect their take home pay, their 2018 tax return, and the overall company.  We will discuss the most common changes to individual taxes, what the new tax law means for your take home pay, and how business returns will be affected. 

    Speaker: Kimi Ellen, CPA

    Kimi is a co-founding partner of Benford Brown & Associates, LLC.  Kimi has devoted a substantial portion of her career to providing audit, accounting, consulting, and tax services to companies within many different industries, including the not-for-profit, government, and telecommunications industries.  As a result, Kimi has acquired several advanced skills such as not-for-profit audit and accounting, QuickBooks implementation and consulting, internal audit, risk assessment and management, and individual and corporation taxation.

    Kimi is a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of Female Executives, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America.  Kimi currently serves on the Small Practice subcommittee of the Illinois CPA Society, as the President of the 87th Street Stony Island Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of Game Time, Inc., the board of directors of Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation, and as the Treasurer for Bingham Human Services, Inc.

    Kimi has worked as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP and as a part of the internal audit departments of Ameritech Corporation; City Colleges of Chicago; and Ace Hardware Corporation.

    Kimi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.