The good, the bad, and the ugly truth about the new tax bill from Bret Curtis, CPA, JD, LLM of Mize Houser who was recently interviewed by Katie Bean of

New tax policy has favorable elements for small businesses but adds complexity to compliance.


Mize Houser & Company P.A., a regional accounting firm with offices in Topeka, Lawrence and Overland Park, Kansas has risen in the ranking of Midwest accounting firms, according to a survey conducted by Accounting Today. Previously ranked 12th in the…
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Are you running your brewery, or is your brewery running you? We’re here to help you get control of the business side of things so you can focus on brewing. #BrewBusiness #Oktoberfest
World Gratitude Day

Meet Gimli, a six-month-old springer spaniel with a LOT of energy! He belongs to Audrey Odermann, CPA who is a shareholder in our Lawrence office. Gimli likes to go hiking with Audrey and their family and snuggling up with her as she reads a book. He’s a pretty popular pup, and he is also known for visiting the office to give his support to our busy accountants during tax season. #TeamMize

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One of the most important ways to keep your financial information secure is to have strong passwords. Check out the new best practices for passwords. #Passwords #CyberSecurity #BestPractice

Creating a hard to crack password has been similar to creating a witchcraft spell – upper and lower case letters, numbers, special characters, with the eye of a newt thrown in for good measure (does anybody know what a newt…

Our team is growing, and we have room for more! We currently have positions available in Topeka, Lawrence and Overland Park. Check out our current openings: #TopekaJobs #LawrenceJobs #KansasCityJobs

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It’s #NationalPiDay and we love any holiday that involves numbers – and pie! We asked #TeamMize to vote for the best pie flavors. Then we made a pie chart with the data. Hey, we’re accountants! Today we are celebrating with pies from our friends at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.

We were recently visited by Travis Sartain of the Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association in our Overland Park office. He delivered a plaque recognizing Mize Houser for 60 years of service from the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association. Travis is pictured here with Sean Dawson, CPA. Thank you, we are honored!

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This morning we got to see the results from Topeka Restaurant Week first hand as Visit Topeka handed Harvesters a check for $1,800! We also got a chance to tour the new areas of the Harvester’s building which is currently being updated. On the tour we saw a massive refrigeration area, huge freezer and so much food for those in need. We learned about the distribution channels Harvester’s uses to deliver food all over the state of Kansas as well as the local programs they support. It was an honor to be a part of Topeka Restaurant Week and to see the benefit it brought to Harvester’s and our community.

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March doesn’t mean just St. Patty’s Day and college basketball madness. It also means an important tax deadline for partnerships, S corporations and certain LLCs.

When it comes to income tax returns, April 15 (actually April 17 this year, because of a weekend and a Washington, D.C., holiday) isn’t the only deadline taxpayers need to think about. The federal income tax filing deadline for calendar-year…

The #IRS released an updated #tax withholding calculator. Good info to share with your employees so they can determine if they should adjust their tax withholdings in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

IR-2018-36, Feb. 28, 2018 — The IRS today released an updated Withholding Calculator on and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.

Every time you access your financial info online you’re opening yourself up to risk. You could be a victim of identity theft, credit card fraud and more. But, if you are careful with your info online and in person, your fraud risk factor decreases significantly. #OnlineSecurity…/10-tips-keep-finances-secure-…/

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Just because we’re working hard during busy season doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. We invited our team members to show off their silly socks today in the office. They did not disappoint! #SillySockDay #TeamMize

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