Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reg Baker Announces Relaunch of Firm


Honolulu – October 1, 2015 – Reg Baker CPA, formerly Chairman of Executive Committee for PKF Hawaii, today announced the relaunching of his CPA firm that was originally opened in January 1991.  Between 1991 and 2012 Reg Baker owned and managed the largest CPA and business services firm in Hawaii serving over 300 businesses and preparing 7,000 tax returns annually.  Employing over 200 employees he also owned the third largest payroll processing and HR support firm, managed $55 million in retirement & investment assets and provided contract CFO services for many entities in Hawaii including the Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Girl Scouts. 

Specializing in the Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) market and supporting the SMB owners with wealth management services is a natural focus for Reg Baker following over 25 years’ experience serving those markets and customers.  Baker is a nationally recognized SMB specialist and currently serves on the national board of Directors for the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Regulatory Fairness, he was recently asked to serve as Chairman for SBA Region IX.  He chairs the State Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business and Entrepreneur (SBE) Committee, hosts his own TV show “Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker”, is the Hawaii state Chairman for Junior Achievement of Hawaii and is a member of the University of Hawaii’s Advisory Board for EMBA in Healthcare.

Baker most recently was the Chairman of the Management Committee for PKF Hawaii.  He previously served as the Treasurer, CFO and COO of Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA), was under contract for several medium and large companies as a turnaround specialist and managed the operations for the international division and trust services division for Bank of Hawaii.  Earlier he worked for Arthur Anderson, Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young before joining the Bank of Hawaii and eventually starting his own firm. 

Media Contact:

Reg Baker
Reg Baker & Company
808 753-6026

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hawaii Movie Production with Leroy Jenkins

My latest Business in Hawaii program. Watch my impersonation of Tom Selleck and Jack Lord! LOL!!

The film industry in Hawaii has come a long way and mostly because of Leroy Jenkins efforts.  We need more dedicated people like Leroy!

Enjoy the show and please tune in every Thursday at 2:00 on on the Think Tech Hawaii channel.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Received $572 Million in Excess Obamacare Tax Credits

Is anyone surprised by this headline?  This was projected years ago when the ACA was passed.  It is essentially the same kind of abuse we see with the Child Credits and Earned Income credits.  Like most other taxes on income that is biased towards the so called wealthy it is a disguised form of income redistribution.   

Tax Pro Today
Sep 02, 2015
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The Internal Revenue Service’s processing of tax returns that reported or claimed Premium Tax Credits during the 2015 filing season was challenged by delays in receiving data from some health insurance marketplaces and exchanges, and overpayments of Advance Premium Tax Credits, according to a new government report.