What Politicians Don’t Say About Your Taxes

  • Published: 11/01/2016 — 12:36 pm

Politicians say taxes are too high or too low and always too complicated. Not unexpectedly, I agree taxes are too high. In an odd way though, I’m not sure they’re as complicated as many want you to believe.

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You may have outgrown your CPA… you don’t know it!

  • Published: 08/22/2016 — 10:46 am

Today I received a call from a CPA in response to one of my recent blogs. He was concerned because he was unfamiliar of the issue I raised. He wanted to assess its impact on one of his clients.

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What California Pre-revenue Companies Need to Start Now to Preserve State Net Operating Loss Carryforwards

  • Published: 07/08/2016 — 7:44 am

If you are a pre-revenue CA domiciled company with employees in other states, you need to sell something before December 31, 2016.

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Stop Thinking In Absolutes, It’s All About Scope!

  • Published: 03/28/2016 — 2:03 pm

We have previously shared our thoughts about the meaning of two sides of the project management triangle, cost and time. Now we’ll tackle the third, scope.

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Is the application of ASC 740-10 akin to being Partially Pregnant?

  • Published: 03/07/2016 — 12:28 pm

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are challenging the way national politics is done in America. May I challenge just a small piece of the way business is done in America.

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Attention Start-Ups: Extended R&D Credit Has Unexpected Use

  • Published: 01/21/2016 — 12:48 pm

There’s a newly refreshed federal R&D tax credit waiting for you to take advantage of and I wanted to get you up to speed on it. The research & development tax credit has now been made permanent. The changes take effect immediately.

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A Year-End Tax Planning Solution That Works

  • Published: 12/10/2015 — 10:32 am

For years, the biggest complaint we’ve heard from prospective clients is that they weren’t getting pro-active tax planning from their tax advisor. This was often the driving reason for a change.

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The United States Needs to Pass Legislation to Keep Research & Development in this Country

  • Published: 11/17/2015 — 12:51 pm

U.S. Research and development is key to the development of new and improved products from the Apple watch to the latest vacuum cleaner.

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Deductibility of Corporate Interest on Convertible Debt

  • Published: 09/29/2015 — 12:50 pm

For companies with convertible debt (debt) there have been concerns about the tax deductibility interest expense on such debt.

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How To Get The Most Out of Your Workday

  • Published: 09/08/2015 — 7:45 am

In my prior life as a tax partner at KPMG, I didn’t understand how clients regarded tax returns. But when I became responsible for tax filings for a theater company, my perspective changed.

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