Who’s In & Who’s Out in New Small Business Tax Break?

The New 20% Small Business Deduction There is a new 20% small business deduction that everyone is talking about. In the tax and legal professions, it’s know at Section 199A. Here are some facts about this deduction: The Basics All pass-thru entities, such as Sole Proprietors, S-corporations and Partnerships that qualify may be able to…

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Protect Your Business From Within

Internal control is a very special phrase in the accounting profession. Tactically, it’s the set of processes that help a company produce accurate data throughout the organization, follow reporting requirements and laws, and maintain consistency and accuracy in its operations. Strategically, it’s an entirely new way of thinking and doing business. Internal control helps to…

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How 2018 Tax Policy Affects Homeownership

    Emil Abedian, CPA discusses the 2018 tax policy changes and how it affects homeownership with Scott Groves and Justin Bayle of LendLA. If you have any questions about your mortgage, please contact Scott Groves – Scott@LendLA.com or Justin Bayle – Justin@LendLA.com (800-450-2010 ext 5562).

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New Tax Legislation Limits Pass-Through Income Deduction

New tax legislation, which President Trump will likely be signing into law in the coming days, eliminates the 20 percent pass-through income deduction for what the law refers to as a “specified service trade or business.”  These specified service providers include accountants, lawyers, health professionals, as well as other trades or businesses where the principal…

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Year End Planning

2017 is coming to a close with sweeping new tax legislation on the horizon. While the changes don’t take effect until 2018 (with one minor exception), I want to alert you to some steps you might take before year-end to preserve the best possible tax results. As you explore these ideas, mostly you will find…

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Washington

Tax Legislation Update

By now most of you know that pending tax reform legislation is underway.  On November 16 the House of Representatives’ passed its version – HR 1: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Also on November 16, the Senate Finance Committee approved its amendments.  Next week we should see the full Senate’s vote.  As we promised…

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Make Year End Tax Planning a Priority

Make Year-End Tax Planning a Priority

Tax planning is the process of looking at various tax strategy options to determine when, whether, and how to conduct business and personal transactions to reduce or eliminate tax liability.  But why is tax planning so important?  You might be thinking that with potential major changes to the tax code, it’s hard to know what…

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