Tax Consultant Blog

Knowledge is power. Stay on top of the latest tax laws, strategies, and tips from the tax professionals at Robert Hall & Associates. Wondering what the difference between Enrolled Agents and CPAs are? How about any tax deductions you might be missing? Find the answers to these questions and more here!

The New Tax Bill: 25 Facts You Need to Know

The recent tax bill that was signed into law is anticipated to have far-ranging impacts on both individuals and businesses. It eliminates numerous deductions, alters tax rates for virtually all filers, and boosts exemptions and deductions in other areas. Now is the time to prepare for how these changes will affect you and your future…
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Top Reasons to Skip TurboTax and Hire a Pro

In recent years the rise of the popular software application TurboTax has prompted many Americans to take on filing their income tax returns themselves, instead of hiring a professional tax preparer. While there are some potential advantages to this approach, there can also be numerous disadvantages, especially for those who aren’t particularly computer savvy and/or…
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Top Financial Planning Tips for 2018

Est. Read Time: 5-10 minutes Planning for your financial future—especially major life events like retirement and college—requires a long-term view of your specific goals, short-term attention to cost-cutting and saving, and the discipline to stick to the plan once it’s formulated. The sooner you start, the better off you’ll be. There are a number of…
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Tax Considerations for First-Time Homebuyers

Read time: 5-10 minutes First-time homebuyers may be unaware of the wealth of tax credits and deductions available to them upon purchasing their home, especially due to the ever-changing tax code in the U.S. Many of these tax incentives are designed by the IRS to encourage home ownership and offer property owners significant financial advantages…
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2018 Los Angeles Real Estate Summit

When: Thursday, January 10th, 2018  9:00am – 5:00pm Where: The Embassy Suites – Glendale 800 N. Central Ave Glendale, CA 91203 Parking with validation: $7 This one-day summit offers invaluable insights through workshops and networking opportunities for those in the real estate industry–from realtors to avid investors and flippers. With hundreds of attendees and exhibitors, and…
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2017 Jingle & Mingle

When: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 Jingle & Mingle: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Join Robert Hall & Associates on the evening of Thursday, December 7th for our annual mingle, a great networking opportunity. Meet representatives of local businesses, while you eat, drink, and be merry! Best of all, it’s free to attend! Some of the exhibitors include:…
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Enrolled Agents vs. CPAs: Which Tax Professional is Best for You?

Although both a certified public accountant (CPA) and an enrolled agent (EA) can prepare your taxes and perform various related services, there are multiple differences between these two types of financial professionals. It is important to understand the benefits and limitations (if any) of using either type for your tax and/or accounting needs. Here is…
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Pitfalls of Online Tax Preparation Services

Online tax preparation services offer many Americans a convenient, inexpensive, quick means of filing their incoming taxes, but they are not a perfect and/or always appropriate method. There are still many situations and circumstances when using a trained tax professional—whether it’s a CPA or enrolled agent—is the best solution to one’s tax reporting needs. Although…
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How To Buy Investment Property!

When: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 Check-in: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Seminar: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Back by popular demand! Our partner’s at Marshall Reddick Real Estate are back with their premier presentation on real estate investing that includes an entire overview from A-Z. This is the most comprehensive presentation on real estate investing on the planet. In…
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Do You Own Investment Property?

When: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 Lunch Seminar: 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner Seminar: 6:00pm – 8:30pm Tired of managing properties or dealing with tenants? Looking for ways to invest into real estate without large down payments or competitive bidding wars? Interested in learning more about tax advantaged 1031 exchanges and potential exit strategies for highly appreciated…
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