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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!

Individual Extension Deadline For Federal Returns: What You Need to Know

Are you aware the IRS allows individuals who apply a six-month extension to file their federal tax return? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone. Many U.S. citizens do not take advantage of this incredible opportunity. If you answered “yes,” and you did file for an individual extension for your federal tax return, then you…
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Retirement Plans for the Small Business Owner!

When: Tuesday, August 28th 2018 Check-in: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Seminar: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Are you a small business owner with questions about retirement? Then this is a seminar you don’t want to miss! Learn from industry professional Emily Vincent, President of Douglas M. Farr & Co. a La Cresenta, California-based retirement plan administration and consultation firm. Get the insights…
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Home Remodeling: How to Get the Best Results From Contractors

When: Tuesday, October 9th 2018 Check-in: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Seminar: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Home remodeling and construction can be a complicated, expensive and risky process filled with potential pitfalls. And not all contractors are as ethical as they portray. This seminar helps homeowners understand the remodeling process, identifies protections needed prior to selecting contractors and entering…
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Webinar: How to Buy Investment Property!

When: Wednesday, August 8th 2018 Webinar: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Our premier presentation that includes an entire overview of real estate investing from A-Z. This is the most comprehensive 2-hour presentation on real estate investing on the planet. In fact, countless attendees have said, “I learned more here in 2 hours than I have in 2-3 day…
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Tax Planning Situations & Write-offs For Law Enforcement & Firefighters

  The law enforcement and firefighting professions are specialized fields with numerous requirements for equipment, training, memberships and other working expenses. Many of these expenses are tax-deductible, provided one keeps thorough documentation of these expenses. Our initial tax planning advice is to keep a running total of expenses and save your receipts. Then hire a…
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How to Incorporate Your Small Business

There are numerous advantages to incorporating your small business, particularly when it comes to issues of tax liability and protection from litigation. Although it may seem daunting at first, the process of incorporating is fairly straightforward, with several clearly defined stages and tasks to complete along the way.Here are the basic steps to follow in…
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How to Buy Investment Property

When: Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 Check-in: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Seminar: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Our premier presentation that includes an entire overview of real estate investing from A-Z. This is the most comprehensive 2-hour presentation on real estate investing on the planet. In fact, countless attendees have said, “I learned more here in 2 hours than I…
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Small Business Concerns for the California-Based Entrepreneur

  California enjoys a booming economy fueled in part by major industries like entertainment, technology and agriculture, but there are also countless small businesses contributing as well. That said, the state is known for being a fairly difficult place to operate in, and businesses are taxed notably higher than in many other states. If you…
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The Benefits of 1099 Contracting Under the New Tax Bill

  The new federal tax bill recently passed in Washington offers significant changes to the tax liabilities and benefits afforded to 1099 contractors, reversing a longtime tax advantage previously held by W-2 employees. These tax changes can mean substantial savings for 1099 workers, provided certain guidelines are met. Here are the major areas of 1099…
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Common Small Business Tax Mistakes You Can Avoid

  Navigating the tax landscape can be tricky for small businesses, especially for relatively new small business owners. There are a number of common, easy mistakes a small business can make that will end up costing money in fines and penalties. Fortunately, these errors can be avoided. Here are some common small business tax mistakes,…
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