Robert Hall & Associates accounting firm has 45 years of professional tax consulting to the small businesses of Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, and other surrounding California cities. Get small business tax planning and preparation tips and advice to help you manage cash flow, plan for growth, assess risks, keep your books in order, and more below.

How to Lower Your Tax Amidst the New Tax Law

President Trump’s new tax law was meant to eliminate breaks and complicated loopholes for the wealthy, but it instead ushered in a new set of exploits for taxpayers. Many strategies rely on legislative provisions that provide incentives, such as a generous discount for owners of pass-through companies such as corporations, and a higher deduction rate…
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Five Tax Incentives and Exemptions in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the world. A thriving manufacturing sector and a remarkable start-up scene contributed to the city’s high cost of living. Thankfully, the City of Los Angeles provides a number of tax exemptions and programs that can eliminate or reduce your tax liability. Take note of the…
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How to Find the Right Tax Preparer

The IRS said 60% of taxpayers are using paid preparers. You can have anyone file your tax return, but if you’re paying, you’d best be sure that he or she is registered with the IRS and has a preparer tax identification number. Based on their qualifications, these paid preparers fall into different categories. Types of…
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Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Tax deductions are invaluable to small businesses, because the money they save is invested back to the business instead of going to the government. A number of expenditures can be written off, but it’s also a matter of knowing which ones. A number of deductions are available for different entities. C corporations, S corporations, partnerships,…
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CPAs Vs Other Tax Pros: Which One Do You Need?

In the US, there are a number of professionals who can help you make sense of the US tax code: CPAs, accountants, and tax preparers. The difference in titles is there for a good reason as they have different level of competencies and qualifications. If you own a small business requiring an uncomplicated tax return,…
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Why You Need a Tax Preparer For Your Small Business

Small businesses are not spared from their tax obligations. Like their larger peers, they are required to file their tax returns in time. Often, small business owners who have little to no knowledge of taxation rely on tax professionals to prepare their filings. Tax preparers 101 Think of the “tax preparer” tag as a general…
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A Quick Guide to California’s Income Tax System

Different states have varying income tax rate, and some charge higher than the rest. While some states have no tax on earned income, California belongs to the group of US states with the highest rates together with Hawaii, Oregon, Minnesota, and New Jersey. California has a progressive tax rate that means you pay more as…
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