Tax Planning Tips for Glendale Real Estate Agents

If you’re a real estate agent in Glendale, California, tax planning is essential. The new 2018 Tax Reform made significant changes to the tax liabilities and benefits afforded to self-employed persons and businesses including real estate agents. Now more than ever, it’s important to plan ahead so you can take advantage of certain deductions and money-saving…
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What is My Tax Rate for 2018?

What is My Tax Rate for 2018? Wondering how the new tax law will affect your tax rate? The 2018 Tax Reform President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 offered significant amendments to the tax liabilities and benefits afforded to individuals. Part of this initiative was modifications to the tax brackets and tax…
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Is Your Pasadena Business Prepared for a Tax Audit?

Is your Pasadena business facing an IRS Audit? Are you prepared if your business is selected for one? Nothing strikes fear in the heart of business owners in the Pasadena area and beyond quite like a letter from the IRS, yet many businesses aren’t prepared should a tax return audit take place. If you are…
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The Importance of Tax Planning After the 2018 Tax Reform

Are you prepared for your 2018 Tax Return? If you think it’s too early to start planning for your 2018 taxes, you’d be mistaken. Now more than ever, in the wake of the 2018 Tax Reform, it’s crucial to meet with your trusted tax advisor to plan for how the new federal regulations specifically impact…
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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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Tax Deductions for State Employees: What’s Changing Under the New Tax Code

  If you’re a W2 state employee such as a fire fighter, police officer, teacher, or paramedic, then you may be familiar with federal tax deductions for non-reimbursed business expenses. Under the old tax rule, W2 state employees were able to deduct non-reimbursed business expenses from their federal tax return if these expenses exceeded 2%…
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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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1099s Under the New Tax Bill—What You Need to Know

  Are you a self-employed 1099 Employee? If so, you may be aware that the new tax law has notable changes to the way independent contractors are taxed. The 2018 Federal Tax Reform offers significant amendments to the tax liabilities and benefits afforded to 1099 contractors, reversing a longtime tax advantage previously held by W-2…
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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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Tax Planning Essentials for Pasadena Business Owners

  Tax planning is crucial for businesses in the Pasadena area and beyond, yet many business owners wait until tax time each year to take a look at their annual tax burden. It is far more effective—and profitable—to sit down with a tax professional in advance and on a regular basis, in order to maximize…
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