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Updated Guidance on Events that Trigger an Impairment Test

By |2021-04-05T18:30:04+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Audit & Accounting, Business Advice, COVID 19, Non-profits|Tags: , , , , |

On March 30, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published an updated accounting standard on events that trigger an impairment test under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This simplified alternative may provide relief to private companies and not-for-profit entities that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you should know. Clarifications [...]

Four Steps to Fortify Your Audit Committee’s Effectiveness

By |2021-03-29T21:32:47+00:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Audit & Accounting, Business Advice, COVID 19, Fraud Prevention|Tags: , , |

Improve effectiveness of your audit committee

Businesses can benefit from the enhanced Employee Retention Tax Credit

By |2021-03-25T23:35:29+00:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Business Advice, CARES Act, COVID 19, News, Paycheck Protection Program, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Can your business benefit from the enhanced Employee Retention Tax Credit?

Are you qualified to take the qualified business income (QBI) deduction?

By |2020-12-17T22:46:42+00:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID 19, Estate & Trusts, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

If you own a business, you may wonder if you’re eligible to take the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. Sometimes this is referred to as the pass-through deduction or the Section 199A deduction. The QBI deduction: Is available to owners of sole proprietorships, single member limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and S corporations, as well [...]

Santa Monica Accounting Firm Holds Holiday Shoe Drive

By |2020-12-16T05:03:40+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID 19, Firm Happenings, News, Press|Tags: , , , |

Gumbiner Savett is collecting and donating new shoes to elementary school children

Year-end inventory counts could be impacted by COVID-19

By |2020-12-02T17:07:10+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Audit & Accounting, COVID 19|Tags: , , , |

Many businesses are closed or are limiting third-party access as COVID-19 surges across the United States. These restrictions could still be in place at year end — a time when external auditors traditionally observe physical inventory counts for calendar-year entities. Here’s how you can identify and overcome the challenges associated with inventory counts during the [...]

Depreciation tax savers for small businesses

By |2020-12-02T17:09:34+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: COVID 19, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

The Section 179 deduction provides a tax benefit to businesses, enabling them to claim immediate deductions for qualified assets, instead of depreciating them over time. Before Dec. 31, your business should buy any needed business assets and place them in service. That way, you can take advantage of the Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation.

What the President’s payroll tax deferral means for businesses

By |2020-09-10T22:18:35+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blog, CARES Act, COVID 19|Tags: , |

The President's four executive actions, including a Presidential Memorandum to defer the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes for some people were taken in an effort to offer more relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action defers the taxes, which means they’ll have to be paid in the future.

Is your hobby providing you profit during COVID-19?

By |2020-08-23T14:59:17+00:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, COVID 19, Creative, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act|Tags: , , , , |

Today, many people sell homemade products online or work on some unincorporated sideline venture outside of their regular day jobs. Such activities can generate extra spending money. This can be especially helpful for retired people, stay-at-home parents and those who have been laid off or taken a pay cut during the COVID-19 crisis. For example, [...]

Businesses should be aware of the potential tax implications of PPP loans

By |2020-08-21T22:52:37+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, CARES Act, COVID 19, Paycheck Protection Program, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , |

Understanding CARES Act and PPP If your business was fortunate enough to get a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan taken out in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, you should be aware of the potential tax implications. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020, is designed to [...]

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