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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 [...]

Disclosing Critical Audit Matters In Audit Reports During COVID-19

By |2020-08-19T17:08:24+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Audit & Accounting, COVID 19|Tags: , , , |

Starting in 2019, auditors’ reports for certain public companies must contain a new element: critical audit matters (CAMs). The requirement was in effect for audits of large accelerated filers (with market values of $700 million or more) in fiscal years ending on or after June 30, 2019. It goes into effect for smaller public companies [...]

School expenses may be tax deductible for teachers

By |2020-07-30T21:34:26+00:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Business Advice, COVID 19, Tax Planning|Tags: , , |

Although the school may look a little different this year, the IRS is advising eligible teachers and other educators that they can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses on their tax return next year. IRS: Educator Expense Deduction, Topic Number 458. Who is considered an eligible educator: The taxpayer must be a kindergarten through grade 12 [...]

Bartering is a taxable transaction even if no money changes hands

By |2020-07-21T21:56:17+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID 19, News, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are strapped for cash. They may find it beneficial to barter for goods and services instead of paying cash for them. If your business gets involved in bartering, remember that the fair market value of goods that you receive in bartering is taxable income. In addition, if you [...]

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