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Tax Musings Of A Burbank CPA: How Tax Reform Will Change Some Industries And Professions

Well, the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed their Tax Reform packages, and now we will wait for the reconciliation to find out what tax laws we will have for 2018 onward.

Now let me say that the top 1% of the tax population (over approximately $465,000 a year in income) should be very happy – it seems they and large corporations are going to be getting a lot of the tax savings in this bill, whether it be reduced rates, reduction or repeal of the AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) and reduction of the Estate Tax.  Lower income people will also get some additional tax savings.  Read more

Choosing The Right Tax Preparer

Harold Blotcher, Tax Connections

As we approach the new year, we will start seeing a plethora of television ads from competing tax preparation companies. They will make claims like promising “instant tax refunds” or they will tell you that you don’t need your W-2 forms to come in and prepare your taxes. Well, the IRS does not process tax refunds any faster for these companies than for anyone else. What they are offering, if you qualify, is a short term generally high interest loan to be paid back by having your refund sent to them or the financial institution providing the loan. They will also usually be charging an extra fee for this service. The interest and fees will be deducted from the total amount of the refund as well as the tax preparation fee. As for not needing a W-2, except in certain situations where a substitute W-2 may be used, if you are employed for salary or wages you will need a W-2 to file your tax return. The ploy is to get you in the office to “start” your return so that you fell you have to come back to finish once the actual W-2 arrives. Read more

Introduction to International Tax Webinar – Tomorrow, May 3rd

Hale Stewart

It has never been easier for a U.S. company to sell products or services internationally. But once a company earns international income, it also must content with internal tax consequences. This is made more complicated because of the myriad number of tax statutes implicated by international sales. An Introduction to U.S. International Taxation offers the CPA introduction to the basic rules and structures used in international transactions. The program is broken down into the following sections:

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Webinar – Intro To International Tax – May 3

Hale Stewart

It has never been easier for a U.S. company to sell products or services internationally. But once a company earns international income, it also must content with internal tax consequences. This is made more complicated because of the myriad number of tax statutes implicated by international sales. An Introduction to U.S. International Taxation offers the CPA introduction to the basic rules and structures used in international transactions. The program is broken down into the following sections:

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Why There Is A Box Of Kleenex On My Desk!

David Southwell

A prospective client called a few weeks ago to discuss his tax situation. He sold his business in 2016 and was very unhappy with his income tax bill. He asked, “Can you lower my taxes? Did the return preparer calculate my taxes correctly?” After a brief review of his sales contract and the return prepared for him, the answer was clear. The return was prepared correctly. However, wise tax planning when he started his business about ten years ago, or even a few years back, would have saved him a very large sum of money when he sold his business.

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Webinar – Rainmaking For Tax Professionals – Build Your 2017 Marketing Plan

(3-Part Webinar Series – Have Your 2017 Marketing Plan Ready Before Christmas – 12/7, 12/14, and 12/21)

You are invited to join this webinar if you want to build out your entire marketing plan for 2017! Monika Miles will be leading this super smart webinar that will result in your having your 2017 Marketing Plan in place before Christmas.

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Los Angeles – Last Chance! – CPA Practice Growth Seminar – November 11-12

Salim Omar

In 1996, feeling unfulfilled and tired of corporate politics and a long commute, Salim left a “cushy” corporate, CFO position with a corner office to fulfill his mission of starting his own CPA firm. He soon found out that this was no easy task, and he struggled with low-paying clients, poor cash flow and a high employee turnover.

After going $100,000 into debt, Salim made it his mission to transform his struggling practice into a highly profitable, 12+ person firm that it is today. Best of all, he works only a few days a week while his practice continues to thrive.

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Make The Change Your CPA Firm Needs – Seminar – Los Angeles November 11-12

Salim Omar

In 1996, feeling unfulfilled and tired of corporate politics and a long commute, Salim left a “cushy” corporate, CFO position with a corner office to fulfill his mission of starting his own CPA firm. He soon found out that this was no easy task, and he struggled with low-paying clients, poor cash flow and a high employee turnover.

After going $100,000 into debt, Salim made it his mission to transform his struggling practice into a highly profitable, 12+ person firm that it is today. Best of all, he works only a few days a week while his practice continues to thrive.

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Grow Your CPA Practice Seminar – Los Angeles, CA – November 11-12 – Earn 14 CPE Credits

Salim Omar

In 1996, feeling unfulfilled and tired of corporate politics and a long commute, Salim left a “cushy” corporate, CFO position with a corner office to fulfill his mission of starting his own CPA firm. He soon found out that this was no easy task, and he struggled with low-paying clients, poor cash flow and a high employee turnover.

After going $100,000 into debt, Salim made it his mission to transform his struggling practice into a highly profitable, 12+ person firm that it is today. Best of all, he works only a few days a week while his practice continues to thrive.

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Grow Your CPA Practice – Live Seminar- Los Angeles, CA – November 11-12 – Earn 14 CPE Credits

Salim Omar

In 1996, feeling unfulfilled and tired of corporate politics and a long commute, Salim left a “cushy” corporate, CFO position with a corner office to fulfill his mission of starting his own CPA firm. He soon found out that this was no easy task, and he struggled with low-paying clients, poor cash flow and a high employee turnover.

After going $100,000 into debt, Salim made it his mission to transform his struggling practice into a highly profitable, 12+ person firm that it is today. Best of all, he works only a few days a week while his practice continues to thrive.

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CPA Practice Growth And Freedom Seminar – Los Angeles, CA November 11-12 (14 CPE Credits)

Salim Omar

Salim Omar’s goal with the “CPA Practice Growth and Freedom” Intensive is to SHOW YOU (side-by-side in the trenches) how to create a CPA Firm that allows you to dramatically increase the income you earn, to work when and how you want, that gets you quality clients you love working with… and that enables you to live a life of massive personal freedom.

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CPA Practice Growth And Freedom Seminar – Los Angeles, CA November 11-12 (14 CPE Credits)

Salim Omar

Salim Omar’s goal with the “CPA Practice Growth and Freedom” Intensive is to SHOW YOU (side-by-side in the trenches) how to create a CPA Firm that allows you to dramatically increase the income you earn, to work when and how you want, that gets you quality clients you love working with… and that enables you to live a life of massive personal freedom.

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