Author Archives: Whittaker

Should I Have an HSA Account?

What is an HSA?       Health Savings Accounts, or HSA’s, are essentially personal bank accounts that can be used for medical expenses. Contributions are made tax free as well as withdrawals when they are made for qualified health expenses. People tend to use these accounts alongside their retirement plans to reduce their taxable income.

What is Cost Segregation?

What is Cost Segregation?            Cost Segregation is a tax deferral strategy for commercial real estate owners. It allows them to utilize accelerated depreciation deductions to create more cash flow. The aim of a cost segregation study is to identify the personal property components of a building that can be depreciated and

What is the Knoster Chart for Managing Complex Change?

  Knoster Model For Managing Complex Change   If you are trying to implement new changes to your team, as a leader is important that they have the right tools to succeed. Often times we wish there was a plan or formula for success, well when we look at the Knoster chart we are given

Is The ERC Real?

  What is the ERC? The employee retention credit, better known as ERC is a refundable tax credit designed for businesses who continued to pay their employees during shutdown or decline in gross receipts due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Eligible taxpayers can claim this credit from March 13, 2020, to December 31, 2021[1], on an

What Are My Retirement Plan Options?

Overview    As a leader of a successful business, you may be in the position that you are looking to create a retirement plan for you and your employees. Maybe you are looking to make sure that you have the right plan for your situation. Well, every year we help clients determine the best plan

How Can I Defer Taxes on the Sale of My Residence and Vacation Home?

How can I defer the taxes on the sale of my residence or vacation home?  We recently had a client move out of California and purchase a new residence in another state.  They want to sell their California residence AND their vacation house that is also in California.  Both properties have taxable gains of more