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Family Business: How to Navigate Compensation

Introduction Family businesses are the backbone of economies worldwide, representing a significant portion of global enterprises. However, one of the most challenging aspects of running a family business is managing compensation, as it often involves the intersection of professional performance and familial dynamics. In this blog post, we’ll explore the complexities of compensation in family

Reasonable Compensation for S Corporation Shareholders

S-corporations are a popular choice among small business owners. They offer a range of tax benefits, such as avoiding double taxation and passing profits and losses onto shareholders. However, S-corporation shareholders must ensure they receive reasonable compensation for their services to the corporation to avoid triggering tax penalties from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  

How To Fix A Journal Entry Error?

Why Is It Important to Correct Journal Entries? Accounting is a critical aspect of any business, as it helps in recording and tracking financial transactions accurately. While the process of recording transactions can be straightforward, it is not uncommon for errors to occur. These mistakes can have a significant impact on a company’s financial records,

What is a Real Estate Professional For Tax Purposes?

Overview For tax purposes it can be beneficial to be considered a real estate professional. Being a real estate professional offers benefits but also has requirements. If you can qualify as a real estate professional, then you avail yourself many tax advantages and tax savings opportunities. Let’s clarify what a real estate for professional tax

The Basics Of Estate Tax

What is Estate Tax While only six states currently have estate tax, California is not one of them. California is not subject to state level estate tax, but it is still subject to federal estate tax. Estate tax is basically a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. Your estate may consist

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

Will My Used Car qualify for the Clean Air Vehicle Tax Credit?

Credit of Previously-owned Clean Vehicles  If you are in the market for a new to you clean vehicle this may be of interest to you and help you reduce your taxes.  With the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on August 16, 2022, there is a new tax credit available for the purchase