How to Combine a Vacation with a Foreign Business Trip

When an individual makes a business trip outside of the U.S. and the trip is 100% devoted to business, all of the ordinary and necessary business travel expenses are deductible, just as if the business trip were within the U.S.

Client Advisor: Summer 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Summer 2016 edition of our Client Advisor newsletter. Inside you'll find current information, news and trends to help your business be better and grow.

What You Should Know About the Latest IRS Scams

One of our clients received a call this week from the IRS, it certainly rattled his cheerful, mid-summer mood, but was it really the IRS calling or a scam? The recorded phone message said that the caller was from the IRS, that he owed them money, and that he should pay immediately or face legal action. That’s when he wisely hung up.

7 Things You Can Do Now to Boost Next Year’s Tax Refund

When the year is nearly over, do you always have an “a-ha moment” when you remember all of the possible tax deductions you could have claimed from our previous meetings, phone calls, and emails?

Why Hire a Bookkeeper for Your Small Business?

Many of my new clients often ask themselves, “Why should I hire a bookkeeper for my small business?” It’s a great question and one that has many possible answers.

How to File a Tax Extension

Because April 15th is a Friday this year, April 18th is the official tax deadline for 2016. So if you’re not quite ready to file your taxes by then, it’s time to file a tax extension for your individual tax return.

Is it Tax Deductible?

Self-employment is growing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of my clients who have been laid off from a corporate job are exploring a second career that finds them working for themselves. While this is great news, it opens up a lot of tax implications for those that are self employed.

The “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes” Act of 2015: Part 2

In the first installment of this two-part story, I outlined some of the most salient points of the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes” Act of 2015 that was signed by Congress in December.

The “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes” Act of 2015: Part 1

The “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes” Act of 2015 was signed into law on December 18, 2015. The law renews a long list of tax breaks known as “extenders” that have been expiring on an annual basis. This legislation makes some of the rules effective through December 31, 2016.