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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: FAQ: Are employer-provided meals deduction/income?

Every year the IRS publishes a list of projects that are currently on its agenda. For example, the IRS may indicate through this list that it is working on a new set of procedures relating to claiming business expenses. The new 2014–2015 IRS Priority Guidance Plan, just released this September, has indicated that IRS is […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2014

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: How Do I? Compute depreciation conventions at year-end?

Under the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS) (which is more commonly known as depreciation), a half-year timing (i.e., averaging) convention generally applies to the depreciation deduction for most assets during anytime within the year in which they are purchased. That is, whether you purchase a business asset in January or in December, it’s treated […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2014

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Retirement plan participants can allocate pre-tax and after-tax amounts among multiple distributions

The IRS is giving retirement plan participants greater flexibility to allocate pre-tax and after-tax amounts among plan distributions made to multiple destinations, such as eligible retirement plans, traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and the participant. The new rules in Notice 2014-54 allow participants to treat the distributions as a single distribution, and to minimize the tax […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2014

CPA Blog

San Francisco Couples and High Taxation: A Tale of Two Couples

San Francisco, more and more, is a city of couples. Gay, straight, old, young – it’s a wonder to behold the diversity of the city by the Bay. But the tax man commeth, and he really cares only about one thing: your income.  The more income a couple has, the more taxes they’ll pay. And, […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on October 22, 2014

November, 2014 – San Francisco Tax Tips

As your San Francisco tax service, we work hard to keep you up-to-date with timely issues surrounding taxes, estate planning, accounting and other financial issues of merit. It’s time for our November Tax Tips newsletter (click here to download). Highlights in this month’s issue include: A Tale of Two Couples – generally speaking, if a […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on October 22, 2014

Tax Implications of Selling Collectibles & Antiques: Not So Fast!

San Francisco is a city in which the residents love antiques, love art, and love collectibles. People some to us with the most amazing collections of expensive glasses, furnishings, art and paintings – you name it. People love to collect!  Many a San Francisco home is furnished with expensive art and collectibles, gathered lovingly by […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on September 28, 2014