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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: FAQ: What is the new de minimis safe harbor for tax expensing?

Businesses generally want to write off costs more quickly, to reduce their taxable income and their tax burden. One mechanism for accomplishing this is to deduct the costs of depreciable property rather than capitalizing them. Under Code Sec. 179, taxpayers can expense a prescribed amount of their costs for tangible depreciable property, even if the […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on November 21, 2014

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: How Do I? Apply the Pease limitation

Higher-income individuals whose adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds specified thresholds must reduce their itemized deductions that are otherwise allowed on their return. This reduction in itemized deductions did not apply to tax years 2010-2012, but has been reinstated, beginning in 2013. The provision does not apply to estates and trusts. Under the Pease limitation (named […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on November 21, 2014

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: IRS releases 2015 inflation adjustments to retirement-related amounts; SSA publishes 2015 wage base

The IRS recently issued a long list of cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for various Tax Code provisions related to retirement savings. These COLAs are for the 2015 tax year and are dependent upon the CPI-U index average from September 2013 through August 2014. The Tax Code requires that federal income tax brackets and certain […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on November 21, 2014

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San Francisco Accounting Firm, Safe Harbor LLP Releases Informative Tax Tips Bulletin for December, 2014

San Francisco, California – November 23, 2014. Safe Harbor LLP , one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top accounting firms, is proud to announce the public release of its December, 2014, San Francisco Tax Tips Bulletin. The accounting firm specializes in helping high net worth individuals as well as businesses with tax, accounting, and […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on November 22, 2014

Christmas / Holiday Lights and Things to Do in San Francisco – Our Online Tour

Christmas is coming to San Francisco!  We love the holidays, and thought since we are not only a top CPA firm in San Francisco, but San Francisco lovers, we’d like to share some of the better websites to learn about Christmas lights and things to do this upcoming holiday season in San Francisco. Rather than […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on November 21, 2014

San Francisco Tax Tips: Our December Bulletin

It’s (nearly) December in San Francisco, so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Well, OK, it won’t snow… although it does once in a rainbow moon, snow in San Francisco.  So we’ll hope.  There is some good news for those of you who love winter in San Francisco: ice skating in Union […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on November 21, 2014