Safe Harbor LLP: CPA and Accounting Firm, San Francisco, California
Welcome to SAFE HARBOR LLP! We are San Francisco's top-rated accounting and CPA firm. Our accounting firm brings together top-rated accountants and CPA's in the San Francisco Bay Area and indeed all of California. Our tax professionals and tax advisors help both individuals and businesses with tax preparation, accounting, and financial planning.
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Individual Accounting & Tax

Tax Returns:
Taxes for Individuals

Amended Taxes:
For When Things Change

Estate Planning:
Inheritance / High Income

International Tax:
Dual Residency Taxes

Corporate Accounting & Tax

Corporate Taxes:
Tax Returns for all Corporations

Partnerships / LLCs:
Everything an LLC Needs

Outsourced CFO Services:
Tax Consulting for all Businesses

Specialty Services

IRS Audit Defense:
Received an IRS Letter?

Audited Financials:
Need Audited Financials?

Multistate Tax:
Compliance & Minimization

News and Press Releases

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Senate Fails to Pass “Skinny” COVID-19 Relief Bill

On September 10, 2020, the Senate failed to pass the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act. This bill was described as a targeted proposal, and included provisions that carry broad support. Its price tag, however, was about half of the $1 trillion dollar bill proposed by the Senate as “CARES 2” in […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Final Regulations Provide Additional BEAT Guidance

Final regulations provide additional guidance on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) under Code Sec. 59A. The regulations also address certain aspects of the BEAT under Code Secs. 1502 and 6031. The final regulations retain the basic approach and structure of the 2018 proposed regulations ( NPRM REG-112607-19), with certain revisions. The final regulations generally provide rules addressing the […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Higher Penalties on 2019 Returns Filed After September 14

The IRS has warned taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2019 tax returns that higher penalties will be imposed if they file after September 14. Taxpayers who submitted an extension of time to file their returns have until October 15 to file and do not face the failure to file penalty if they file […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020
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CPA Blog

Since COVID-19, There Have Been Many Changes to the Tax Laws in California

When you run any sort of business in San Francisco, you have to prepare a tax return. Even if you make a loss and don’t owe any tax, you still need to prepare a tax return and provide proof that you don’t need to pay anything.

Filed in CPA Blog by on October 13, 2020

Trying to Do Your Own Tax Returns Will Give You Brain Fever!

If you do nothing else, listen to this advice: don’t try to do your tax return yourself. Unless you are a very simple W-2 income earner, you will drive yourself nuts! And if you own any sort of business in the Bay Area you would be crazy even to think about it.

Filed in CPA Blog by on October 11, 2020

When It Comes to Taxes, You Can Choose a Professional Tax Advisor or an Amateur

OK. Maybe that sounds like a silly question. But the fact is that quite a number of people choose a tax amateur to do their tax return rather than a tax professional because it “saves money”. Or so they think.

Filed in CPA Blog by on October 4, 2020
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Odds and Ends

While the above indicates our most important capabilities, please allow us to showcase other aspects of our accounting firm and accountants. For example, as an international tax service in San Francisco, we get many questions on the FBAR, about finding an expatriate tax service as well as issuing second opinions on tax returns (including amended tax returns) for both individuals and businesses. Please read out our philosophy of being among the best CPA firms in San Francisco and about our managing partner, Chun Wong.

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