Stop for a moment. Pull out some money. You know, the paper green kind or the hard metal kind. No, not your Apple iPay, not your credit card, but some real money! Some cold hard cash. And then I want you to look deeply at it. George Washington might look a little old. Abe Lincoln a little older. If you’re lucky you’ll have a Ulysses Grant or even a Benjamin Franklin. They may be aging better.

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Think of the journey this money may have been through. Look at the banking information – did this bill come from Washington DC to San Francisco? It may have been around the world. For example, did you know that there is more paper currency in US dollars OUTSIDE the USA than INSIDER the USA? So what does this bizarre little exercise about money mean in terms of finding a CPA for you and/or your business.

Money is universal. That same ten dollar bill can be used to buy a few cups of coffee, an iTunes gift card, a BART card or any of the myriad products and services in the US economy. It’s “value neutral.” Money, and the taxes that go with it, are pretty universal. This gets us to the idea of a CPA for “your needs.” The best CPA for “your needs” isn’t necessarily a CPA that specializes in restaurants, or startups, or some other form of taxation. It’s a CPA firm that a) knows tax, and b) knows how to listen.

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We’re a San Francisco CPA firm for small business, we’re a San Francisco CPA firm for international tax, and we’re a San Francisco CPA firm for your business. We work with many different types of businesses, and by being good listeners, we bring our ears to the party. We’ll hear what you do, and what you want. But we bring our brains to the party, too. We’ll brainstorm the best ways to set up your financial arrangements to be easy, and to minimize your taxes. The best CPA for you isn’t one that necessarily specializes in your industry. It’s one that specializes in listening.

We listen. Call us today for a free consultation and let us listen to you, and your needs. We’re happy to help!

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