Tag: Business formation

Executive Compensation at your Bay Area Start Up

Filed in CPA Blog by on March 15, 2016

We have quite a few people come to us here in San Francisco who have that dreamy eyed appearance of someone who has the next big idea. Often, the idea is hatched out of their basement or garage, or in other situations it is one or two key people who are what they call serial […]

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San Francisco New Business Formation: A Reference List

Filed in CPA Blog by on September 25, 2015

Updated: September 25, 2015. San Francisco, as we are sure you know, is a hotbed of entrepreneurship. Everyone wants to be the next Pinterest, or even the next Twitter (despite its current problems, including the lack of a CEO). Some “just” want to open up the latest new San Francisco restaurant, or dream of being […]

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San Francisco ‘C’ Corporation and Tax Gotchas: The Accumulated Assets Tax

Filed in CPA Blog by on November 30, 2014

San Francisco is a city of entrepreneurship. Many residents start out as employees of technology companies such as Facebook, twitter, or yelp. And then they go off and start their own entrepreneurial company. Still others start their own business in a totally non-technology field such as restaurants or consumer businesses. And still others work in […]

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San Francisco Business Formation: S Corps vs. LLC’s

Filed in CPA Blog by on September 23, 2014

As one of the top San Francisco CPA firms for startups and small businesses, one issue we constantly encounter is business formation. We are asked, “Which is better – an ‘S’ Corporation or an LLC?’ The answer as is so often in life is: it depends. Each form of business organization has its advantages, and […]

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San Francisco Succession Politics: Funding a Small Business Succession

Filed in CPA Blog by on August 6, 2013

Got you on that one, didn’t we? Everyone in San Francisco loves politics, and people always wonder about the succession politics of this great city by the Bay. Who will be the next Mayor? Who will be the next citysupervisor? That’s all incredibly important, and we love politics as much as the next guy. But […]

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How to Form a Business in San Francisco – Seven Tax and Accounting Tips

Filed in CPA Blog by on March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013. Businesses come in many shapes and forms. Sole proprietorships are the most common, and become “Schedule C” businesses at tax times. Corporations are great because they have many tax benefits as well as certain protections under the law. So many sole proprietors find it advantageous to organize their business as a corporation. […]

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S Corp Business Tax Compensation Issues for San Francisco Small Businesses

Filed in CPA Blog by on November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012. ┬áS corporations are one of the most popular choices of business entity in San Francisco. As a shareholder-employee of an S corporation, this blog post reminds you of some important rules governing compensation, health and accident insurance, and Schedule K-1 issues. The IRS recently highlighted these key issues on its web site. […]

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Start Up’s, San Francisco, and the best CPA Firm for Start Ups in the Bay Area

Filed in CPA Blog by on July 14, 2012

Being a start up is hard enough. San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area are hotbeds of start-ups – especially in technology but also in other industries such as biomedical or social media. Most start-ups realize that they need a good attorney, as a good attorney gives legal advices on how to set up […]

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San Francisco Business LLC and Partnership Tax Services Improved by Safe Harbor CPA

Filed in CPA Blog by on March 19, 2012

San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area generally are a hotbed of new and exciting businesses

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Finding a CPA for a C-corp, S-Corp, or LLC in San Francisco, CA

Filed in CPA Blog by on March 11, 2012

March 12, 2012 – Corporations take many forms – C-Corp’s, S-Corp’s, or even the relatively new LLC (limited liability company). Whatever your business form, you need to pay taxes. And paying taxes isn’t just ‘not fun’ – it’s complicated. Here at Safe Harbor CPAs, we specialize in small business tax services for businesses in San […]

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