Tag: Small business

A CPA for Restaurants, A San Francisco CPA for Startups, And a CPA for…

Filed in CPA Blog by on October 24, 2016

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 […]

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Why We Love Working with San Francisco Startups!

Filed in CPA Blog by on September 20, 2016

We love working with small business people here in the city of San Francisco. Having been around for quite some time, we have many clients who run mom and pop businesses here in the city, and who have revenues in the millions of dollars. What goes for a small business in San Francisco, you see, can actually […]

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San Francisco Tax Tips – July 2016 – Newsletter

Filed in CPA Blog by on June 22, 2016

Retirement never ends, or at least planning for retirement. Americans are urged, constantly, to save more. But are you saving more wisely? July’s newsletter dives deep into retirement, first explaining the issue of “fiduciary” vs. “suitable” approaches to retirement investments from your advisor or broker. (To download the monthly eLetter, click here). 

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Health Plans and Small Business Taxes: a San Francisco Perspective

Filed in CPA Blog by on January 7, 2016

Small businesses in San Francisco, generally speaking, care about their employees. These days nothing is more important than health care benefits when one looks at the benefits portfolio your small business can offer to your employees. Most employees, especially your more educated, “knowledge” workers, require health care from their employer. Without it, you are simply […]

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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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Summer Tax Deadlines for Employers and Small Business

Filed in CPA Blog by on July 11, 2015

As one of San Francisco’s top-rated CPA firms for small business, we like to keep our clients informed of deadlines.

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Family Businesses and San Francisco: It’s Not all Tech

Filed in CPA Blog by on July 3, 2015

San Francisco is known these days as the “capital of tech.” Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, Google – they all call the San Francisco Bay Area home. Tech, tech, tech, tech.  We are the city of tech. But there’s much more to San Francisco than just our vibrant tech and startup scene. While we do plenty […]

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San Francisco Contractor: Are You a Contractor or a Worker (Bee)?

Filed in CPA Blog by on February 25, 2015

Business owners often struggle with whether to hire employees, or to use outside contractors. 

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Being San Francisco’s Top Corporate Tax Service: Our Goal

Filed in CPA Blog by on January 30, 2015

Being the best is our goal, as it should be yours. Life is too short to settle for second-best, whether that’s in baseball (Go Giants!) or in Wine (Go Napa!), or in bridges (Go Golden Gate!). And so it goes for corporate tax services. Being in San Francisco, we benefit from a very lively local […]

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New Tangible Property Regulations and San Francisco Business Depreciation

Filed in CPA Blog by on January 17, 2015

People come to us at Safe Harbor LLP to act as their “in-house” CFO and small business tax expert.. We advise on everything from how to set up a business (or startup) to how to structure employee compensation to taxes… to even the thorny issue of what can be depreciated, when and how. Recently, the […]

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