Business Owners Face a “Now or Never” Moment on Expanded Estate Tax Exemption

There is a major opportunity for savvy business owners and high-net-worth individuals in California right now. As we’ve noted before, the current estate and gift tax exemption is at a historic high, a product of Trump-era tax reforms. At present, individuals are able to gift up to $13.61 million in their lifetime while married couples have a lifetime limit of $27.22 million. This establishes the upper limit that the Read More

Properly Executing a Section 351 Exchange

Owners of real property or other assets with built-in gain (and a low tax basis) may wish to transfer the appreciating property to a newly formed corporation in exchange for stock. By exchanging property for shares of a corporation’s stock, the property owner can also realize tax benefits through Section 351 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).  Many times, transferring property to a corporation in exchange for Read More

Save Money on Taxes By Crafting an Accountable Plan

If you’re like most entrepreneurs these days, you are looking for every possible way to save money so your company can stay afloat and make it through these difficult times. We encourage you to take advantage of and (quickly) apply to every relief option offered by the state and federal government. On your own, you should look at a number of tax-reduction strategies; this blog will take a look at one of these Read More

4 Year-End Tax-Saving Strategies for 2019

As we head towards the end of the year, we’re fast approaching the deadline to implement your family’s tax strategies for 2019. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) completely overhauled the tax code, and if you’ve yet to take full advantage of the benefits offered by the new tax law, now is the time to do so. To qualify for some TCJA tax benefits, you’ll need to act by December 31, so don’t wait to get started. The Read More

Top 3 Tax Law Changes Affecting Small Businesses

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a sweeping tax bill that changed taxes for nearly all Americans. While some of these changes affect individuals’ taxes, the top 3 changes that affect small businesses are as follows:   1. 20% TAX DEDUCTION FOR PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES The net profits of S-corporations, LLCs, and sole proprietorships “pass through” the entity and are taxed at the Read More