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Nicole Zeffer

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November 27, 2017

Squar Milner LLP and DZH Phillips LLP Combine to Form One of the Largest Accounting Firms in the West

Orange County/San Francisco, CA – November 27, 2017 – Squar Milner LLP, the largest Orange County based independent accounting firm, with over $77 million in revenue and 350 professionals and staff, is pleased to announce…
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Audit & Accounting
November 27, 2017

Do your financial statements contain hidden messages?

Over time, many business owners develop a sixth sense: They learn how to “read” a financial statement by computing financial ratios and comparing them to the company’s results over time and against those of competitors.…
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Tax
November 27, 2017

Accrual-basis taxpayers: These year-end tips could save you tax

With the possibility that tax law changes could go into effect next year that would significantly reduce income tax rates for many businesses, 2017 may be an especially good year to accelerate deductible expenses. Why?…
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Tax
November 27, 2017

Getting around the $25 deduction limit for business gifts

At this time of year, it’s common for businesses to make thank-you gifts to customers, clients, employees and other business entities and associates. Unfortunately, the tax rules limit the deduction for business gifts to $25…
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Audit & Accounting
November 27, 2017

Demystifying the audit process

Independent auditors provide many benefits to business owners and management: They can help uncover errors in your financials, identify material weaknesses in your internal controls, and increase the level of confidence lenders and other stakeholders…
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Tax
November 27, 2017

Reduce your 2017 tax bill by buying business assets

Two valuable depreciation-related tax breaks can potentially reduce your 2017 taxes if you acquire and place in service qualifying assets by the end of the tax year. Tax reform could enhance these breaks, so you’ll…
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Audit & Accounting
November 27, 2017

How to prepare WIP reports for long-term contracts

Work-in-progress (WIP) is a major inventory account for manufacturers, media and film companies, construction contractors, and other entities that enter into long-term contracts. WIP reports help management gauge the profit on each long-term project. To…
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Audit & Accounting
November 27, 2017

Boardroom and management diversity adds value

Diversity in a company’s board of directors and its management team helps enhance corporate value. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) already requires limited disclosures on boardroom diversity and has plans to expand these disclosures…
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AuditAudit & Accounting
November 27, 2017

4 questions to guide your prospective financial statements

CPAs don’t just offer assurance services on historical financial results. They can also prepare prospective financial statements that predict how the company will perform in the future. This list of questions can help you make…
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Tax
November 27, 2017

Research credit can offset a small business’s payroll taxes

Does your small business engage in qualified research activities? If so, you may be eligible for a research tax credit that you can use to offset your federal payroll tax bill. This relatively new privilege…
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