Audit & Accounting
February 16, 2018

For-profit vs. not-for-profit: Compare and contrast financial reporting goals

As the term suggests, for-profit companies are driven primarily by one goal — to maximize profits for their owners. Nonprofits, on the other hand, are generally motivated by a charitable purpose. Here’s how their respective…
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Tax Reform
December 20, 2017

2017 Tax Reform – Final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Below is a look at the final tax proposal - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act The House and Senate recently released the final version of "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" ("Tax Proposal"), which…
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Tax Reform
November 16, 2017

2017 Tax Reform – How will it affect you?

On November 9, 2017 there was considerable movement on Capitol Hill - the Senate Joint Committee on Taxation released a tax reform plan that will be reviewed by the Senate Finance Committee, and the House…
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Tax
November 14, 2018

It’s not too late: You can still set up a retirement plan for 2018

If most of your money is tied up in your business, retirement can be a challenge. So if you haven’t already set up a tax-advantaged retirement plan, consider doing so this year. There’s still time…
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News
November 9, 2018

Squar Milner LLP and Boas & Boas LLP Combine to Enhance Their Position as one of the Largest Accounting Firms in the Bay Area and the West

Squar Milner LLP, one of the largest California based independent accounting firms, with over $100 million and over 500 professionals and associates, is pleased to announce, the successful combination with Boas & Boas LLP. Squar…
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Tax
November 5, 2018

Selling your business? Defer — and possibly reduce — tax with an installment sale

You’ve spent years building your company and now are ready to move on to something else, whether launching a new business, taking advantage of another career opportunity or retiring. Whatever your plans, you want to…
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Tax
November 1, 2018

Research credit available to some businesses for the first time

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) didn’t change the federal tax credit for “increasing research activities,” but several TCJA provisions have an indirect impact on the credit. As a result, the research credit may…
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Audit & Accounting
October 26, 2018

Assessing the effectiveness of internal controls

Strong internal controls can help prevent and detect fraud. That’s why Section 404(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires a public company’s management to annually assess the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting. And…
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Uncategorized
October 25, 2018

Now’s the time to review your business expenses

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good idea to review your business’s expenses for deductibility. At the same time, consider whether your business would benefit from accelerating certain expenses into this…
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Audit & Accounting
October 24, 2018

Audit opinions: How your financial statements measure up

Audit opinions differ depending on the information available, financial viability, errors discovered during audit procedures and other limiting factors. The type of opinion your auditor issues tells stakeholders whether you’re in compliance with accounting rules…
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News
October 24, 2018

Squar Milner Expansion Strengthens San Diego Presence

Squar Milner combines with two Partners of Oliva Goddard & Wright to bolster one of the top full service accounting firms in San Diego Squar Milner LLP, one of the largest California based independent accounting…
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Audit & Accounting
September 18, 2018

Sustainability reports look beyond the numbers

In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have become a hot topic. Many companies voluntarily include so-called “sustainability disclosures” about these issues in their financial statements. But should the Securities and Exchange Commission…
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Tax
September 17, 2018

2018 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2018. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply…
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