Jean Hagan Brings Decades of Restaurant Operations Experience to the Culinary Institute of America as Newly Appointed Adjunct Professor

November 19, 2019By KROST

Jean Hagan, Principal of KROST CPAs & Consultants and leader of the firm’s restaurant consulting practice, has recently taken on an additional title as Adjunct Professor of Restaurant Operations and Management Strategies at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Her first course, Operations and Management Strategies for the Restaurateur, began this fall. Jean teaches the … Read More

Top 6 Resources for Taxpayers Who Donate to Charity

November 11, 2019By KROST

Taxpayers who donate to charity should check out the IRS’ resources to become aware of the tax regulations. Below are the top 6 IRS resources for taxpayers making donations: Tax Exempt Organization Search This tool can be used by taxpayers to find out if the organization they have contributed to qualifies as a charitable organization … Read More

Keith Hamasaki, CPA, Named Co-Chair of the PrimeGlobal Manufacturing & Distribution Special Interest Group

November 4, 2019By KROST

Los Angeles, California – November 4, 2019 – KROST’s Assurance & Advisory Director, Keith Hamasaki, CPA, has been appointed to Co-Chair of the PrimeGlobal Manufacturing & Distribution Special Interest Group (SIG). Keith has been a member of PrimeGlobal since he joined KROST in 2016. As the newly named Co-Chair, he is responsible for bringing together … Read More

CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter Names Keith Hamasaki, CPA, Vice President

October 16, 2019By KROST

Los Angeles, California – July 31, 2019 – Our Assurance and Advisory Director, Keith Hamasaki, CPA has been elected Vice President of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) Los Angeles Chapter. He joins three other Vice Presidents in the chapter. Keith served as a board member for the CalCPA LA Chapter since 2015 … Read More

KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Sports & Entertainment Issue is Now Available!

October 14, 2019By KROST

We are happy to announce the release of our newest quarterly magazine! The Sports & Entertainment Issue highlights some of the hot topics in sports & entertainment including tax issues for athletes, Loan-Out Corporations, Qualified Business Income Deduction, and more. What You’ll Find Inside this Issue: Game-Changing Tax Matters for Athletes By Brad Pauley, CPA … Read More

KROST CPAs & Consultants Partners with Nationally Recognized Executive Chef Phil Kastel

September 30, 2019By KROST

Los Angeles-based tax and accounting firm, KROST, recently brought on restaurant industry titan Chef Phil Kastel (co-creator of nationally recognized Public School gastropubs) who will serve as the firm’s Restaurant and Culinary Consultant. Established in 1939, KROST has a long history in the restaurant space having pioneered accounting technology that was the precursor to what … Read More

Paren Knadjian is Attending the 2019 ACG LA Business Conference

September 11, 2019By KROST

Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice leader, Paren Knadjian, will be attending the Association for Corporate Growth(ACG) Los Angeles Business Conference. Join us for the conference from September 17th to September 18th at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA. ≫Register The ACG LA conference will bring together business advisors, deal … Read More

Budget Service for 2020

September 9, 2019By KROST

Every successful restaurant operator knows that developing an annual budget is a time-consuming, tedious project. Advantages of having an annual budget include being able to anticipate expenses, set targets for growing the business and staying within financial limits. A restaurant budget will help you recover from unexpected road-blocks, plan for profitability and potential challenges. KROST’s … Read More

Paren Knadjian Speaking at the Private Directors’ Association

September 6, 2019By KROST

Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice leader, Paren Knadjian, will be speaking at the Private Directors’ Association to discuss the role of board directors in M&A transactions. Join us for the panel the morning of September 12th from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Law Offices of Polsinelli located at 2049 Century Park East, Suite 2900. Breakfast … Read More

Trader Tax Status: Do You Qualify?

September 4, 2019By KROST

Tax staff Randall Poe recently published an article for our newest KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Financial Services Issue titled “Trader Tax Status: Do You Qualify?”. WHAT IS TRADER TAX STATUS? Trader tax status is a special set of rules that allow traders to treat trading activity as an ordinary business. Trader status allows taxpayers to … Read More