Donor-Advised Funds

December 11, 2018By Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity created to manage charitable donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. A DAF enables a taxpayer to contribute personal assets, including cash, securities, and real estate, to an investment account, in which the assets grow tax-free. The taxpayer receives an … Read More

2018 Business Tax Planning

December 6, 2018By KROST

Businesses that have engaged in year-end tax planning know that as 2019 approaches, it is time to develop, finalize and undertake a year-end tax planning strategy. Businesses that have not yet explored year-end tax planning should take an immediate inventory of their situation and develop a year-end 2018 tax strategy. Our office is ready to … Read More

2018 Individual Tax Planning

December 6, 2018By KROST

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. Year-end planning for 2018 takes place against the backdrop of the new 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that make major changes in the … Read More

KROST Quarterly: Manufacturing Issue Now Available – Cybersecurity, Tax Incentives, Transactions, Trends and More

September 20, 2018By KROST

We are happy to announce the release of our second quarterly magazine! The Manufacturing Issue highlights some of the hot topics in manufacturing including cybersecurity, tax benefits and incentives, technological advances in manufacturing, and trends. What You’ll Find Inside this Issue: Manufacturers Beware: The Continued Threat of Cybersecurity Breaches, Hacking & Malware by Keith Hamasaki, CPA … Read More

State of Accounting – Points of View from the Accounting Leaders’ Desks. The Future of the CPA Profession: What Firms Need to Do to Keep Up

August 31, 2018By Greg Kniss

It’s such an amazing but unsettling time to be in our profession. Over the next several years, the accounting industry will look quite different due to technological advances. Many of the things we are doing today will be done significantly different down the road. When I look back over the last 30+ years, there have … Read More

Loan Out Corporations – To be or not to be?

February 27, 2018By Jonathan Louie

With the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, many actors, writers, directors, and other professionals in the entertainment industry will likely see their taxes increase beginning in 2018. The entertainment professionals who earn wages are being hit the hardest because employee business deductions will no longer be allowed in 2018 going … Read More

Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency Transactions

February 20, 2018By Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc

Many taxpayers realized significant gains from the disposition of cryptocurrencies in 2017, and as tax season approaches, these taxpayers must compile accounting reports, review the latest tax guidance, and determine how to correctly report their transactions to the IRS. Coinbase has a new online tax report: In the summer of 2017, the IRS narrowed its … Read More

Reporting Foreign Accounts

February 6, 2018By Evelyn Fernandez

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for taxpayers to have bank accounts and investments held in different countries. While there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to make sure you are in compliance with US tax filings with respect to foreign accounts and investments in order to avoid getting hit with penalties. There are … Read More