California’s Wage Order 7: What You Need to Know

May 9, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “California’s Wage Order 7: What You Need to Know” by By Gina Gross – KROST Restaurant Accounting & Consulting. “Many restaurants have on-call policies that require employees to call in to find out whether they need to work their … Read More

Sales Tax Compliance for California Restaurants

April 10, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “The Battle to be a Profitable Restaurant: How to Deal with Employee Theft” by Aric Wong, CPA, Manager – Tax. “With 72,000+ restaurants in California, the state does everything possible to ensure taxes are properly reported, collected, and paid … Read More

BOE Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase Effective April 1, 2019

March 28, 2019By Melissa Cunarro

Effective April 1st, 2019, a district tax increase will be applied in several localities throughout California. The rate increase is due to the passing of numerous Measures in various counties on November 6, 2018 to fund several improvements such as street improvements, maintain essential services, neighborhood safety, disaster preparedness, among others. To all restaurant operators, … Read More

2018 Tax Planning – TCJA Impact on Cash Method of Accounting

March 18, 2019By KROST

Enacted on December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was hailed as the largest major tax reform for the past three decades. In particular, the TCJA contains a series of favorable accounting method reforms that will impact countless of business taxpayers such as the use of cash method of accounting and the … Read More

KROST Featured in LABJ: KROST Adds West L.A. Accounting Firm to Roster

February 14, 2019By KROST

KROST was recently featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal article, “KROST Adds West L.A. Accounting Firm to Roster”.  Below is a teaser of the article. “Pasadena-based accounting and consultant firm Krost has purchased West L.A.-based Gaynor & Umanoff, according to the firms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Chris Gaynor and Richard Umanoff, Gaynor … Read More

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