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

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