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

Year End Updates

December 4, 2018By Jean Hagan

As the year ends, we need to review some of the changes coming in January 2019. Please see below for a short summary of the issues that affect the restaurant industry in California. Minimum Wage Increase at State Level Current for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Malibu, and Santa Monica minimum … Read More

M&A Video Series – Part 1 of 4

November 12, 2018By KROST

KROST can assist in the mergers and acquisitions process, whether your company is selling, buying, financing or re-capitalizing, to ensure your goals are met. Whether it is strategy, planning, or execution, our comprehensive process and hands-on services provide companies, management, and shareholders with step-by-step guidance, from pre-planning to the finish line and beyond. No matter … Read More

Beyond the Assembly Line: Benefits of Tech Trends in Manufacturing

October 30, 2018By Mara Garcia

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “Beyond the Assembly Line: Benefits of Tech Trends in Manufacturing” by Mara Garcia: Beyond the Assembly Line: Benefits of Tech Trends in Manufacturing The Association of Equipment Manufacturers listed five manufacturing trends to note in 2018; the internet of things, industry 4.0, … Read More

Southern California M&A in Manufacturing Report – 1st Half, 2018

October 23, 2018By Paren Knadjian

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “Southern California M&A in Manufacturing Report – 1st Half, 2018” by Paren Knadjian, M&A: Southern California M&A in Manufacturing Report – 1st Half, 2018 Overview & Trends Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) activity in manufacturing globally was robust in 2018 with just under … Read More

This Often-Overlooked Federal Benefit Offers Unique Opportunity for Manufacturers

October 16, 2018By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “This Often-Overlooked Federal Benefit Offers Unique Opportunity for Manufacturers” by Guest Contributor Michael Maroney, Senior Manager – R&D Tax Credit Services: This Often-Overlooked Federal Benefit Offers Unique Opportunity for Manufacturers With the R&D Tax Credit now permanent, businesses are taking full advantage … Read More

Openings – The Waterfront/Boardwalk Tacos & 10 Speed Coffee

October 11, 2018By KROST

The Waterfront/Boardwalk Tacos 205 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA. We are proud to announce that our client, The Waterfront, is planning their grand opening at the end of October 2018. Their new restaurant and bar will feature a casual cafe that serves all day, along with a to-go component as well, offering coffee, healthy … Read More