[Video] M&A Buy-Side Services

June 6, 2019By Diana Vu

In this last video in our series, M&A Practice Leader, Paren Knadjian, gives a basic overview of our buy-side services. In this type of transaction, we represent clients who are interested in acquiring a company and advise them on the following: Helping to decide what kind of criteria is pertinent to the selection of the … Read More

Minimum Wage Increases 2019

June 6, 2019By KROST

On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase in the cities of Los Angeles & Santa Monica, and the County of Los Angeles. The City and County of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinances both mandated annual wage increases until it reaches $15.00 per hour on July 1,2020. Small businesses (less than 25 employees) have … Read More

New Laws Impacting Restauranteurs – What You Need to Know

May 13, 2019By KROST

Every April, KROST travels to Sacramento to participate in the California Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Day at the Capitol. This year, Jean Hagan (Principal) and Robert Benson (Manager – Restaurant Operations) attended. This annual event affords KROST and the California Restaurant Association the opportunity to lobby directly to California’s legislators about pending legislative bills that impact … Read More

[Video] What Is Involved in an M&A Sell-Side Transaction?

April 30, 2019By Paren Knadjian

In our next M&A video in the series, Paren Knadjian talks about our sell-side advisory services and process, which involves working with business owners to maximize the value of a potential transaction and ensure its success. Sell-side advisory applies to any company that is interested in selling a part or all of their business. Here … Read More

The IRS Recommends Working with a Cybersecurity Professional: Why You Should Heed Their Advice

April 4, 2019By KROST

Consulting with a cybersecurity professional should be a top priority for tax businesses to protect their clients’ data. Tax preparers deal with a large amount of sensitive information including social security numbers, bank account numbers, EINs, etc. This makes them perfect targets for cybercriminals whose main objective is to file fraudulent tax returns. “As cybercriminals … 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

M&A Video Series – Part 2 of 4

March 22, 2019By Paren Knadjian

As you may know, KROST offers M&A and Capital Markets Service. Through our resources, experience, relationships, and by running a proven process, we can identify more parties to engage. This increases bargaining power and improves the chances of a successful close. Paren Knadjian leads the practice and comes with over 15 years of experience in … Read More

Mara Garcia, CPA, Nominated for CalCPA’s 2019 Women to Watch

March 19, 2019By KROST

KROST’s Assurance & Advisory Manager, Mara Garcia, CPA, was nominated for CalCPA’s 2019 Women to Watch Award. Mara Delivers Focus, Drive, and a Team Attitude Mara has spent her career translating complex concepts into understandable ideas, so her clients know where they stand in their business. She has successfully helped clients increase efficiencies in business … 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