How to Treat Inherited Individual Retirement Accounts

May 24, 2022By Kimberly Hoang

The SECURE Act, which became effective on January 1, 2021, changed the rules for inherited IRAs. Prior to that, the rules were very beneficial to non-spousal beneficiaries. The act upended the “life expectancy” rule for distributions and, in its place, created the 10-year rule for non-spousal beneficiaries. The act establishes a time period of 10 Read the full article…

Types of Trusts

May 11, 2022By Richard Umanoff

In the last article in our series, we covered the benefits a trust offers for creators and beneficiaries. In this article, we’ll dive into more detail about the types of trusts that can be established and the pros and cons. Types of Trusts Revocable Trusts Revocable trusts (living trusts) can be changed or canceled at Read the full article…

What is FRF for SME?

April 12, 2022By Rebecca Hickle

Running a small to medium-sized business has always come with a unique set of challenges. Securing credit, managing employees, and staying involved in the day-to-day running of the business creates a constant set of obstacles to be addressed by the business owner, leaving very little time for a life outside of work, let alone applying Read the full article…

Updated Tax Provisions: Corrections to Issues Related to Assembly Bill 150 (AB150)

February 14, 2022By David Troost

On February 9, 2022, the California Governor signed Senate Bill 113 (SB113). SB113 addresses numerous tax provisions, including correction to issues related to Assembly Bill 150 (AB150). AB150 allowed certain owners of qualified passthrough entities to work around the individual $10,000 federal limit on SALT deductions by paying a new elective state pass-through entity (PTE) Read the full article…

5 Powerful and Innovative Software Tools for Your Team

October 19, 2021By KROST CPAs

This is one of the articles in the KROST Quarterly Technology Issue, titled “5 Powerful and Innovative Software Tools for Your Team.” Today, more than ever, companies are looking for powerful tools to make decisions and drive innovation during these uncertain times. In some instances, innovation is needed to keep track of sales or tasks Read the full article…

Client Accounting and Advisory Services: The Benefits of Outsourced Accounting vs. In-House

March 1, 2021By Stacey Korman, CPA, MST

Our Principal, Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST, earned a certificate in AICPA’s Client Accounting Advisory Services course. We had the chance to sit down with Stacey to hear her experience. Q: What is Client Accounting Services (CAS)? Client Accounting Services (CAS) is a certificate program that has been developed by the AICPA. Accountants are considered Read the full article…

IRS to Audit High-Income Tax Returns

August 26, 2020By Brad Pauley, CPA

The IRS announced on June 18th that they will be looking at hundreds of high-income tax returns between July 15th and September 30th. They are expected to be looking at not only the taxpayer’s individual returns but any business-related pass-through entities as well. These reviews create exposure for athletes and entertainers who have high income and Read the full article…

KROST CPAs & Consultants Provides Much-Needed Help to Businesses Affected by the Economic Downturn Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 11, 2020By KROST CPAs

Los Angeles, CA – May 11, 2020 – Los Angeles-based firm, KROST CPAs & Consultants, has launched several programs to assist businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Since April 2020, the firm has assisted hundreds of businesses and individuals through the development of COVID-19 resources that have guided them through the process of choosing, applying, and Read the full article…