Management Fees, It’s Time To Review

June 2, 2022By Jean Hagan

Restaurant companies with multiple units often collect management fees from the unit level to fund C-Suite management operations. The purpose of a management fee can be different for various companies. Still, the traditional purpose is to compensate a working owner or a working corporate staff for their support of the various units. If you have Read the full article…

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…

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…

Our Commitment to Our Community

March 21, 2022By KROST CPAs

The firm’s Volunteer Committee was formally established in 2008. The directive (from Greg) to the committee is that we: “Make an impact with our time/donations, and that we make a meaningful difference in the lives of the community in which we live/work/associate.” The activity/event should take us away from our normal work environments during the 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…

A Year to Celebrate: KROST Named #17 Among Accounting Today’s Top 100 Regional Leaders

April 23, 2019By Anna Chen

KROST CPAs & Consultants recently ranked seventeenth out of Accounting Today’s 2019 Top 100 Regional Leaders in the West. The recognition is given to firms based on total number of employees, partners, offices, gross revenue, and percentage change year over year. Accounting Today divides the U.S. into 10 regions and establishes benchmarking data to calculate Read the full article…

KROST Celebrates 80 Years of Success in Pasadena

February 18, 2019By Anna Chen

KROST is proud to announce the celebration of its 80th anniversary. Since 1939, the firm has assisted thousands of businesses and individuals to reach their financial goals through tax, accounting, and consulting services. KROST is headquartered in Pasadena, California with four strategic locations throughout Greater Los Angeles. In 2018, KROST experienced outstanding growth of 31.41% Read the full article…

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 the full article…

2018 Business Tax Planning

December 6, 2018By Anna Chen

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 the full article…