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How 2018 Tax Policy Affects Homeownership

    Emil Abedian, CPA discusses the 2018 tax policy changes and how it affects homeownership with Scott Groves and Justin Bayle of LendLA. If you have any questions about your mortgage, please contact Scott Groves – Scott@LendLA.com or Justin Bayle – Justin@LendLA.com (800-450-2010 ext 5562).

Law

New Tax Legislation Limits Pass-Through Income Deduction

New tax legislation, which President Trump will likely be signing into law in the coming days, eliminates the 20 percent pass-through income deduction for what the law refers to as a “specified service trade or business.”  These specified service providers include accountants, lawyers, health professionals, as well as other trades or businesses where the principal…

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Year End Planning

2017 is coming to a close with sweeping new tax legislation on the horizon. While the changes don’t take effect until 2018 (with one minor exception), I want to alert you to some steps you might take before year-end to preserve the best possible tax results. As you explore these ideas, mostly you will find…

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Washington

Tax Legislation Update

By now most of you know that pending tax reform legislation is underway.  On November 16 the House of Representatives’ passed its version – HR 1: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Also on November 16, the Senate Finance Committee approved its amendments.  Next week we should see the full Senate’s vote.  As we promised…

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Make Year End Tax Planning a Priority

Make Year-End Tax Planning a Priority

Tax planning is the process of looking at various tax strategy options to determine when, whether, and how to conduct business and personal transactions to reduce or eliminate tax liability.  But why is tax planning so important?  You might be thinking that with potential major changes to the tax code, it’s hard to know what…

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Top Burbank CPA Firm

What to Find Out When Selecting the Top Burbank CPA Firm

Just because you are a small or mid-size business does not mean that you should not get the expert help needed that helps to keep your business well-organized and gives you a chance to excel. Too many small business owners today get caught up in trying to do everything for themselves and find that there…

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Who Should File a Tax Return?

Who Should File a Tax Return? Everyone’s situation is different when dealing with taxes. It may come as a surprise, but not everyone has to file taxes. Commonly, if your total income for the year doesn’t surpass the standard deduction plus one exemption and you aren’t a dependent to another taxpayer, then you don’t need…

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Self Employed

Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Tax Tips for the Self-Employed If you’re self-employed, you generally have a trade or carry a business.  Two types of self-employment are: sole proprietors and independent contractors.  If you work as an independent contractor and have not setup a business entity, like an LLC or corporation, your business is essentially the same as a sole…

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