Tax Relief Available For California Fire Victims

Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties can qualify for tax relief under the federal government’s major disaster declaration for the state, the Internal Revenue Service. The emergency declaration will give residential [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:28:14-04:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Gregory C. Brown, Tax|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Use pay-ratio disclosures with caution

Starting in 2018, certain public companies must disclose the ratio of their CEO’s annual compensation to that of its “median employee.” The rule allows for significant flexibility in calculating these ratios, leading to widely divergent ratios within the same [...]

By |2018-08-21T17:15:55-04:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Tax|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Choosing the right accounting method for tax purposes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) liberalized the eligibility rules for using the cash method of accounting, making this method — which is simpler than the accrual method — available to more businesses. Now the IRS has provided [...]

By |2018-08-13T12:49:10-04:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Tax|Tags: , |0 Comments

San Francisco Lessors: Get Ready for the New Gross Receipts Tax

Commercial property lessors in San Francisco should prepare for a sizable tax hike effective January 2019; the City’s voters passed Proposition C in June. The Commercial Rent Tax for Childcare and Early Education Tax imposes an additional 3.5% gross [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:48:03-04:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Gregory C. Brown, Tax|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

An FLP can Save Tax in a Family Business Succession

One of the biggest concerns for family business owners is succession planning — transferring ownership and control of the company to the next generation. Often, the best time tax-wise to start transferring ownership is long before the owner is [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:20:42-04:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Tax|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Change in Accounting Method Considerations Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a number of opportunities that may benefit small businesses. Taxpayers with gross receipts at or below the newly established requirements may be eligible for an automatic change to certain accounting methods. These include [...]

By |2018-07-27T14:38:06-04:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Anna Baker, Blog, Tax|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sensiba San Filippo Appoints New Tax Partner-in-Charge

Monic Ramirez Brings Over 15 Years in Business Management and Tax Accounting Pleasanton, CA, June 22, 2018 - Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based accounting and business consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Monic Ramirez has been [...]

By |2019-07-18T12:23:54-04:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What businesses need to know about the tax treatment of bitcoin and other virtual currencies

Over the last several years, virtual currency has become increasingly popular. Bitcoin is the most widely recognized form of virtual currency, also commonly referred to as digital, electronic or crypto currency. While most smaller businesses aren’t yet accepting bitcoin [...]

By |2018-06-04T12:37:52-04:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Tax|Tags: , , |0 Comments