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  • How to Challenge Property Taxes

    One thing all homeowners can agree on: Complaining about property taxes is one of their favorite pastimes. However, you may be able to actually do something about high taxes. Click through to learn how to appeal your property taxes.

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  • What's the Deal on Estimated Taxes?

    If you're self-employed or have income other than a salary, you may need to pay estimated taxes to square your tax bill throughout the year. Click through to see whether you need to make estimated tax payments every quarter.

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  • Good Statements Get Good Loans

    Your ability to obtain a business loan will depend a lot on how prepared you are during your application process. Click through to learn how to improve your chances of getting the loan you need to grow.

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  • Depreciation: Is It Right for You?

    Depreciation is a deduction from income tax that lets you recover the cost of property. Click through to see how the IRS allows for the wear and tear, deterioration or even obsolescence of items.

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  • What's the Story on Tariffs?

    Tariffs have been in the news recently. What exactly are they? Tariffs are import taxes the government imposes, like a sales tax, on goods. Click through to see how and why governments impose tariffs.

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  • Opportunity Zones: Doing Well By Doing Good

    An opportunity zone, located in an economically distressed community, spurs investments via preferred tax treatment. Click through for an introduction to the specific conditions for this useful but complicated provision.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Haven't Filed Tax Returns in Years

    So you didn't file last year. Or the year before that, even though you were required to file. You may be facing some penalties, but all is not lost. Click through to learn how to get back into the IRS's good graces.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Keeping Track of Inventory

    Most businesses that manage their accounting use QuickBooks. But if a company needs to handle inventory or manufacturing costs, additional tools may be needed. Click through to learn about solutions for tracking inventory.

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  • Business Tax and Bad Debt

    Do you have a client or customer who won't pay? Even when all attempts to collect a bad debt have failed, the IRS may give you a break at filing time. Click through to see how to take that bad debt off your taxes.

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  • Steps to Choosing a Charity

    These days, you want to donate with your head as well as your heart, making sure a charity is legitimate, well-run and aligned with your values. Click through to learn how to effectively make a charity a worthwhile part of your legacy.

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  • How OSHA Can Affect Your Business

    No matter what kind of business you run, you have to know something about OSHA, which oversees workplace safety. Click through for some insights into how OSHA works and why you need to be familiar with its rules.

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  • KKB Inducted into the San Fernando Valley Business Hall of Fame

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  • A Tax Essential: the Percentage-Withholding Method

    The IRS has developed multiple methods that employers may use to withhold federal income tax from employees' wages. One of those methods is done on a percentage basis. Click through for insights into the percentage-withholding formula.

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  • CSUN 2018 Meet the Firms Night

    A fun night to meet wonderful new talent. Thank you CSUN for bringing us all together. Cheers to the next generation of accountants!

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  • Is This Your Situation: Worried About Rising Health Care Costs

    If you're like most employers, you're worried about rising health care costs, and you know you can't eliminate this very popular benefit. But you have choices. Click through for some thoughts on reducing costs.

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  • When Is a Child Truly a Dependent?

    When is your child a child, at least in the eyes of the IRS? To claim your child as your dependent, your child must meet either of two tests. Click through to learn what the tests are and whether you meet them.

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  • KKB Attends MGI Worldwide’s 2018 Global Annual General Meeting

    On October 17-19, KKB partners Stuart Jaffe, Ken Ray, Leon Gendelman, and Carisa Ferrer attended MGI Worldwide’s 2018 Global Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, CA. 

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  • Alternative Minimum Tax -- What's It Like Today?

    The controversial alternative minimum tax has been around for years, even though politicians argue about it. Has it changed recently? Click through to see how the AMT may apply to you as we approach the next tax season.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering if You're Eligible for R&D Credits

    Conventional wisdom holds that only one company in nine that is eligible for R&D credits actually takes them. Click through to make sure you understand these credits, so you're not leaving any money on the table.

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  • What is D&O Insurance -- and Who Needs It?

    Directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance helps cover costs arising from legal actions brought against an organization's officers or board of directors. Click through to see if it's something you need.

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  • How to Handle Bad Debt and Taxes

    It's a problem almost every business has to face at some point: how to handle bad debt. Fortunately, the IRS may be able to give you a break. Click through for some help in taking care of this.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Interpreting Your Financials

    Despite your best efforts, you do not understand what financials really say about your business. Click through to learn how QuickBooks can help you grasp your debits and credits and take charge of your data and financial reports.

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  • All About Finding a Financial Planner

    When it comes to choosing a financial planner, there are a bewildering array of choices. How do you know who is right for you? How do you know who is competent? Click through for an introduction to finding someone right for you.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

    You’ll always know where the fun’s going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • Hobby vs. Business: What's the Difference to the IRS?

    It's an old tax question, but the answers don't get any easier: what is the difference between a hobby and a business? It's a subtle point, but an important one. Click through for insights into IRS guidance.

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  • How to Seek and Secure Investors for Your Business

    Searching for investors will require a substantial amount of your own effort, time, money and energy. Click through to wisely and mindfully work on pursuing investors to have a higher likelihood of reaching your goals.

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  • How to Handle Supplemental Wages

    Supplemental wages do not qualify as regular income and are subject to special withholding rules. Click through for an introduction to what items fit into this group, and how they should be taxed.

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  • Abusive Tax Shelters: Know the Score

    No one likes paying taxes, and we look for ways to minimize our tax bills. But if you're too aggressive, you can step over the line from tax avoidance to tax evasion. Click through to learn the difference.

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  • Beware the Taxes of Self-Employment

    You're self-employed if you're in business for yourself -- including a part-time business. That means you're also your own tax manager! Click through for a brief run-through of your tax obligations.

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  • Special Report: Let Financial Statement Audits Boost Your Business

    Special Report: Let Financial Statement Audits Boost Your Business

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  • CSUN 2018 Meet the Firms Night

    Another successful Meet the Firms Night!

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  • What Is the Path to Profitability?

    Are you concerned about your profitability? Sometimes you have to look in new directions to improve your business. Click through for some insights into the analysis you should be doing to take your business to the next level.

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  • What Is the EITC -- and Does It Affect You?

    The earned income tax credit subsidizes low-income working families. It can be complicated, and many don't know how it works or whether recent tax reform changed it. Click through for the latest word on the EITC.

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  • Basis: The Essential Tax and Investing Term

    Basis seems like a simple concept, but as with so many tax issues, it can become complicated quickly. This is especially true after recent tax reform. Click through for the story of what has, and has not, changed.

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  • Tax Reform Expands ABLE Accounts, Saver's Credit

    The tax reform provisions introduced at the end of 2017 contained some provisions for the disabled, which allow them to put away more money in their ABLE accounts. Click through for the details on the more flexible arrangements.

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  • Handling Taxes for Employees Who Are Not Regular

    Taxes may be pretty straightforward for your year-round 9-5 employees. But what about those who are part-time? Or seasonal? There are special rules. Click through to learn how to handle taxes for this group.

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  • KKB's Summer Escape Room Event

    KKB recently had its summer event at the Escape Hotel in Hollywood. We broke into teams and were separated into rooms where we solved puzzles in an attempt to beat the clock and escape. Although only one team managed to win, everyone had a lot of fun!

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  • Small Business Retirement Plans: An Embarrassment of Riches

    Do you think the standard 401(k) plan is the only game in town? It can be an awkward and expensive option for many small businesses. Click through to learn about some great options just right for you.

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  • Understanding Your Payroll Tax Liabilities

    Although the payroll taxes you’re liable for as an employer may seem obvious, some taxes are not so easy to identify. Click through to learn the common and not-so-common employer payroll taxes, including associated liabilities.

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  • Medicaid Trusts: Key for Long-Term Medical Planning

    Is it possible to protect your estate and still qualify for Medicaid? Yes, it is, with the right kind of trusts. Click through to learn about the different kinds of Medicaid trusts and how they might be able to help you.

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  • KKB Attends MGI North America Annual Conference.

    On May 17-18, KKB partners Ken Ray, Leon Gendelman, and Carisa Ferrer attended the 2018 MGI North America Annual Conference in Miami, Florida. 

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  • Yes, Home Equity Loans May Still Be Deductible

    Interest on home equity loans and similar products still can be deducted under the new tax law, says the IRS, even though early readings of the law suggested otherwise. Click through to see how you may still be able to claim a deduction.

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  • What's Up with Socially Responsible Investing?

    Do you care if the money you invest is actually doing some good in the world? If so, socially responsible investing may be for you. Click through to learn how to ensure that your money is not invested against your values.

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  • What To Do When You Get an Audit Notification

    You’ve opened the mail and your heart sinks. Your business just received an audit notification from the IRS. Click through to learn how to keep your cool and prepare for what happens next.

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  • Beyond Money: The Softer Side of M&A

    When two companies join together, whether it's a merger between equals or the purchase of a smaller entity, it's not just about the money. Click through for some insights into the softer side of M&A.

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  • Small Business and Insurance: Know the Score

    There is no lack of options when it comes to insurance for your small business. Not every business needs every kind, but you should know what's available. Click through to get started thinking about business insurance.

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  • What Is a Deferred Annuity -- and How Does It Work?

    An annuity contract that delays payments of income until you elect to receive the money is a deferred annuity. Click through to understand how it works and the important role it can play in estate planning.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Your Company Is Not Well Served By Your Accounting Firm

    You feel like your accounting firm is not really focused on the kind of company you own. Click through to learn how to find an accounting firm that’s geared toward your business.

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  • The Latest Rules on Charitable Donations

    With a much larger standard deduction in play, and lower marginal tax rates, the charitable giving world has changed. Has anything else changed? Click through for the latest IRS guidance on charitable giving.

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  • When Employees Cross State Lines

    Even small companies can find themselves with employees who have to commute across state borders to work. This can make payroll difficult. Click through for an introduction to the complex tax rules.

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  • How Do You Handle Multistate Taxes?

    No matter where your company is headquartered, there's a good chance you conduct business across other state borders. How do taxes work in this situation? Click through to learn about multistate taxes and how to ensure that your business is compliant.

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  • Kirsch Kohn & Bridge Annual Holiday Party

    As we roll up our sleeves and prepare for the upcoming tax season, it's fun to look back on the past holiday season. The KKB team got together for food, cocktails, and a white elephant gift exchange. Everyone had a lot of fun, we got to blow off some steam, and we look forward to working hard for another year!

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  • New Horizons 11th Annual Walk on the Horizon!

    Over 30 Kirsch Kohn & Bridge employees and their family members participated in New Horizons' 11th Annual Walk on the Horizon.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Preparing for Retirement?

    You've worked hard, and your reward of retirement is approaching. Here are some last-minute tips for your permanent vacation. Click through for some retirement insights.

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  • Noncompete Agreements: What's the Deal?

    Noncompete agreements are designed to keep confidential business information safe, and in this infotech world, that's essential. Click through to find out exactly what these entail and what they mean for someone's future employment prospects.

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  • What to Know About Private Tax Debt Collection

    The IRS is hiring private debt collectors for the hard cases -- those who haven't responded to other attempts to collect back taxes. Click through to find out what this means for you and how to protect yourself.

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  • Property Taxes: How Are They Calculated?

    Understanding how property taxes are calculated is critical to making sure the appropriate rate is charged. Click through to determine whether you're paying the lowest taxes possible and maximizing your returns.

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  • The IRS and Private Tax Debt Collection

    As we head into tax season, taxpayers should know that the IRS continues to use several private collection agencies. How may this affect you? Click through for the details on how the program works and what your rights are.

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  • Halloween Fun!

    KKB got into the Halloween spirit this year. Quite a few people dressed up! Which costume is your favorite? 

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  • Is Your Homeowners Insurance Up-to-Date?

    You bought homeowners insurance when you bought your home, but then you probably forgot about it except for the bills, and that's a mistake. Click through to learn why you should continually review your insurance.

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