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Another Successful Bregante + Company LLP Golf Tournament Supporting Agape Villages Foster Family Agency

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Thank you to all our clients and friends who participated in our 15th Annual Bregante + Company LLP Fundraising Golf Tournament benefiting Agape Villages Foster Family Agency.

At the risk of rain, 55 golfers began their 27-hole round at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore, California at 8 a.m. yesterday, October 25th.  Luckily, 15 minutes of light showers turned into a beautiful and fun day of golf.  We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s tournament.

Agape Villages is a licensed foster family agency placing children in foster homes in communities throughout Northern California.  They provide needed services to foster families and disadvantaged youth.  We are proud to support their efforts for the fifth consecutive year.

By |October 26th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, BCo Community News, Nonprofit Organizations|Tags: , |Comments Off on Another Successful Bregante + Company LLP Golf Tournament Supporting Agape Villages Foster Family Agency

CalNonprofits Convention 2016

calnonprofits-conventions-2016-100316We are proud to sponsor the good works of CalNonprofits at its 2016 Convention on Thursday, October 6th in Los Angeles, CA.  This annual meeting sets the focus for California non-profits for the coming year.  Among this year’s full agenda are discussions regarding predictions for the November elections’ impact on non-profits, funding and the privacy of donors.

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, BCo Community News, Nonprofit Organizations|Tags: , , |Comments Off on CalNonprofits Convention 2016

Tax Industry and IRS “Team Up” to Fight Identity Theft Fraud

Under a new agreement called “a sweeping new collaborative effort”, tax software vendors and the IRS will team up to fight identity theft refund fraud.  This agreement will have the IRS, tax preparation and software firms, payroll and tax financial product processors, and state tax administrators collaborate to identify new steps to validate taxpayer and tax return information at the time of filing. It was found that the ability to answer knowledge-based authentication questions about taxpayers financial dealings, such as car or mortgage payments, was the reason cyber-criminals successfully breached the “Get Transcript” application system.  For more information please read the complete Journal of Accountancy article.

13th Annual BCo Golf Tournament and Charity Fundraiser for Agape Villages

Please join us at our 13th Annual Golf Tournament and Agape Villages Fundraiser on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course. Tee off at 8:00 a.m.

All contributions will be donated to Agape Villages Foster Family Agency. Recommended donations are $130 for single players, $480 for foursomes.  Additional contributions are greatly appreciated! Cart, range balls, box lunch and prizes all included!

Please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, October 8, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. with our Pleasanton office manager Mimi Han at (925) 416-0550 ext. 4210 or MHan@bcocpa.com.

Looking forward to seeing you on the greens!

By |September 24th, 2014|Categories: BCo Community News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 13th Annual BCo Golf Tournament and Charity Fundraiser for Agape Villages

Possible FBAR Reporting for Bitcoin Users

The IRS has issued guidance in the form of Notice 2014-21 that virtual currencies such as Bitcoin will be treated as property. The sale or exchange of virtual currency or the use of virtual currency to pay for goods or services may result in a tax liability. Uncertainties continue, however, regarding the future regulation of these currencies and possible FBAR filing requirements. While the IRS has stated that there is no FBAR filing requirement for virtual currency holdings for the 2013 filing season, it seems likely that a future filing requirement will come to pass. Taxpayers using virtual currencies should be aware of this likelihood. Read more

By |September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Business Operations, Business Tax, Individual Tax|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Possible FBAR Reporting for Bitcoin Users