Reporting Bitcoin Cash

On August 1, 2017 Bitcoin Cash split from Bitcoin.  Each investor that owned Bitcoin on or before the split received Bitcoin Cash in an amount equivalent to their current Bitcoin holdings.  Investors who were fortunate enough to receive the cryptocurrency for free must report it on their 2017 tax return as income.

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By |June 18th, 2018|Categories: Accounting & Bookkeeping, Business Tax, Individual Tax|Comments Off on Reporting Bitcoin Cash

California Supreme Court Ruling Significantly Limits Independent Contractor Classification

The California Supreme Court has established new criteria for classifying workers as Independent contractors.   In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Court rejected the previous multi-factor test and instead issued a rigid 3-factor test, called the “ABC” test.

Under the ABC test, each of the following three factors must be met in order to classify a worker as an independent contractor:

  1. The worker must be free from the control and direction of the hiring company in performing the work.
  2. The work must take place outside the usual course of the business of the hiring company’s business.
  3. The worker is customarily engaged in an independent established trade, occupation or business.

This ruling will no doubt have a significant impact on gig companies in the Bay Area (Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, etc.), […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Accounting & Bookkeeping, Announcements, Business Operations, Business Tax, Individual Tax, IRS, Real Estate, Retirement Planning|Comments Off on California Supreme Court Ruling Significantly Limits Independent Contractor Classification

2018 Tax Reform-Business Tax Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. I; the Act) provides for major changes to business tax law.  Most of the changes are effective January 1, 2018.  The majority of the business provisions do not expire.

The following are a few changes that may save you significant tax dollars this year and in future years:

  • C-corporations: Are now subject to a flat tax of 21% and the special tax rate for personal service corporations is eliminated.
  • Small business deduction: Probably the most revolutionary addition to the tax law is the new deduction for qualified business income from “pass-through entities,” which also applies to sole proprietorships and rental properties. This provision can provide a deduction of up to 20% of your net “qualified business income”. This new law is too complicated to […]
By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Business Operations, Business Tax, IRS, Real Estate|Comments Off on 2018 Tax Reform-Business Tax Changes

Proposed Tax Legislation – Update

As the proposed tax legislation is going through the reconciliation process, we are continuing to find various articles that delve deeper into certain provisions of the House and Senate bills.  We again found two very comprehensive articles on the Forbes website.  One of them focuses on the provisions of both bills that will effect landlords (click here to read) and the other analyzes who will benefit, and who will not, from the Senate tax bill (click here to read).

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Business Tax, Individual Tax, IRS|Comments Off on Proposed Tax Legislation – Update

Proposed Tax Legislation

As proposed tax legislation winds through committees in the House and Senate, heading for votes during the holidays, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at the two different bills.  We found two very comprehensive articles on the Forbes website.  One of them compares the bills with existing law (click here to read) and the other compares and contrasts the bills with each other (click here to read).

Take a look and feel free to give us a call to discuss in further detail if you have any questions…and stay tuned for updates!

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Business Tax, Individual Tax|Comments Off on Proposed Tax Legislation
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