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Unused 529 Accounts


What can you do with an unused 529 account?

A 529 account is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to help families save for education expenses. These accounts are named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

529 accounts come in two basic types: prepaid tuition plans and college savings plans. Prepaid tuition plans allow families to lock in today’s tuition rates for future use, while college savings plans allow families to save and invest money for future education expenses.

Contributions to a 529 account are made with after-tax dollars, but the earnings in the account grow tax-free. When funds are withdrawn for qualified education expenses, like tuition, fees, books, and room and board, the withdrawals are also tax-free. This can make 529 accounts a powerful tool for families looking to save for […]

By |May 25th, 2023|Categories: BCo Community News|Comments Off on Unused 529 Accounts

Client Highlight – Pono Home


As we continue our celebration of Earth Week, we are grateful to have the opportunity to support another client dedicated to sustainability by providing tax preparation and business consulting services.

Founded in 2014, Pono Home is a Hawaii-based company that specializes in residential sustainability consulting and services.

The word “Pono” in the Hawaiian Language; while having many different meanings, they all lead to one purpose; doing things the righteous and moral way towards all things including others, the ʻāina (land), and the honua (earth). In Hawaiʻi when they say Mālama Pono, it means to take care of or protect, and at Pono Home they strive to follow those beliefs.

While the company has expanded its reach to other regions, Pono Home’s focus remains on understanding the unique sustainability challenges faced by homeowners in […]

By |April 20th, 2023|Categories: BCo Community News, Client Highlights|Comments Off on Client Highlight – Pono Home

Client Highlight – CleanTechnica


CleanTechnica is a leading online publication focused on clean technology news and analysis.  As a valuable client of Bregante + Company LLP, we’re thrilled to feature their business for Earth Week.  Their work in promoting clean energy solutions and sustainability aligns with our firm’s commitment to environmental responsibility, and we’re proud to support their mission.

CleanTechnica is an award-winning website that provides insights related to clean technology, including renewable energy, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency.  The website was launched in 2008 and covers a wide range of topics including solar power, wind power, energy storage, electric vehicles, sustainable transportation, smart grids, and energy efficiency for a global audience. CleanTechnica has been closely read by leaders of industry and science.

The website has a team of writers and contributors who are experts in […]

By |April 18th, 2023|Categories: BCo Community News, Client Highlights|Comments Off on Client Highlight – CleanTechnica

Interview with Coben Tisdadt – Path to Partner


B+Co Partner Coben Tistadt is a life-long learner both professionally and in his personal life. He understands the importance of developing his team, providing thoughtful consultation, and providing advisory services with human intelligence and care. He is dedicated to building strong relationships with his clients and their teams to help them succeed. He knows it is important to always remain personable and compassionate and to connect with our clients so they know we understand their needs and empathize with their concerns.  Coben is a partner in our Pleasanton office and he has shared with us his journey on the path to partner.

Tell us your story and how you decided on a career in accounting.

I graduated college back in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies. Not the most practical […]

By |March 21st, 2023|Categories: BCo Community News|Comments Off on Interview with Coben Tisdadt – Path to Partner

International Women’s Day


Over the past few decades, more women are entering the accounting field because it is a rewarding profession with countless opportunities for advancement.  At B+Co we encourage gender diversity and in honor of International Women’s Day, we want to thank all the women inside our firm who are continuously making a difference.

Today at B+Co, 63% of all employees and 50% of our partner group are women.  While our firm may not have a specific policy or program targeted toward attracting women, there are several reasons why women may want to work with us.

Firstly, our firm is strongly committed to providing a positive work-life balance for all of our employees. This is especially appealing to women who may have other responsibilities such as caring for children or elderly family members. We […]

By |March 8th, 2023|Categories: BCo Community News|Comments Off on International Women’s Day
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