CalSavers Retirement Savings Program Final Registration Deadline is June 30, 2022


The CalSavers Retirement Savings Program is a by-product of state-mandated retirement legislation that was launched in July 2019 as part of a phased rollout over three years with the goal of improving the financial security of Californians working in the private sector. It is sponsored by the State of California, facilitated by businesses, and funded by employee savings.

This rollout phase applies to employers with 5 or more employees who do not offer a retirement savings plan, self-employed individuals, and others who want to save extra. Savers participate by contributing to a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that belongs to them via payroll deductions on a post-tax basis. An option is also available for CalSavers participants who want to recharacterize their account to a traditional IRA where contributions are made on […]

By |June 16th, 2022|Categories: Announcements, Retirement Planning|Comments Off on CalSavers Retirement Savings Program Final Registration Deadline is June 30, 2022

2019 Annual Contribution Limit Increase for Retirement Plans

This week the IRS announced increases to the annual contribution limits for 401(k) and IRA accounts, effective January 1, 2019.   Both limits increased by $500, so the new annual contribution limit is $19,000 for 401(k) plan accounts and $6,000 for IRA’s.

For detail on what else changed see the IRS news release here.

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Individual Tax, IRS, Retirement Planning|Comments Off on 2019 Annual Contribution Limit Increase for Retirement Plans

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

2017 Tax Planning Guide

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, we are once again reaching out to share our annual Tax Planning Guide with you.  The 2017/2018 Tax Planning Guide is available here

Sweeping tax law changes that will impact individuals and businesses are outlined in the proposed Tax Plan released by the House Republicans on November 2, 2017 including:

  • Proposed decreases to certain individual and most business income tax rates
  • Repeal of a number of personal tax breaks including the deduction for state income taxes which can be significant for most California residents, reduction in the amount of new acquisition debt for principal residences that qualifies for the mortgage interest deduction, elimination of the mortgage interest deduction for […]

2016 Tax Planning Guide


Our 2016/2017 Tax Planning Guide is now available. The election of a new President in addition to Republicans retaining control of Congress could result in significant changes in tax laws in the upcoming year.  Our online Tax Planning Guide will give you access to updated tax and financial planning information throughout the year as legislative changes are made. Feel free to forward it to friends and family who you think might find it interesting or helpful. We hope this guide will prove to be a convenient resource for you throughout the year.  Just a few of the topics covered in the guide are:

  • Changes to some business and individual tax filing deadlines effective in 2017
  • Tax planning for investments and net investment income tax
  • How […]
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