Small Businesses: Can’t Offer an FSA? Consider a QSEHRA
December 5, 2019 Knowledge Center
Small Businesses: Can’t Offer an FSA? Consider a QSEHRA

Like many small business owners, you may be unable to sponsor a major medical plan at this time. Perhaps you’ve thought about sponsoring a health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) instead. Unfortunately, under federal regulations, you may not be able to do that either. There is, however, a relatively new option available to you. Compliance rationale […]

Michael Kaplan Shares Insight on Company Growth with LABJ
November 25, 2019 In the News
Michael Kaplan Shares Insight on Company Growth with LABJ

“As innovation must be the prime objective in the early stages of a new or growing company, business owners generally focus on the product or service instead of running the business. However, as the business grows and becomes more complex, it is imperative that someone is tasked with focusing on the business itself – analyzing […]

Run Your Strategic-Planning Meetings like They Really Matter
November 22, 2019 Knowledge Center
Run Your Strategic-Planning Meetings like They Really Matter

Many businesses struggle to turn abstract strategic-planning ideas into concrete, actionable plans. One reason why is simple: ineffective meetings. The ideas are there, lurking in the minds of management and key employees, but the process for hashing them out just doesn’t work. Here are a few ways to run your strategic-planning meetings like they really […]

2020 Payroll Tax Chart
November 21, 2019 Resources
2020 Payroll Tax Chart

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Michael Quackenbush Featured in Intellectual Property Roundtable | LABJ
November 18, 2019 In the News
Michael Quackenbush Featured in Intellectual Property Roundtable | LABJ

“You don’t want to delay the registration of the trademark with Customs agencies because the trademark’s value and recognition could increase dramatically in a short period of time.” Read the full article here.

Andrew Rosen Named to LABJ’s 40 in Their 40s List
November 18, 2019 In the News
Andrew Rosen Named to LABJ’s 40 in Their 40s List

The Los Angeles Business Journal named Andrew Rosen as one of the accounting and financial services industries’ 40 in their 40s. Andrew Rosen is part of our Industry Metrics group, which specializes in the operational and financial structures of broadcast and media clients. From the early days, Rosen’s focus has been on advancing his clients’ […]

Using Your 401(K) Plan to Save This Year and Next
November 12, 2019 Knowledge Center
Using Your 401(K) Plan to Save This Year and Next

You can reduce taxes and save for retirement by contributing to a tax-advantaged retirement plan. If your employer offers a 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plan, contributing to it is a taxwise way to build a nest egg. If you’re not already contributing the maximum allowed, consider increasing your contribution rate between now and year end. […]

Is Multicloud Computing Right for Your Business?
November 7, 2019 Knowledge Center
Is Multicloud Computing Right for Your Business?

Cloud computing — storing data and accessing apps via the Internet — has been widely adopted by businesses across industry and size. Like many technological advances, though, new derivatives continue to emerge — including so-called multicloud computing. Under this approach, companies don’t rely on a single cloud service; rather, they distribute their data and computing […]

Miller Kaplan Tax Attorneys Appointed to CLA Committees
November 4, 2019 Press Releases
Miller Kaplan Tax Attorneys Appointed to CLA Committees

Miller Kaplan, a top 100 certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce that two partners, Julia Damasco and Nicholas Sanchez, and one Senior Manager, Qiva Dinuri, were recently appointed to committees within the California Lawyers Association (CLA). Julia Mandeville Damasco, J.D., LL.M. in Taxation, was appointed to the Executive Committee for the Tax Section of […]

Review and Revise Job Descriptions for Everyone’s Benefit
November 1, 2019 Knowledge Center
Review and Revise Job Descriptions for Everyone’s Benefit

A job description may seem like just so many words on a page or website. But those words have power. They can either set an employer and employee on a path toward a positive, fruitful relationship or on a downward spiral into confusion and conflict. To keep your organization on the road to success, review […]

Selling Securities by Year End? Avoid the Wash Sale Rule
October 28, 2019 Knowledge Center
Selling Securities by Year End? Avoid the Wash Sale Rule

If you’re planning to sell assets at a loss to offset gains that have been realized during the year, it’s important to be aware of the “wash sale” rule. How the rule works Under this rule, if you sell stock or securities for a loss and buy substantially identical stock or securities back within the […]