Pros and Cons of the Probate Process

By : May 8, 2019 Comments Off on Pros and Cons of the Probate Process

If you’re the executor of an estate, you might have heard that you should avoid probate at all costs. Of course, you might not understand what probate means. It’s the court-supervised process for distributing an estate’s assets according to the

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Event Planning for Business Success

By : April 23, 2019 Comments Off on Event Planning for Business Success

Out-of-office events can be a wonderful way to promote goodwill and friendship among your employees. In the modern workplace, it’s so important to connect outside the professional environment, to get to know your employees as people, and to promote workplace

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5 Great Last-Minute Strategies to Reduce Your 2018 Taxes

By : April 9, 2019 Comments Off on 5 Great Last-Minute Strategies to Reduce Your 2018 Taxes

The tax filing deadline is on the way, but never fear; there’s still time to take advantage of some moves that can help lower your 2018 taxes and keep more money in your wallet. Whether you’re trying to pay less

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Better Budget, Better Outcomes

By : March 26, 2019 Comments Off on Better Budget, Better Outcomes

If the word “budget” sounds slightly alarming to you, it might be because you associate the term with economic restriction. But a sound budget actually has room for everything you might possibly need. By building a budget yourself, you can

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Tax Reform Impacts on the Retirement Plans of Small Business Owners

By : March 14, 2019 Comments Off on Tax Reform Impacts on the Retirement Plans of Small Business Owners

In 2017, President Trump signed into law major tax reforms in an act called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This Act includes sweeping changes across all corners of tax law and require new expertise and evaluation of individual tax

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10 Ways to Beef Up Your Business in 2019

By : February 27, 2019 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Beef Up Your Business in 2019

January has come and gone, but the opportunity to make resolutions that will take you through 2019 is still there for you. While you’re embarking on a new weight loss plan and Kon Marie-ing your household, this is a time

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Important Tax Figures for 2019

By : January 28, 2019 Comments Off on Important Tax Figures for 2019

The following table provides some important federal tax information for 2019, as compared with 2018. Many of the dollar amounts are unchanged and some changed only slightly due to inflation.

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Pisenti & Brinker and Zainer Rinehart Clarke Announce Merger

By : December 5, 2018 Comments Off on Pisenti & Brinker and Zainer Rinehart Clarke Announce Merger

Two Long-Established Firms Combine  Santa Rosa, Calif., December 5, 2018 – Sonoma County-based accounting firms Pisenti & Brinker LLP (P&B) and Zainer Rinehart Clarke (ZRC) announce their merger under the Pisenti & Brinker name, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ZRC Partners

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Meals And Entertainment Expenses After Tax Reform

By : November 8, 2018 Comments Off on Meals And Entertainment Expenses After Tax Reform

Employers must change their systems and processes for the new rules We live in a beautiful area that lends itself to people wanting to entertain their friends and guests with great food, wine and our beloved sports teams. So it

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I just lost my home and now you say I owe tax!?

By : October 30, 2018 Comments Off on I just lost my home and now you say I owe tax!?

By Marc Pounds, CPA Pisenti & Brinker Sadly, this is the message many tax advisors may be communicating to their clients in the aftermath of one of the most devastating wildfires in Northern California history. Fortunately, there are a number

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