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6 Medical Expenses You Didn’t Know Were Deductible

With the cost of US healthcare sharply rising, you may wonder if you can deduct medical expenses to save money on your taxes this year. …

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5 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Outsourced CFO

As a business owner, finding time to get your finances in order while keeping up with the demands of daily operations quickly becomes impossible. Between …

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4 Question You Must Ask Yourself Before Doing Own Business Accounting

Ensuring your business operations run smoothly is an overwhelming responsibility as a business owner. While some processes can come more easily to you than others, …

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5 Child and Dependent Expenses You Can Deduct From Your Taxes This Year

The rising cost of living is a significant burden for many U.S. families. While you can’t deduct grocery bills or utilities from your tax bill, …

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Tricks Your CFO Should Be Using To Be More Effective

Hiring a CFO is an essential step in ensuring your company’s financial health. However, many CFOs get so bogged down with competing priorities that they …

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Your Checklist for Paying Taxes Your First Year In Business

Reaching the end of your first year in business is a significant milestone. Bringing your idea to life and achieving your business goals is no …

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4 Ways to Simplify Your Business

4 Ways to Simplify Your Business Finance Process

Today’s businesses require financial management processes and systems that are agile, efficient, and digital. As both small business and accounting professionals, we have the privilege …

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5 Ways Outsourced CFO Services

5 Ways Outsourced CFO Services Can Help Your Sacramento Business

A chief financial officer (CFO) is crucial to the success of your business, but hiring someone to take on the job can feel daunting. You …

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5 Ways You May Be Exposing Yourself

5 Ways You May Be Exposing Yourself to a Tax Audit

Tax season is an incredibly stressful time of year. Most of us try our best to keep accurate records of all our finances for smoother …

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6 Red Flags You May Be Missing

6 Red Flags You May Be Missing In Your Business Financial Statements

Understanding your business’s balance sheet or cash flow statements is essential to operating your business. But staying on top of your business financial statements while …

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Tax Saving Tips

Tax-Saving Tips for Your College-Bound Kids

  With colleges across the country opening their campuses for a fresh new set of students, it’s the perfect time to consider the tax savings …

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How to Account for Independent Contractors

How to Account for Independent Contractors in Your Business Taxes (4 Questions You May Be Asking)

With nearly 60 million Americans identifying as independent contractors, it’s important to understand how your business should account for these types of workers come tax …

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5 Strategic Accounting Tips for Mid-Sized Businesses

As a mid-sized business, you know how difficult it can be to stay on top of your accounting. With employees to manage, fires to put …

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9 Lesser Known Tax Write-Offs for LLCs and S-Corps

As the owner of an LLC or S-Corp, paying less money in taxes means you have more to spend on building your business to new …

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90 90 90 Rule

This is the final series with Ed Cotney as he concludes with an in-depth discussion of the IRA rules to consider other approaches to address …

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Charitable Tax Harvesting

The next video is part two of advanced tax planning options as this topic covers how to use charitable deductions to minimize capital gains.  Please …

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Charitable Trust Tax Planning

This is part one of a video series discussing various advanced tax planning concepts.  The majority of this discussion covers charitable remainder trusts. Feel feel …

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A Tax Strategy You May Be Missing

One of my joys in April (just before tax season is over) is getting the iPad all cleaned up and updating the app to watch …

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Minimizing Tax Season Stress

Minimizing Tax Season Stress (6 Effective Tips That Work)

Arf! Arf! It’s me, Breyer, the office curator. This is the next installment of my Cook CPA blog, and I am still giving the best …

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How To Get Your Business Back On Track An Actionable Guide

How To Get Your Business Back On Track: An Actionable Guide

Arf! Arf! It’s me, Breyer, the office curator. This is the next installment of my Cook CPA blog, and I am still giving the best …

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Common Things to Consider When Starting a Business

Common Things to Consider When Starting a Business

Arf! Arf! It’s me, Breyer, the office curator. I’m back at Cook CPA, writing my blog to give the best advice a dog can.   …

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Building A Vertically Integrated Wine Business

From growing grapes to selling wine, building a vertically integrated wine business with Peltier winery and vineyards. Learn how Peltier winery and vineyards grew their business into the success that it is today.

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How Do You Calculate Depreciation on Business Equipment?

Our qualified tax accountants can help you with the complex process of calculating business equipment depreciation. Contact us today to learn how to calculate depreciation on business equipment.

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What Are Qualified Research & Development Expenses in CA?

Tax credits from the can help you to recover expenses for research and development in CA. Learn more from our certified tax professionals about qualified research and development expenses in California.

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Who is Eligible for the FICA Tip Credit in California?

Who is eligible for the FICA Tip Credit in California? Understanding and utilizing the federal FICA Tip Credit can save your business thousands of dollars a year. Call our qualified CPAs for assistance.

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What Are the Standard Tax Deductions in California for 2021?

Identify the standard tax deductions in California for 2021. With Tax Day coming up, the California tax preparers of Cook CPA Group discuss the standard deduction vs. itemized deductions.

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Does California Have a Late Tax Filing Deadline in 2021?

Does California Have a late tax filing deadline in 2021? Sacramento CPAs discuss time extensions to file a state tax return in CA. For help with late or unfiled taxes, contact Cook CPA Group today.

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What is the 2021 Tax Filing Deadline for U.S. Citizens Abroad?

What is the 2021 tax filing deadline for US citizens abroad? Sacramento CPAs explain the deadline to file a US income tax return for citizens living abroad, plus additional income reporting requirements.

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What Business Expenses Must be Depreciated in CA?

What business expenses must be depreciated in CA? If you need help determining which business expenses are depreciable, our experienced California accountants can help Contact us today.

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Tax Incentives that are Available to Wineries in California

Our CPAs can help you find any Tax incentives that are available to wineries in California to save you time and money so you can focus on running your business.

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Tax Incentives that are Available to Distilleries in California

Our accountants can help you find all tax incentives that are available to distilleries in California so you can save money and focus on running your business.

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Navigating the People Side of Running a Successful Distillery

Navigating the people side of running a successful distillery can be challenging. Learn how the Loch & Union distillery has handled the personnel, partnerships, and investment aspect of successful distillery operations.

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The Types of Financial Statement Audits in California

Companies often prefer to have financial statements checked for accuracy before sending them to another party. Learn the different types of Statement Audits in CA.

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What Factors Do the Size/Amount of a Charitable Deduction in California Depends On?

What factors affect the amount of a charitable deduction in California? Learn more about how your charitable donations affect your taxes and how deductions are applied. Contact Cook CPA for a free consultation.

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Overcoming Physical Challenges and Natural Disasters in Building A Distillery

Keys to overcoming physical challenges and natural disasters while building a distillery. Learn how Loch & Union Distilling overcame the harsh challenges of natural disasters on the road to success.

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Why Do I Still Owe Money to the California Franchise Tax Board?

Why do you still owe money to the California Franchise Tax Board? If you are unsure why you still owe money to the Franchise Tax Board, contact an experienced tax accountant for help immediately.

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When Are Services Subject to Sales Tax in California?

When are services subject to sales tax in California? Complying with tax laws in California is a complex matter. Luckily, the accountants at Cook CPA are here to answer any tax questions you have.

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What Parameters Define a Fiscal Year for a Business?

What Parameters Define a Fiscal Year for a Business? The fiscal year affects many different financial matters for a business. It is an important concept to understand. Learn more from our experienced accountants.

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Succeeding with the Independent Distillery Business Model

Discover the secrets of the most successful distilleries in Northern California and learn about Cook CPA’s Tools to Thrive business framework for succeeding with the independent distillery business model.

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Is it Better to Have More or Less Inventory at the End of the Year for Taxes?

Should you have more or less inventory at year-end for taxes? Managing taxes on inventory is a complex matter. Contact an experienced tax planning accountant for assistance to ensure you avoid penalties.

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Tax Relief for Businesses Affected by California Wildfires

The IRS has announced tax relief measures for businesses affected by the California Wildfires. Learn if you qualify for tax relief for businesses affected by California Wildfires.

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What Defines the Start of a Business for Tax Purposes?

What defines the start of a business for tax purposes? It’s important to know all tax details before opening a business to avoid penalization. Learn more from our business tax experts at Cook CPA.

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COVID-19-Related Changes to Federal IRS Tax Deadline

Because of the unexpected hit of COVID-19, the IRS extended the deadline for 2019 taxes. Read to learn about what these COVID-19-related changes to the federal IRS tax deadline mean for businesses.

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Documentation and Requirements Needed for the PPP Loan Forgiveness

What Documentation and Requirements are Needed for the PPP Loan Forgiveness? Our California PPP loan forgiveness accountants discuss the documents your business needs to provide for the Paycheck Protection Program.

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How Long Do You Have to File the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application in California?

How long do you have to file the PPP loan forgiveness application? The California PPP loan forgiveness accountants at Cook CPA Group discuss deadlines for applying for the Paycheck Protection Program.

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5 Benefits of Auditing Your Company’s Financial Statements in California

A Roseville + Sacramento tax accountant at Cook CPA examines the advantages of a financial statement audit for your company in California. Identify key benefits of auditing your company’s financial statements in California.

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Navigating the New Revenue Recognition Guidance

Navigating the new revenue recognition guidance with Cook CPA Group. Our Roseville and Sacramento CPAs explain the new revenue recognition standard, ASC 606, by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

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Can Humans Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer?

Office Curator Brennan gives advice on maintaining a healthy work-life balance throughout the summer months and beyond. Learn how humans can enjoy the dog days of summer with Cook CPA Group.

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What is the Purpose of Bank Reconciliations in California?

What is the purpose of bank reconciliations in California? Sacramento + Roseville tax accountants at Cook CPA Group explain what a bank reconciliation statement is and why it is prepared in California.

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What Happens if I Didn’t File Taxes for My Business Last Year in California?

What if you didn’t file taxes for your business last year in California? The Roseville and Sacramento tax accountants at Cook CPA Group explain the consequences for unfiled business tax returns in California.

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