Resources

Tips on Raising a Financially Savvy Child

If you have children (or grandchildren) you have an opportunity to give them a jump-start on their journey to becoming financially responsible adults. While teaching your child about money and finances is easier when you start early, it’s never too late to impart your wisdom.

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How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

Identity theft is a real threat, but it is often downplayed because not everyone has witnessed or experienced it firsthand. Having a false sense of security can leave you exposed, especially during tax season. Here are some tips to keep your identity safe from scammers:

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5 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

Small business owners are constantly looking for ways to save money and streamline processes in order to stay competitive. Using a cloud-based accounting software, such as QuickBooks Online, is one way to save time and money. Cloud-based platforms require little capital outlay for equipment while offering access to massive data storage and computing power.

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Say Hello to Cray Kaiser’s 2019 Tax Season Interns

We’d like to introduce you to our 2019 Tax Season Interns! The entire CK team is thrilled to have a group of talented and dedicated students helping us out this year. We look forward to working with each of them and helping them grow and develop their skillsets as they prepare for graduation.

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IRS Announces Updated 2019 Mileage Rates

The updated mileage rates for travel for 2019 have been confirmed by the IRS. The standard business mileage rate is increasing by 3.5 cents to 58 cents per mile. The medical and moving mileage rates are also increasing by 2 cents to 20 cents per mile. Charitable mileage rates remain unchanged at 14 cents per mile.

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The Wayfair Case’s Impact on State Income Tax

Wayfair” is the new buzzword in sales tax reporting, and for good reason. You have likely heard that the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. has resulted in businesses being required to collect and remit sales tax to certain states in which they have no physical presence. Have you wondered how this change affects your requirements for income tax filing?

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Business Tax Developments Affecting 2018 Tax Filings

Although it’s already tax filing season, it seems as if tax law changes are still being ironed out. Even with the IRS shutdown, there were funds made available to the IRS agencies tasked with implementing tax reform. As a result, we are seeing new developments on an almost daily basis. Here are a few highlights we would like to share as we begin to file 2018 business tax returns.

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How Your Accountant Provides Value to Your Financial Reporting Cycle

Financial literacy in today’s economic climate is more than just receiving reconciled accounts in periodic financial statements from your accounting firm. It is the ability to know where you are today, where you are going, and the plan to achieve it. To achieve your goals, you need to invest in a system, process and an advisor who can relay knowledge to you in a way that is easy to understand. This will allow you to change direction, set measurable goals and celebrate your successes.

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Cray Kaiser Proudly Announces Membership with Russell Bedford International

We are proud to announce our membership with Russell Bedford International, a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by over 700 partners, 5,000 staff members and 300 offices in almost 100 countries worldwide.

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