By Blake Larum, Senior Tax Manager
On Friday, December 18, 2015, a number of expired tax provisions were extended as part of the spending bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.
Several of the expired provisions were extended permanently and in many cases modified. There were other provisions that were extended for five years (through 2019) and other provisions extended for two years (2015 – 2016). (more…)
By Steve Carter, Principal
During last December’s AICPA National Construction and Real Estate Industries Conference, I attended a break-out session discussing cash flow for contractors. It was outstanding! How often does one talk about how vital cash flow is to the construction business? The phrase “Cash is King” cannot be more important for contractors.
Let’s talk about what cash flows means, what goes into creating positive cash flows, and best practices to maximize cash flows. (more…)
By Luis Ramirez, Principal
There is a growing concern amongst developing countries with regards to significant losses of national tax revenues because of sophisticated tax planning by international companies. It is not uncommon to read headlines of corporate tax rates approaching single digits for iconic US companies the likes of Apple, Starbucks and Caterpillar.
As we reach the end of 2013, revisiting the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) provisions under both federal and California tax law should be a top priority. For federal purposes, a significantly advantageous provision is set to expire on December 31. Earlier in 2013 passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the favorable gain exclusion provisions for QSBS retroactively through the end of 2013 for regular and alternative minimum tax purposes.
Elaine Betts, Entrepreneur and Owner of Go Far Consulting recently spoke at the ASL Emerging Business Group’s best practices seminar on, How to Communicate for Success as an Entrepreneur. In this pit stop, Elaine shares the key message of her presenation with founders.
By Colette Gonsalves, ASL Marketing
While Silicon Valley was still reeling from the dotcom bust, Peter Sortwell turned his life-long passion for arboriculture, the cultivation, management and study of trees, into an entrepreneurial venture. After growing up working in his father’s tree and landscaping business in Massachusetts and opening a tree care division for Environmental Care Inc. in California, Sortwell founded Arborwell in 2001, a professional tree management company, now serving all of California.
Watch ASL Principal Pam Hedblad breakdown the income tax implications of ObamaCare and ATRA of 2012
You can also download a copy of the slides ASL Principal Pam Hedblad is speaking to in this presentation for your future reference.
Jennifer LeBlanc, CEO and Founder, Think Results and Kevin Heney, Brand and Identity Consultant, HeneyBrand, spoke at the ASL’s Emerging Business Group’s best practices seminar on, Building a Brand for Your Emerging Business. Please take a pit stop, and get the key points of their presentation.
Mark Sheffield, Principal in Charge of the ASL Emerging Business Group, presented on A Start-Up’s New Years Resolution: Slow the Burn Rate. In this pit stop with The Founder’s Pit Crew, Mark shares 4 key principles entrepreneurs can use to reduce expenses and get the most bang for their buck.