employee benefit plans
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Key Take-Aways from 2022 AICPA & CIMA Employee Benefit Plans Conference

By Jennifer Haddad, CPA Audit Partner, ERISA Plan Audits Audit Director   Every year, Wright Ford Young & Co. attends the annual AICPA & CIMA Employee Benefit Plans Conference. The multi-day conference includes a comprehensive…
june 15
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Top Considerations for June 15 CA Passthrough Payment Deadline

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST Tax Partner   The June 15 deadline is approaching for the mandatory prepayment of the 2022 California passthrough entity elective tax workaround deposit. Important details to consider are as follows: Benefit By…
retirement plan
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CA Employers Must Have Retirement Plans for Employees by June 30

By June 30, 2022, any California business owners with five or more employees are required to have a retirement plan for their employees. California businesses with five or more employees must comply with the statewide mandate and offer…
irs delays
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Expect IRS Delays on Paper Filed Tax Returns

Hani Sharestan, CPA, MST Tax Partner   In amidst of the 2021 tax season, you should expect delays from the IRS in processing paper filed tax returns that require manual processing. Based on a recent published report, the…
elective tax credit
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Update on CA Passthrough Entity Elective Tax Credit

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST Tax Partner   The California Passthrough Entity Elective Tax Credit (CA PTE) meant for S-corporations and partnerships was initially flawed due to certain entities being excluded and the resulting…
2022 payroll tax
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2022 Payroll Tax & Auto Mileage Rate Changes

By Bonnie Thompson Beginning January 1, 2022 the following changes go into effect for the withholding of payroll taxes and reimbursement of auto mileage.   SOCIAL SECURITY The wage base for withholding social security tax…
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WFY Sponsors OCBJ’s Family-Owned Business Awards

On Thursday, August 26th, Wright Ford Young & Co. was a platinum sponsor at the Family-Owned Business Awards by Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ). The luncheon honored all the nominees and winners to celebrate and recognize family-owned…
tax workaround
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New Law Tax Workaround for CA Pass-Through Business Owners

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST Tax Partner   The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act limits individuals state and local tax deduction to $10,000 a year through 2025. California passed into law a workaround for tax years 2021- 2025. Qualifying…
deductible
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Tax Update on Business Meals Being 100% Deductible in 2021

Angela Tang, CPA Estate & Trust Supervisor   The cost of business meals were considered a deductible expense since 1986, the problem is only 50% of such costs were allowed as a deduction until now.  The latest 2020 stimulus…
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WFY Partners Jeff Myers & Cyndi LeBerthon Host Upcoming Webinar

Our WFY Partners Jeff Myers, CPA, and Cyndi LeBerthon, CPA, will be presenting at MGI's Efficiently Conducting Employee Benefit Plan Audits on June 23, 2021. If you're looking to learn what's new and what peer reviewers are looking for…
tax credit
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Is Your Company Eligible for the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST Tax Partner By retaining employees during the pandemic, your company may be eligible for a payroll tax credit of up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and $28,000 per employee in 2021. The employee retention…
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AI in Auditing

By Carissa DeLuca, CPA, CFE Audit Manager   For several years now we’ve been hearing about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future of seemingly just about every industry.  Industries from healthcare to banking have…