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Gift and Estate Planning

Why Gifting During an Economic Downturn May Be Right for You

Janelle Tokunaga, CPA, MST Wright Ford Young & Co., CPAs   While it may seem like there has been a shortage of good news lately, we wanted to bring your attention to a few bright spots that have come about during our current…
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Problems Faced Between You and Your Current CPA This Past Tax Season

Once the corporate, individual and foundation tax reporting season is complete, there’s always an opportunity to evaluate and reassess the taxpayer’s level of satisfaction with their CPA relationship. Lack of communication, unwanted tax…
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Big Changes in Social Security and Retirement Plans for 2018

From 401(k) plans to individual retirement accounts to Social Security, the federal government has been busy in recent weeks adjusting numbers for 2018. Whether you're an employee or business owner, senior management or nonexempt staff, these…
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The Pros and Cons of Becoming an ESOP

An ESOP is not the only way for employees to own a company, but it is by far the most common. Although the concept was almost unknown until 1974, by 2014, about 7,000 companies had ESOPs covering 13.5 million employees, according to the National…