UPDATE: US & CA: Extended Filing Deadline in Specified California Counties Due to Storms.

*UPDATE*: As of 1.13.23, the California Franchise Tax Board HAS NOW conformed to the extension. US updated Information: CLICK HERE CA updated Information: CLICK HERE (below information current as of 1/13/23) Dear Clients and Friends, Good news! The Governor’s office has announced that California will conform to the filing extensions granted by the IRS for […]

Charitable Gifting Strategies

How to Give and Benefit Below are some strategies that we at Vanderbilt CPAs would like to share with you to help maximize the benefit of charitable giving during this holiday season. Keep in mind that the below are brief summaries of strategies – as with most tax planning we recommend meeting with a trusted […]

Shareholder News!

Vanderbilt CPAs is excited to announce Carmine Lepiane as our newest shareholder and Chief Operating Officer! Carmine truly fell in love with tax at Vanderbilt CPAs and has been vital in the growth and success of the firm since he joined this dynamic team in 2014. From his first day he has worked hands on […]

Covid-19 e-Blasts

Covid-19 Relief Package PPP Provisions Dear Clients and Friends,  There is much to unpack in this bill that is currently on the President’s desk awaiting his signature.  He said he would sign, hopefully we are not jumping the gun with this eblast. We are focusing on the PPP provisions today.  Spoiler alert – YES expenses paid with PPP proceeds WILL BE DEDUCTIBLE ON YOUR TAX RETURN!     The […]

Biden Tax Plan

Dear Clients and Friends, Now that the 2020 general election is mostly over, it’s time to consider what federal tax changes President-elect Biden would like to see for 2021 and beyond.   Even if the Democrats gain control of the Senate by winning both runoffs, the odds of dramatic tax reform may still be low. Some Democratic Senators, who […]

Paycheck Protection Program – Legal and Regulatory Considerations

Dear Clients and Friends,  Numerous recent headlines have shone the spotlight on the distribution of the first round of PPP funds to large restaurant chains including Shake Shack, as well as other prominent public and private companies. Many have questioned the propriety of the eligibility requirements and impugned the integrity and ethics of many organizations that have […]

Confusion Abounds!

Dear Clients and Friends,  Here is a good flowchart that helps to understand and differentiate the SBA loans available.  Many business owners are focused on the PPP (Paycheck Protection Plan) loan, it is potentially much larger than the EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan), capped at $10,000.   BUT, the EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) can be applied for online in […]

SECURE Act and how it will change your retirement

Dear Clients and Friends, By now most of you have heard about new legislation affecting retirement accounts. Here is a brief overview of the most pertinent provisions of the Act. What is the SECURE Act? The SECURE Act stands for: Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act. It was signed into law on December […]

Meals and Entertainment – Here’s the “skinny”

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made some significant changes to what employers can and cannot deduct in regards to meals and entertainment. Below is a BRIEF overview of the changes effective in 2018. ENTERTAINMENT IS NO LONGER DEDUCTIBLE Under the new tax law a deduction can’t be claimed for an activity generally considered […]

My FTB – what is it and why do we use it

We want to take this opportunity to remind you of the process for Vanderbilt CPAs accessing your “MyFTB” accounts and make you aware of some updated Federal and California filing dates. Why does Vanderbilt access your account? We access your account to confirm that the amounts that the FTB has credited to your account agrees […]