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10 Ways to Prevent the Grinch from Stealing Your Identity

Do you how to protect your single most valuable piece of information - your social security number? Jennie is giving you 10 ways to keep the Grinch away from your ID and the tax refund you deserve!
by Jennie D. Biggs, Tax Manager If you have experienced identity theft, you know how devastating it can be. Unfortunately, it’s on the rise, so it behooves us all to pay… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/12/10-ways-prevent-grinch-stealing-your-identity/

Essential Tax Considerations Before Acquiring a Target Company

What questions need to be answered before finalizing an acquisition? John is providing you with a list of considerations ahead of completing the deal.
By John Toth, Tax Shareholder It’s best to take a proactive approach at the front end when planning to acquire a target company. Any acquisition is an event that requires… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/08/essential-tax-considerations-acquiring-target-company/

Run Your Life Like a Business - Budget Wisely

Individuals and families can benefit from the disciplined practice of preparing a personal/household budget on an annual basis. What should you consider? Learn here!
By Amy Sbrusch, Tax Manager Every company goes through an annual planning and budgeting process to operate their business, so they are able to meet both fixed and capital… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/07/run-your-life-business-budget-wisely/

Tips for First-Year Tax Accountants to be Successful

Looking to launch a successful career as a tax accountant? Homer is sharing his two cents about challenges faced by new grads entering the field and how to overcome them.
By Homer Carrillo, Jr. Shareholder, Head of Tax Department You’ve chosen a great career that, from everything we can see, will always be around. Regardless of technology… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/05/tips-first-year-tax-accountants-be-successful/

Keys to a Strong International Referral Network

Today’s marketplace is more globalized than ever before, with other countries investing in the United States and vice versa. Whether you want to build “inbound” or “outbound” business relationships with foreign companies, it is advantageous to have a stro…
By Tobias McFaul, Cross-border Tax Advisor and Manager Globalization Today’s marketplace is more globalized than ever before, with other countries investing in the United… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/04/keys-strong-international-referral-network/

Tax by the Alphabet: A Simplified View of a Tax Accountant’s Busy Season

Ever wondered what exactly 'busy season' entails? Check out following A-Z definitions that will simplify and de-mystify what’s entailed with tax preparation, both behind the scenes and in full view of anyone who has ever filed a tax retu
By Erica Diaz, Tax Manager Tax season is hectic for everyone! But imagine how busy tax accountants must be during the months of February, March and April of every year.… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/01/tax-alphabet-simplified-view-tax-accountants-busy-season/

The Tax Reform Journey - Individual and Business Implications

While the current tax year filings (for 2017) will mostly be “business as usual,” it behooves us to start thinking and planning ahead in order to be prepared for next year, when the heavy lifting will occur.
By Homer Carrillo, Jr. Shareholder, Head of Tax Department We’ve all waited with bated breath and now it’s finally a done deal. After much anticipation and back and forth… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/01/tax-reform-journey-individual-and-business-implications/

Tip of the Iceberg: Wealth Transfer Tools for Setting Future Generations up for Financial Success

How can you provide your children, and their children, with financial stability now or when you’re no longer here? What wealth transfer strategies are best for your family? Unfortunately, we can’t give you all the answers in the context of one blog post. …
How can you provide your children, and their children, with financial stability now or when you’re no longer here? What wealth transfer strategies are best for your family?… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/11/tip-iceberg-wealth-transfer-tools-setting-future-generations-financial-success/

Year-End Tax Strategies to Set Your Family Office Up for Success in 2018 and Beyond

Already thinking about next year’s tax deadline? Believe it or not, now may be the best time to do just that! Family office accounting can be incredibly cumbersome, as it involves coordination between various entities and individuals.
Already thinking about next year’s tax deadline? Believe it or not, now may be the best time to do just that! Family office accounting can be incredibly cumbersome, as it involves… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/11/year-end-tax-strategies-set-your-family-office-success-2018-and-beyond/

Tax Reform According to Millennials

With the U.S. Census Bureau reporting that millennials now make up the largest percentage of Americans, we were curious to get their take on taxes. We wanted to know what millennials think about their tax responsibilities, in the first place, and how they…
Tax reform. Will it happen? Will it be good for our country? What do you know or what are you hoping to see? With the latest reports stating that legislators are aiming to have a… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/10/tax-reform-according-millennials/

O Canada! Establishing Business and Paying Taxes Beyond Your Native Land

While our countries both call North America home, establishing and doing business in the United States means an entirely new set of rules, regulations and implications for our Canadian neighbors. As a Canadian entrepreneur, business owner or CFO, it’s imp…
While our countries both call North America home, establishing and doing business in the United States means an entirely new set of rules, regulations and implications for our… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/08/o-canada-establishing-business-and-paying-taxes-beyond-your-native-land/

Six Lessons on Improving Business Operations from our Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

Efficiency and productivity, combined with client satisfaction, are major priorities for Weinstein Spira, which is why our team recently began employing the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. How can you improve your business operations? Read now!
What’s the secret to working efficiently and effectively, while also keeping your paying customers happy? You’ve likely skimmed through dozens of articles surrounding how to be… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/07/six-lessons-improving-business-operations-our-lean-six-sigma-green-belts/

Two Money-Management Lessons for Heirs: Quantify and Qualify

In estate planning and the transfer of wealth, there are various financial tools to help the next generation “test the waters” of sound money management, including trusts and partnerships. At some point, however, the heirs take over and the risk of erro…
In estate planning and the transfer of wealth, there are various financial tools to help the next generation “test the waters” of sound money management, including trusts and… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/06/two-secrets-successful-heirs-quantify-and-qualify/

Understanding the Alternative Minimum Tax to the Max

You’ve likely heard the buzz surrounding President Trump’s tax return since Rachel Maddow revealed a tiny section (just two pages of what was likely thousands) of it on her newscast. This was the first time many Americans heard about the alternative minim…
You’ve likely heard the buzz surrounding President Trump’s tax return since Rachel Maddow revealed a tiny section (just two pages of what was likely thousands) of it on her… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/06/understanding-alternative-minimum-tax-max/

A Note on President Trump’s Proposed Tax Reform Plan

While you’ve likely already seen a barrage of information and speculation surrounding the President Trump's proposed tax reform plan, keep in mind that this is a proposal, with very few details surrounding implementation. In this blog, we've outlined the …
On Wednesday, April 26, the White House issued its goals and priorities for tax reform in a one-page proposal of bullet points entitled “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/05/note-president-trumps-proposed-tax-reform-plan/

Never Underestimate the Power of Estate Planning

Determining assets and liabilities, as well as who your beneficiaries are, can go a long way toward planning for the future. Wondering what else to take into account? Check out our new blog!
Our estate planning team understands how important preserving wealth can be for future generations of loved ones. If your estate is over a certain dollar threshold, your tax due… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/03/never-underestimate-power-estate-planning/

In the Thick of It: Why Tax Return Due Date Changes Matter to Us and Should Matter to You, Too

The deadlines for a variety of federal tax filings have been adjusted beginning with the 2016 tax year (due dates beginning in 2017). Why do they matter? Find out here.
Due to legislation passed in 2015, in conjunction with support from the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs), the deadlines for a variety of federal tax filings have been adjusted… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/02/thick-it-why-tax-return-due-date-changes-matter-us-and-should-matter-you-too/