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College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

Trump’s Tax Returns Are Not The Real Story by David Barnes

Like many things political, one of the best ways to look at the tempest of the day is analytical bemusement. This is (always) especially true when it comes to tax issues.And I might have a take today that could surprise you. I am not interested in getting into...

Thinking Through Real Estate Investments In Southern California

When it comes to your money, you're either spending, saving, giving or investing. I know that many of my Southern California clients are doing all four, which is always wonderful to see.The last one, investing, is the one I want to focus on today. I talk a great deal...

Stimulus Payments, Retirement Account Updates and Tax Changes for Southern California Taxpayers

 Chances are good that you or someone you know and love has lost their job recently. You've also probably been touched in some personal way by the actual virus (whether through someone you know, or with whom you keep in touch).This crisis has a steadily-unfolding...

Labor Tax Updates By David Barnes

Everything about this year since March has just felt a little ... off. And I mean aside from all of the cultural and political turmoil we're living through.The seasonality of everything feels different too. Pro sports are out of sync, "back to school" season surely...

Barnes Accountancy Corporation Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

David Barnes’ Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It's understandable if things might feel a little bit ... shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its...

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy Southern California Side Hustle

I'm so old, I still remember the days when "hashtags" were only about a particular button on your phone.Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it.And one of the developments we've all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus,...

How Southern California Taxpayers Can Lower Their 2020 Tax Bill

Finally, the IRS issued guidance on Friday evening about payroll tax deferrals.And, as we've been communicating ... this may not be a very helpful program for most Southern California taxpayers. In fact, it's actually up to employers (not employees) whether or not to...

David Barnes’ Guiding Principles For Teaching Kids About Money

However you slice it, the schooling situation right now is tough, with no good options.If you are vehemently in favor of full-on school ... well, compassion would dictate that you would recognize that others are having more difficulty with that, for caution's sake or...

Federal Tax Liens and What Southern California Owers Can Do About Them

With any tax debt comes an awkward and unwelcome house guest: A federal tax lien.This tax lien exists as a matter of federal law, even if you only owe the IRS one dollar. For many people, it has no impact at all on their lives. But for a small percentage of Southern...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.
But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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