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Definition:  “The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money or other resources to good causes.”

Ahh, yes. We love when we can wrap a good Latin word around something that’s a passion of ours. An...

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professor and gingerJust sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of the changing rules. 2018 tax laws get confusing, but we’ve got your back. Yes, we’ve got your back.

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tax reform barton CPABe aware… your 2018 tax returns will look very different from previous years! This year has ushered in the United States’ biggest tax reform law in more than thirty years. The team at barton CPA has been studying a...

Unfortunately the IRS notes in Publication 502, that medical expense deductions “do not include…..vitamins or a vacation." So, what can be deducted?

One of the most important major changes impacting taxpayers beginning in 2017 is the allowance of medical deductio...

While many people have their concerns when it comes to filing tax returns, women can be especially leery of covering all the areas that warrant a deduction. There are also certain instances for women that can be challenging when having to navigate unchartered territory, such as those who have recently divorced or ...

If you think you are saving money by doing your taxes on your own, you might be in for a surprise. Federal tax law is adjusted every year, making it challenging for the average person to keep up to date with, and to understand how these changes can apply to their own tax situation. Even if your circumstances are straightforward, hiring a profess...

The iCloud that is! There are many innovative technologies available today to increase efficiency and accuracy across industries, and that includes tools for accounting and tax planning. The following technologies can greatly increase your organization of and real-time access to information, while streamlining the...

Your guide to tax deductions like lava lamps, tiki torches, and even wine and coffee

The rising popularity of vacation and short-term rentals here in the Coachella Valley, including room rentals for the Coachella Music Fest...

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