How extensive is the vaccine roll out in your jurisdiction? How quickly will advisors and their clients need to understand the key questions involved with the vaccine as a workplace panacea?

The vaccine rollout is extensive here. Across the US and in California anyone over the age of 12 can get vaccinated, and there are vaccines available. They initially were distributed through government centres, then through large pharmacies and now almost every pharmacy in the country has access to vaccines. The full vaccination rate is somewhere […]

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Has the IRS Stopped Collecting Taxes From High Income Earners?

Has the IRS stopped collecting taxes from high income earners?  Is past performance an indicator of future risk associated with an IRS audit? A recent Newsweek article flatly stated “The government just admitted it doesn’t really try to collect rich people’s taxes.”  A recent study by Syracuse University researchers showed there has been a 72% drop […]

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Why You Need a Forensic Accounting Expert

Our clients recognize Sanli Pastore & Hill as an undisputed expert in providing the forensic accounting, finance, and economic research, analysis, expert testimony, and litigation support that defines and clarifies financial and economic damage issues. With extensive experience and expertise in unveiling potential fraud or financial wrongdoing that can withstand intense third-party scrutiny, SP&H provides […]

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Member Spotlight – How Jessica Staheli found business through literature

Jessica Staheli has two passions in life – one is her work for Scherzer International, helping to provide reassurance for businesses across the world, and the other is Victorian literature. She may live in ultra-modern California, but there will always be a part of Jessica forever dedicated to Victorian-era London. She is a long-time lover […]

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New Tax Laws are Coming! Planning to Consider for Transfers of Wealth

President Biden has made tax proposals which effect estate and gift tax. Currently, there is a unified exemption for after death estates and lifetime gifts in the amount of $11.7 million. This means a person may leave $11.7 million in inheritance; make lifetime gifts up to $11.7 million; or a combination of inheritance and gifts […]

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Bars and Restaurants Given an Extension for To-Go Alcohol Deliveries until December 31, 2021

Although things are starting to return to normal as of June 15th (see blog post), loosened alcohol sales and consumption laws will remain in effect for the remainder of 2021. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control provided various temporary allowances during COVID which included the ability to return purchased alcohol; allowances of off-sales purchases from on-sale retailers; […]

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DON’T ASSUME YOUR PROFITABLE COMPANY HAS STRONG CASH FLOW

Most of us are taught from a young age never to assume anything. Why? Well, because when you assume, you make an … you probably know how the rest of the expression goes. A dangerous assumption that many business owners make is that, if their companies are profitable, their cash flow must also be strong. […]

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Are 1099 workers considered employees?

Business owners need to beware of California EDD attempts to reclassify 1099 workers as “employees”.  The EDD recently announced a new strategy to pursue audits to re-classify independent contractors as employees, thereby creating a payroll tax obligation for California businesses. Your exposure also extends to bast benefits and overtime wages with a look-back period of up to […]

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Three Reasons To Hire An Appellate Lawyer

So let’s say that you are general counsel of a company suing a larger competitor for Monopolization and Attempted Monopolization under Sherman Act, Section 2 based upon that monopolist competitor’s tying arrangements, exclusive dealing agreements, and their refusal to deal with you. You have a great case; that much was made clear in your summary judgment briefing and the attached […]

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