Tax Reform and Planning Considerations for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses


The recently enacted tax reform act has businesses and tax professionals scrambling to make sense of it all. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), in particular, are working to understand the changes. As introduced by Congress, the changes are purported to be good for SMBs. However, experts are...

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WNDE Welcomes New Partner Thomas Liu


White Nelson Diehl Evans is pleased to welcome Thomas Liu as a new tax partner. Thomas comes to WNDE from another Irvine accounting firm. He has 18 years of experience in public accounting, primarily in the taxation area. His specialty is flow-through entities such as S corporations,...

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Tax Reform Headed to President for Final Approval


On December 13, 2017, House and Senate Republicans reached a compromise on tax reform legislation, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1).  Subsequently, the conference report was agreed to by House and Senate representatives and was released on December 15, 2017.  The conference report...

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Management Profile: Scott Krueger


Scott Krueger is WNDE’s COO.  He is also a member of the Executive Committee, the IT Committee and the Investment and Retirement Committee.  His duties include oversight of the firm’s financial performance, policies and accounting practices. He is also responsible for and leads the firm’s...

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Tax Tip: Misc. Deductions Can Trim Taxes


Miscellaneous deductions may reduce your tax bill.  These may include certain expenses you paid for in your work if you are an employee.  You must itemize deductions when you file to claim these costs.  Many taxpayers claim the standard deduction, but you might pay less tax if you itemize. ...

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easy to use online tools on irs website

Tax Tip: Find Easy-to-Use Online Tools on


If you need tax help, the IRS has many online tools. You can e-file your tax return, check your refund status or get your tax questions answered.  Best of all, you can use the tools on any time.  Wayne Lai, a WNDE tax manager, said, “The IRS provides an assortment of filing tools on the...

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WNDE Partner Serves Staff Pancakes


One of the things that the team looks forward to each busy tax season at WNDE is the firm’s Annual Pancake Breakfast.   In its 17th year, this is a much anticipated event on the Saturday following the March 15th  corporation tax filing deadline.  This Saturday morning breakfast...

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mergers and acquisitions

Developing a Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy


Mergers and acquisitions are an important part of the strategic long-term management of a company. So just what is a mergers and acquisition strategy?  A company merger is defined as the consolidation of companies or assets into one where the acquired company ceases to exist, and a company...

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WNDE Welcomes 11 New Interns


WNDE has welcomed 11 new interns: Sam Aarons (senior, attending CSULB, working in the tax department), Lucas Alfonso (junior, Chapman, working in the audit department), Jesus Barrios (junior, CSUF, audit), Clayton Dowdy (senior, Cal State San Marcos, tax, Carlsbad office), Tony Hoang (senior, UCI,...

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learn the 7 reasons you should e-file your taxes in 2017

Seven Reasons Taxpayers Should E-file Their Taxes in 2017


Taxpayers who still file paper returns may find now is the best time to switch to e-file. Last year over 85 percent of taxpayers filed their taxes electronically. There are really no good reasons to paper file, said WNDE Partner Candace Huie, unless a filer is specifically prohibited from...

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