Starting a Business

Four Tax Tips for Starting a Business


If you are thinking about starting a business, proper tax planning can play an important role in your success. Here are four tax tips for new business owners you may find helpful: 1. Business Structure. An early choice to make is to decide on the type of structure for the business. The most...


Employee or Independent Contractor? Know the Rules


The IRS encourages all businesses and business owners to know the rules when it comes to classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor. An employer must withhold income taxes and pay Social Security, Medicare taxes and unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. Employers...

Partner Profile: Jill Cohen


Jill Cohen is an audit and assurance partner and manager of the firm’s bookkeeping department. She began with WNDE in 1993 as an intern, and has spent the majority of her career with the firm. During 2003 and 2004, she worked as a controller in private industry, and returned to the firm in...

WNDE Staff

Four Join WNDE Staff


WNDE is pleased to welcome four new members to the WNDE Staff: Tram Hoang is a tax senior. She earned a B.S. in Finance, Hospitality Management at CSULB and worked previously at Hall & Company CPAs. Connor Kirby is an audit senior. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration with a...

Tax Reform

Tax Reform’s Impact on Individual Taxpayers


Tax Reform’s Impact on Individual Taxpayers The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” provides the most sweeping changes to the tax code since 1986. This WNDE post will highlight the changes that are relevant for individual taxpayers. Details Individual tax reform is temporary. Unless noted, the...

Purchasing Fraud

Detection and Prevention of Purchasing Fraud


Types of Purchasing and Vendor Fraud Some common forms of purchasing and vendor fraud are listed below: • Bribery and corruption (kickbacks, gifts and gratuities to company official and/or employees from contractors and vendors) • Bid-splitting schemes • Change order schemes (often...

Former WNDE Audit Manager Lacy Willis Addresses Chapman Accounting Graduates


Chapman University’s Instructor of Accounting Lacy Willis (left), previously an employee of White Nelson Diehl Evans, gave the keynote speech at Chapman’s Accounting Society Banquet on May 9. Her message to the graduating class of 2018, and to those who are embarking on a public accounting...

Partner Profile: Jennifer Pugh


Jennifer Pugh is an audit and assurance partner. In this role, she provides financial reporting and consulting services to privately-held mid-size for-profit companies, employee benefit plans and non-profit organizations. She specializes in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, professional...

ACG Awards

WNDE Director Co-Chairs ACG Awards


Scott Jones, WNDE’s Director of Practice Development, served as co-chair of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Orange County chapter’s 23nd Annual ACG Awards Gala at the Hotel Irvine on May 3. Nearly 500 executives attended the event. “It was my pleasure to recognize the...

Tax Reform Less Entertaining


Tax Reform eliminates the entertainment deduction for tax years 2018 and forward. Deductions for entertainment expenses will be disallowed and the current 50% limit on the deductibility of business meals is expanded to include meals provided on the business premises of the employer for those...