Category Archives: Income taxes

Tax Breaks for Small Farms and Agribusiness in Sacramento Valley

Most large farm owners in the Sacramento Valley know about agriculture-related tax breaks such as the California partial sales and use tax exemption for farm equipment, machinery, and diesel fuel used in producing and harvesting agricultural products. Smaller farmers in … Continue reading

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Estate Tax Secrets: The Gift Tax Exclusion

Think estate tax planning doesn’t apply to you? You could be right. Especially if you’re one of the 99.85 percent of people whose estates are worth less than $5.43 million ($5.34 million in 2014), according to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy … Continue reading

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Bishop the Office Curate visits Woofstock 2014

For the past seven years, Rocklin has hosted the premier canine festival in Northern California, known as Woofstock.  Woofstock isn’t just a happening place for canines, its human fundraising helps support over 20 local dog rescue organizations.  Since it’s in … Continue reading

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Guest Curate Breyer Visits Downtown Roseville Food Truck Mania!

Hi, I’m Breyer, filling in for my nephew Bishop, who has the week off from his tremendous responsibilities of curating Cook CPA.  Since I’m guest blogging, I thought we would visit a local Roseville event and check out the scenery. … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Looms: Take Action Now

Deal or no deal on the Fiscal Cliff, there is still a lot you can do to reduce taxes and fund your retirement dreams. Here are the best moves to reduce estate taxes, fund retirement and create a health savings … Continue reading

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TAX CHANGES (SO FAR) FOR 2013

  Fiscal cliff?  What does that mean to you?  No matter what happens taxes will be going up.  So more of your net income will go to taxes.  What can you do?  Analyze your expenses.  I suspect there is not … Continue reading

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Disability insurance: When are benefits taxable?

Have you wondered what would happen if you were unable to work for an extended period of time?  Could disability insurance as part of your financial plan? If so, the next decision is how to pay the premiums. Here’s why: … Continue reading

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