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My Sierra Madre Small Business Health Quiz (Part 1)

Last week, when I wrote my message to our Sierra Madre business clients, the biggest news was the second round of the PPP, and that expenses covered under the first round of it would be tax deductible.Has anything happened since then?Goodness, even just the "mere"...

Provisions of the Second Coronavirus Relief Bill That Affect Sierra Madre Small Businesses

Wow, does it ever feel good to have turned the page on 2020. This first "working week" is when I finally began to feel the newness of it all.Yes, it's "just a date" on a Gregorian calendar, but ...2021 holds great promise for our Los Angeles County business clients....

Ultra Last Minute Tax Moves for Sierra Madre Businesses

It's going to take us many weeks to digest everything in this massive omnibus of a relief bill that the President signed on Sunday night.And with year-end barrelling at us (2021 is on FRIDAY), it's unlikely that we will be able to make substantive action on your...

Rodney Ross’ Annual Holiday Prayer

Well, Congress seems to have heard the cries of the huddled masses of SMB's around the country, and more PPP funding is (seemingly) on the way.Details aren't finalized yet as of this writing, so I will have more to say on these matters in future weeks.Even these early...

Ross’ Guide To Getting Tasks Done

Maybe I'm writing this today because we're very much feeling the end-of-year crunch here at Team Ross & Associates Accountancy Corp.Really, we only have a few business days left before 2020 is in the rearview. Yes, my heart wants that to happen YESTERDAY, but my...

Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in Sierra Madre

For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation's capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in...

Focus Training For Folks In Sierra Madre

Now that we're into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter ... and, if you're like me, "focus" becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn't just "happen" -- especially when the days are hot. It...

Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In Sierra Madre

Memorial Day weekend can often feel a little disjointed. There we are with our burgers, our pools, our picnics -- all while we are supposedly remembering the sacrifice of so many thousands who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country, and for the...

How To Manage Money For Sierra Madre Millennials

I'll tell you what... The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it's cold out there, but with so much "end of school year" stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k "graduations" all the way up...

Rodney Ross’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!