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How Do Biotech and Pharma Companies Feel About New Tax Law?

The back and forth regarding the new tax reform bill has been endless since even before it became law. Obviously, there are pros and cons and both sides hold tight to their arguments.  Additionally, some taxpayers and industries oppose the

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Apple Gives in to UK Demands, Agrees to Pay Huge Tax Bill

The ongoing battle between Apple and the UK over unpaid taxes appears to finally be coming to a head. The tech giant announced recently that it has agreed to pay the UK £137 million ($185 million) in extra taxes.  Part

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How Californians Can Protect Their Home From Crime & Reduce Their Home Insurance Costs

By. Cassandra June From theft, burglary, arson and vandalism, the types of property crime homeowners need to protect their homes from is a worrying list of felonies. 2016 saw property crime in California creep above 1 million instances; a scary and shocking

Will New Tax Plan Hurt California Home Owners?

While it still remains to be seen if the new tax proposal from House republicans ever gets through the Senate and reaches the president, many taxpayers are still concerned about the consequences. One of the largest groups in this category

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Personal Details You Should Never Share at Work

Have you ever been around a person that feels like he or she needs to tell you everything about his or herself? You know, the kind of person that reveals way too much information. We all have many sides to

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Treasury Secretary Claims Only Millionaires Will See Higher Taxes

Now that the House has released its tax reform bill and passed it, the ongoing war of words is really ramping up. Of course, opposing sides both have a lot to say regarding how the bill will affect taxpayers, including

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Seattle’s High-Earner Tax Facing Opposition in Court

There are only seven states in the U.S. that don’t charge income tax, and Washington State is one of them. However, that all changed earlier this year, for some taxpayers in the state, when lawmakers in Seattle created what amounts

What Does it Mean to be a Leader in the Age of A.I.? -Part 1

By Steven Singer CPA, Partner at GROCO, ssinger@groco.com 510-797-8661 With the advent of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning, it’s time to re-evaluate how we hire, train and lead our employees. The ability to do a job faster or cheaper

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Decision Making in Your Family Business: A Guide for Owners

Group decision making is a topic that has spawned many academic studies, books, and white papers.  It is never easy to get a group of human beings to make a decision together.  It’s hard enough for a single individual to

What’s the Biggest Mistake By People Who Work a Side Job?

Everyone wants to make more money. For many that means picking up a side job to earn a little more cash. There are literally hundreds of side jobs out there but most are only good for a few extra dollars.

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