Vicenti Makes Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2010

Column entitled: “Oxnard schools must repay $5.6 million in meal funds” by Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times “An Oxnard school district charged the state and federal governments at least $5.6 million for distributing school meals that never existed, according to a two-year investigation triggered by school officials…After conferring with local prosecutors and the Ventura County Office […]

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Tips for managing your business value in difficult times

By Eugene E. Valdez and Ted Collins The Business Press, August 9, 2010 “It is important for business owners to recognize that valuation is both art and science. A business value largely rests in the eyes of the beholder and given the challenging environment for M&A it just makes sense for an owner to pay some […]

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Mary Ann Quay — Head of Vicenti Tax Practice — Awarded New Credential by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

Co-managing Partner of Vicenti, Lloyd and Stutzman LLP, Mary Ann Quay, CPA, MBA, has recently been chosen by the Estate Planning Council of Pomona Valley to receive the designation Accredited Estate Planner, or AEP. “This credential is one more example of Mary Ann’s commitment to excellence in helping our clients,” Co-managing Partner Carl Pon said. […]

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Ted Collins – Director of our Valuation Group – Confirms Why a Business Needs a Succession Plan in Financial Empowerment Podcast Series of Exit Transition Strategies – Discusses Whether You Should Sell Your S-Corporation in The Business Press

Produced by: California Society of CPAs and the CalCPA Institute “An owner really needs to have a well-thought out approach to managing a transition. So having a plan in place increases the odds that the business will continue on into perpetuity…An owner should really take some time in solitude and really consider the ‘What if’s?’ […]

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Ted Collins Shares Insights on Business Valuation in the Inland Empire Business Journal

Column entitled: “The Business Doctors” “Business valuation is essentially an appraisal of the business to determine what the fair market value of the business is… When an owner is considering selling, a business valuation can provide good insight into market price and how the company is viewed…Most owners naturally focus their attention on cash flow…but […]

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Royce Stutzman – Chairman of Vicenti, Leading Advisor of our Valuation Group and President of Exit Transition Strategies – Discusses Whether You Should Sell Your S-Corporation in The Business Press

Guest Column by: Royce Stutzman “Should you sell your S-Corporation in 2010? Maybe so. Here’s why. On Feb. 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. An interesting and somewhat strange provision was included which shortens the built-in-gain recognition for S-Corporations for taxable years 2009 and 2010. This creates an opportunity for […]

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Saving Money on Tangible Property Taxes

Is your business paying too much in property taxes? With some careful attention to definitions and details, business owners can find opportunities to lower the tax on tangible personal property that is paid every year. This will help create cash for your business to spend on other, more important items, such as hiring more employees, […]

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Year End Tax Planning Makes Dollars and Sense

As we approach the end of 2009, spending some time on year end planning could save money on your 2009 income taxes. The key is to strategize effectively to maximize deductions and credits. Consider the following suggestions with your tax accountant: Standard Deduction: If you use the standard deduction of $11,400 for married or $5,700 […]

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