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College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

Employee Retention Strategies for Proactive Orange County Bosses

Your employees are happy, right? They’re never going to leave you ... right?They’re not looking for another Orange County job ... uh ... right?You know what the answers are: Maybe, wrong, and I sure hope not.Sooner or later, the advantage will swing back to you, the...

Building Your Career: For Orange County Workers

Sometimes that thing that "everyone" is saying (especially online) just turns out to be ... not true.Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram are chock full of theories, analysis, pitches and argumentation, and so much of it is simply noise.And you know what social media...

PPP Forgiveness Reminders For Orange County Businesses

Doing business in the summer of 2020 sure ain't easy.I have Orange County clients all over the spectrum -- some whose businesses are on their last legs because of social restrictions and lockdowns, some who are hanging steady, and some who have found ways to grow.Many...

Raymond Sawyer’s Reasons for Gratitude for 2020

With all of the insanity of 2020, it seems a bit crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week in Orange County.I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this holiday works...

Things To Consider Before Selling Your Orange County Business

You’ve put in the years, labored long days, sweat the bad times, and high-fived in the good as your business grew. Now, it looks like it’s time to step away into the next life stage, slay the next dragon. It’s time to sell. (You think.)Whether you’re headed to another...

Sawyer Accounting & Tax’s 2017 Tax Preparation Checklist

Lots of things have been changing recently -- from Academy Award ratings (they're down), to mortgage rates (which have been rising), to the effective tax rates for most businesses and families in 2018 (which, you may have heard, have changed!). But we here at Sawyer...

Is It Time For Your Orange County Business To Get A New Tax Accountant?

I'm going to take a moment to address those of you who might NOT be using our services thus far. There's a word or two for current Orange County clients here as well, but allow me to explain.You see, sometimes, you just know you need to make a change, but the timing...

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from Sawyer Accounting & Tax to you and yours

Right in the middle of the bloody depths of civil war, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving which should take place every year.His entire Thanksgiving proclamation (written by his Secretary of State, William...

Establishing Clear Pricing For Your Orange County Customers

Last week, we had a little "mid-year pep talk."After a good locker room session, it's good to enter Q3 and Q4 with a solid gameplan. And a solid gameplan, of course, means good plays.As it relates to your Orange County business, we're talking about the actual...

Big PPP Loans Forgiveness Update From The IRS For Orange County Businesses

Are you tired of talking and thinking about the PPP? Because I'm tired of talking and thinking about the PPP.That said -- this program has been a lifesaver for a variety of my Orange County clients, and it has provided a great shot in the arm for others.And, well ......

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!

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