Tax Services

When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

Last week I wrote about working less and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your San Luis Obispo County business work cycle. I'd love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right-hand corner...

Stevens’ 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 Burkart & Stevens, CPAs and Advisors.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...

Why a Pre-Mortem Analysis for Any New San Luis Obispo Business is a Necessity

Right about now, there are writers and analysts already preparing the articles about why the Trump campaign failed. AND right about now, they might be doing the exact same thing in regards to the Biden campaign.Obviously, as of this writing, we have no idea what's...

Keeping Your Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We've been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how San Luis Obispo County small business owners simply have to stay laser-focused on tasks that will bring them and their business towards actually achieving their goals. Especially with all of the political and...

Identifying Your Target Prospect by Dennis Burkart, CPA and Cole Stevens, CPA

With the business deadline (9/15) behind us, we're in tax planning season.Though the IRS (and Congress) haven't yet definitively made a statement about it (that we know of), here at Burkart & Stevens, CPAs and Advisors we are operating according to the fact that the...

Solving Problems in San Luis Obispo County Businesses with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe San Luis Obispo County business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset --...

Why Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Business

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who has been dealing with such a massive disruption of their lives -- and during a time of year that is already one of the busiest. The IRS has set up a "catch all" page for those cleaning up from...

5 Business Mistakes That Can Be Fatal by Dennis Burkart, CPA and Cole Stevens, CPA

All the political people are arguing over taxes, and my inner geek smiles.(By the way, if YOU want to argue about the tax issues, here's a good explainer article to start with before you make big declarations about the tax issues involved.)Because I'm not really...

An Important PPP Loan Update For San Luis Obispo Business Owners

There's both good news (for some) and bad news (for many) as we round the corner into December.And I'm not talking about our culture, or politics, or sports, or anything like that.I'm talking about TAXES.I'll start with the good news. This is applicable to some of my...

Provisions of the Second Coronavirus Relief Bill That Affect San Luis Obispo 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 Chorro business clients. With the...

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!