Could You Save More
by Deducting State and Local Sales Taxes?
the last several years, taxpayers have been allowed to take an
itemized deduction for state and local sales taxes in lieu of
state and local income taxes.
This break can be
valuable to those residing in states with no or low income
taxes or who purchase major items, such as a car or boat. But
it had expired December 31, 2014.
Now the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH
Act) has made the break permanent.
see if you can save more by deducting sales tax on your 2015
return. Don't worry - you don't have to have receipts
documenting all of the sales tax you actually paid during the
year to take full advantage of the deduction.
deduction can be determined by using an IRS sales tax
calculator that will base the deduction on your income and the
sales tax rates in your locale plus the tax you actually paid
on certain major purchases.
Questions about this or other PATH Act breaks that might help
you save taxes on your 2015 tax return? Contact us — we can
help you identify which tax breaks will provide you the
maximum benefit. Call us at
SMEED CPA Adds Financial
Services To Help Clients With
Investments & Insurance
often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues
that impact our clients investments and their portfolios.
We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to
help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest,
SMEED has created a Financial Services division.
SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to
work with both individual and business clients on their
investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.
SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale,
ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has
recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of
financial sales and advising experience with affluent
Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information
on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available
Would You Give Me Your
Feedback & Testimonial
on Our Hotline?
Hello it’s Michael Uadiale, CPA of
SMEED CPA Inc. We’ve just installed a toll-free
number that I would like for you to call and tell me how you
think we are doing as your CPA firm.
Just dial 800-609-9006
extension 3638 and follow the instructions. If we’ve
done a good job please let me know. And if we can
improve on anything, please mention that too.
Us Be Found on
Also as we expand our business,
we find more and more people are using
YELP and Google
to look for us by searching Brentwood accountant or
When they do this we want to
be FOUND on GOOGLE. One way you can help us
is to give us an
ONLINE REVIEW on our Google Maps/Places listing --->
or on our YELP local listing
click here to go to our Google Listing for SMEED CPA and
click on the
YELP link to go there.
Scroll down to the Review area.
On either site it may say: Been here?
Rate and review
You will click on the Rate and
review link and then log in, then
give us a review!
You can choose between 1 and 5
STARS and write in what you think about the tax or accounting
work we have done for you.
It's that simple. Thank
you in advance for your help and cooperation!
As always you can call our offices if you have any
questions about these or any other accounting related issues, at
Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA,
Managing Partner, SMEED CPA,