DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas (November 12, 2014) – Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, announces its expansion to the West Coast. Matthew Anderson, CPA, joins Weaver as an audit partner and will launch the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Companies work with thousands of third parties on a daily basis. And whether that company is a small start-up or a large corporation, relationships with these third parties can significantly impact a business.

With the midterm elections now behind us and control of the U.S. Senate set to shift parties in January, it’s time to revisit the valuable tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. Will the lame-duck 113th Congress revive any of them for 2014?

The Audit Senior is responsible for performing in-charge responsibilities as assigned on small to mid-size engagements and helps with any other duties necessary to complete an engagement.

Many non-U.S. companies conduct limited business activities in the United States and may be protected from federal income tax liabilities due to a foreign tax treaty. However, contrary to conventional wisdom, many states do not adhere to these treaties.

The Audit Senior is responsible for performing in-charge responsibilities as assigned on small to mid-size engagements and helps with any other duties necessary to complete an engagement.

At Weaver, it's not just about the numbers; it's about people. The Weaver difference is that our approach to every engagement centers on your needs, not just your bottom line.

The long-term capital gains rate is 0% for gain that would be taxed at 10% or 15% based on the taxpayer’s ordinary-income rate. If you have loved ones in the 0% bracket, you may be able to take advantage of it by transferring appreciated assets to them.

Under the ACA, large employers risk a penalty if they don’t offer affordable, “minimum essential” health care coverage to their full-time employees. In September, the IRS released Notice 2014-49 to propose approaches for identifying those full-time employees in situations where the measurement period applicable to an employee changes.

Responding to risks and lowering vulnerabilities enables an organization to sustain itself and thrive amidst the continual internal and external challenges it faces.