Category Archives: Business


Use Tax: What Is It and What Do You Need to Know?

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Sep 2015

Use Tax: What Is It and What Do You Need to Know?

The Board of Equalization has begun auditing California businesses on use tax. If you haven’t received a letter requesting you to complete, file, and provide supporting purchasing documentation for all business expenses- it’s not long until you do. Use tax is what you are required to pay if you make a purchase from an out-of-state business without being charged the California use tax. This is…

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Paragon will be at Comicon 2015!

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Jul 2015

Paragon will be at Comicon 2015!

Be A Financial Superhero Even If You Aren’t Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne: Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help with figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, or need to determine the best way to raise and save cash…

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New California Law will Require Employers to Provide Employees With Paid Sick Leave

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May 2015

New California Law will Require Employers to Provide Employees With Paid Sick Leave

As of July 1st of this year, California will require all employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave (law AB 1522). Whether you’re hoping to get some paid time off, or you’re an employer looking for the details to stay in compliance – we have everything you need to know here! Here are a few notes for employers… When does the new law…

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Save Yourself from a Tax Scam

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Mar 2015

Save Yourself from a Tax Scam

If you’ve fallen prey to a tax scam, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have been tricked into money and identity loss by frauds posing as the IRS. With the tax deadline rapidly approaching, you’ll want to be sure you don’t get suckered in by these scammers! We’ve shared a few tips to keep in mind to make sure your money stays where…

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Deadline Approaching: Corporate Tax Filing

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Feb 2015

Deadline Approaching: Corporate Tax Filing

The Corporate Tax Filing deadline is March 16th – just three weeks away! Six month extensions are available if you need more time, but you will still have to pay your Corporate Tax Liability by March 16th. Don’t forget, California Annual Minimum Tax of $800 is also due by April 15th. If you haven’t filed your corporate taxes with us yet, give Paragon a call. We have appointments available, so come…

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8 Reasons to Have Paragon Prepare Your Taxes This Year

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Feb 2015

8 Reasons to Have Paragon Prepare Your Taxes This Year

It is estimated that about 60% of Americans use professionals to prepare their tax returns. While the majority of tax preparers are honest and experienced, there are an unfavorable few who use their occupation as a way to steal your identity and commit refund fraud. If you’ve ever been caught up in tax scam, you know that the taxpayer is wholly responsible for their return,…

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Everything You Need to Know About Foreign Contractors

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Jan 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Foreign Contractors

Have you ever used a contractor from outside of the United States? Do you know what tax forms are required for using foreign work services? You may think that all independent contractors require a 1099 form, but if the services are performed outside of the US by a non-US citizen, you don’t have to use a 1099. Here are two sure-fire ways to confirm that…

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Not All Audits Are The Same

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Jan 2015

Not All Audits Are The Same

Not all audits are the same! If you’ve ever received a dreaded letter from the IRS, we can help. It is in your best interest to keep your tax returns and supporting documents, as audits normally can go back up to three years (in some cases indefinitely) and can be performed at any time. The most common audit is a correspondence audit, basically a letter…

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Get Prepped For Tax Season

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Jan 2015

Get Prepped For Tax Season

The IRS recently announced that the 2015 tax season will open as planned this month. While many were fearful that the extended provisions would delay the start of filing, the provisions were renewed by Congress at the end of the year, pushing the final preparations for tax season forward.  You will be able to file your tax return as early as January 20th; both electronic…

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Simple Ways To Protect Your Bank Account

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Dec 2014

Simple Ways To Protect Your Bank Account

Fraudulent activity affects many people worldwide. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do on your own to protect yourself from trouble and avoid losses. Stay On Top of Things: Check your balances and statements regularly to ensure that you’ll catch an act of fraud quickly if it does occur. One problem that can come up for those who aren’t on top of…

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