For Individuals

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.

David Barnes’s Next Steps After Settling With The IRS

Let's talk about what happens AFTER we are able to strike a deal on your behalf with the IRS. Because after all, that really is the goal here isn't it? So ... the IRS agreed that you could not pay all of your taxes back, and that a settlement was in everyone's best...

David Barnes’ Parents’ Guide For Telling Their Family’s Financial Story

How we are raised around financial matters can impact us for a lifetime.When a close friend or family member loses their home, or their job (or both), it can be frightening on several levels. You begin to wonder if the same could happen to you. And, as you're probably...

Labor Tax Updates By David Barnes

Everything about this year since March has just felt a little ... off. And I mean aside from all of the cultural and political turmoil we're living through.The seasonality of everything feels different too. Pro sports are out of sync, "back to school" season surely...

What Southern California Area Taxpayers Should Know About COVID-Related Scams

Anytime (like now) that there is a rollout of government assistance, we, here in Southern California, can count on two things:1)    Bumps in the road (it's hard to manage many millions of people needing help)2)    SCAMSI haven't yet heard...

Total Cost of College for Southern California Folks

Yes, there is chaos in the political world. Since it's not related to our vocation around here, I'll withhold comment, and let's move on to a happier conversation.Paying for college.(Yes, that was sarcasm.)So much ink (and an abundance of pixels) has been spilled over...

Do Not Procrastinate Tax Filling In 2020 by David Barnes

Have you met with us yet?The Super Bowl and the Oscars are over. The IRS has been accepting electronically filed returns for a couple weeks now.Which means, well ... it's about to get real. We are getting busy around here at Team Barnes Accountancy Corporation.Which...

The Breakdown Of Trust In Southern California And How To Rise Above

I've written a fair amount over the past few weeks about all of the specific provisions in the CARES Act, related to economic stimulus checks, various tax savings strategies, financial implications, and then some.And I will continue to be covering these topics in the...

2019 Tax Planning and Almost Completely True Facts About David Barnes

Yes, here I am again -- and yes, I know the W-2's haven't arrived, and you might not have begun to really think about little ol' David Barnes and your taxes yet. But today I want to offer you some reasons why ... well, you should.In fact, there are LOTS of good...

Barnes Accountancy Corporation Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

When Conventional Financial Advice Is Wrong by David Barnes

Is there such a thing any more as "conventional wisdom"?It's a fair question to consider as we retreat further and further into our ideological silos as a society -- only reading "news" from the slant that makes us feel smartest ("See, if [smart person I read] says...

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!