Denver Non-Profits Taxes – 10 Important Year-End Steps

We deal with all kinds of businesses and organizations around here at Team Lucero Tax & Accounting. And while I often address "for profit" organizations with these notes, many of those same strategies (cost controls, marketing, growth, management) apply equally to...

Dealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For Denver Business Owners

As I have been saying to some of my personal tax preparation clients in Denver, I'm not sure that there is very much that I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something like...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In Denver

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our Denver offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to make sure...

Increase Profits For Your Denver Business With Effective Compensation Strategies

We're still waiting on Congress to reconcile the different tax reform plans passed by the House and the Senate, but we do know a couple things. First, it looks pretty certain that you're not going to be able to deduct your state and local income taxes in 2018. Both...

Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A Denver Business Owner

It's a slower week, here in Lucero Tax & Accounting World. Yes, it's crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this...

The Most Important Factor in Denver Small Business Valuation

I've heard from many of my Denver business owner contacts over these last few months, thanking me for the notes that we put together, sending thoughts and questions -- and letting me know that they've sent their friends to see us for their business and family tax...

A Denver Business Owner’s Simple Plan For Dealing With Angry Customers

Even in the middle of the intensity of the busy tax filing season in Denver, we occasionally become the target for somebody's frustration. Over the years, and especially when things are busy and stressful, we've had to learn about how to best handle matters when a...

Lou Arellano’s 2017 Tax Document Checklist

Yes, the calendar reads 2018, but the IRS of course, is living in the past. As you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing something we're pretty good at: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our Denver clients' business financial doings to...

Three More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your Denver Small Business Plan

We are in that "calm before the storm" period before busy season begins in earnest for us, and it's a great time for us -- and for you, in my opinion -- to take stock. As we prepare for the increased activity and communication level that always comes this time of...

Denver Small Business Debt Collection

How are things going for you? Is there something we can do to help your business during this final quarter of 2017? Do let me know. One nice way to make your quarter better is to get an infusion of cash. However, this is too often a rare occurrence. Too many Denver...

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!