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...

A Story, and Tax Planning 2017 for Denver Businesses

Story time today. Here we are, with Q3 of 2017 in the rearview mirror, and it's amazing how quickly things move. (And, by the way, this reminds me: have you considered making further pro-active moves to minimize your taxes for this year? With a few months left in the...

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...

Build A Brand In Denver And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

What Are My Chances of Getting Audited? 11 Tips For Denver Small Businesses

On March 15th, 2018, Subchapter S Corporation (S-corps, for short), have their tax returns due. We're already on top of things for our Denver clients, but this is a quick reminder to you to make sure that we've communicated, and that your books don't contain any...

Know the Value of Your Time: A Denver Entrepreneur’s Guide

Is there an additional way that we can serve your Denver business? Please shoot me an email using the button at the top of this page and let me know what's happening in your business, and what seem to be your greatest needs right now. I'd love to speak into it for...

The First Thing You Need To Do

That’s the LAST thing I want to do to you, but here’s what you CAN do right now: Set it as your personal goal to…

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...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

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...

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!