Special Tax Alert for Architects

The 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and the Impact on your Architectural Firm’s Business



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This program will be dedicated to architectural firms and their owners. The new tax act included a variety of tax incentives and benefits for businesses in general, especially architectural firms.

There will be a special emphasis on explaining the new “20% Pass-through Deduction” and strategies on how to maximize this deduction including discussion of entity types.


Date: January 30, 2018

Presenters:
Josiah G. Belden, CPA
Founding Principal
Belden • Hiramoto • Liu & Co., LLP

Douglas H. Hiramoto, CPA, MBA, MS In Taxation
Managing Partner
Belden • Hiramoto • Liu & Co., LLP
 
Check-in/Refreshments: 5:00PM

Presentation: 5:30 PM - 7:00PM
 
Location: 
AIAOC
4100 Birch Street, Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660
 
Learning Units: 1.5 LUs

Cost: 
AIA Members – $10
Non-members - $20 (plus service fee)

Joe graduated with a BA degree in accounting and economics in 1973, and was licensed as a CPA shortly thereafter. Beginning his career, Joe worked in Los Angeles office of Lester Witte & Company, a national mid-sized C.P.A firm. He founded his own C.P.A firm in Northern California in 1978, where he provided a variety of tax and accounting services. After selling his practice in 1980, he relocated to Newport Beach, where he directed the small business department of Pannel Kerr Forster, another mid-sized national accounting firm. In 1982, he started a regional CPA practice that would eventually become BHL & Co., LLP, reflecting the addition of several new partners. Today, drawing on 38 years of consulting, accounting and tax planning experience, Joe leads BHL & Co., LLP in providing ownership transition, merger & acquisition, business valuation, statistical analyses, strategic planning and other consulting services to its specialty niche of architectural, engineering and planning companies. Joe is an Honorary Professional Affiliate of the AIAOC.



Doug is a 1990 graduate of California State University, Long Beach. He entered the profession in 1990 and received his CPA license in 1993. He later obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He has broad experience in the fields of taxation, tax defense, financial accounting, and management consulting. Doug also has extensive experience in tax planning, structuring of business enterprises, set-up/dissolution of businesses, and providing “CFO” type services. Doug has been consulting for the design industry since 1994 and had previous experience working for a publicly traded, worldwide Internet/Technology consulting company in Los Angeles. Doug is in-charge of the firm’s tax compliance and tax consulting services. In 2006, he completed the Executive MBA program at the Marshall School of business at the University of Southern California. Doug is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Doug is also a professional affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects, Orange County Chapter. Doug enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his wife and their three children.