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Services

Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. At Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP, we strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.

As the list below is by no means all-inclusive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed. If it is not a service we provide, we would be more than happy to refer you to a qualified professional.


Trust planning and Administration

Trust planning resulting from death of a grantor is a specialized area. Typically, subtrusts are required to be funded. Frequently these trusts require an accounting to beneficiaries. Compliance is not only required by California law but failure to comply can result in higher federal and California taxes. We can assist you or your attorney in these issues. We also advise taxpayers on the use of charitable trusts, setting up such trusts, and filing the applicable tax returns for these entities.

Reviews and Compilation

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on two levels of assurance:

Reviews

Reviews provide some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance.

Compilations

Compilations are based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

Tax Services

We prefer to take a proactive vs reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Tax planning & return preparation
  • Individuals
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • LLCs/LLPs
  • Estates, trusts & gift
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Taxing authority representation
  • Divorce and support issues
  • Tax effects of buying/selling a business

Consulting Services

We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.

The following is just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:

  • Type of entity selection
  • Accounting software selection, implementation, and support
  • Business valuations
  • Financial projections and forecasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Transaction structuring and negotiations
  • Estate, trust & gift planning

Estate Planning

Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP's role is to help you navigate the complex and shifting tax laws to facilitate the transfer of assets and minimize the tax liability of your beneficiaries. Everyone should have a well-thought-out plan as to how to distribute the assets left in one's estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure that the individual’s wishes are followed. Having your taxes and estate thoroughly and carefully planned will ensure that your loved ones don't have any complications to deal with during a time of loss.

Financial and Retirement Planning

Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP's goal is to help you reach your financial goals and maintain financial independence through a comfortable retirement. We can guide you through tough decision-making processes such as asset allocation, investment performance monitoring, college education funding, retirement plans, insurance, and tax, estate, and business succession planning. Whether you are developing an investment strategy or evaluating current investments, Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP can ensure that your portfolio will take into account tax implications for an advantageous after-tax return. The road to retirement is a long one and we can help you to take the proper steps to reach your goals.

Computer Consulting

As technologies rapidly advance, companies increasingly need to update their computer systems. Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP can audit your system competencies and gauge upgrade needs as well as provide support in choosing and implementing new hardware or network systems. As experts in this field, we can put your computer problems at bay as well as improve your computer system's performance taking into consideration any budget you may have.

Pension, and Profit-Sharing Plans

Choosing and administering benefit plans for your employees is often a complex process. Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP can help you develop, implement, and administer your benefit, retirement, and profit-sharing plans with an eye toward rewarding your employees and reaching your company's financial and business goals. We can also help maximize tax advantages in implementing these plans. As your business grows, your business and your employees will be rewarded for the hard work that contributed to the success of your business.

Investment Review

As you develop your investment strategy, we will act as your sounding board. We can help you and your investment advisor build an investment portfolio that takes into consideration the impact of taxes and produces a favorable after-tax return.

Entity Selection

Your business entity has a large impact on your taxes and other liabilities. From your company's inception through its growth and development, Levering & Hvasta CPAS, LLP can advise you on choosing an entity type and later restructuring if advantageous. With our knowledge and expertise, you will always be receiving the most advantageous entity type for the functions your business performs.


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