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IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of California Wildfires; Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File

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The following information is from the IRS:

Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out this coming Monday, Oct. 16.

Currently, the IRS is providing relief to seven California counties: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Sonoma and Yuba. Individuals and businesses in these localities, as well as firefighters and relief workers who live elsewhere, qualify for the extension. The agency will continue to closely monitor this disaster and may provide other relief to these and other affected localities.

The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on Oct. 8, 2017. As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file returns and pay any taxes originally due during this period.

This includes the Jan. 16, 2018 deadline for making quarterly estimated tax payments. For individual tax filers, it also includes 2016 income tax returns that received a tax-filing extension until Oct. 16, 2017. The IRS noted, however, that […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Community, disaster, irs, relief|0 Comments

Tax And Disaster Info For Those Affected By The Fires

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Linkenheimer has been an active part of our Sonoma County community for over 85 years. And like most of you, we have all been profoundly affected by these horrific fires that have swept through our community and continue to affect those that live here. We have lost houses and entire neighborhoods, friends and families have been displaced and like many of you, we are still reeling from the ongoing damage the fires have created. We want to express our utmost condolences to all of our friends, families and clients who have lost something in this disaster. And we want you to know, we will be working side by side with you all during this difficult time to rebuild our community. With power, utilities and cell phone coverage being scarce, we want to try and provide as much information as we can in one post, so that it can be shared effectively with those desperately in need of information and reassurance.

As some of you know, the October 15th tax deadline is near. We have spoken with the IRS regarding extension relief for our clients. Due to our office being located […]

By |October 11th, 2017|Community, disaster, irs, relief|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Team’s 2017 Eye Care Trip to Nicaragua a Success

January 1, 2017 found 11 Linkenheimer staff and partners on their way to Nicaragua for the firm’s third eye care mission into the remote villages of the Rio San Juan region. Travelers included Matt Melchiori, Anne Glanville, Judy Deniz, Kerri Berry, Andy Vedder, Nina Shaposhnikov, Rudy Malmanis, Kari Bruner, Carli Ortiz, Mike Musson and John Jones.

The morning of January 2nd we boarded the 12 seat Cessna Caravan for San Carlos and our beloved dirt runway. Lunch and a two hour boat ride found us at the Sabalos Lodge www.sabaloslodge.com which became our home base. Mosquito repellent in hand, along with instructions on tucking in the mosquito netting under your mattress (while you are on the mattress) got us prepared for the next five nights.

Days 2 and 3 found us traveling to and from and working in the village of Las Maravillas. This is a very remote village and difficult to get to from Sabalos (or anywhere for that matter) and rarely receives medical services. The region had 30 days of straight rain prior to our arrival, so the roads were nothing but mud and slop with our 4WD convoy frequently stopping to assess the driving strategies and get fellow […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Partners with Social Advocates for Youth for a Day of Job Shadowing

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Last month, Linkenheimer participated in inspiring six Elsie Allen High School Juniors and opened their eyes to the wonderful world of accounting.  A group of eight Linkenheimer employees spent half a day with the students and their advisors to explain and demonstrate what exactly accountants do.  We provided them with explanations and examples of the different types of accounting professions out there including public accounting vs private accounting and tax vs audit; as well as sharing with the students our firm’s background and how import our culture is within the firm.  We explained that all of us working together in the firm, spending so much time together, we strive to meet our value words of Team, Care, and Approachable to provide a better experience for our staff and our clients.  It was a very enjoyable experience inspiring such a great group of kids and assisting in broadening their views to now include an accounting career as one of their many career options as they head into the world.  This is the third time this year Linkenheimer has partnered with the nonprofit, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), to host groups of high […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Teams up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank

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Following a long Thanksgiving weekend, the Linkenheimer team, along with some clients, family and friends, teamed up, to help fight hunger in our community and provide food for those less fortunate. Over the course of our time there, we work in the warehouse to assemble boxes, fill them with canned food, drinks and other items, that in the end, would be provided to seniors in our community. There are so many amazing non-profits in our community, working together to make Sonoma County an amazing place and we feel blessed to be able to give a little back.

Below is a note we received from the REFB:

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team from Linkenheimer for all your help is past Monday evening at the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Your efforts have a tremendous impact on our neighbors in need, and we would not be able to fight hunger in our community without incredible people, like you all, on our side. 

Together your group helped us to:

Pack 252 boxes of food for seniors in our community 

=7,560 lbs. of food 

=6,300 meals provided to community members in need 

Again, thank you so much […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Community|0 Comments

Happy Veterans Day

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Those of us at Linkenheimer want to say thank you and wish all those that serve a Happy Veterans Day. Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. Our debt to the heroic men and valiant woman in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. This is the day when we remember again the greatness of their unselfish hearts. They shared their lives to our country. We will never forget their sacrifices. Thank you from the Linkenheimer team.
Salute to the Veterans!

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.”
~ Ronald Reagan

By |November 11th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

Linkenheimer Participates in Play for Progress Program Benefiting Refuge Children in the UK

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This year, the partners at Linkenheimer, along with other Alliott Group members from across the globe, will be working together to support the UK based charity Play for Progress, which works to make a difference in the lives of refugee children both at home in the UK and abroad.

Hundreds of unaccompanied child refugees have arrived in the UK against all odds, and are in the long and arduous process of trying to gain asylum status. During this time, many of these young people are placed in foster care and some face delays enrolling in education.

Play for Progress offers these children ways to connect with the diverse and often overwhelming city that is London, and to explore and develop their own creative potential. […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

LINKENHEIMER JOINS PROFESSIONAL FIRM LEADERS IN LONDON FOR ALLIOTT GROUP 2016 WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE

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LINKENHEIMER JOINS PROFESSIONAL FIRM LEADERS IN LONDON FOR ALLIOTT GROUP 2016 WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE

Santa Rosa, CA, 17 October 2016 – Linkenheimer LLP is this week (18-22 October) attending an international conference in London focused on subjects critical to winning, servicing and retaining clients with multi-market business interests. Alliott Group’s Worldwide Conference will be attended by 150 leading professional advisers from 76 independent, owner managed firms located in 36 countries.

Hosted by Alliott Group, an award-winning international alliance of independent, mid-market accounting and law firms, the conference provides attendees from local firms all over the world with access to knowledge and professional contacts that enable them to service more efficiently commercial and private clients who need assistance in multiple geographic markets.

During the four day conference, speakers will include representatives from the Bank of England, the Department for International Trade, the Confederation of British Industry, Meridian West and Farnham Castle Intercultural Training.

The program will equip attendees from Linkeheimer, as well as the managing and senior partners from other Alliott Group member firms, with not only the required technical and professional skills to serve clients across borders, but to also the development of a ‘global mindset’ that […]

By |October 19th, 2016|alliott, Community|0 Comments

Congratulations to Our Friends for Their Latino Leadership Awards

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Community involvement is one of the reasons Sonoma County is so special. With over 1,300 registered non-profit agencies that generated over $1.2 billion dollars and employs 16,000 people, it’s easy to see why we live in one of the most charitable counties in the United States. And people like Willie and Carlos Tamayo, David Ortega, Octavio Diaz and Marco Lepe are models of that community first, give back attitude. We are proud to see our friends and clients recognized and honored by the North Bay Business Journal with their 2016 Latino Business Leadership Award.

You can view the complete list here.

By |October 18th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

Managing Partner John Jones on Cover of CalCPA Magazine

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Congratulations to managing partner John Jones, winner of the CalCPA Public Service Award and featured on the cover of the August 2016 CalCPA magazine. The award recognized him for his public service both locally and globally, where over the course of the past 9 years, he has lead teams into rural Nicaragua and distributed over 20,000 pairs of eye glasses to the people there, who otherwise would never receive the gift of vision.

Read the entire article by clicking here

By |August 9th, 2016|award, Community, John Jones|0 Comments