• 13
  • Years old and too young
    to drive on her first date
    with her future husband
  • 13
  • Thousand miles of
    driving in her minivan
    on family vacations
  • 13
  • Administrative professionals
    driven to help during busy
    season and beyond

— Jane Johnson, Firm Administrator,
Grimbleby Coleman employee since 2004.

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  • 8%
  • more daily
    deliveries
    this year
  • 99%
  • of shipments
    delivered
    next-day
  • 100%
  • delighted with the
    business advice our
    CPA firm delivers

— Scott Blevins, Mountain Valley Express,
Grimbleby Coleman client since 1983.

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  • 1.9
  • Million shiny happy cars a year
  • 100
  • Employees in this
    "pop and son" business
  • 1
  • Times a month Clive Grimbleby
    calls just to say, "How's business?"

— Evan Porges, Prime Shine Inc.,
Grimbleby Coleman client since 1998.

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Featured Article

Top 3 Tax Planning Tips for Construction Companies
We're smack in the middle of another busy tax season, but you might already be wondering how you can do a better job of tax planning for your construction company next year. Ian Grimbleby - Principal, CPA, and Construction Team Leader - offers his top tips.       Ian Grimbleby, Principal, CPA and Construction Team Lead       VEHICLES It's the most common question Grimbleby hears: "Should I buy or lease a new truck for the business?" Grimbleby recommends carefully tracking the miles, gas, and maintenance per vehicle. Knowing those numbers will make it easier to choose between keeping your old trucks vs. purchasing new ones. Sometimes repair expenses are more expensive than a new purchase, Grimbleby says. Curious about the second most common question Grimbleby receives? It is a follow-up question about vehicles! "So, if I decide to buy a vehicle, how much can I 'write-off' this year?" Vehicles have very specific tax depreciation treatments, which can be complicated to interpret and worth giving us a call to review. RETIREMENT PLANNING Saving for retirement is important to most people, and is a common discussion point with our clients. Retirement plans, such as a 401(k) plan, are a great way to reduce income tax now and save for the future; however, knowing what plan type and options to pick for your business can be complicated. In the construction industry, it gets even more complicated if you have government contracts with prevailing wages. We would be pleased to discuss your options.    SOFTWARE If you're using a white board or an Excel spreadsheet, you're in grave danger. Those antiquated methods are not a recipe for success in this day and age. The first step to automating the books is to use a tool such as QuickBooks or industry specific accounting software. "Every company is unique, however, as a general rule, once a construction company reaches the $10 million annual revenue mark, it is time to invest in specialized construction software tools," Grimbleby says. "The software will provide project management, profitability per project, benchmarking, reporting and tax preparation assistance."  Grimbleby also notes that "$10m in revenue is also the point when you can no longer be taxed based on 'cash' books." Several highly regarded construction software tools to look into are Dexter + Chaney, Jonas, Foundation Software, Sage and Viewpoint.  Please contact Ian Grimbleby and the Construction Team to learn more tips and recommendations for implementing savvy tax preparation tips into your business practices. 

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Growing Tulips with Women in Agriculture!
       

On March 26th, Linda Bossard, EA and USTCP and Lisa Mazza, Partner and CPA, attended the Women in Agriculture for Mentoring and Empowerment mixer at Dutch Hollow Farms in Modesto. The ladies were hosted by Farmer John, who presented information about growing tulips. We enjoy supporting our ag clients by participating in California women's agriculture events here in Stanislaus County. 

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Although you'd expect to see an accounting technician tucked away in a cubicle crunching numbers, that's not the case with Amanda. More often than not, she's offsite at the offices of her clients, helping them find easier, more efficient ways to keep track of the cash flow and giving them a better understanding of what the numbers represent. She joined Grimbleby Coleman in 2014 after serving as office manager and accounts receivable/payable with other organizations, bringing with her expertise in payroll, 1099s, QuickBooks, bookkeeping, financial statements, and more. 

When not helping clients, Amanda enjoys spending time with her son. He's a huge motocross fan, and they both enjoy watching his favorite rider, Ryan Villopoto, race on weekends during the summer. They also love going to Monterey and Pacific Grove to visit family. 

A little fun fact about Amanda, she studied ballet for nine years starting at the age of five (talk about dedication!). Although she no longer dances, Amanda is still a huge appreciator of the art, so don't be surprised if you bump into her at a Central West Ballet or San Francisco show during the Fall and Winter months. 

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