Author Archives: Geoffrey

About Geoffrey

Geoff is the partner who leads Sterck Kulik O'Neill's administration and applied technology practices. He also works on tax, business development, and general accounting issues. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College. Geoff's scientific methodology training aids him in helping clients use technology to meet their accounting and business development needs. He joined the firm in 1986.

Why We Won’t Open Your Attachment or Click on Your Link

Dear Geoffrey, I am attaching a PDF with my W2 information for my tax return. Dear Sterck Kulik O’Neill, Can you tell me how much it would cost for you to do my tax return. I am sending a PDF … Continue reading

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Don’t Fail to File… Even if it’s Only an Extension

Our team is working seven days a week to prepare taxes and to respond to other accounting emergencies of our existing clients. The partners want to make sure that the team is busy, but not crazed, and are now scheduling meetings … Continue reading

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2017 Opens a New Portal

Portal lets clients securely exchange sensitive information with accountants online. The portal service is free to clients of Sterck Kulik O’Neill. Continue reading

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How Trump’s Election Changes Your Tax Planning

Donald Trump has promised to drastically lower taxes next year, and with Republicans controlling Congress, he’s likely able to get some or all of the tax changes he wants passed. Most of the proposals call for individuals and businesses to pay less, … Continue reading

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Upgrading Our Technology to Serve You Better

Sterck Kulik O’Neill is moving to a cloud-based server this week to provide more better and more secure service to our clients. Continue reading

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They’re Not from the Government, and They’re Not Here to Help

Sometimes people don’t file their taxes and ignore the tax collector’s notices. To get your attention, the government will create a wildly high estimated tax bill and put a lien on your property. When we are contacted by clients who … Continue reading

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California LLC Payments

California has a confusing number of LLC payment vouchers… Here is a quick guide that we’re passing around the office. Continue reading

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Tell Me What I Did Wrong on TurboTax!

I filed my taxes at the end of January but later received another W2. I have received my federal refund already and state is scheduled for this week according to the website. In any case, I went into TurboTax to amend … Continue reading

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Don’t Be [a] Delinquent

Here are 3 things to do to avoid being delinquent on your taxes… even if you haven’t filed your 2014 tax return and haven’t yet given your information to a CPA. Continue reading

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How to Let the Government Help You Help the Philippines

Give to an IRS-recognized, US charitable organization to help Philippines typhoon victims and deduct your gift from your income tax. Let the government let you give more. Continue reading

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