Friday, April 20, 2018

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Hawaii GOP Update

Aloha,

 

Republican Party in Hawaii – alive, well and making a difference. Top GOP leaders, Andria Tupola and Gene Ward provide an update on the current legislative session in Hawaii and nationally.  And they had a few warnings of potential laws being considered.

 

Here is the link - https://youtu.be/godo7vW6X0Y?t=25

 

We also talked about taxes, service dogs, Hawaiian Language, ethics and how laws are made (its not pretty). 

 

Aloha,

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

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& Small Business Advocate

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Quarterly Commentary - Surviving Tax Season and Advocacy Work

Aloha –

 

This week's broadcast: Quarterly Commentary - Surviving Tax Season and Advocacy Work.

 

 

Also – Here is my recent article in Hawaii Business Magazine.

Business Owners Should Ask: Who is My Backup?

Hawaii Business Magazine

Reg Baker has been a CPA and nationally recognized small-business consultant for over 30 years. He serves on the SBA's National Board of Directors for Regulatory Fairness and Chairs Region IX. He also chairs the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii's Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee and is ...

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Business Owners Should Ask: Who is My Backup?

Everything is running great: Cash is coming in, bills are being paid and life is good. But then something happens and you can't work for a few weeks or more. What happens to your business if you're not there? If that's scary, you need to address it and the sooner the better...read more

 

Aloha,

 

RB

 

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

& Small Business Advocate

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker and Rusty Komori

Aloha!


Rusty Komori holds the nations longest running string of state championships (22) in history. Now a successful author and motivational speaker, he shares a few of his secrets for winning at business and life on this weeks Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker. 


Here is this weeks link to the Show - https://youtu.be/BV8ZxP1LJx4?t=29 


Rusty also has a best selling book that has sold out three times on Amazon.  Only about 100 pages but one of the best books on leadership in years.  Check it out!  https://binged.it/2uX8qRC 


Until next week!


RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

& Small Business Advocate

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Business in Hawaii With Reg Baker - Outback Steakhouse Owner

Aloha!

 

This weeks Show was really special.  Tyler Roukema who owns the Outback Steakhouse in Hawaii Kai (the east side of Oahu and in my neighborhood) was my guest.  Tyler is a very successful business owner and restaurateur.  He is the perfect example of what someone can do with a vision, discipline and lots of energy. 

 

Please check out the show at this link:   https://youtu.be/Q_U7R7qaVng?t=26

 

Aloha until next week!

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

& Small Business Advocate

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Preserving Hawaii

Aloha!!

 

This week's Business in Hawaii is about preserving Hawaii's historical buildings and communities.  ABC Stores is doing a great job of preserving Hawaii and her history. Hear Paul Kosasa, CEO of ABC Stores, explain how with Minatoishi Architects he is accomplishing so much. 

 

The link - https://youtu.be/yvNrVMQDlio?t=24

 

Tax season is counting down.  Only a few more weeks and pau.  This year was much more complicated due to the tax passage of tax reform in December.  This resulted in lots of confusion and challenges.  Most of the returns I prepared for 2017 showed a nice tax savings for 2018 when considering the reduced tax rates combined with the increased tax brackets and doubling of the standard deduction.  With this in mind please check out the blog post below.

 

For those that get paychecks, please note the following blog article I recently posted to put a few extra dollars in your pocket:

 

 

IRS Encourages a Paycheck Checkup

 

As we approach the end of a very complex and challenging tax season for both tax preparers and tax payers, the IRS is reminding all employees to do a "Paycheck Checkup". 

 

The tax reform act that was passed in late December 2017 has significant implications for tax payers who receive a paycheck and have taxes withheld.  Tax rates are lower for most and tax brackets are wider, which means less taxes need to be withheld.  Combined with the doubling of the standard deduction, that 70% of taxpayers use, results in a real opportunity to significantly increase your "take home" pay.

 

First step is to get the updated and revised W-4 and complete as accurately as possible, especially the worksheet on page 3.  Use this IRS link Form W-4.  Give the competed W-4 to your employer and ask them to update their payroll records they have on you.  Assuming your employer has the most recent payroll withholding tables issued by the IRS last month, you should see an immediate increase in your net paycheck (take home pay) in your next pay check. 

 

Please see the full IRS newsletter using this link - IRS Paycheck Checkup  

 

The sooner you do your paycheck checkup the faster you will see that increase in take home pay!

 

Aloha,

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

& Small Business Advocate

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker

Aloha!!

 

Hope all is well this very taxing time of the year……  Sorry, couldn't help myself with a little tax humor. 

 

Young CPA's are changing the industry and this weeks Business in Hawaii show demonstrates why.  Here is the link - https://youtu.be/UO-LM7UMjSU?t=29

 

Hawaii Business Magazine had an article about the positive aspects of increasing prices.  Here is the link - Hawaii Business Magazine article by Reg Baker

 

Finally, an article on Tax Reform in Hawaii Business Magazine - https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/events/recap on tax reform

 

Three more weeks and tax season is over, at least for me.  This year was particularly challenging because of al the confusion over tax reform and what the impact will be.  From my recent experience this tax season, almost everyone will benefit except those making over $300,000 a year.  They will pay more. 

 

All the best till next week!

 

RB 

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

& Small Business Advocate

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Preparing Students for Success.

Aloha and Welcome to this week's Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker.

 

Be prepared to be impressed!! This week on Business in Hawaii, I interviewed Shayne Greenland, Academy Principle at Campbell High School and two of his top students.  I was very impressed, and I know you will be too.  We talked about how James Campbell High School is preparing their students for success.  Whether it is going on the college, a trade school and a job, these Campbell High School students will be prepared. 

 

Congrats to all at James Campbell and especially the very impressive students.  Here is this weeks Business in Hawaii link:

 

 

And in the spirit of tax season, please check out this 4 minute training video on how the US tax system works using beer as the learning prop.  A very simple but effective lesson on taxes and economics.  Here is the link –

 

 

With much Aloha form Hawaii,

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

& Small Business Advocate

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

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