Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST Clears Up Confusion Around The Stimulus Checks

Well, over the weekend, the President signed the big new stimulus bill, and we have been poring over the details ever since. Bear with us … it is MASSIVE. But it’s also full of great benefits for San Diego families and business owners (even those with a “side hustle”), so we’ve already been working on helping our clients with all … Read More

Darryl HaleDarryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST Clears Up Confusion Around The Stimulus Checks

COVID-19 Updates For San Diego Taxpayers

I hope you’re hanging in there. We’re LOCKED in, helping our San Diego clients, and I have a bunch of things to share with you today, based on recent activity. I will say that, between helping clients, and the astonishing rapidity of change, I’m not always able to put up new posts immediately, at the moment of update. But you’ll … Read More

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Top Hat Tax & Financial Services COVID-19 Policy

This is a busy, fearful and unprecedented time of the year for all of us. We are in your corner, even still. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our office has limited seeing clients face to face to only a few a day.. We will continue to accept client documents and prepare returns. We continue to accept new clients. We will … Read More

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Tax Deadline Rumors And Planning For Corona Virus byDarryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST

Hello, my friend. The world has shifted under our feet. With the barrage of media, medical, and economic news flying at us, I want to stay in my lane today. You don’t need more medical advice, you don’t need tips on working from home (at least today — I might share those later), or even my particular thoughts on the … Read More

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A Note on the Coronavirus for San Diego Families

As COVID-19 snakes its way through the world, what’s becoming clear to me is that … well, not much is clear. From death rates (relying upon shaky data from totalitarian regimes), to spread rates, to proper precautions — you can find an article from a seemingly-authoritative source that will tell you one thing, and then click over to another (equally … Read More

Darryl HaleA Note on the Coronavirus for San Diego Families

Career Planning Advice From A San Diego Business Owner

Like me, you’ve probably heard: “Do what you love, and the money will follow!” Hogwash. Personally, I love lying on the beach, but unless I start looking like a supermodel, there’s not much chance of me getting paid for it. What we do get paid for is working like expert professionals. Which, as it were, is what we happen to … Read More

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Do Not Procrastinate Tax Filling In 2020 by Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST

Have you met with us yet? The Super Bowl and the Oscars are over. The IRS has been accepting electronically filed returns for a couple weeks now. Which means, well … it’s about to get real. We are getting busy around here at Team Top Hat Tax & Financial Services. Which is why I have mentioned a few times the … Read More

Darryl HaleDo Not Procrastinate Tax Filling In 2020 by Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST

A Guardian Plan For The Unexpected by Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST

This is the week the real work begins. The IRS started electronically accepting returns on Monday (the 27th), and our offices have already been hopping. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a GREAT idea, this year of all years, to get a jump on your taxes. I won’t rehash all the reasons, because some San Diego people are still waiting on … Read More

Darryl HaleA Guardian Plan For The Unexpected by Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST

How To Plan For Retirement by Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST

  The IRS is set to begin receiving tax returns on the 27th. That means, it’s about to get VERY busy around here. Which is exactly how we like it. We’ve been preparing since the summer for this year’s tax return process, integrating all of the nuggets we’ve been unearthing within the “new” (as of last year) tax code that … Read More

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2019 Tax Planning and Almost Completely True Facts About Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST

Yes, here I am again — and yes, I know the W-2’s haven’t arrived, and you might not have begun to really think about little ol’ Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST and your taxes yet. But today I want to offer you some reasons why … well, you should. In fact, there are LOTS of good reasons. For instance: … Read More

Darryl Hale2019 Tax Planning and Almost Completely True Facts About Darryl A. Hale, EA, MBA, MST