Monthly Archives: October 2019

Why Are People Choosing Cremation?

As recently as 50 years ago, the majority of Americans chose burial over cremation. But today, cremation is more widely accepted, with only about half opting for burial over cremation. There are a variety of reasons for this cultural shift, and it’s not all about cost.

Top 5 reasons people are choosing cremation

Lower cost. Cremation is considerably a lower-cost service than a traditional burial. In particular, cremation tends to be more popular in areas where gravesites are more expensive, such as mountains and coastal areas.

Flexibility for services. In a traditional burial, the memorial service or funeral should occur shortly after death. Even though bodies are embalmed, services are usually planned about 4 to 10 days after death to provide out-of-town family members time to make travel arrangements. But with cremation, there is no need to rush a service. Often the family will have a private viewing of the deceased before cremation. Then a larger funeral or memorial service can be planned at a later time, giving family members the time to grieve without having to plan a large service immediately.

Environmentally friendly. Embalming involves the use of chemicals, which can leak into the groundwater. Materials are needed for coffins, and cemeteries use up a lot of land. Choosing cremation leaves a smaller carbon footprint after death.

Religion. Although some religions still forbid it, many religions today accept cremation.

Families are spread out. Holding a memorial service and having a burial at the local church used to be a common occurrence. But families can be spread out all across the country. Choosing cremation can give family members more time to get together to honor their loved one. They are not tied down to a particular location.

The importance of planning.

If you have specific wishes regarding burial or cremation, be sure to let your family know what you want. It’s not always a topic that is discussed among families. But if you have made your wishes known, your loved ones won’t have to try to guess what you would have wanted. It’s better to have talked about your wishes, then to have family members worried they may be making the wrong choices after you are gone.

Regardless of whether you choose cremation or burial, you can have a special ceremony to honor your loved one. Getting everyone together to share their memories can be comforting and the first step in dealing with your grief. Cremation does not mean that you cannot have a beautiful ceremony for your loved one.… Read the rest

Tax Specialists in San Diego

As a San Diego business owner, there are many questions you might have if you have been contacted by the IRS. Or, if you are subject to an audit for tax filing discrepancies, you are not sure where to begin, as you don’t have all the records you need to show your earnings/expenses that you have been claiming over the course of the year. If you have questions, or are not sure what to do if you are being audited, the team at can help you with those, and other tax questions that you have. 

Protect Your Business

The tax experts at, have years of experience with dealing with the IRS, as well as state and federal tax agencies. They know what the IRS does, how they try to frighten businesses, and how they try to get companies to make payments in full, when there are other alternatives. What most business owners don’t know is that they have options. So, more often than not they will do what the IRS says. 

Avoid falling into this trap and hire a team of specialized tax experts to help you in San Diego. With the help of an attorney you will

  • Have your business and assets protected if the IRS is claiming they will come after your property
  • Help you with setting up a payment plan
  • Going over your tax returns, expenditures, income, and other financial statements
  • Help you in the event of an audit or if you are being audited due to previously discrepancies in your tax filing

From negotiating a lower tax rate on your behalf, to working with the IRS to eliminate certain penalties they are trying to charge you all together, the right team will help you with your tax issues, and will work on your side to beat the claims the IRS or other tax agencies are making. 

No matter how bad things might seem when you are contacted by the IRS, or if you are under an audit as a business, there are tools and resources available to help you during these troubling times. If you are not sure where to start, or if you simply have questions about your San Diego business, how you can protect it, and how to avoid the hefty tax fines that are being levied on your business, you can rely on the team at to help with these, and other questions or concerns your company has. … Read the rest