For over 45 years, William L Wong CPA & Associates, Inc. has been helping individuals and businesses in Hawaii with their Tax Accounting, Wealth Management, and Bookkeeping needs.

Over those 4+ decades, we’ve developed a very well-rounded team of expert Accountants, CPA’s, Bookkeepers, and Financial Advisors, each with their own field of expertise.

So whether you’re looking for expert bookkeeping services, tax accounting, wealth building, estate planning, or anything in between – we have an expert ready to help you!

Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel can not be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services.

With the number of computerized accounting software packages available for small businesses and individuals growing every day, selecting one that is right for you has become increasingly difficult. As accounting professionals, we are exposed to most programs through trade journals and actual use. Our experienced staff can help you choose and implement the system that best fits your needs.

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.

Choosing the form of entity of your business (i.e. corporation, “S” corporation, sole proprietor, general partnership, limited liability company) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company.

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company’s day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company’s financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.

We have two Certifying Acceptance Agents (CAA) on staff with formal agreements with the IRS to assist non-resident aliens and other foreign taxpayers to apply for individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITIN) used for Federal tax reporting. The IRS will no longer accept notarial copies of passports, so hiring a CAA will avoid sending original passports to the IRS or visiting a U.S. Consulate in person.

We will review your supporting documents and issue a Certificate of Accuracy, verifying your identity and foreign status for the IRS. If you are a foreign taxpayer that invests in property in the U.S. or have income sources from the U.S., you may be required to obtain a ITIN.

Whether you are contemplating the addition of new computer hardware or overhauling your network, our experienced staff can assist you with many of the difficult decisions that must be made when designing your business’ computer systems.

Debt management and the evaluation of financing options are issues that an experienced professional deals with every day. Let us use our experience to assist you in securing financing for your personal or business needs or consolidating your current debt to a more manageable level.

The accounting and tax issues involved with employer-provided benefit plans ca be overwhelming. We can assist with the development, implementation and administration of your employee benefit plan.

Effective estate and gift planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Pending or existing litigation can result in the need for a qualified professional to present his/her opinion to support or oppose evidence submitted to the court. Our level of competence allows us the opportunity to function as expert witnesses in such cases.

Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company’s financial goals.

A properly structured financial plan enables you to face any financial challenge that may present itself at each stage of your life. Through the financial planning process, our Personal Financial Specialists (PFS) can help you assess your financial needs and develop strategies that will enable you to achieve your goals and strengthen your financial security.

We can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any other form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.

Our staff can assist and provide tax compliance services with regard to preparation of U.S. income tax returns for nonresidents, Form 1040NR, provide consulting services for foreign owners of U.S. real property with respect to entity ownership, preparation of general excise and transient accommodations taxes, application for Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN), reporting of Foreign Investor Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) withholding exemptions and much more services.

We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with dispute resolutions, as well as fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal accounting practices.

General excise taxes in Hawaii are complicated by various deductions, exemptions, and tax bases. Our staff can assist you in calculating these taxes that make up a significant part of doing business in Hawaii.

Digitally-influenced sales are forecast to total more than $2.4 trillion and account for more than 58% of total retail sales by 2022. We can help you determine if your company would benefit from setting up a “virtual storefront” on the Internet and assist in implementing adequate systems and controls.

As you develop your investment strategy, we will act as your sounding board and a consultant. With two personal financial planners (PFS), we can help you build an investment portfolio that takes into consideration the impact of taxes and produces a favorable after-tax return.

During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.

Litigation support involves the quantification of economic damages pursuant to existing or pending litigation using accounting and auditing techniques. We have experienced competent staff who can compile information efficiently to assist in the calculation and documentation of any potential economic loss or damages.

Even the most qualified managers can benefit from competent, objective feedback. We can help your company’s management team develop long-term objectives and specific strategies to facilitate your business’ future growth and success.

Finding the right business partner for your company can be a difficult task. We can assist you in the merger or acquisition process by assessing such critical elements as tax considerations; product/service compatibility; competitive tactics and position; financial impact; and cash flow considerations.

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. Our firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Qualified retirement plans (e.g. defined-contribution or defined benefit plans, 401k Profit Sharing Plans, SEPs) can provide significant tax advantages for closely held businesses and self-employed individuals. Our qualified staff can assist you in evaluating the type of pension plan that will best serve the retirement needs of you and your employees.

One of our specialties is client representation in the negotiation of real estate transactions and leases. Our experienced business valuation analyst also provides tax and financial consulting services in the area of commercial and residential real estate development, landlord and tenant administration, investment evaluation and return calculations, and syndications.

Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company’s profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on two levels of assurance.

Many of our clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different vicinities. We can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

Tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, our experienced staff can develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation.

Accumulating wealth is probably the single most important financial objective in the planning of individuals and businesses. Our experienced staff can suggest and explain different investment vehicles and tax and economic implications to maximize your wealth.

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