Vanessa Kruze, CPA, is founder and CEO of Kruze Consulting. Her firm, founded in 2012 and based in San Francisco, works with more than 800 startups and assists with accounting, taxes, finance and human resources. Vanessa is one of the top startup accounting and finance writers on Quora, and is also contributes to Accounting Today and other accounting and finance publications.
Prior to founding Kruze Consulting, Kruze worked at Deloitte Tax and as the controller of a $20 million/120+FTE startup.
Wed, 29 March 2023
11 Reasons Why a Company May Receive a Payroll Tax Notice
Payroll tax notices from states or the IRS can be confusing and scary for a startup. Often founders don’t know rules around payroll taxes and can pay an employee incorrectly.
Thu, 19 January 2023
A Guide to Tax Returns for Seed Stage Startups
The ultimate tax season guide for startups, by the leading tax CPA to startups. Kruze has filed thousands of tax returns; we answer the top tax questions.
Sun, 8 January 2023
Startup Offsites Best Practices
With the rise of remote work and fully / partially remote startups, offsites are becoming an important way for companies to collaborate and build culture.
Thu, 15 September 2022
Kruze Consulting named one of the best accounting firms to work for in 2022.
Sun, 24 July 2022
What is a POA notification?
POA (power of attorney) notifications are sent out from taxing authorities, like states or the federal government, when they receive POA authorizations.
Mon, 30 May 2022
How do a startup’s taxes change if it changes the state of incorporation?
Scott Orn explains how a startup’s taxes change if it changes the state of incorporation and why VC firms want their startups to be incorporated in Delaware.
Thu, 20 January 2022
10 Things to Get Ready for before Tax Season
Vanessa Kruze, CPA, has compiled a list of ten things to get ready before tax season, to help make taxes a little bit easier for founders.
My business’ California Registration was rejected because there is already the same business name in use, what should I do?
Startup Law: What can you do if a contractor (who you have already paid) is avoiding your requests to sign a W9?
What KPIs do major venture capital firms track in quarterly information requests from portfolio companies?