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    The New Normal: State Tax Benefits Reduce Federal Deductions

    August 5, 2019

    The IRS has finalized regulations that limit federal charitable contribution deductions if a state tax credit is received in return. If the regulations stand, taxpayers will no longer be able to circumvent the $10,000 federal limit on state and local... Read More

    Georgia Hurricane Timber Tax Credits: Limited Opportunity

    March 26, 2019

    The State of Georgia has been out front in helping businesses affected by  Hurricane Michael, which hit the state in October 2018 and damaged an estimated 2 million acres of timberland. To help property owners and aid in reforestation, the... Read More

    trust taxation

    Georgia Tells Taxpayers How to Coordinate Federal Tax Changes with Georgia Law

    January 29, 2019

    The Georgia Department of Revenue has released updates to state law to adapt to the new federal tax era. The new rules cover numerous subjects, including the 80% limitation on net operating losses (NOLs), consolidated returns, withholding on nonresident aliens,... Read More

    business expense deductions

    SALT Credits Won’t Block Federal Business Expense Deductions, IRS Says

    January 29, 2019

    In August 2018, the IRS released proposed regulations that limit federal charitable contribution deductions if a state tax credit is received in return. The rules are designed to prevent taxpayers from circumventing the $10,000 limit and on state and local... Read More

    trust taxation

    Navigating the extended Georgia Education Tax Credit

    November 2, 2018

    Georgia has been very successful at designing tax credit and incentive programs that give taxpayers an opportunity to save money, do good, and support programs that they believe in. The Georgia “Qualified Education Donation Tax Credit” is one of those... Read More

    The World Post-Wayfair: State Tax Nexus Thresholds

    October 11, 2018

    Navigating the maze of state sales taxes got more complex this year for remote sellers. The June SCOTUS decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case opened the door for states to expand their tax base. Many states have updated... Read More

    Sales Tax Planning: What You Need to Know about the Wayfair Supreme Court Decision

    August 14, 2018

    For internet retailers, the June 21 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair has significant implications, including the added burden of sales tax compliance. As a result of this ruling, many internet shoppers will notice their favorite retailers... Read More

    R&D Tax Credits: Georgia Makes a Good Deal Even Better

    August 7, 2018

    In order to encourage companies to invest in R&D, and to reward them for doing so, Federal and Georgia tax rules provide what can be very significant tax credits (dollar for dollar reduction in tax liability). On February 7, 2018,... Read More

    State Collection of Online Sales Taxes Cleared by Supreme Court

    August 3, 2018

    For the past 26 years, sellers of goods across state lines have been protected from state sales tax laws by the 1992 Supreme Court decision in Quill v. North Dakota, which held that out-of-state sellers cannot be required to collect... Read More

    Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Expanded as Feds Act to Curb State Donations

    June 27, 2018

    The State of Georgia has raised the tax credit for donations to rural hospitals from 90% to 100%. At the same time, the IRS has taken steps to limit the use of donations to special state funds to offset federal... Read More

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