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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

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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

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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

Georgia Sales Tax Compliance: What Internet Sellers Need To Know

December 3, 2018

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision clearing the way for states to force collection of sales taxes from online sellers who have no physical presence in the taxing state. Even before the South Dakota v.... Read More

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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

New Charitable Deduction Rules Could Impact Popular State Tax Credits

October 3, 2018

Since Congress passed the $10,000 limit and on state and local tax (SALT) deductions in late 2017, high-tax states have scrambled to create state programs that would allow taxpayers to circumvent this limit. These “SALT workarounds”, put in place by... 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

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