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Tax Outlook in New Trump Administration

November 18, 2016

Comprehensive tax reform is high on the agenda for the new Trump Administration. It is listed on President-elect Trump’s 100-day plan, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) promised just weeks ago that he would force major tax cuts through Congress... Read More

Private tax debt collection: Let’s hope it’s better than last time

October 31, 2016

“Taxpayer Rights Protected” screams the headline of the IRS’s recent announcement that it is going to begin private debt collection in Spring 2017. If this latest attempt at privatizing tax collections is anything like the last time, taxpayers should be... Read More

Bill to Defer Stock Options Tax Attracts Bipartisan Support

September 14, 2016

Stock options are a very popular part of executive compensation packages but some tax rules make it difficult for employees of start-up and private companies to exercise their options and take control of their ownership stake. To broaden access to... Read More

Are your wellness program incentives taxable to your employees?

August 5, 2016

Yoga classes, weight loss programs, biking to work, and free health screenings are becoming a ubiquitous part of the modern workplace. A recent survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) estimates that 80% of employers... Read More

Has the Technology Revolution Left Depreciation Behind?

May 23, 2016

The existing depreciation system was developed over 30 years ago, when desktop computers had a capacity of 512k, and there were no cell phones, tablets, or Chromebooks™. Class lives and recovery periods for business assets are now outdated and have... Read More

Georgia Clears Bill to Waive Sales Taxes on Tickets to Major Sporting Events

May 3, 2016

One of the last moves by the 2016 Georgia Legislature was passage of a bill to remove the sales tax on tickets to the Super Bowl or any other major sporting event hosted by the State. The exemption would apply... Read More

No Double-Dipping on Georgia Jobs Credit

May 3, 2016

A Georgia corporation had an enviable problem several years ago when it had to decide between two great jobs tax credits. It chose one, but then reconsidered and later wanted to choose the other, using the same jobs. The rules... Read More

IRS Heavy Hand Blamed for Increase in Expatriations

July 2, 2015

“U.S. legislation is resulting in denial of financial services to Americans residing overseas.” This banner headline appears on the website of a U.S. expatriate group, the American Citizens Abroad, and underscores the new numbers from Treasury showing a record number... Read More

Would an ESOP Work for Your Company

May 25, 2015

Like hemlines and hairdos, employee stock ownership plans (or ESOPs) have had their ups and downs in terms of popularity. For owners of manufacturing and distribution companies seeking an exit strategy, it’s worthwhile to consider whether an ESOP might work... Read More

Tax ID Theft

January 5, 2015

It’s the biggest and most prevalent tax scam happening right now – and the peak season is just around the corner. We’re talking about tax identity theft and refund fraud. This scam has become a big problem due primarily to... Read More

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