December 22, 2015
This holiday season, taxpayers are receiving a “gift” from Washington, D.C. It’s the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 or, simply, the PATH Act.
October 5, 2015
Please be advised that as part of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 signed into law earlier this year, penalties for failure to file correct information returns have been increased.
October 5, 2015
Compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can be very confusing for business owners due to the complexity of the legislation. One of the most difficult aspects is knowing what reporting requirements, if any,
August 21, 2015
State scholarship tax credit programs, such as the Georgia GOAL Scholarship, have been around since 2008 and allow taxpayers to make contributions to Student Scholarship Organizations (SSOs) and get a credit against their income taxes for the full amount donated.
July 30, 2015
For plan years beginning after 2013, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) instituted so-called market reform provisions that placed many new restrictions on group health plans.
May 20, 2015
Ryan Doss explains Tangible Property Regulations set forth by the IRS. These regulations affect virtually every business that acquires, produces, or improves tangible property and will likely change the way these items are accounted for on your tax return and books.
April 20, 2015
Beth Grimes our Government Audit Partner featured in the April Georgia Government Finance Officers Association newsletter
April 2, 2015
With tax-filing season well underway, some people may be feeling confused or overwhelmed. Rusty Hopkins of BatesCarter weighs in on the things people do wrong when filing taxes and the things they should do to get a better refund.
July 23, 2014
The law codifies sweeping reforms in the way that pension plans are dealt with by companies and also provides for aggressive reform of the IRS tax code.
July 23, 2014
Planning for College - Using a Roth IRA to pay for college
July 21, 2014
There are many tax saving strategies you can follow that will help you manage your money wisely, despite tax rate increases and lost deductions many taxpayers encounter in 2013.
February 24, 2014
BatesCarter encourages high school students to participate in 2014 UGA summer program for business and entrepreneurship.
December 12, 2013
Even though the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 made the 0%, 15% and 20% rates for capital gains and qualified dividends permanent, taxpayers should expect the rates to increase in the next few years.
September 12, 2013
PPACA requires most individuals (including children and other dependents) to carry health insurance, beginning January 1, 2014.
January 22, 2013
The recently enacted 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act is a sweeping tax package that includes...
November 8, 2012
In his first term of office President Obama passed a Medicare tax increase so in 2013 the Medicare tax rate for Married couples whose earned income exceeds $250,000 will increase by .9% ($200,000 for singles).
October 31, 2012
In the past few years many of our clients have taken advantage of the Georgia conservation land tax credit. Effective November 1, 2012, ...
October 30, 2012
BatesCarter recently completed an Offer-in-compromise in which the taxpayer settled a $200,000 tax bill for less than 1% of the amount owed...
October 29, 2012
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page.
September 25, 2012
August 16, 2012
Georgia Income Tax Credits
August 8, 2012
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Business Link August 7, 2012
July 10, 2012
Summary of SAS – Group Audits
February 23, 2012
Before I discuss some of the more interesting items in the proposed 2013 federal budget...
January 24, 2012
Tax Benefits for Parents
August 30, 2011
IRS Tax Tip 2012-73, April 16, 2012
August 15, 2011
BatesCarter, Business Advisors and CPAs, won two AAM-Marketing Achievement Awards (AAM-MAAs) at the Association for Accounting Marketing Annual Summit.
July 7, 2011
See how BatesCarter is playing a supporting role with The Georgia Mountain Food Bank
July 1, 2011
Any state or local government that spends more than $100 million in any year, not including salaries and benefits, is required to withhold 3%....
June 24, 2011
“Confessions of an Employee Benefit Plan Auditor” Click here to view.
March 21, 2011
I’m not referring to convincing your banker or credit card company to increase your credit limit. This article is, I hope, even better than that. It is about cutting your taxes, getting back more OF what you paid in, and in some cases getting back more THAN you paid in.
December 21, 2010
By Rusty Hopkins
November 16, 2010
by Duane Schlereth
November 12, 2010
If you received an assessment notice from the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) don't panic. Learn more about what this notice assessment notice really means.
November 10, 2010
What is a derivative?
A derivative is an arrangement to receive or make payments based on prices related to a transaction without actually entering into that transaction. Examples are interest rate swaps and futures contracts.
October 27, 2010
5 Tips for Improving Your Cash Flow
October 27, 2010
Accounting for Startups