Exceeding Expectations. Always. — Business Advisors and CPAs


January 25, 2023
June 30, 2021
The Educational Foundation offers a number of scholarships to some of the brightest individuals in the State of Georgia. The Bates Carter Endowment Fund awarded the 2021 scholarship to Matthew Chester of Georgia College & State University for a total of $1,750.
May 17, 2021
BatesCarter is proud to announce its continued support of the UNG and MCCB by pledging a capital gift that will provide technology, certifications, and other related student support for the accounting program.
December 30, 2020
On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a mammoth piece of legislation known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
December 30, 2020
The recently-signed Consolidated Appropriations Act made some sweeping changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that was created earlier this year as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, including the creation of a Second Draw program for businesses still struggling from the pandemic.
November 19, 2020
Here is what you need to know when planning for year-end tax considerations for 2020.
August 24, 2020
The coronavirus has resulted and will result in permanent changes to a much wider variety of aspects of our personal and business lives. Some of these changes affect both businesses and governments, as well as nonprofits.
August 19, 2020
On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a memorandum requesting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin exercise his authority to defer withholding and remittance of certain payroll taxes.
April 24, 2020
We have included a few report highlights, along with the full report from the Small Business Administration on Paycheck Protection Program loans for you to view.
March 27, 2020
The IRS has released frequently asked questions FAQs on the extension of the due date for filing income tax returns and payments to July 15, 2020 provided in Notice 2020-18, I.R.B. 2020-15. The FAQs clarify on filing applications for extensions after July 15, the due date for contributions to IRAs and HSAs, as well as other issues.
March 26, 2020
To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.
March 23, 2020
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
March 20, 2020
Find a full list of the tax filing and tax payment delays announced by federal and state governments in response to coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.
March 19, 2020
The treasury department and the IRS are extending the due date for Federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.
January 24, 2019
On January 18th The Treasury Department and the IRS issued final regulations for Rental Real Estate Deductions
March 14, 2018
Learn how BDO Alliance USA will help BatesCarter continue to provide excellent service to our clients.
February 28, 2018
A summary of a tax seminar reviewing the recent tax rate changes.
March 8, 2017
Learn more about BatesCarter's involvement with the University of North Georgia
February 7, 2017
Yesterday was an exciting day for Habitat for Humanity Hall County and the members of the Medical Center Open Tournament committee.
October 20, 2016
Don't miss this one day course offering 7.5 hours of CPE, 5 of which qualify for YellowBook requirements.
October 12, 2016
The annual Medical Center Open, with Co-Chair Ron Bracewell, was a great success. The tournament funds will go towards building three new homes for Habitat Hall.
September 6, 2016
Staff accountant, Sara Ogden, recently attended a seminar on the Affordable Care Act and was approached by a WDUN reporter to comment on her experience.
August 16, 2016
Ron Bracewell is pleased to serve as the 2016-17 Medical Center Open Co-Chair for the 25th annual golf tournament hosted by the Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, whose mission is to improve the health of the community.
August 16, 2016
In the Methodist Church conference, the chairman is the congregation’s primary connection to the district superintendent and Bishop. Learn more about Bracewell's involvement and leadership.
February 24, 2014
BatesCarter encourages high school students to participate in 2014 UGA summer program for business and entrepreneurship.
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
Buy-Sell Agreements
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...
February 9, 2012
January 24, 2012
Tax Benefits for Parents
January 19, 2012
January 1, 2012
December 21, 2011
November 2, 2011
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