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The SECURE Act Brings New – Mostly Favorable – Tax Changes

The end of 2019 saw Congress and the President agree on a significant piece of legislation, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, adding onto the changing...
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Attention small business owners: Start 2020 off strategically!

When speaking with business owners, I often hear “I don’t know what I don’t know,” when it comes to taxes. Taxes impact us daily, yet tax laws and rules are...
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The Difference Between Tax Negligence and Tax Fraud

Guest post by Jason Wiggam, founding partner of Wiggam & Geer, LLC Filing your income taxes is a complicated and detailed activity. The U.S. tax code is complex, difficult to...
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Protecting Your Adult Children’s Health and Finances

Guest post by Cherish De la Cruz The following discussion is applicable to Georgia residents. If you have questions and live outside of Georgia, speak with an attorney in your...
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Last Minute Tax Reduction Strategies for 2019

As you’ve heard me say before, tax planning is a year-round task. But whether you’ve been doing it or not so far in 2019, here are few ideas that might...
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Starting a Business from Scratch – Tax Considerations

Do you have an industry expertise that lends itself well to starting your own business? Or maybe you have a really good idea for a product that’s not in the...
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When Your S Corporation Doesn’t Help

You started a small business. You were told, “You need to be an S Corporation so your taxes will be lower.” You didn’t know what that meant, but it sounded...
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Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status

For charities, membership groups, and other types of non-profits, tax-exempt status is often an organization’s most valuable asset. Losing its tax-exempt status could cause the profits of a membership group...
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Rethinking Business Ownership Decisions

Small business owners understand that “small business” doesn’t equal “easy business.” A lot of resources, decision making, and legal and financial exposure go into creating a thriving enterprise. If all...
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Tax planning in a down year

Maybe it’s all the talk of a recession, but as I’ve been working through tax projections with clients this summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about how tax planning can...
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