NEWS ALERT: Tax Return Due Dates Changes for 2016 Tax Year

Federal Due Dates

Now that we have gotten settled into 2017, it’s time to get ready to prepare for tax filing season. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for years has advocated for more logical and sensible due dates for income tax returns. As a result, new due dates will go into effect for the 2016 tax and calendar years (2017 filing season) enabling taxpayers and practitioners to have timely and accurate information necessary from flow-through entities’ Schedules K-1s. … [Read more...]

Operational Efficiency: Getting Business Owners in the Driver’s Seat

Work Smarter

In order to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded and changing environment, businesses must take control and drive operational efficiency or risk being pushed off the road. “Operational efficiency” is defined by Wikipedia as the ratio between input to run a business operation and the output gained from the business. … [Read more...]

NEWS ALERT: Deadlines for 1099-MISC have changed for 2016!

Until now, employers had two dates to keep in mind when preparing 1099’s and W-2s. Beginning with 2016 forms, employers will now have one filing deadline for all Federal information returns - January 31, 2017. This applies for both employee and agency copies, or whether filing paper or electronic returns. The state of Georgia has also adopted the new January 31 filing deadline. … [Read more...]

NEWS ALERT: Changes to IRS Standard Mileage Rates

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sets standard mileage rates for business based on an annual study of fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile, including depreciation, insurance, repairs, tires, maintenance, gas and oil. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations … [Read more...]