NEWS ALERT: Emancipation Day Pushes Tax Filing Date to April 18

If you are one of those adrenalin-junkies who waits until the last minute to file your taxes, you’ll have a few more days to fill the rush this year – thanks to Emancipation Day. Observance of this low-profile federal holiday, which was created to commemorate the end of slavery, has extended the 2017 tax filing date to Tuesday, April 18. Federal law dictates that the tax filing date cannot occur on a weekend day or federal holiday. A legal holiday in the District of Columbia, Emancipation Day recognizes the signing of the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 which ended slavery in our nation’s capital. IRS offices are closed April 16 in observance of Emancipation Day. This year, however, Emancipation Day falls on a Sunday, which pushes the official observance to Monday, April 17. With Monday designated as a federal holiday, the tax filing deadline moves to Tuesday, April 18. Filers may take advantage of this extended due date to gather their tax information. Please note the … [Read more...]

The 4 Signs Your CPA Cares About You

SJG Accounting and Tax client focus

The right CPA can mean the difference between success and failure in your business. A relationship with a good accountant can save you money and keep you compliant. A relationship with a great accountant does all those things and gives you focused, professional responsiveness from an advisor who is on your team all year long. It’s the great relationships that can mean the difference between sustainability and real success for your business. … [Read more...]

How to be one of the 40% of Companies that Successfully Complete an M&A

SJ Gorowitz Atlanta Merger Support

For companies seeking to grow, shrink, adapt or change their business, or improve their competitive position, a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy often is a natural and potentially viable  pursuit. … [Read more...]

Retirement Plan Selection and Design That Keeps Money in Your Pocket

SJ Gorowitz Retirement Tax Planning

You’re a business owner. Every decision you make has an effect on your taxes. Particularly if you own a closely held business, your long-term personal and professional outcomes are inextricable. If your goals are to keep more of what you earn and establish a foundation for ongoing financial health, retirement plan selection and design should be at the top of your to-do list. … [Read more...]