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    1. Unwritten Rules of Public Accounting for The Next Generation of Leaders

      Unwritten Rules of Public Accounting for The Next Generation of Leaders

      Show of hands.  How many of us have been driving down a highway – perhaps going a mile or 20 over the speed limit – when the blue lights begin flashing in our rearview mirrors? Our initial reactions aren’t going to be to argue, act rude or belligerent, right? Why? Because it’s common sense not to smart talk the police. Simple rules of the road.

      Just like there are common sense rules of the road, there are also a few “unwritten” rules in public accounting that those starting out in the industry, as well as professionals with a few miles ...

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    2. Windham Brannon Offers Virtual Accounting Solutions

      Windham Brannon Offers Virtual Accounting Solutions

      ATLANTA – (August 9, 2016) – Windham Brannon, a leading provider of tax, audit, accounting and advisory services, has expanded its technology offerings to include Virtual Accounting Solutions. The service provides small- to medium-sized (SMBs) clients with financial management, automated accounting processes, tax planning, as well as access and visibility into financial information 24/7, allowing them to make proactive decisions in real-time. 

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    3. Windham Brannon Sees Increase In Strategic Growth Advisory Services And Restaurant & Franchise Segments - Windham Brannon

      Windham Brannon Sees Increase In Strategic Growth Advisory Services And Restaurant & Franchise Segments - Windham Brannon

      ATLANTA – October 13, 2015 – As the fiscal year draws to a close, Windham Brannon, a leading provider of tax, audit, accounting and advisory services, has experienced record revenue growth in several important segments, including Restaurant & Franchise and Strategic Growth Advisory Services.

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    4. The Top Five Accounting Errors Construction Companies Make

      The Top Five Accounting Errors Construction Companies Make

      Every construction company owner and financial executive has dealt with a financial statement. Financial statements are either an ongoing tool used to manage a business or as a required deliverable for a lender or bonding company related to borrowing requirements or securing coverage on jobs. It is critical for the individual responsible for the financial statement’s final review to know what errors might be lurking behind the numbers.

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    5. President Signs Tax Extenders Bill

      President Signs Tax Extenders Bill

      On December 19, President Obama signed a one-year tax extenders package into law. The bill, H.R. 5771, includes the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 which extends a package of more than 50 individual, business, and energy provisions through the end of 2014. The House and Senate passed this legislation on December 3 and December 16, respectively.

      The summary below lists some of the major provisions which have been extended.

      Individual extenders

      • The option to take an itemized deduction for state and local general sales taxes instead of state and local income taxes.
      • The increased contribution limits and carry ...
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    6. Make it Your GOAL to Take Action Before Year End

      Make it Your GOAL to Take Action Before Year End

      As the holidays are upon on us and the year comes to an end, individuals and businesses typically give back to the community and make contributions to their favorite charities.  In return for their donations, contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations provide an opportunity for a charitable tax deduction on their federal tax return.  While the charitable deduction reduces the overall net cost of the donation, taxpayers may want to consider an additional option.  A contribution to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program provides taxpayers with a Georgia tax credit instead of the charitable deduction on the state tax level while ...

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    7. Non-profit Tax Round-Up: Challenges, Trends and Business Opportunities for Charities - Windham Brannon

      Non-profits have faced business challenges as long as they’ve been part of our society. Although laser-focused on their missions, many have struggled to overcome the same obstacles from one year to the next, as they continually work with lean operating budgets and small staffs. While some challenges are recurring, there are new ones, along with different trends and business opportunities, that will make the current non-profit landscape very interesting for directors and their boards moving forward.

      Currently, the biggest issues and problems impacting non-profit organizations are:

      • Fundraising is becoming increasingly harder. With big donors, it’s not as easy ...
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    8. Windham Brannon acquires Latitude Growth Partners

      Windham Brannon acquires Latitude Growth Partners

      Windham Brannon bought an Atlanta boutique consulting and advisory firm and launched a new practice. Atlanta-based Windham Brannon announced Sept. 18 Tom Leahey, a founding partner of Atlanta-based Latitude Growth Partners, will lead its new Strategic Growth Advisory Practice. The new practice aims to help companies that don’t have the internal resources required to navigate through periods of strategic inflection points, which typically involve high growth.

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    9. Windham Brannon separates from its wealth management unit

      Windham Brannon separates from its wealth management unit

      Windham Brannon has announced an ownership separation from Windham Brannon Financial Group LLC. The separation makes Windham Brannon the only Atlanta-based regional CPA firm without a competing wealth management business unit, the company said. Windham Brannon Financial Group will rebrand and moving to new office space at 3630 Peachtree Road NE in Atlanta. The company will retain its team of financial experts. "That we have eliminated any perception of conflict of interest is important to our…

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    10. Fantasy Draft

      No, this article is not featuring the best home brew in Atlanta, but you were close. It’s that time of year again when individuals and offices throughout Atlanta and the country are selecting their fantasy football teams and joining football leagues.  They are challenging one another to see who has the most knowledge, the best strategy and the perfectly timed execution. Winning in a fantasy football league takes more than the knowledge of individual players and their projected season point totals.  Winning involves a constant analysis of the current situation in order to make the best decisions to win.

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    11. How an Interest Charge-Domestic International Sales Corporation Can Benefit U.S. Exporters

      A business that exports products manufactured, produced or grown in the United States may be able to cut the tax bill on its export profits by one-fourth by taking advantage of an Interest Charge-Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC). The IC-DISC is essentially a statutorily-created “paper” entity that often takes the form of a commission sales agent for the business exporter.  The IC-DISC, once incorporated, files an election statement with the IRS.  The IC-DISC must be capitalized with a minimum of $2,500, but it does not need to have employees or any other assets.  The administration may be performed mostly ...

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    12. Georgia Tax Tribunal Is Already Helping

      Even before its first full trial, the Georgia Tax Tribunal (GTT) is a welcomed option for contested tax assessments. The GTT, the independent, executive branch forum dedicated to tax appeals that resulted from Governor Nathan Deal’s tax reforms, was formed to resolve disputes involving tax decisions by the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR). Expeditious and consistent settlements ought to follow the specialized tax judge’s first order of business. In that order, Chief Judge Charles Beaudrot remanded all cases pending before the GTT to the Georgia DOR for a 90-day settlement period. Because an independent expert is now in ...

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    13. Exit Stage Left

      What’s your end game when it comes to your business? As I like to say, all owners will exit their business at some time, either leaving vertically or horizontally. While it’s true you can’t always control when and how that happens, but you can be prepared with a solid exit … The post Exit Stage Left appeared first on Windham Brannon.

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    14. Lessons Learned From Employee Fraud | Windham Brannon

      As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported in November 2012 and followed up in April of this year,  an employee of the Woodruff Arts Center  defrauded the organization of $1.438 million over the course of five years. After the dust from the investigation settled, it was determined that the employee, the center’s former Director of Facilities, had in fact stolen roughly $1.1 million between 2005 and 2012. The fraud was discovered after the employee’s departure for unrelated matters, at which time a supervisor raised questions while reviewing some of the suspicious invoices.

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    15. A Shift in Strategy Results in Smarter Estate Planning

      When the President signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law, we had, for the first time since 2001, a permanent estate tax regime. Permanent, of course, means it stays the same only until Congress changes it again―which differs from prior law which was scheduled to change drastically … The post A Shift in Strategy Results in Smarter Estate Planning appeared first on Windham Brannon.

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