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    1. What You Should Know: New Tax Filing Requirements Due to Obamacare

      What You Should Know: New Tax Filing Requirements Due to Obamacare

      Whether we like to admit it or not, we are a society of procrastinators. We know there are many who have not filed their tax returns yet─and many who are still struggling to make sense of the new tax filing requirements due to Obamacare. With that being said, here’s a quick guide to help you understand and navigate this area of your tax filings.

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    2. Georgia Tax Reform Bill Introduced

      Georgia Tax Reform Bill Introduced

      On February 23, 2015, State Representative John Carson of Marietta introduced a comprehensive tax overhaul plan as House Bill 455 (HB 455). The bill has the initial backing of the General Assembly’s leadership and contains many of the recommendations of the 2010 Special Council for Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians. HB 455 shifts state revenues in a meaningful way from income to sales taxes with significant rate and base changes. The bill also provides for a flat rate income tax structure, repeals many income tax credits and sales tax exemptions, increases the tobacco tax, and implements a comprehensive ...

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    3. The Evolving Role of the CFO…Why You Could Have the Wrong ‘Pilot’ Flying the Plane

      The Evolving Role of the CFO…Why You Could Have the Wrong ‘Pilot’ Flying the Plane

      Much has been written in recent months about the evolving role of the CFO.  What type of CFOs make for the best hires? Where do I find these folks, and why is that so many hires are mediocre at best?  We all know that the CFO owns the financial (and often the operating) responsibilities of a given company.  What is unclear are the variations of the position and how the role changes within dynamic macro environments.  For those of us who follow the capital markets, we all know that the current funding environment is well lubricated with record inflows of ...

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    4. Small Businesses Receive Form 3115 Relief under Tangible Property Regulations

      Small Businesses Receive Form 3115 Relief under Tangible Property Regulations

      With the release of Revenue Procedure 2015-20 on Friday, February 13, the IRS has made it easier for small businesses to comply with the complex tangible property (repair) regulations. The new Revenue Procedure follows voluminous requests by small businesses and the professional tax community for relief from the burdens and costs of delving into past transactions and filing additional forms imposed by the tangible property regulations.

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    5. National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2014 Annual Report Focuses On Erosion of Taxpayer Services

      National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2014 Annual Report Focuses On Erosion of Taxpayer Services

      As you’ve been reading the news over the past several months, you’ve probably noticed headlines such as IRS Cuts Taxpayer Service as Filing Returns Gets Harder,” IRS Service at ‘Unacceptably Low Levels’,” and IRS Customer Service: Why It’s Only Getting Worse.” In fact, both IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, have predicted that 2015 will be an extremely difficult filing season. We all know that budget woes have plagued governments at all levels, causing their employees to be expected to do the same amount of work, and usually more, with shrinking resources. Having ...

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Could Georgia be the First State to Cap Income Taxes? Copy - Windham Brannon

      Could Georgia be the First State to Cap Income Taxes? Copy - Windham Brannon

      Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  While that saying rings loud in the ears of taxpayers, Georgia voters will be given the opportunity to at least avoid an increase in the state income tax rate.

      On November 4, Amendment A will ask the question, “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum tax rate?”  The income tax rate currently imposed by the state of Georgia is 6% for all income over $7,000 and has been in effect since the ...

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    9. Louisiana Tax Amnesty Available Until November 14

      Louisiana Tax Amnesty Available Until November 14

      Has your company been conducting business in the state of Louisiana without filing tax returns?  A limited time opportunity exists for taxpayers to clear up these exposures. The Louisiana Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2014 allows eligible taxpayers to apply for tax amnesty from October 15, 2014 through November 14, 2014 by voluntarily paying all of their delinquent taxes and applicable fees. The Department will waive all penalties and half of the interest owed on the delinquent taxes.

      The eligible taxpayers are business and individual taxpayers who owe:

      • Taxes that were due prior to January 1, 2014, for which the ...
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      Could Georgia be the First State to Cap Income Taxes?

      Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  While that saying rings loud in the ears of taxpayers, Georgia voters will be given the opportunity to at least avoid an increase in the state income tax rate.

      On November 4, Amendment A will ask the question, “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum tax rate?”  The income tax rate currently imposed by the state of Georgia is 6% for all income ...

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    11. Could Georgia be the First State to Cap Income Taxes? - Windham Brannon

      Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  While that saying rings loud in the ears of taxpayers, Georgia voters will be given the opportunity to at least avoid an increase in the state income tax rate.

      On November 4, Amendment A will ask the question, “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum tax rate?”  The income tax rate currently imposed by the state of Georgia is 6% for all income over $7,000 and has been in effect since the ...

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    12. Windham Brannon’s Brad Dickson Gives His Take on the Georgia Tax Tribunal One Year Later

      This month marks one year since the Georgia Tax Tribunal  began its calendar of hearings for Georgians with tax disputes. Brad attended a recent Tribunal monthly calendar call that allowed him to see first-hand what many had visualized for the citizens of Georgia.

      The Georgia Tax Tribunal provides a low- or no-cost alternative for adjudicating tax disputes with the Georgia Department of Revenue.

      Brad’s recent attendance confirmed  that the Tribunal is fulfilling its mission. Here are some of his takeaways:

      • There are few hearings and many settlements.  Of the 50 cases on the calendar this day, there was only ...
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