Bennett Thrasher Foundation Annual Report

Bennett Thrasher pleased to announce the issuance of the inaugural edition of the Bennett Thrasher Foundation Annual Report. The purpose of the Annual Report is to highlight both the accomplishments and impact the Foundation has made in the community.

What is Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit Program?

In 2008, Georgia passed legislation that allows taxpayers to donate or redirect a portion of their Georgia income tax liability to qualified private schools in Georgia. The schools then use these funds to provide scholarships for qualified children ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. In 2013, Georgia allocated $58 million to fund this program and all of the funds were claimed by the private schools by early May.

The SEC’s Fraud-Fighting Superhero

Don’t look now, but guess who’s about to start knocking more often than in the recent past? Mary Jo White and the SEC, that’s who! As has been frequently and broadly reported over the past several months, the SEC and Ms. White, the new SEC Chairman, have established a Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force to go on the offensive in identifying, investigating, and fighting fraudulent financial reporting.

Captive Insurance: A Closer Look

As stated in a previous article, a captive insurance company is first and foremost in the insurance business and should not be viewed as purely a tax planning vehicle. However, tax saving opportunities can exist with captive insurance companies and these benefits should be enjoyed when the arrangement is properly structured. The following is one example of how this might work.

Bennett Thrasher Proud Member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

Bennett Thrasher is proud to become a member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast. The Chamber is a non-profit, membership-driven organization founded in 1996 that assists companies wishing to trade and invest in Brazil and facilitates the entrance of Brazilian companies aspiring to conduct business in the area.

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