Small Business Matters: Sponsored in part by Bennett Thrasher

On May 16th, 2014, business owners will gather at the Cobb Galleria Centre for a full day of learning, networking, practical discussions, and fun. The conference, “Small Business Matters,” will feature 12 speakers sharing their expertise on leadership, marketing, entrepreneurship, and life skills.

Bennett Thrasher Director Justin Snell Talks Fraud

As a forensic accountant, I deal with fraud on a regular basis. I have investigated many different types of frauds including financial statement fraud, misappropriation of assets, and public corruption, and I am always amazed at what people think they will get away with and the lengths they will go to do it.

Natural Disasters Happen – Is Your Business Covered?

Businesses can suffer serious “interruption” when an out of the ordinary event makes it impossible to function normally. For example, the recent snow storms put many businesses on hold, causing significant losses. In an article published by Crescent Business Report, “Is your business covered?” Chris Frederick and Kyle Aldridge explain how business interruption insurance can protect lost earnings that result from this type of event.

Filing a 1040 Tax Extension: What You Need to Know

As April 15th quickly approaches, you may be advised by your Bennett Thrasher Tax Professional to file an “extension.” In short, an extension is a form filed to request 6 additional months to file your tax return, making your due date October 15th.

Scott Hazy Shares Insights on the Commercial Construction Industry with Georgia Trend

As the effects of the Great Recession subside, eyes are turning towards an industry that after four years of hardship is beginning to reemerge: the commercial construction industry. In “Turning the Corner,” Georgia Trend Magazine sought the insight of Bennett Thrasher Partner Scott Hazy. Hazy, who has over 30 years of experience in analyzing data on commercial building construction projections, is “cautiously optimistic about the sector’s future growth.”

Highlights on Legislative Tax Changes

The New Year is fast under way, which means tax laws have changed. For the 2013 tax year, a number of legislative items have expired, while others were extended from the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. It is important to keep the following information in mind while reviewing your 2013 tax returns and planning for 2014.

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