IRS Hurricane Relief Alert

On September 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service extended disaster relief for taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irma to all 159 counties in the state of Georgia. The announcement was issued shortly after the President declared a state of emergency in Georgia and authorized federal relief efforts.

Two Important Sales Tax Developments You Need to Know About

1. Merely Selling to Customers in Certain States Likely Results in a Sales Tax Issue
Businesses must have a “physical presence” (e.g., an employee) within a state before they are required to charge sales tax to in-state customers, according to a landmark 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case.

New Guidance For the R&D Tax Credit You Need to Know About

Beginning in the 2016 tax year, start-ups or new businesses could potentially claim the Research and Development (“R&D”) tax credit against federal payroll withholding. This is extremely beneficial as new businesses often do not owe any income taxes and thus, were unable to utilize their federal R&D tax credits.

Significant IRS Rule Changes to Partnership Audit Process

Congress recently enacted significant changes to partnerships’ income tax audits. These new protocols will dramatically change the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) partnership audit process and, quite possibly, both the amount of tax liability paid on audit adjustments and the partners who will bear the economic consequence of that tax liability.

BT Promotes ‘Tigger Marshall’, Jennings Pitts to Partner

Bennett Thrasher LLP, one of the largest full-service public accounting and consulting firms in the country, has promoted to partner: Townsell G. “Tigger” Marshall III, in the Personal Financial Services practice, and Jennings P. Pitts, in the Corporate Tax practice. The firm now has 38 partners.

MAP – The Tool You Need to Navigate Business Risk in the Global Economy

News stories exposing many large multinational enterprises (“MNEs”) like Apple, Starbucks, Google, etc. for utilizing tax avoidance schemes are motivating governments and tax authorities around the world to quickly ramp up enforcement of tax rules intended to mitigate the ability for MNEs to implement such schemes.

Trump Tax Proposal Update

On Wednesday, April 26th, the White House released an initial statement on President Trump’s goals for tax reform in the coming year.

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