Brian Sengson Returns as a Guest on Lewis on the Law Radio Show

Brian Sengson, Manager in Bennett Thrasher’s State and Local Practice, joined the Lewis on the Law Biz 1190 radio show as a guest earlier this year. During this interview, Brian discussed the various state credits and other incentive opportunities that Georgia taxpayers can utilize – both at the company and individual level.

Chris Edwards Discusses Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses

Bennett Thrasher Senior Manager Chris Edwards recently appeared on a segment of the Atlanta Small Business Network show to discuss the impact that the 2018 tax reform has on small businesses. With tax season underway, Edwards says that some of the biggest changes in the tax code affect C-corporations and pass-through entities

Here’s The Deal: M&A Insights; Till Debt Do Us Part

As described in previous publications, M&A transactions are traditionally structured on a cash-free and debt-free basis. In the traditional sense, debt includes amounts owed to banks or other third-party lenders and is repaid over a set period of time at an interest rate dictated in the debt agreements.

Protect Yourself Against Phishing & Spoofing

Private, protected communication is the oxygen for the transfer of sensitive information in today’s environment. Unsecure communication makes us all vulnerable. It is essential that you understand possible weak points so that we all have the most robust, confidentially protected conduit for correspondence.

Top Three Tax Issues Impacting Private Equity Firms

It’s hard to believe that over a year has gone by since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was passed by Congress as one the most comprehensive changes to US taxation in over 30 years.  The carried interest safe harbor, interest expense limitation and the corporate tax rate reduction are three of the most significant ways that the Tax Act has impacted private equity funds, their management companies and their portfolio companies.

Georgia Law Makes Payroll Tax Credits Transferable

In 2018, Georgia passed House Bill 918 to modify and expand usage of Georgia tax credits, particularly for credits against Georgia payroll tax withholding. Georgia law permits taxpayers to elect to use certain income tax credits, such as the Jobs Tax Credit or Research & Development Tax Credit, against their Georgia payroll tax withholding obligations.

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