Bennett Thrasher is proud to announce that Jeff Call, Partner and Service Line Leader of Bennett Thrasher’s Tax department, has been selected for the fourth consecutive year as a Five Star Wealth Manager for metro Atlanta.
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Bennett Thrasher LLP and Taylor Consulting Group announce the closing of their agreement to combine the two organizations effective July 1, 2014.The combination greatly enhances and strengthens Bennett Thrasher’s Disputes, Valuation, & Forensics department.
In April, Chris Benner, along with Jini Thornton – CEO at Envision Business Management Group, Al “Butter” McLean – Sr VP at Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., and Rob Parker – CEO at Southern Ground discussed financial planning, tour accounting and tax issues facing music professionals at the all-day event presented by The Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy.
On July 1, 2014, Accounting Today turned to Bennett Thrasher’s Peter Stathopoulos, Partner of the State and Local Tax practice, for expert commentary in its article, “State Tax Collections Continue to Soften.”
Bennett Thrasher’s own Betsi Barrett was a guest on The Dana Barrett Show discussing the new positive changes to Georgia’s R&D tax credit. Betsi also talked about other Federal and state tax credits and incentives companies should be looking into and discussing with their tax professional.
The Bennett Thrasher Foundation is pleased to announce it has provided monetary grants totaling nearly $75,000 to several Atlanta area organizations in the 2nd quarter of 2014.
For many start-up companies money is tight and income (if any) is low. Since these companies are not paying any federal or state income tax, they are not interested in spending money to perform Research & Development (R&D) tax credit studies even though the credits could be carried forward and used in future taxable years.
On May 16, 2014, the Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) released Notice SUT 2014-002 which serves as notice that the DOR plans to adopt a new set of sales and use tax regulations pertaining to restaurants and similar establishments. The DOR has accepted comments on the proposed regulations but it is still to be determined when and in what form the regulations may be adopted.
On June 19, 2014, Location Guide turned to Chiquita Banks, manager in the state and local tax consulting practice, for expert commentary in its article, “Georgia Builds on Filming Appeal with Insurgent and Oprah Winfrey-produced Selma.”
The Bennett Thrasher Foundation is pleased to announce the acceptance of the following new board members: Christi Borgquist, Courtney Edwards, Jessica Holloway, Jane Klingmeyer, Bailey Maxwell, Alana Mueller, Chase Quinn, Shannon Thompson and Ceci Venker. These associates will serve for a two-year term from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2016.
Governments use different types of incentives to foster economic growth, build infrastructure and create jobs. Specifically, incentives are used to attract or support particular industries. To foster the growth of the film, television and production industry, the U.S. federal government and most state governments offer incentives to motion picture and television productions.