Tax Outsourcing: Mindful Management, Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series we introduced different aspects of tax outsourcing, including specific advantages to the co-sourcing model. In Part III we will discuss potential disadvantages to comprehensive outsourcing, and how they may be avoided.

Bennett Thrasher Sponsors the Vermont Captives Insurance Association Road Show in Atlanta

Bennett Thrasher is proud to be a sponsor of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association Road Show in Atlanta on October 16 where shareholder Anton Hayward will provide the opening remarks. The day-long seminar, entitled “Strategic Advantages of Captives,” focuses on the basics of captive insurance companies; the reasons for formation; the feasibility process; and key issues in putting a successful captive program together.

Real Estate Transactions: The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

Up until the mid-2000s, 1031 exchanges (or like-kind exchanges) were commonly used to defer income taxes on real estate transactions. Around the midpoint of the last decade, the collapse of real property values and the scarcity of bank debt to finance projects caused this tax tool to fall into almost complete disuse.

Automatic gratuities: tips, or service charges?

Restaurants often charge an automatic gratuity for large parties, usually adding about 18% to the check of parties of six or more. For tax purposes, this charge has previously been considered a tip, though it is not up to the discretion of the customer. This definition may soon change due to an IRS announcement, which provides interim guidance on Revenue Ruling 2012-18.

Tax Outsourcing: Mindful Management, Part II

In Part I of this series we introduced different aspects of tax outsourcing. Part II will be a more in depth discussion of specific advantages to the comprehensive outsourcing, or co-sourcing, model.

Bennett Thrasher International Insights: Taking Your Company Global

The Fortune 500 companies have been taking their businesses international for decades, and now we are seeing the small and medium-sized US businesses enter the global market as well- why is all this effort being made? Simply, it is viewed as a path to grow the company on a larger platform.

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