Bennett Thrasher’s Jonathan Swartz, shareholder, Jeff Eischeid, shareholder, and Chris Benner, senior manager, presented, “An Accountant’s Guide to Common Estate and Gift Tax Compliance Issues” on Feb. 9, 2013 as part of the 58th Annual Estate Planning Institute at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Bennett Thrasher was recently named one of Atlanta’s Top 25 Accounting Firms, ranked by number of professionals, in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Feb. 8, 2013 issue. Placing ninth on the list, the firm currently has more than 135 professionals, 81 CPAs, and 23 partners.
In “Tax Season Kickoff,” a supplement to the January 2013 issue of Accounting Today, Jonathan Swartz, tax shareholder, and Chris Gilligan, IT manager, were quoted in the article “Expect the Unexpected.” The article discusses the beginning of tax season and the challenges that lie ahead with pending tax legislation.
Accounting Today, a leading provider of professional news, tools, and perspective for the tax and accounting community has chosen Haley Chura, manager at Bennett Thrasher PC, as November’s “Accountant of the Month.”
Bennett Thrasher Shareholder, Patrick Braley was quoted in “Fraud Signs There, For Those Who Dare to Look,” an article published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on January 18, 2013 as part of the Law & Accounting special section. The article discusses occupational fraud, and for Braley, a forensic accountant and certified fraud investigator, the type of fraud committed can be a sign of the times.
Lyn Reagan, Shareholder Emerita at Bennett Thrasher PC, was recently featured in “A Home Grown Dynamo,” an article published in Atlanta INtown’s January 2013 issue. As part of its focus on a happy, healthy new year, Atlanta INtown did a feature on Dynamo Multisport which offers endurance athletes a single source for all of their multisport training needs.
On January 3, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
Despite negotiations taking place in private during the year-end holidays, this is one of the most important changes to Federal tax law in years.
Bennett Thrasher PC received three national and two local awards during a very successful 2012. Managing Partner, Michael Dukes commented on the Firm’s success saying, “These national and local recognitions reflect our success during 2012, which shows the Firm grew well above the market average, both in terms of revenue and profitability.
Bennett Thrasher shareholder Peter Stathopoulos was quoted in the article “New Georgia Tax Court Set to Launch Jan. 1,” published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Dec. 7, 2012. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, the state law establishing a new court specializing in tax litigation will take effect.
Bennett Thrasher Shareholder Peter Stathopoulos authored the Viewpoint article “What New E-Commerce Developments Mean,” that appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Nov. 23, 2012.