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Sam Estes Joins Dent Moses Team

Dent Moses LLP., is pleased to announce that Sam Estes recently joined the firm as a Staff Accountant. Prior to joining Dent Moses, he served as Staff Accountant at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC., where he audited governmental entities and employee benefit plans, and prepared tax returns for corporations and individuals. He received his Bachelor…
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What to do with all these pesky 1099s directed toward your business

I received an email from a dental client of mine yesterday – he unwittingly inspired this post. His question was, “What do I do with this mountain of 1099s that I have received in the business?” This is a short question with a long answer. First, the rules The may be a refresher for most…
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Cents-per-mile rate for business miles decreases slightly for 2020

This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-half cent, to 57.5 cents per mile. As a result, you might claim a lower deduction for vehicle-related expense for 2020 than you can for 2019.

Final Rule: Overtime Update

Final Rule: Overtime Update On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay. The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, and allows employers to…
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Walker Gann and Joe Alcaraz promoted to Senior Accountant

Dent Moses is proud to announce that Walker Gann and Joe Alcaraz have been promoted to Senior Accountant. Walker Gann joined what is now Dent Moses in 2015 where he works on assurance engagements, tax services, and consulting for a variety of industries including government entities, not-for-profits, and closely held businesses. Gann received his bachelor’s…
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Dent Moses Partner and Manager Honored by UAB Collat School of Business and Birmingham Business Journal

Dent Moses Managing Partner, Mike Baker was named 2019 Accounting Alumnus of the Year, while Manager, Jessica Bou Akar was recognized as the 2019 Accounting Young Alumnus of the Year by the University of Alabama Collat School of Business. This is the first year the Accounting Young Alumnus award was presented making  Bou Akar the…
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Now is the time to review your buy-sell agreement and related provisions. If you are a business owner and have not recently reviewed your buy-sell agreement, now is the time. In fact, it’s probably past time. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of keeping what should be a “living document” alive and well…
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Rental Real Estate Safe Harbor for QBI Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or “TCJA” added a new tax deduction for business owners. It permits individuals, estates, and trusts to deduct up to 20% of their “qualified business income.” You may have heard a lot of talk in the news about a new deduction for “pass-through” income, but it’s actually available for…
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