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Partnerships: New IRS Audit Rules Are Here

For partnerships, including limited liability companies taxed as partnerships, the new audit rules are a game changer. The rules apply to returns for partnership tax years that begin after December 31, 2017, including amended returns. The changes aren’t merely procedural; they substantially alter the taxation of partnerships, effectively imposing entity-level taxes on partnerships. If you…
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How to Reduce the Tax Risk of Using Independent Contractors

Classifying a worker as an independent contractor frees a business from payroll tax liability and allows it to forgo providing overtime pay, unemployment compensation and other employee benefits. It also frees the business from responsibility for withholding income taxes and the worker’s share of payroll taxes. For these reasons, the federal government views misclassifying a…
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What the TCJA means for meals, entertainment and transportation

Along with tax rate reductions and a new deduction for pass-through qualified business income, the new tax law brings the reduction or elimination of tax deductions for certain business expenses. Two expense areas where the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes the rules — and not to businesses’ benefit — are meals/entertainment and transportation….
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Jessica Bou Akar Promoted to Manager.

Dent Moses, LLP is pleased to announce Jessica Bou Akar has been promoted to manager, effective January 1, 2018. Jessica joined the firm as an intern in January 2012 and began full time in August of that same year. In her current role, Jessica provides assurance and taxation assistance for various industries including wholesale distribution,…
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Bri Wright earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation.

Bri Wright, a manager at Dent Moses, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation. Bri specializes in employee benefit plan audits, pension and profit sharing plans, helping small business with audits and attestation engagements, tax planning, and tax compliance. Bri graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Finance in…
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Kristen Francisco promoted to Senior Accountant.

Dent Moses, LLP is pleased to announce Kristen Francisco, CPA has been promoted to Senior Accountant, effective July 2017. She joined the firm in January 2015. Kristen is a graduate of Samford University. Originally from Nashville where both her parents are accountants, Kristen moved to Birmingham to attend school and continue the family tradition. While…
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