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James Moody Appointed Chair-Elect of the ASCPA

Dent Moses is pleased to announce that James Moody has been appointed to serve as Chair of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) for a one-year term beginning in June 2021.  The ASCPA is the statewide, professional membership organization representing over 6,000 Alabama CPAs in public practice, industry, government, and education. On being…
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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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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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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act— The Death of Alternative Minimum Tax?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made major changes to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The minimum tax was enacted in 1969. The idea was for high-income households (with lots of deductions) to pay their share of taxes. There was a problem, though. The AMT exemptions were never indexed for inflation, so as wages…
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—Changes to the Child Tax Credit

  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought major changes to the child tax credit. For tax years 2018 through 2025, the credit is doubled from $1,000 to $2,000 per qualifying child. In addition, up to $1,400 of the credit is refundable. What’s more, the income phase-out was expanded, which means more taxpayers will…
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – C Corporation Tax Rates

Last time, we looked at individual tax rates. This time, let’s look at the bigger picture of C Corporations. PART 2   C Corporations currently pay taxes on a graduated scale up to 35% of taxable income. Personal service corporations (attorneys, engineers, etc.) pay at a flat 35%. Beginning in 2018, all C Corporations will…
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Tax Tribunal Holds Modified Software Is Nontaxable Custom Software

The Alabama Tax Tribunal recently held that modified canned software is nontaxable custom software.  In Russell County Community Hospital v. Alabama Department of Revenue ( No. S 15-1683 Ala. Tax Trib. June 13, 2016), the Tribunal ruled that the taxpayer was entitled to a refund of sales tax paid on purchases of software, where the software…
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New Per Diem Rates Effective October 1, 2016

There will be an update to per diem rates effective beginning October 1st. First, let me offer some background. If you have employees that incur frequent business travel, it can often be cumbersome for those employees (and perhaps for the chief accountant) to accumulate receipts for reimbursable expenses paid by the employee. As an alternative, tax…
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