birmingham alabama cpa

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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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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What You Need to Know About IRS Scam Calls

This summer has seen an uptick in IRS scam calls, and an evolution of strategies from the scammers themselves. We have received many calls and e-mails attempting to verify whether or not a call is legitimate, and most have unfortunately been fraudulent. On August 2nd, the IRS released a bulletin in which Commissioner John Koskinen…
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Use Tax Compliance for Business Owners

Business owners pay many different kinds of taxes every year. Of those taxes, sales tax is probably the easiest to understand. If a business owner buys $100 in dental supplies and the tax rate is 10%, then the business owner pays an extra $10 to cover the tax. The vendor collects and pays the sales…
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Dent, Baker merges with Moses, Phillips to form Dent Moses, LLP

The addition of the Birmingham-based CPA firm will strengthen the new company’s offerings in all practice areas. December 8, 2015 Dent, Baker & Company, LLP announced they will join forces with CPA firm Moses, Phillips, Young, Brannon, & Henninger LLP, a highly respected full-service company, to create Dent Moses, LLP effective January 1st. The professionals…
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Hiring the Right Financial Professional: The Bookkeeper

Part one of four in a SmartMoney series If your company is like most, you are beginning to see welcome signs of financial recovery. But the memory of the recession has not faded, and vigilance about company finances must remain a top priority. I’ve seen too many businesses launch a search for a financial professional…
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