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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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Itemized Deductions from A to Z, Part 12: Job Expenses and Miscellaneous Deductions

This is part twelve in our series on Itemized Deductions. To read the rest of the series, click here. For additional information regarding 2014 tax planning, you can download our 2014 Tax Planning Guide from the Resources tab on our website. We’re almost done with our series on itemized deductions. The final sections we’ll cover…
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Itemized Deductions from A to Z, Part 11: Some Rules Regarding Casualty and Theft Losses

This is part eleven  in our series on Itemized Deductions. To read the rest of the series, click here. For additional information regarding 2014 tax planning, you can download our 2014 Tax Planning Guide from the Resources tab on our website. Thankfully, we don’t see a lot of casualty and theft losses. For a casualty…
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Itemized Deductions from A to Z, Part 10: Charitable Limitations and Carryovers

This is part ten in our series on Itemized Deductions. To read the rest of the series, click here. For additional information regarding 2014 tax planning, you can download our 2014 Tax Planning Guide from the Resources tab on our website. Your adjusted gross income (last line on page 1 of Form 1040) serves as…
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Itemized Deductions from A to Z, Part 8: More on Charitable Giving – Noncash Gifts

This is part eight in our series on Itemized Deductions. To read the rest of the series, click here. For additional information regarding 2014 tax planning, you can download our 2014 Tax Planning Guide from the Resources tab on our website. Noncash gifts are a mixed bag and have a lot of special circumstances. Let’s…
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Tax Extenders – What You Need to Know

In addition to being unnecessarily complex, another frustrating aspect of tax compliance is that the rules change every year. 2014 is no exception. Each year, Congress and the President review the tax rules slated for expiration in the upcoming year and, for the most part, enact legislation to extend those rules for the next year….
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A Few Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

We have been talking about the Affordable Care Act for more than four years now. Since 2010, we’ve spent countless hours trying to grasp all of the implications and fine print of the law so we can fully understand its impacts on our clients. Although some of the important provisions have been delayed, most small…
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How Much Cash Should be in Your Practice?

As a practice owner, you get paid last. If you have any cash left over after meeting the payroll and paying your bills, only then can you consider taking a paycheck yourself. But how much should you pay yourself and how much cash should be in your practice? I typically suggest that a practice keep…
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BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Settlement – Your Business May Qualify for Compensation

The new Deepwater Horizon Court-Supervised Settlement is now open and accepting claims. This new program is a dramatic shift from the prior Gulf Coast Claims facility headed by Kenneth Feinburg.  Your businesses may qualify even if not located on the coast or involved in tourism. The geographic area of the settlement includes all of Alabama,…
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