IRS to Conduct Face-to-face Meetings with Non-Compliant Taxpayers

IRS to Conduct Face-to-face Meetings with Non-Compliant Taxpayers

The IRS has announced that agents will begin conducting face-to-face meetings with individuals and businesses with ongoing tax issues. These meetings will take place in areas with a limited number of available revenue officers due to declining IRS resources. According to the agency, the primary purpose of the meetings is to make contact with taxpayers with a previously known tax issue that wasn’t resolved through the mail. Initial...

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Protect Yourself From Social Security Scams

Protect Yourself From Social Security Scams

Scams are as old as time itself, and a particularly popular one involves impersonating the Social Security Administration (SSA). With millions of Americans relying on Social Security at retirement, scammers are trying to “follow the money” by targeting recipients with ever changing methods of trickery. Here are some details about the SSA scam and how you can protect yourself. How the Social Security Scam Works You get a call. The caller ID says...

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Thank you!

Thank you!

To all those who came out on that rainy night to join us at the SESAC Building for more comprehensive information on the new tax reforms, Thank You! We also want to Thank First Tennessee Bank’s Music Industry Division for their sponsorship of the event. On stage were Richard Bringenberg, CPA and Keith Uselton, CPA from UCB along with Andrew Kintz of First Tennessee Bank as moderator. Although there were several favorite deductions that...

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The Party’s (Mostly) Over in 2018

The Party’s (Mostly) Over in 2018

Students of history and those old enough to remember may recall Presidents Carter and Ford both criticized the “three martini lunch,” the quintessential Mad Men era business lunch during which both host and client were reputed to overindulge in the name of schmoozing. It may have killed afternoon productivity, but it was a tax deductible business expense, according to the IRS at the time. A normal part of doing business. Today it’s more likely...

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International Law Annual Forum in Nashville

International Law Annual Forum in Nashville

The 2018 International Law Annual Forum will be held in Nashville from 12 – 4:15 on February 15, at the Tennessee Bar Center, 221 Fourth Avenue North, 2nd floor. It qualifies for Tennessee CLE credit. Sponsors include Uselton, Clay & Bright, SunTrust Private Wealth, and Bloomberg Law. The focus this year is International Investment and Entrepreneurship: Law, Policy and Practice. The conference will consist of three international expert...

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If you have a business, you need a CPA

If you have a business, you need a CPA

Rhonda Abrams is a business author and columnist for USA TODAY. In a recent column, she pointed out that A) business resolutions are far easier to implement and keep than personal New Year’s resolutions, and B) suggested some good ones for business owners to make in 2018. Top of her list? Find a good accountant. We say a hearty Amen to that. Abrams went on to say that most of the new tax laws took effect as of January 1, and as a business...

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