Tax & Accounting Blog

Colorado Springs Expands Tax Breaks to Attract Business

Colorado Springs Expands Tax Breaks to Attract Business

Colorado Springs’ Mayor, Steve Bach, has unveiled a new tax plan for the city featuring tax breaks for companies relocating to or expanding their operations within the city and “commercial aeronautical zone.” These breaks, which Bach called “economic vitality accommodations,” are only intended to be temporary changes to the city’s tax policy. The incentives include rebates for the city’s … Read More

Massachusetts Mayors Form Massachusetts Main Street Fairness Coalition

Massachusetts Mayors Form Massachusetts Main Street Fairness Coalition

There has been a lot of recent news about online retailers, Amazon specifically, beginning to charge sales tax on online purchases within select states.  Massachusetts is not one of those states and a group of Massachusetts governors have developed a coalition, The Massachusetts Main Street Fairness Coalition, to force them to apply sales tax in their state as … Read More

Estimated Payments – Whose Job is it anyway?

Estimated Payments – Whose Job is it anyway?

Like cleaning rain gutters, ensuring the proper amount of tax is paid with Estimated Payments is something you know you must do, but it is a thankless task that no one really wants to do, much less do it every 3 or so months. The data used to compute Estimated Payment liability may originate from … Read More

Who Is a U.S. Citizen and Why It Matters: Part 2 – Tax-Related Rules for Citizens

Who Is a U.S. Citizen and Why It Matters: Part 2 – Tax-Related Rules for Citizens

In order to apply the proper tax-related rules, payment professionals, tax advisors and return preparers need to know which employees, payees, or clients are U.S. citizens, and which are not and may, therefore, be subject to a different set of tax rules and procedures. Taxation of Worldwide Income. U.S. citizens are subject to U.S. income tax … Read More

A New Excise Tax May Replace Taxes Lost To a New Energy Tax Exemption in Augusta

A New Excise Tax May Replace Taxes Lost To a New Energy Tax Exemption in Augusta

The city of Augusta recently enacted an exemption on taxes applicable to energy used in the process of manufacturing goods.  This exemption was a big bonus for Augusta manufacturers. It represents a promise to make the state of Georgia more competitive in manufacturing, which will hopefully increase corporate investments and decrease unemployment. Its impact on local … Read More