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How to Know When It’s Time for a CFO

March 13, 2024

According to the Small Business Administration, only about half of startups survive their first five years — and one reason why is a lack of a financial strategy. A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plays a crucial role in overseeing a company’s finances and making strategic decisions that drive growth and success. But how do you…

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Take These Crucial Steps to Prepare Your Business for the New Year!

December 12, 2023

Another year has passed and a new one is just around the corner. As a business owner, you’re probably already reflecting on the past year and thinking about your financial goals for the upcoming one. If you’re ready to set your business up for success in the year ahead, our tax and accounting professionals have…

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Employee Retirement and 401K plans

Employee Retirement Plans for Businesses: How 401k and Other Plans Can Benefit Your Company

September 7, 2022

One thing is clear. The right employees can make all the difference when it comes to running a successful business. A strong team can help you add efficiencies, build a loyal customer base and even bring innovation to your products and services. But how do you attract the right talent? The Benefits of an Employee…

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Specialized Accounting and Tax Services for Construction Businesses

June 1, 2022

When it comes to construction, there are undoubtedly a lot of moving targets, but your accounting, budgeting, and tax planning shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re looking to streamline budgeting, improve expense tracking, and give your business the opportunity for increased profitability, choosing specialized accounting and tax services for construction businesses is crucial. Getting…

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Accountant and Financial Advisor: Why your business needs both

March 8, 2022

When it comes to financial planning for your business, there are a lot of options out there. An Accountant and Financial Advisor are both critical players in helping your business create a strong financial future. Both have their own unique benefits, and working with a team of advisors can help your organization create a big…

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Paul Wade Named SME CPAs’ Next Managing Partner

July 14, 2021

AUGUSTA, GA: SME CPAs, a top 400 U.S. accounting firm, is proud to announce that Paul Wade, CPA will serve as SME CPA’s next Managing Partner effective July 1, 2021. Wade, who joined the firm in 2003, was promoted to partner in only six years, in 2009. He has helped grow our tax team and…

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ARPA modifications of the payroll tax credits for paid sick leave and family leave

March 25, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extended and significantly modified the payroll tax credits for qualifying sick leave and family leave wages. Below is a summary of the key provisions. Background: Both Covid-19-related credits were initially provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and…

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Updates on The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021

March 12, 2021

With President Biden’s signature yesterday, March 11, 2021, the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill (ARPA) became law. This is the six separate COVID-relief bill enacted by the federal government. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) includes tax provisions, business stimulus provisions, individual assistance like extended unemployment benefits, additional funding for existing programs like the…

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New tax laws that affect businesses

January 5, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the CAA, 2021), signed into law on December 27, 2020, is a further legislative response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CAA, 2021 include–along with spending and other non-tax provisions and tax provisions primarily affecting individuals–the numerous business tax provisions briefly summarized below. The provisions are found in two of…

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What does the additional 2020 Stimulus Check mean for you?

January 5, 2021

You’ve probably heard that IRS will be making millions of ”economic impact payments” (also called ”recovery rebates”) in the near future to help people stay afloat during this time of economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 crisis. These payments are in addition to the $1,200 payments ($2,400 for married couples) issued earlier in 2020. Here’s…

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