Frazier Deeter CPAs and Advisors

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Atlanta, GA 30309

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Alpharetta, GA 30005

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Nashville, TN 37219

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Tampa, FL 33618

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Will Congress Take Away 401k Deduction?

6.30.2017 Congress is considering a shift from pretax benefits for retirement accounts to after-tax, Roth-type plans in its tax reform efforts, warn retirement plan advocacy groups, such as the American Retirement Association and the American Benefits Council. Read more
 


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Estate Planning Technique - Trusts (Part 2)

5.16.2017 In the first part of our Estate Planning Series we discussed common mistakes that clients make when planning their estate. In this post, we will look into one of the best techniques to help you meet your estate planning goals, Trusts. Read more
 


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Common Estate Planning Mistakes (Part 1)

5.16.2017 Frazier & Deeter was recently recognized in an edition of “Estate Planning Experts” by Shane Smith, Esq. where the Head of the Tax Department, Terri Lawson, was asked to share her views on common mistakes she sees clients making when planning their estates. These were the three most common issues that Terri encounters while working with her clients: Read more
 


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Border Adjustment Could Be Sticking Point For Tax Reform

5.8.2017 Taxing imports and exempting exports sounds like a simple plan to protect U.S. jobs. However, this part of the House GOP tax reform plan is proving to be a controversial proposal that could split Congress just enough to stall the entire tax reform effort. Not only is Congress divided, but U.S. corporations are lining up on either side of the debate on a border-adjusted corporate income tax. Read more
 


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Tax Tips for Physician Practices

2.16.2017 For physicians who own their own practice, tax season can be daunting. To help you through the complicated process of filing taxes, reduce the risk of an audit and keep your mind focused on your patients, consider the following suggestions: Read more
 


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Small Employer May Now Offer HRAs

1.23.2017 While many Americans were focused on the Presidential election and transition, Congress and President Obama in mid-December quietly agreed on significant legislation to boost funding for medical research, make approval of experimental treatments easier and reform mental health policy. What is the tax angle? Read more
 


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Tax Outlook in New Trump Administration

11.18.2016 Comprehensive tax reform is high on the agenda for the new Trump Administration. It is listed on President-elect Trump's 100-day plan, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) promised just weeks ago that he would force major tax cuts through Congress quickly if the Republicans gained both Houses of Congress and the Presidency. Both Trump and Ryan also have pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which contains many tax-related provisions.

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Private tax debt collection: Let’s hope it's better than last time

10.31.2016 “Taxpayer Rights Protected” screams the headline of the IRS’s recent announcement that it is going to begin private debt collection in Spring 2017. If this latest attempt at privatizing tax collections is anything like the last time, taxpayers should be deeply concerned. A damning assessment of the 2005 IRS private debt collection program was delivered by the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) in its Objectives Report to Congress for FY 2017. Read more
 

Bill to Defer Stock Options Tax Attracts Bipartisan Support

09.14.2016 Stock options are a very popular part of executive compensation packages but some tax rules make it difficult for employees of start-up and private companies to exercise their options and take control of their ownership stake. To broaden access to stock options for these businesses, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Dean Heller (R-NV), have introduced bipartisan legislation that would defer tax on stock options for seven years, making it easier for startups and other small businesses to give employees an ownership stake in their company. Identical legislation was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN). Read more
 

Are your wellness program incentives taxable to your employees?

08.05.2016 Yoga classes, weight loss programs, biking to work, and free health screenings are becoming a ubiquitous part of the modern workplace. A recent survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) estimates that 80% of employers now offer some kind of wellness program. In 2015, employers were estimated to spend an average of $693 per employee on wellness-based incentives, says NBGH. These programs promote worker productivity and reduce health-related costs, notes the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more
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