Antares Group named a 2020 Top Workplace

Antares Group is proud to announce we have been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020, National Standard honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of […]

IRS Tax Tip: Tax credit available for parents who adopt

Taxpayers who adopted or started the adoption process during 2019 should review the rules around the adoption credit. While the amount of the credit increases for qualified taxpayers, the rules remain the same. Here are some facts to help people understand the credit and if they can claim it when filing their taxes: The maximum […]

IRS Tax Tip: 5 steps to protect against identity theft

All taxpayers should make sure they’re doing everything they can to prevent a thief from stealing their identity. Tax-related ID theft occurs when someone uses a taxpayer’s stolen personal information to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. The thieves use personal information like a stolen Social Security number. The IRS and its partners […]

IRS Tax Tip: Gather records early for a smoother tax season

As taxpayers are getting ready to file their taxes, one of the first things they’ll do is gather their records. To avoid refund delays, taxpayers should gather all year-end income documents before filing a 2019 tax return. It’s important for folks to have all the needed documents on hand before starting to prepare their return. […]

Does my working teen still qualify as a dependent on my taxes?

My teens got their first jobs this year. When do they no longer qualify as dependents? Is there an income maximum they shouldn’t exceed or else it has unpleasant tax repercussions for the parent? Whether you are the parent or the teen, landing that first job is a milestone for most families. While the younger […]

IRS Tax Tip: Know the difference between standardized and itemized deductions

It’s a good idea for people to find out if they should file using the standard deduction or itemize their deductions. Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income when filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes. Individuals should understand they have a choice of […]

Can you deduct charitable gifts on your tax return?

Many taxpayers make charitable gifts — because they’re generous and they want to save money on their federal tax bills. But with the tax law changes that went into effect a couple years ago and the many rules that apply to charitable deductions, you may no longer get a tax break for your generosity. Are […]

IRS extends due dates for ACA reporting

The IRS has announced an extension to the reporting deadlines mandated by the Affordable Care Act for Tax Year 2019. The IRS has extended the 2020 deadline from January 31 to March 2 for employers and insurers to furnish individual statements on 2019 health coverage and full-time employee status. The additional time was given in […]

Using credit cards for food, paper costs does not add up 

Purchases of food and paper is a significant and ongoing expense for restaurant owners, so it is natural that McDonald’s owner/operators would be looking for alternative ways to pay for the product without compromising cash flow. American Express offers a program that at first glance would appear to offer some valuable perks. For instance, it […]

Is it time to look at your interest rates?

As owners of your business, it is important to keep a watchful eye on interest rates and the differences between fixed and variable rates. With the reinvestment needs of your business continually increasing, loan balances and the interest you pay increase as well.  Reducing these loan payments can help with your cashflow. Right now there […]