Submit current W-9s to avoid backup withholding

“The only constant in life is change.” This quote has been attributed to Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and between the sales and purchases of restaurants, transfers of ownership to Next Gens and spinoffs creating new organizations, most McDonald’s owner/operators would probably agree. Amidst all this change, it is important to make sure nothing falls through the […]

Tax reform changes to employee benefits tax breaks: 4 negatives and a positive

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes many changes that affect tax breaks for employee benefits. Among the changes are four negatives and one positive that will impact not only employees but also the businesses providing the benefits. 4 breaks curtailed Beginning with the 2018 tax year, the TCJA reduces or eliminates tax breaks […]

Antares Group named Workplace Achiever of the Atlanta 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Antares Group, Inc., has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces, Workplace Achiever 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 (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, […]

Year-end planning tips to help lower your tax bill

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. We have compiled a checklist of actions based on current tax rules that may help you save tax dollars if you act before year-end. […]

Beware of emerging phone scam involving claims concerning certified mail

After reports in recent years of a series of scams targeting taxpayers, con artists have upped their game in a way to make their scams appear more legitimate. The IRS reported this month that there is a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters claim that the IRS had […]

Back Office Solutions key to efficient business

William Washington has been a McDonald’s owner/operator for 18 years and recently became a client of Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs. “I wish I had gone with your firm a long time ago,” Washington said. The best thing, he said, is that he can always get an answer to any question he has. “Whenever I call, […]

Kim Glaze receives HR certification

Kim Glaze, human resources manager at Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, recently earned the distinction of being named a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional. Achieving this credential required Glaze to successfully complete a lengthy application process, attend an 11-week class and pass a rigorous exam at the end of the course. “We congratulate Kim […]