Check fraud has become big business for criminals

Check fraud has become big business for criminals.  Some will steal checks from dumpsters, mailboxes, and other places with easy access. Others will be a little more creative in order to accomplish their crimes.  For instance, some scammers will make counterfeit checks (making a new check that looks identical to a legitimate one that they […]

Payroll tax rates and contribution limits for 2023

The payroll tax rates and contribution limits for 2023 have been released, and there are lots of changes. Below is a snapshot of those changes. Social Security tax In 2023, the Social Security tax rate is 6.2% for employers and employees, unchanged from 2022. The Social Security wage base is $160,200 for employers and employees, increasing from $147,000 in […]

It’s personal now: Introducing Personal Bill Pay service

Antares Group is excited to announce a new service offering that can provide peace of mind for the busy professional or the entrepreneur who has sold their business and is now retired. Just like our Back Office Solutions services for businesses frees up our clients to focus on their business instead of on their bookkeeping […]

Stay on top of collecting W-9s from vendors

Collecting W-9 forms may not be top of mind when you hire a new vendor, but getting those as soon as possible is the best way to make sure you don’t get stuck tracking them down at the end of the year as the tax deadline nears. As you know, business owners must issue Forms […]

Antares Group, Inc. joins CPAmerica

Antares Group, Inc. has joined CPAmerica, Inc., an accounting association of independent, certified public accounting firms that provides shared best practices, networking opportunities and access to expert resources for member firms. Antares Group Inc. has been serving quick-service restaurant franchise owner/operators, other business owners and individuals with a full range of customized accounting and business […]

A deeper dive into the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

More details have emerged about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and how employers need to file for credits related to paying qualified sick and family leave wages or qualified wages. As you know, the FFCRA requires businesses with fewer than 500 employees to provide emergency paid  sick and family leave for reasons related […]

Four common tax errors that cost business owners

It’s a new year and the perfect time to get your financial house in order. Business owners have so much on their plates, that staying organized throughout the year is the best way to make sure nothing important falls through the cracks when it comes time to pay taxes. Accidentally failing to comply with tax […]

‘A piece of cake:’ Sage Intacct making a difference for business

“A piece of cake.” That’s how one McDonald’s owner/operator has described using Sage Intacct for her 14-store organization in Missouri. Dawn Giarla, who, along with her husband, Chris, have been clients with Antares Group for 20 years, made the switch to Sage Intacct for their organization about six months ago. “It took a little getting […]

Uber Eats to begin reporting sales tax on delivery sales

The landmark Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair in 2018 that permitted states to tax remote sales and collect sales tax also has a significant impact on McDonald’s owner/operators and other businesses that use delivery services. Under the Wayfair decision, states have begun implementing Marketplace Legislation where marketplace facilitators – like Uber Eats […]

Direct deposit, pay cards best defense against fraud

It’s payday and the end of a shift at the quick-service restaurant. Employees begin filing out to their cars in the parking lot when one of them is approached by a man asking how much the employee got paid that week. The employee looks at his check and tells him he got paid $225. The […]

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Succession & Transition Strategies

Creating a successful succession plan is about protecting the future of a business and/or brand and ensuring there is a strategy in place to ensure your business continues to thrive.

After years of investing time, money and other resources, it’s imperative to prepare for this next stage in business and life. Poor planning can increase risks for stakeholders and tarnish legacies. Let’s make sure the next generation is well-equipped and ready to take your life’s work and family legacy to an even greater level of success.

Each situation is unique because the needs of each one involved are unique. We carefully review each opportunity to determine how best to structure a transition while meeting your goals, complying with any brand licensing polices and minimizing the tax implications of the transfer.

  • Next generation succession planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Wealth management

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Technology Services

Antares Group’s technology team provides convenient hardware and software support, along with comprehensive cloud accounting services with 24/7 access to up-to-date financial information exactly the way you want it, on any connected device, with a customizable dashboard interface. We use best-in class cloud accounting platforms and software including Sage Intacct, Bill.com and robot process automation (RPA) with integration capabilities with some of the leading point-of-sale, payroll, and business operations management software programs.

Cloud accounting is just the beginning; Antares Group’s experienced technology team also performs system evaluations and makes recommendations for products and services that will help your business run more efficiently, as well as protecting your information and infrastructure with robust security options. Using the right technology for automation will simplify your life and keep your valuable data safe..

  • Technology and security optimization
  • Complete cloud accounting services
  • Computer troubleshooting assistance with remote and onsite repair

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Business Planning & Valuation

An accurate understanding of your company’s current value and financial viability is vital for achieving business success and the launch pad to boundless possibilities in the years to come. Realistic valuations are essential for long-term strategic plans, business successions and expansions, gift and estate planning, and a lucrative retirement package. Planning for where you want to go in the future is what our business and tax advisors do best. Whatever your goals, we are here to provide you with the right plan and insightful guidance to achieve it.

  • Trend reporting and analysis and business valuation
  • General business and start-up consulting
  • Major reinvestment planning
  • Cash flow projections

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Back Office Solutions

In such a fast-moving business environment, business owners need every advantage to succeed. Improving efficiency should be an ongoing part of your strategy for financial success, empowering you to make continuous improvements.

Whether your business is a single location seeking to grow effectively and sustainably, an established franchise brand adding new locations, or something in between, Antares Group provides a suite of back office services and the financial expertise to help business owners and managers achieve their operational and financial goals. In the process of supporting your essential back office operations with practical solutions, we analyze the function and effectiveness, looking for inefficiencies and potential liabilities, offering valuable insights for owners and managers.

  • Daily deposit verification and online banking monitoring
  • Process invoices and code general ledger accounts
  • Process vendor payments and file 1099s
  • Prepare and file sales and use tax returns
  • Reconcile bank, credit card and cashless sales accounts

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Tax Advisory

Minimizing your tax burden is a year-round strategy; planning for and preparing complex business and individual tax returns is where Antares Group excels. Beyond simply helping you fulfill basic tax obligations, you can rely on our tax advisory team to keep you informed of ever-changing regulations and keep you in compliance. We conduct regular reviews to make sure all methods of reducing your tax liabilities are being used. We routinely assess your personal income tax situation and cash flow to guard against the unexpected. This ongoing strategic analysis empowers you to maximize tax savings and capitalize on new opportunities.

In addition, we provide advisory services for new business startups, acquisitions, and dispositions. Through careful analysis, we help clients determine the best structure and make the process as seamless as possible.

  • Business and individual year-end tax returns
  • Personal property, gift, and trust income tax returns
  • Fixed asset setup and maintenance
  • Annual tax planning and preparation

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Cloud Accounting

Whether you run a small closely held business or a large franchise operation, maintaining a firm grasp of accounting and bookkeeping can be challenging. Between managing staff and overseeing daily operations, there is not enough time to dig into the books and make sense of the financials. You need to know the facts and the implications. – having precise, up-to-date information at hand means you always know your financial position so you can make informed decisions that keep your business moving forward.

The financial experts at Antares can create a custom menu of accounting and tax services perfectly catered to your business needs, including accurate and timely financial statements and reports, so you are always prepared to respond quickly to changing and challenging circumstances. Along the way, we provide clear feedback and financial guidance to help you predict trends and recognize issues, then make the necessary adjustments to sustain cash flow throughout the year.

  • Timely preparation of financial statements based on your particular needs
  • Complete preparation of sales, payroll, inventory, accrual, and prepaid journal entries
  • Meticulous monthly bank and credit card reconciliations

Antares Cloud Accounting services uses industry leading Sage Intacct managment software to provide the precise, up-to-date information you need to always know your financial position, so you can make well-informed decisions.

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