Antares Group’s COVID-19 Webinar Series

Antares Group is hosting a series of webcasts designed to bring the latest information to you in this rapidly changing environment during the coronavirus outbreak. Below are links to the webinars we have hosted. We will add more as they become available. How Does ARPA Help Your Business? (March 23, 2021) Presented by: Frank McLaughlin, […]

CARES Act changes how business losses are treated

In addition to the relief offered to individuals and business owners impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) also contains modifications for how business losses are treated for tax purposes. What is an NOL? Generally, a net operating loss occurs when your deductions for the year are […]

Tax filing deadline extended until July 15

President Trump announced today that the April 15 individual tax filing deadlines will be extended until July 15 in light of the disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the tax payment deadline would be extended 90 days. Now, as a result of this most recent news, both the tax […]

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 […]

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 […]

SECURE Act brings changes to employer-sponsored retirement plans

Several provisions in the newly enacted SECURE Act could impact employers who offer – or who are planning to offer – their employees a retirement plan. Below is a look at some of the important elements of the SECURE Act that may affect your current retirement plan (or your decision to create a new one). […]

Are you spending enough on advertising?

As the year-end approaches, McDonald’s owner/operators need to be sure they have spent enough throughout the year on advertising efforts. With the launch of BBV2020 in 2018, the spending requirement for owner/operators was reduced from 4 percent of annual sales to 3.2 percent of sales. Between the national advertising spending through OPNAD of 2 percent […]

‘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 […]