IRS to send letters in January about Child Tax Credit payments

Families who received advance Child Tax Credit payments in 2021 will need to file a 2021 tax return and compare the advance Child Tax Credit payments they received with the amount of the credit they can claim on their 2021 tax return. To help taxpayers reconcile the advance payments, the IRS is sending in January […]

Businesses with employees who receive tips may be eligible for a tax credit

If you’re an employer with a business where tipping is customary for providing food and beverages, you may qualify for a federal tax credit involving the Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes that you pay on your employees’ tip income. Basics of the credit The FICA credit applies with respect to tips that your employees […]

Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate for large employers

The Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 to block the Biden administration’s federal vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 employees. OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) would have required workers to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus or to wear masks and be tested weekly. Employers were to have established policies to provide paid […]

Yes, the standard business mileage rate will go up in 2022

After two years of no increases, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business will be going up in 2022 by 2.5 cents per mile. The IRS recently announced that the cents-per-mile rate for the business use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will […]

Key deadlines for employers in 2022 Q1

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. January […]

Reforms may be on the way for Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are a popular option to minimize capital gains tax, but a bill introduced this summer in the Senate could significantly impact these funds if it should be passed. The Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act was introduced by Sens. Angus Kin of Maine and Chuck Grassley of Iowa in June. The ACE Act would […]

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 […]

Aimee Gartner promoted to Marketing and Communications Director

Antares Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Aimee Gartner to Director of Marketing and Communications, effective October 1. Aimee joined Antares Group in November 2016 as the firm’s first Marketing and Communications Manager. Aimee graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Criminal Justice and a  minor in French. She was […]

A look at some of the tax provisions in the Build Back Better bill

President Biden’s signature Build Back Better bill that passed in the House of Representatives contains a number of tax provisions that are designed to help pay for the $1.75 trillion legislation. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration, where most congressional observers believe it will undergo a number of changes. While the final […]

Rehiring retirees is now an option for addressing labor shortage

Nearly every business owner is feeling the pinch of the tight labor market but one option to consider is rehiring retirees or retain those employees who are past retirement age. Retaining long-term employees with a trusted track record and knowledge of your business can be a tremendous benefit, but this has not always been a […]