CARES Act changes retirement plan and charitable contribution rules

As we all try to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be wondering about some of the recent tax changes that were part of a tax law passed on March 27. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains a variety of relief, […]

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 […]

Charitable IRA rollovers may be especially beneficial in 2018

If you’re age 70½ or older, you can make direct contributions — up to $100,000 annually — from your IRA to qualified charitable organizations without owing any income tax on the distributions. This break may be especially beneficial now because of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes that affect who can benefit from the […]

Beware of fake charities scams in wake of Hurricane Florence

When disaster strikes, many people feel moved to help their fellow citizens – either by physically pitching in to help with cleanup or by donating to various charities that can help distribute needed resources. Unfortunately, there are opportunists who see these circumstances as fertile ground for making a quick buck by exploiting peoples’ goodwill and […]

New law boosts Georgia HEART Tax Credit

The tax credit for making a charitable donation to rural hospitals in Georgia just got a significant boost, but you may want to act quickly to take full advantage of the benefits. The Georgia HEART Hospital Program, which came into effect the first of 2017, awards Georgia income tax credits to individual and corporate taxpayers […]

Size of charitable deductions depends on many factors

Whether you’re claiming charitable deductions on your 2017 return or planning your donations for 2018, be sure you know how much you’re allowed to deduct. Your deduction depends on more than just the actual amount you donate. Type of gift One of the biggest factors affecting your deduction is what you give: Cash. You may […]

Making spirits bright

The team at Antares Group came together to donate toys and gift items for the families staying at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses over the holiday season. Pictured here, from left, are Tracy Young, Kim Taylor, Kurt Kinoshita, Landon Cheek, Dana Palmer and Miranda Esguerra. Kurt made the special delivery Tuesday to the Ronald McDonald […]

Firm holds friendly competition to collect food for food bank

The employees at Antares Group, spent the month of November in a friendly internal competition to see who could collect more food items for Rockdale Emergency Relief. Employees in the firm’s two buildings divided into teams to see who could collect the most. Employees in the White Building edged out those in the Brick Building, […]