• Feb 15 2018

    Conservation easements, done properly, are wonderful and legal. They protect land, water, air, and nature. Many scientists even believe that golf courses in urban areas serve an important conservation purpose. However, sometimes the courts may not be apprised of relevant studies related to the conservation benefits of golf courses. This can result in a ruling that does more harm than good.

  • Feb 06 2018

    For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, the Georgia legislature has expanded the film credit to cover “qualified post-production expenditures.” What is unique about this new law is that qualified post-production expenditures incurred in Georgia may relate to footage shot outside of Georgia.

  • Jan 24 2018

    Individuals who owe taxes to the federal government would do well to enter into some form of installment agreement to pay those taxes.

  • Jan 23 2018

    Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), and it was signed into law in December 2017. Payroll department impacts from the new law are summarized. 

  • Nov 27 2017

    The current media attention being directed towards recent allegations (and in some cases admissions) of sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or assault by members of Congress, faculty or staff at educational institutions, and high-profile individuals in the media, sports and entertainment industries, as well as the resulting “#metoo” social media movement, are understandably increasing the incidence of claims against employers.The financial cost ...

  • Oct 26 2017

    The City of Atlanta’s Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee held a public hearing October 24, regarding a proposed amendment to the City of Atlanta’s Alcohol Code to increase alcohol license fees.

  • Oct 06 2017

    On October 5, 2017, the Georgia Department of Revenue proposed rules for implementing O.C.G.A. § 48-7-40.33, entitled the Georgia Musical Investment Act (“the Act”).

  • Sep 01 2017

    On Thursday, August 31, 2017, a Texas federal court invalidated the Obama Administration’s overtime rule increasing the minimum threshold salary required to qualify for the white collar exemption.

  • Aug 22 2017

    On August 21, 2017, the Georgia Department of Revenue released Policy Bulletin SUT-2017-07 providing a sales tax exemption for sales of tickets, fees, or charges for admission to certain fine arts performances or exhibitions at a facility owned by a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • May 05 2017

    Individuals investing in Conservation Easement Transactions have many questions. Why is the IRS attacking Conservation Easements?  Why do I have to file these extra forms?  When do I file the forms and what are the risks if I don’t file the forms?  Should I take the charitable contribution deduction and risk penalties if the IRS challenges the Conservation Easement?

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