Under the new tax laws (which went into effect in 2018), interest paid on home equity line of credit (HELOC) funds is only deductible if the HELOC funds are used to buy, build or substantially improve the taxpayer’s home that secures the HELOC.   As such, if you use HELOC funds to pay for tuition,…

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As a reminder for tax preparation and planning, these popular college related accounts are now more flexible!  Under previous tax treatment, the distributions were allowed only for qualified higher education (i.e., college). Under the new tax treatment, distributions of up to $10,000 per student are also allowed for tuition at public, private, or religious elementary…

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Recently Brandi Steinberg participated in a deposition workshop with Jessica Wood, Esq. and Elissa Haynes, Esq.  The Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia held the event at BakerHostetler, and the intimate setting provided a great atmosphere for dialogue.  Brandi, Jessica, and Elissa discussed several topics related to the attorney and expert relationship…

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How many different ways are there to commit fraud in a small business?  The possibilities, unfortunately, can be endless when owners and management do not have solid internal controls in place or the willingness to acknowledge that “it could happen to me.”  This will be the first installment of several to explore the various fraud…

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IAG Forensics & Valuation has the experience to serve you, is small enough to care about you, and strives to ADD VALUE to every project. 20,000+  Client Service Hours per year 220+ Combined Years Professional Accounting and Forensic Accounting Experience 100% Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation, & Fraud Investigation Less than $150/hr Average Blended Billing Rate 150+ Cases Testified at Deposition…

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The Georgia Family Law Institute’s 33rd annual conference was held May 21-23 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida.  The theme this year was “The Art of Love and War” and it was well attended by Georgia family law attorneys, judges and related professionals.  The program covered a wide range of family law…

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Dan Branch’s article, “Hypothetical Transaction? But She’s Not Selling!”, was recently published in the 2014 National Litigation Consultants’ Review (Volume 3), a nationally recognized peer review journal for litigation consultants. The article, co-authored with Atlanta attorney John Sugg of Davis Matthews and Quigley, describes issues that valuation practioners may run into regarding the actual subjective…

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Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center (KSU SBDC) is preparing for their 14th Annual CPEs for CPAs. This event happens over several weeks starting on October 31st and ending on December 5th. Each Friday during those dates there will be a morning and afternoon session featuring local industry-expert speakers. Laurie Dyke and Karen Fortune have been…

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