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DeKalb County School Teachers and Employees Reach $117 Million Settlement with DeKalb County School District

In September 2020, DeKalb County school teachers and other employees reached a settlement with the DeKalb County School District (“District”) over unpaid retirement contributions and lost investment earnings.  The dispute began as a result of a 2009 decision by the District to stop making contractual contributions to certain teachers’ and district employees’ retirement plans.  Attorneys…

Pat Salem Promoted to COO

IAG Forensics & Valuation is pleased to announce that Pat Salem has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the firm.  She succeeds George Dyke, who served as our Director of Operations for many years and who will continue as IAG’s Controller, handling the firm’s day-to-day financial duties.  In addition to her role as COO,…

IAG Welcomes New Managing Partner

                                                IAG Forensics & Valuation is proud to announce the appointment of Karen Fortune, CPA/CFF, CGMA as managing partner of the firm.  She succeeds Laurie Dyke, CPA/CFF, CFE, the founder of the…

Top 10 COVID-19 Frauds by Vic Hartman

Vic Hartman, former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and friend of IAG, details ten of the most common COVID-19 related frauds in his most recent blog post. Click here to read the full article.

Best Practices for a Business Interruption Claim Related to COVID-19

The outbreak of the coronavirus has greatly altered the global economic landscape.  The repercussions of this pandemic have been felt immediately and will be felt months, possibly even years from now.  Aside from the very personal effects of this pandemic being felt globally, which are too numerous to list here, businesses have been forced by…

Paycheck Protection Program Info

For complete information about the Paycheck Protection Program and other assistance for small businesses, visit the Treasury Dept. website at:  https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses IAG has developed an Excel spreadsheet to help small businesses document their payroll costs for the Paycheck Protection Program.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Excel spreadsheet at NO COST,…

Hot Tax Tip — HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit)

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,…

Tax Hot Tip — 529 Accounts

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…

Deposition Workshop

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…

Dividing Assets in a Divorce – Coverture Fraction

The Coverture Fraction (also called the Time Rule Formula) is a mathematical formula that is sometimes used to calculate the marital and non-marital portions of certain types of assets in a divorce, including pensions and stock options.  The denominator of the fraction is the total earnings period, often expressed in number of days.  In the…

Tax Hot Tip — Alimony Tax Treatment

As a reminder, the tax treatment of alimony has changed beginning in 2019.   If you or your clients pay or receive alimony under the old tax laws (i.e., the divorce agreement was entered into before midnight of 12/31/2018)*: The payer will continue to deduct alimony amounts paid. The receiver will continue to pay tax…

IAG Forensics & Valuation Recognized by Daily Report readers again in 2018

The attorneys have voted! We are proud to announce that we were voted in the “Top 3” in two categories by readers of the Daily Report, “Forensic Experts” and ‘Forensics Accounting Firms” We are honored to be recognized in this way and thank the Daily Report.

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