For Individuals

College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

The Most Important Factor in North Georgia Small Business Valuation

I've heard from many of my North Georgia business owner contacts over these last few months, thanking me for the notes that we put together, sending thoughts and questions -- and letting me know that they've sent their friends to see us for their business and family...

Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A North Georgia Business Owner

It's a slower week, here in ASA Accounting & Tax Services World. Yes, it's crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how...

Ask For The Sale! North Georgia Business Owners Sales Psychology

I make it my goal in these weekly notes to pass along information which has proven useful to our firm and our more successful clients. I do this because we want to be a partner with you in helping you grow your North Georgia business. We're not marketing "gurus"...

Build A Brand In North Georgia And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for North Georgia Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind

The holidays are funny for North Georgia business owners. And, I must tell you, especially so for tax professionals like me. Every year, Congress delivers updates to the tax code, seemingly at the very last minute, so my staff and I are often working over the holidays...

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Curtis

Unless something crazy happens this week, we have a new tax plan. If Congress-watchers are right, the House and Senate should vote to pass this new bill, and it will be signed by President Trump before Christmas. I'm writing this on Monday the 18th (a busy week is...

Develop Your North Georgia Target Client With These 7 Important Traits

While we're on the subject of what's holding North Georgia business owners back... I wrote recently about how too many of my North Georgia small business owner clients don't allow themselves the gift of good delegation. It keeps them toiling along with minor tasks,...

Dealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For North Georgia Business Owners

As I have been saying to some of my personal tax preparation clients in North Georgia, I'm not sure that there is very much that I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

These days, I'm often glad that it's our busy tax filing season, so that I have an easy excuse when political conversations are happening: Oh THAT [crazy new political story]? Huh, didn't see it -- I'm too busy with tax season. With all of the chaos out there, the...

North Georgia Non-Profits Taxes – 10 Important Year-End Steps

We deal with all kinds of businesses and organizations around here at Team ASA Accounting & Tax Services. And while I often address "for profit" organizations with these notes, many of those same strategies (cost controls, marketing, growth, management) apply...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!