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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.

Thank You For Making The 2019 Tax Season Our Best Ever

Here we are, and "tax season" is behind us.But the truth is that tax season actually never ends for us. We just get a little less busy. But what a 2019 tax season it was.Thank you so much for your trust, and for allowing us to walk with you during such a sensitive and...

Three Tips On How To Succeed as an Entrepreneurial Business Owner in North Georgia

Now that TY2017 is behind us, it is time to turn our greedy eyes towards the savings possible for you and your North Georgia business in the "new" tax code under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. And there are many ways to save with these new regulations. One of the...

Curtis Collins’ Three Simple Steps Towards a Better Business Budget

It's amazing -- and scary -- how many North Georgia businesses operate without a true budget. Cash flow becomes their only barometer, and that often doesn't include an accurate picture of ongoing growth, or the health of a business.Look -- in addition to handling...

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...

The Role Of The North Georgia Business Owner

We just finished all of the extended returns for our business owner clients, and today I'm feeling particularly grateful.Because over the past few weeks and months, I've been reminded of how important our work is. Not because "taxes and accounting" are inherently...

Curtis Collins’ Updated Tax Preparation Checklist for 2019

Tax season 2019 is inexorably moving forward. We now have less than two months before personal federal taxes are due. Which, of course, means that it's time to get started if you haven't yet done so already.I'm here today with a large checklist that you can work from,...

Five Financial and Tax Strategies For North Georgia Small Businesses

It's increasingly clear to all of us that our present "cultural moment" can take a toll on any North Georgia person's mind who isn't vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more...

Three More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your North Georgia Small Business Plan

We are in that "calm before the storm" period before busy season begins in earnest for us, and it's a great time for us -- and for you, in my opinion -- to take stock. As we prepare for the increased activity and communication level that always comes this time of...

Three Guidelines for Developing a Successful Referral Network For Your North Georgia Business

I've noticed something over the years about particular business people.Scratch beneath the seemingly successful exterior, and there is something very ... small about them. They are always looking for that edge over other people, and are continually in "take" mode.And...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In North Georgia

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our North Georgia offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to...

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!