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Update from the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Team

401(k) Record-Keepers Take Additional Security Options Equifax, recently revealed that from May to July 2017, computer hackers lifted the information of about 143 million Americans stored in the company’s database. Data exposed includes names, addresses, birthdays, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, among other information. Record-keepers of 401(k) and similar retirement plans often […]

Disaster Tax Relief Bill Signed by President Trump

Tax Legislation Update If you suffered a casualty loss during one of the recent hurricanes, the tax act signed by the President on Friday, September 29, 2017, provides the following relief: Any casualty loss, not just the portion in excess of 10% of your adjusted gross income, qualifies as a deduction.  And you do not […]

Cyber Security Breach at Equifax

A Message to Clients and Friends The recent cyber security breach at Equifax has compromised the personally identifiable information (“PII”), including social security numbers and credit card details, of hundreds of thousands of individuals. There are a number of steps you can take to identify whether your PII has been stolen. First, go to the […]

Hurricane Irma

A Message to Clients and Friends Regarding Hurricane Irma Hancock Askew cares for our clients and employees. We wish everyone safety through this storm. In preparation for impact from the storm, the firm is closing our Savannah, Atlanta and Miami offices tomorrow, Monday, September 11th. We will continue to monitor the storm and hope to be […]

Hurricane Preparedness – Be Ready

Living on the coast, we all know the fear and destruction that a natural disaster can cause whether it’s a hurricane or tropical storm. After the storm has passed the victims are left with plenty of expenses, many of which are not covered by their insurance. As we saw the flood waters rise in Houston, […]

Vacation Rental Sales Tax

Are you renting out a room, an apartment, or your entire home using one of the many internet websites such as VRBO, Airbnb, or FlipKey? Are you aware that you are required to collect and remit sales and lodging taxes on your gross short-term rentals?  Do you know you could be audited by your taxing […]

IRS Scammers on the Rise

With IRS scammers on the increase, the IRS is justifiably trying to make people aware that impostors claiming to be IRS employees may call or visit taxpayers requesting payment for taxes that may or may not actually be owed. Unfortunately, just because you have not received a letter or notice from the IRS, it does […]

QuickBooks® & Bookkeeping Best Practices Seminar

Are You Ready to Get Organized & Save Time? Get the Tools You Need to Run Your Business! During this complimentary seminar, our QuickBooks® ProAdvisors are focusing on YOUR specific needs so you have the tools needed to run your business SMOOTHLY! Date: October 24, 2017 Hot Topics to be Covered: Customized Topics Based on Your Requests Time: 8:30 […]

Nation’s Largest Public Accounting Firms

INSIDE Public Accounting Releases Annual Ranking of the Nation’s Largest Public Accounting Firms Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service audit, tax, accounting and consulting firm has been named one of the top 300 accounting firms in the nation, by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) – the leading public accounting publication of record. This is IPA’s […]

2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for

Hancock Askew was recently named as one of the 2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for. Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the […]

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