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John Dillard

John Dillard is an author and Certified Public Accountant. To See how he takes Christ along with him to work visit www.HisCPA.com

Posted 3/26/10 at 8:08 AM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Presents Top 10 Tax Tips for 2010 to Successful IRS Representation

Atlanta CPA Presents Top 10 Tax Tips for 2010 to Successful IRS Representation

Having been a CPA for the better part of three decades and having worked with thousands and thousands of tax returns over that time I have learned that there are several key areas of representation issues where taxpayers struggle and most often fail at addressing key tax representation issues.

Top Ten Tax Tips to Successful IRS Representation

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Posted 3/25/10 at 1:15 PM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA on Keeping Good Internal Books to Ensure Your Manage Your Business Financial Affairs

Atlanta CPA on Keeping Good Internal Books to Ensure Your Manage Your Business Financial Affairs

A Company's Financial statements are often misused and abused. They are often ornately presented with accountant's opinions ranging from audits to compilations. Often we even find a statement of cash flows and financial footnotes. What do these statements tell us? Numbers and data when prettily presented often are an accountant's representation of the financial status of an entity.
I believe that financial statements without narratives, analysis of trends, and a review of expenditures are nothing more than formal proof that the bank account has been reconciled and that everything balances. Data without thorough critique is useless. Helping a business owner keep and maintain sound internal data and financial statements should be the predominant focus of the CPA. A Certified Public Accountant can do much to guide you to the proper chart of accounts, financial statement presentation and account classification. The below is a sample excerpt that we might forward a client to assist the business owner/entrepreneur in maintaining adequate books and records:

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Posted 3/24/10 at 4:43 PM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Advises on Incorporating Your New Business Throughout America

Atlanta CPA Advises on Incorporating Your New Business Throughout America  

Incorporation: Choosing a Business Entity Type

Evaluating what type of entity your business should be, we strive to balance the legal protection issues vs. the tax savings. Over the years, we have developed the mindset that there is no perfect election but there are ones that are better than others. My clients tell me that they want to pay as few tax dollars as legally possible. Below are some very specific rules, as well as some generalities. If you are considering incorporating in Georgia, we suggest that you sit down with a tax professional to see how these guidelines relate to you.

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Posted 3/24/10 at 8:21 AM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Challenges Believers to Provide Excellence in Service

Atlanta CPA Challenges Believers to Provide Excellence in Service

Selecting a CPA professional is a daunting task. This guide will enable you to be better able to select a professional whose talent, expertise, and style will best assist you long-term. Therefore we seek to make the process is as easy as possible while offering the highest level of service. As a Body of Believers we are all called to seek to serve and honor the needs and desires of others. In this "Me First" society, Christians now more than perhaps ever before are well positioned to bring hope into a lost world. Below is a sample response we might receive when responding to an initial inquiry for whether we are serving someone for the first or the last time, We are called to a higher standard. This is a "Dear John" letter that I enjoy getting:

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Posted 3/23/10 at 2:43 PM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Presents to Christians/Believers The Great Day of Service...March 27th...Feeding the Homeless of Atlanta...Taking Christianity Into the World

Atlanta CPA Presents to Christians/Believers The Great Day of Service...March 27th...Feeding the Homeless of Atlanta...Taking Christianity Into the World

If you would like to join us we will have a dinner at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church on 3-26 at 7 p.m. and then we will meet on Saturday 3-27 at the church at 10 a.m. to have communion and to make 200 sandwiches to take along with us. From there we will be going under the bridges of downtown Atlanta to served the homeless of Atlanta/The Lost, the Last and the Least.

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Posted 3/23/10 at 7:06 AM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Advises Taxpayers on Converting their Business from an LLC to an S Corporation

Atlanta CPA Advises Taxpayers on Converting their Business from an LLC to an S Corporation

One of the most frequent questions we get each and every week is from Georgia business owners seeking to discover what entity type they should be. Below is a sample letter that we might receive researching entity selection issues:

Love your site as it has given me tons of information to consider. I am starting my graphic design business and I'm in the process now of getting my company rolling. I wanted to know what your consult fee is, how much do you charge for CPA services and if you have dealt with single-member LLCs which are disregarded entities (non-corp.)? I have learned about what taxes I would need to pay and which ones I don't, but having someone help me to get my information solidified is always needed. I am a Christian brother, so I know any help would be sincere and helpful. Thank you in advance. Romans 1:16

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Posted 3/22/10 at 10:11 AM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Provides Tax and Business Tips to America's Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Atlanta CPA Provides Tax and Business Tips to America's Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

The largest and most burdensome administrative responsibility for a business owner is payroll. Whether you have one employee or a thousand, both the IRS and your state has a myriad of payroll reports and deadlines for which you are required to complete. Unfortunately there is not a one-stop shop to pay and report all of the varying deadlines and taxes. However, there is a solution that makes the reporting of payroll dramatically more seamless than if you strive to go it on your own. To learn more visit http://www.hiscpa.com/payroll.html  

Keeping in mind on an ongoing basis as well as during an IRS audit of what is a legal tax deduction and the documentation thereof is essential to sound business management. To learn more about how you can best be ready visit http://www.hiscpa.com/business-expenses.html

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Posted 3/21/10 at 5:12 PM | John Dillard

Bugs4Christ....Atlanta CPA Presents Using Unique Ways to Reach the Lost, the Last & the Least

Bugs4Christ....Atlanta CPA Presents Using Unique Ways to Reach the Lost, the Last & the Least

Taking Christianity Into the World...Navajo Family Missions...Reaching the Young Men & Women on the Reservation

In the fall of 2006, John Albrycht, the Youth Pastor at Plentitude Baptist Church involved his youth group in the secret restoration of a 1971 VW Beetle. The project was dubbed "Bugs4Christ" and the Beetle soon became an object lesson in how God wants to restore our hearts to a right relationship with him. John wanted his youth to understand the mandate of Hebrews 10:23-25: "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope that we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching!" He wanted his youth to feel the power of encouraging others by restoring and giving the gift of unconditional love to the owner of the vintage car. Since that first incredible project, the members of this ministry have been involved in several other restoration projects. They are nearing the completion of a blue customized 1972 Super Beetle and they have just begun the restoration of another 1971 Super Beetle.

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Posted 3/21/10 at 10:12 AM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Encourages Believers to Submit Your Plans Before the Lord...Taking Christianity Into the World

Atlanta CPA Encourages Believers to Submit Your Plans Before the Lord...Taking Christianity Into the World  

Below are excerpts from but a piece of the many, many communications that we have daily, nightly, weekly and monthly to prepare our minds and more importantly our hearts for what God will have us do on our Family Mission Trip to Serve our Native Americans the Navajo on the Reservation in Pueblo Pintado, NM:  

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Posted 3/19/10 at 10:13 AM | John Dillard

Atlanta CPA Presents Tax Resolution to America's Taxpayers

Atlanta CPA Presents Tax Resolution to America's Taxpayers

As a CPA approaches a tax issue it is best to first review the reasons for the assessment/selection for an IRS audit. Frequently the audit selection is random but often, as well, there is a targeted reason for a taxpayers selection for an IRS audit. Frequently during this process it is discovered that it is not a payment issue but the original returns as filed need to be amended. After the determination of a just and fair tax, one can begin to adequately assess and make arrangements for the monies due. Great care should also be taken during this time to ensure that all payments and credits have been properly applied to the balance owed, as often-complex tax situations/scenarios will require additional review and analysis to fairly determine what is truly owed. Being sure to use a CPA to file all of your business tax returns is a good first step to ensure that your tax return is both properly prepared and that you pay your lowest legal possible tax. Below is a sample letter that might be used to address IRS representation issues:

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