The history of Brand, Blackwell & Company is built upon a tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The experience and academic credentials of our partners and staff provide our clients with the expertise of larger firms, while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal, one-on-one approach.
We are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA Private Companies Practice Section and the Alabama Society of CPAs. Each of our staff receives a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education each year. Since 1991 and every three years thereafter our firm's quality control system is reviewed by an independent CPA firm. Each time we have received an unqualified opinion.
Our goal is to provide our clients with customized services that meet their specific needs.
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The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.
The weekend February 23-25, 2019, presents a tax-saving opportunity for those seeking to prepare for the storms that accompany spring (and summer, and fall) in North Alabama. Before the hail, tornadoes, straight-line wind, microbursts, and other meteorological mayhem commences, Alabama Department of Revenue is holding its seventh annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Items like weather radios, duct tape, tarps, and flashlights are included in this holiday. But also listed are some items that may also prove useful for another season - football season!
In general, meals provided to employees are considered to be income to the employee and must be reported on their W-2. The exception to this is if the meal is provided for the employer's convenience. But what does this actually mean? The IRS recently issued guidance on when these meals are or are not considered income. Like most things related to the IRS, facts and circumstances of each individual case need to considered. However, there are some general guidelines which are summarized below.