Michael has been practicing public accounting for over 20 years. After graduating from Wofford College in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology, he moved on to Auburn University at Montgomery where he earned his master’s degree in business administration. He relocated to Atlanta in 1999 and joined the firm in 2001.
Michael has diverse experience in corporate and individual tax planning, tax compliance, consulting and management advisory services. He has worked with clients in several industries and professions including construction, real estate, professional practices and closely held family businesses.
Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia and Alabama Societies of Certified Public Accountants and is a QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor.
During Michael's spare time, he runs, reads and works out regularly and is a devout Alabama football fan.
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For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.