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Are you ready to take your business to the next level? When you change the way your customer views your value, your business thrives. This means more consistent streams of revenue, higher revenue, and increased customer respect. How do you accomplish this? Let your client see you as transformative rather than simply trusted. If you provide any type of service for your customer, you want them to see you as competent, attentive, and punctual. But what if they saw you as transformational, as someone they couldn’t carry on without? When you do this, you solidify a partnership and make your business invaluable to your client. At Ingram, Wallis, & Co., we aim to help you be as successful and profitable as possible, so we put together a list of four things you can apply today to go from being trusted to being transformative.


When it comes to business expenditures, every dollar counts. So does every deduction. If you’re not careful, you may be ignoring easy tax-deductions that can have a big impact on your finances. At Ingram, Wallis, & Co., we don’t want you to miss a single dollar in your tax return. Pay attention to the four expenses listed below and consider using them as a key business strategy.


You’ve worked hard for your wealth, so why leave it up for grabs when creditors and lawsuits start lurking? Don’t you want to see your assets passed down to your children or set aside for your family to enjoy? We want that for you, too! It’s time to take a defensive stand and set up a hedge of protection around you. Scott Schomer, an Estate Planning Attorney makes this statement: “The general rule is – you need to start planning before your creditor’s start making claims against you.” Our team at Ingram, Wallis, & Co. wants to educate you on potential lawsuits you may face and how you can protect what’s yours. 


Your company may be clear on your budget cycle, but do you have a clear understanding of the accounting cycle? The budget cycle helps you plan for the future and gauge your operating performance. It is generally used internally. However, the accounting cycle manages information for external use and therefore, plays a significant role in the financial health of your business. At Ingram, Wallis, & Co. we are dedicated to helping you report every financial transaction correctly. If you’re hesitant about whether or not you’re utilizing the accounting cycle effectively, let us answer your questions and put you at ease today.


Have you recently inherited a large sum of money? This is known as a windfall, and while it can be a huge blessing, it can also be a curse if you don’t know what to do with it. In fact, intergenerational wealth transfers fail by the time it reaches the second generation because the recipient is clueless. Clueless about how to effectively manage the windfall and how to educate other families on handling the money expertly. At Ingram, Wallis, & Co., we want to help you establish a plan that protects the windfall and successfully grows your wealth for generations to come. We’re here to guide you through this transition so that it can actually be a blessing for you and your family.


There are four basic financial statements that are necessary, three that are most valuable, to effectively convey the health of your business. These financial statements are records that show the activity and financial performance of your business. Each of these statements can be used by investors, financial analysts, and creditors to analyze your company’s performance, make predictions about future stock prices, determine your earnings potential. Maintaining accurate financial statements is key in the event that you are audited. At Ingram, Wallis & Company, we want to help our clients understand the purpose behind each financial statement and how to utilize them properly. We care about the overall health of your business, and we understand that a thriving business is best articulated through the correct use of each financial statement.


Financial success, freedom to set your own schedule, and more time for the things that are truly important are three reasons you may have started your own business. You’re not alone if you find yourself frustrated that none of these goals are actually true. Instead, you increased your workload, have an overstuffed schedule, and see very little profit. The long weekends to take family vacations, the steady cash flow, and a growing staff? You feel as though it was all a mirage.


Most people underutilize the knowledge and expertise of an accountant. They recognize the need for a professional to file their taxes but don’t rely on an accountant throughout the rest of the year. If you want your business to succeed financially, hiring an accountant is the best decision you will make. This frees you up to do what you’re best at—running your business. By allowing an accountant to manage your finances, you will be set up for a prosperous future. Nearly 80% of small businesses fail within the first 18 months as a result of poor financial planning. But this doesn’t have to be true for you. At Ingram Wallis, we want to see your business flourish and remain in a healthy financial state. Our goal is to guide you and help you make the right financial decisions for your business so that you don’t become a statistic. We’ll show you five reasons why hiring an accountant is beneficial to the financial success of your business.


Once you file your tax return, you probably don’t want to hear from the IRS—unless they’re sending you a refund. You certainly don’t want to receive a notice saying there was a red flag on your tax return. These notices can often be confusing and cause unnecessary stress on your part. The best thing you can do is take extra care when you’re filing to avoid any mistake that may raise a red flag. If you follow these five steps, you’ll have nothing to worry about.


We see you scouring the internet for clues about how you can increase your tax refund and reduce the amount of taxes you owe. You wish you knew an expert who could tell you all about tax breaks and whether or not you can take advantage of them. We’ll give you insight into the 10 most popular tax credits and deductions, so you save money and expand your refund.


Many changes have been made in the new legislation that will affect nearly every taxpayer. So, as you prepare to file your 2018 taxes, we want you to understand the new tax reform laws. You’ll have more confidence as you file when you know how you’ll be impacted by the new tax provisions. Below are several categories that have been adjusted in the bill and how these changes will affect you.


As you prepare to file your taxes, the process can feel overwhelming. At Ingram, Wallis & Company, we want to help make your filing experience as simple and pain-free as possible, so we’ve created a list of most of the forms you need to gather before you file. Please note that every form and category may not apply to you. This is simply a guide to help you collect the correct information.


At Ingram Wallis, we provide a number of top-notch services that can greatly aid you or your business in getting your finances in order. At the core of these services are our taxes, consulting, and accounting services provided by our world-class staff of Certified Public Accountants.

Although we offer several useful accounting services from general ledgers and booking to computerized payroll services, and consulting services ranging from software selection and implementation to financial and retirement decisions, we are ready to help our clients take a step further with our wide range of tax services. With tax season upon us, we strive to provide financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner. This commitment is comprised of maintaining meaningful, well-organized financial records that can set up your business for success.


The relationship between accountant and client isn’t based on money; it’s based on trust.  There’s an invaluable connection from “Who do you trust with your finances?” to “Who do you trust with your future?” or “Who do you trust with your family?” At Ingram Wallis, our day-to-day operations and actions revolve around this central idea of trust. It’s a foundation that drives us to remain client-centered; we value the trust our clients place in us and set out each day to return on their investment with insight, counsel, guidance, accuracy, innovative services, and an ever-evolving portfolio of products. Our expansive accounting and auditing services, which are founded upon trustworthy client relationships, has allowed our dedicated staff of Certified Public Accountants to achieve innovative, efficient, and profitable financial solutions for our clients.


Thank you for voting Ingram, Wallis, & Company, P.C. as the 2018 Readers’ Choice for “Best Tax Service” and “Best Accountant/Tax Professional.” After receiving this recognition in each individual category in previous years, we are extremely honored to receive recognition for both categories in the same year. We truly appreciate the support from all of our clients and friends who voted for us and look forward to being the trusted source for all of your accounting and tax needs in the years to come.


The IRS released the optional standard mileage rates for 2022. Most taxpayers may use these rates to compute deductible costs of operating vehicles for:

  • business,

  • medical, and

  • charitable purposes

Some members of the military may also use these rates to compute their moving expense deductions.


The IRS has encouraged taxpayers to take important actions this month to help them file their tax returns in 2022, including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments and advance Child Tax Credit payments. As a part of a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season, the IRS highlighted a special page the outlines the steps taxpayers can take to make the tax filing season easier.


The IRS has extended the availability of electronic signatures on certain audit and non-audit forms. Through October 31, 2023, taxpayers and their authorized representatives may electronically sign documents and email documents to the IRS. This is an exception to normal policy. Previously, the IRS had allowed e-signatures through the end of 2021.


The IRS has issued guidance for employers on the retroactive termination of the COVID-19 employee retention credit against the employer's share of Medicare tax. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58) amended Code Sec. 3134 so that for most employers the credit applies only to wages paid before October 1, 2021. If the employer is a recovery startup business, the credit continues to apply to wages paid before January 1, 2022.


The IRS has reminded tax professionals and taxpayers that they can use digital signatures on a variety of common IRS forms and access a secure online platform to view and make changes to their account. The IRS has balanced the e-signature option with critical security and protection needed against identity theft and fraud.


The IRS has reminded taxpayers that they can get extra protection starting in January by joining the Service's Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) program. The IRS has made recent changes to the program to make it easier for more taxpayers to join. The fastest and easiest way to receive an IP Pin is by using the Get an IP PIN tool.


The Internal Revenue Service is now allowing taxpayers who have had an offer in compromise accepted by the agency to keep their tax refunds instead of the previous policy of having those refunds applied to their outstanding tax debt.


A. Mcnulty, 157 TC —, No. 10, Dec. 61,950

Delivery of coins to the owner of a self-directed "Check Book IRA" was taxable income even though she took the coins as manager of the IRA’s LLC. While an IRA owner may act as a conduit or agent of the IRA custodian, she may do so only as long as she is not in constructive or actual receipt of the IRA assets. The fact that the Check Book IRA website said this would not be treated as a taxable distribution did not constitute reasonable cause for escaping understatement penalties.


The Internal Revenue Service is keeping the pressure on high income taxpayers who do not file their taxes as well as other high wealth taxpayers who may otherwise be hiding their earnings to avoid paying taxes.

And while agents are actively pursuing these people, Darren Guillot, Commissioner of the IRS Small Business/Self-Employed – Collection division said the goal is to avoid as much as possible escalating a case to enforcement proceedings.

His message on November 15 to attendees of the AICPA & CIMA National and Sophisticated Tax Planning Conferences in Washington, D.C., was a simple one: "Just tell the truth. We want to get you in compliance. We want you to file on time and pay what you owe. Every case is not criminal. We don’t want any case to be criminal, or enforcement or a seizure."


Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig praised the work of agency employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic but stated that there simply are not enough of them as the agency is slowly working through the backlog the pandemic caused.

Rettig used that as the foundation to call for not only more funding for the agency, but to encourage people to apply for open positions within the agency, especially as it is facing significant employee shortages in the coming years.