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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.


President Trump on March 27 signed the $2 trillion bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136). The House approved the historically large emergency relief measure by voice vote just hours before Trump’s signature. The CARES Act cleared the Senate unanimously on March 25, by a 96-to-0 vote.


Lawmakers are continuing talks on a "phase four" economic relief package in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. To that end, the House’s "CARES 2" package is currently in the works and could see a floor vote as early as this month.


The IRS announced on March 30 that distribution of economic impact payments in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would begin in the next three weeks. On April 1, the Treasury Department clarified that Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefit recipients who are not required to file a federal tax return will not have to file a return in order to receive their economic impact payment.


The Treasury Department and IRS have provided a notice with additional relief for taxpayers, postponing until July 15, 2020, a variety of tax form filings and payment obligations that are due between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020. Associated interest, additions to tax, and penalties for late filing or late payment will be suspended until July 15, 2020. Additional time to perform certain time-sensitive actions during this period is also provided. The notice also postpones due dates with respect to certain government acts and postpones the application date to participate in the Annual Filing Season Program. This notice expands upon the relief provided in Notice 2020-18, I.R.B. 2020-15, 590, and Notice 2020-20, I.R.B. 2020-16, 660.


synopsisThe Treasury Department and the IRS have released the "Get My Payment" tool to assist Americans in receiving their “economic impact payments” issued under the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136). The free tool went live on April 15, and is located at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.


As a result of the retroactive assignment of a 15-year recovery period to qualified improvement property (QIP) placed in service after 2017, QIP generally qualifies for bonus depreciation, and typically at a 100 percent rate. IRS guidance requires taxpayers who previously filed two or more returns using what is now an "incorrect" depreciation period (usually 39 years) to file an accounting method change on Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, to claim bonus depreciation and/or depreciation based on the 15-year recovery period. The automatic consent procedures apply. If only one return has been filed, a taxpayer may either file Form 3115 or an amended return. No alternatives to filing Form 3115 or an amended return are provided.


The IRS has issued guidance providing administrative relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136) for taxpayers with net operating losses (NOLs).


The IRS is allowing taxpayers to file by fax Form 1139, Corporation Application for Tentative Refund, and Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund, for certain coronavirus relief, a senior IRS official said on April 13. On the same day, the IRS unveiled related procedures for claiming quick refunds of the credit for prior year minimum tax liability of corporations and net operating loss (NOL) deductions ( https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/temporary-procedures-to-fax-certain-forms-1139-and-1045-due-to-covid-19).


The IRS has released guidance on making the following elections for the business interest deduction limitation:


The IRS has set forth rules for BBA partnerships to file amended returns to immediately get benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136). "BBA partnerships" are those subject to the centralized partnership audit regime established by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) ( P.L. 114-74). The procedure allows BBA partnerships the option to file an amended return instead of an Administrative Adjustment Request (AAR) under Code Sec. 6227.


The IRS has announced that the employment tax credits for paid qualified sick leave and family leave wages required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ( P.L. 116-127) will apply to wages and compensation paid for periods beginning on April 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2020. Additionally, days beginning on April 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2020, will be taken into account for the credits for paid qualified sick leave and family leave equivalents for certain self-employed individuals as provided by the Act.


The IRS has provided penalty relief for failure to deposit employment taxes under Code Sec. 6656 to employers entitled to the new refundable tax credits provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act) ( P.L. 116-127), and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136). The relief is provided the extent that the amounts not deposited are equal to or less than the amount of refundable tax credits to which the employer is entitled under the Families First Act and the CARES Act.