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5 Questions to Help Assess Your Business’s Fraud Risk

Business leaders spend most of their time and energy assessing risks and weighing them against possible rewards. Unfortunately, many leaders overlook one of the most common challenges facing businesses today — the risk of occupational fraud. To build a successful business that stands above its competition, you need a solid foundation of controls to deter [...]

2019-05-08T11:46:06-04:00May 6th, 2019|FORENSICS|

CRI Capital Advisors Assists With Acquisition of Trinity Analysis and Development Corporation

SHALIMAR, Fla., April 30, 2019 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram Capital Advisors, LLC is pleased to announce that KOMAN Government Solutions, LLC (KGS), a wholly-owned 8(a) subsidiary of the Natives of Kodiak, an Alaska Native Corporation, recently completed an acquisition of Trinity Analysis & Development Corp. (TRINITY). TRINITY will continue to provide continuity and support [...]

2019-05-23T15:50:51-04:00April 30th, 2019|PRESS RELEASES|

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) Unveils CRI Advanced Analytics

New Software Company Focuses on Predictive Analytics to Help Forecast Industry Trends and Maximize Revenue ENTERPRISE, Ala., April 1, 2019 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) recently launched CRI Advanced Analytics, a new software company focused on providing clients with actionable data to help them prepare for future trends in their industry. CRI Advanced Analytics provides innovative [...]

2019-05-13T09:00:09-04:00April 25th, 2019|PRESS RELEASES|

Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Prepares for Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Webinar

ENTERPRISE, Ala., March 21, 2019 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced a complimentary webinar titled “Financial Institutions: Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Annual Update” that will feature CRI Partner Doug Mims. This webinar will be presented on April 10, 2019, at 10:00 CDT. This 60-minute live webinar will focus on providing [...]

2019-04-25T10:59:07-04:00April 25th, 2019|PRESS RELEASES|

CRI Solutions Group, LLC Announces Launch of New Website

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 4, 2019 - CRI Solutions Group, LLC invites visitors to explore their newly launched website. The site offers user-friendly navigation and enhanced functionality while giving customers the ability to view recent client case studies. “Joining the CRI family positions us to expand our footprint across new markets and customer bases. It enables us [...]

2019-05-09T15:47:44-04:00April 25th, 2019|PRESS RELEASES|

How Retailers Can Prepare for New Lease Accounting Standards

Brick-and-mortar stores remain a vital component of multichannel sales strategies, despite the steady march of e-commerce. And for many retailers, leasing that real estate (rather than buying it outright) has been the most economically expedient option. In 2021, nonpublic companies that report according to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will be required to recognize [...]

2019-07-29T14:18:38-04:00April 17th, 2019|LEASE ACCOUNTING|

Is It Time for a Business Valuation?

Business owners often have a majority of their personal net worth tied up in the business. However, many owners are unsure how much their greatest asset is really worth, putting them at a disadvantage in making decisions that range from estate planning to deciding when to sell the business. A common misconception about business valuations [...]

2019-04-09T12:16:21-04:00April 9th, 2019|BUSINESS CONSULTING|

What to Consider When Deciding Between a Calendar Year and a Fiscal Year

It is common for organizations to use a calendar year, as opposed to a fiscal year, as the tax year calendar for their company. The choice is made easy but its intuitiveness and tends to line up with personal returns—this makes things simple and easy. However, many businesses have dominating operating seasons that don’t always [...]

2019-04-02T21:05:27-04:00April 2nd, 2019|BUSINESS TAX|

Additional Relief from IRS for Taxpayers who Underpaid on Their Income Taxes in 2018

Based on a combination of wage withholdings and quarterly tax estimates, the U.S. tax system utilizes a system that requires taxpayers to "pay-as-you-go," as opposed to waiting until the end of the year to pay income taxes. Under the current law, if you fail to pay 90% of your current year tax, the results of [...]

2019-03-29T12:56:06-04:00March 29th, 2019|INDIVIDUAL TAX|

Beware of Potential IRS Phone Call Scams

During the early months of the year, tax filing season quickly becomes tax scamming season. In the hopes of focusing public attention on this problem, the IRS has released its annual list of the Dirty Dozen tax scams—many of which lead to identity theft. It is always easy to become overconfident in your ability to detect fraud. [...]

2019-03-27T16:43:09-04:00March 27th, 2019|INDIVIDUAL TAX|

Differentiating Between Independent Contractors and Employees

Many businesses believe that misclassifying employees as independent contractors is not necessarily an issue as long as they meet all tax obligations. However, this is not the case. It has become extremely common in recent years for both federal and state authorities to begin cracking down on the improper classification of workers. Consider the Advantages [...]

2019-03-28T09:13:18-04:00March 27th, 2019|BUSINESS TAX, CLIENT ACCOUNTING SERVICES|

Understanding the New Kiddie Tax

The Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income, informally known as the “Kiddie Tax,” can sneak up on unsuspecting taxpayers. This section of the Tax Code was initially created to prevent taxpayers from reducing their tax bill by shifting some of their unearned income — such as interest, dividends, and capital gains — into [...]

2019-03-18T20:56:25-04:00March 18th, 2019|INDIVIDUAL TAX|

What Public Entities Can Teach Us About Revenue Recognition

Any new accounting standard can throw us for a loop, but the new revenue recognition standard has made an especially strong impact. Not all revenue-generating activities fall under the purview of the new standard, but the changes are far-reaching and will affect a multitude of revenue streams in almost all industries. Public organizations should have [...]

2019-03-04T12:08:25-04:00February 28th, 2019|REVENUE RECOGNITION|

Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses and Their Tax Implications

As health insurance plays a bigger role in our political discourse, it becomes even more of a concern for small businesses. Already, more businesses are required to offer health insurance than in years past, and more individuals are demanding health coverage as a condition of their employment. When you consider the effects on employee retention, [...]

2019-03-04T11:19:30-04:00February 27th, 2019|BUSINESS TAX, SMALL BUSINESS|

How to Properly Organize Your Tax Records

There never seems like a good time to organize your tax records, but the period of time between filings last year’s taxes and this year’s return can usually be the perfect time. While this task is never an exciting one, get it done and out of the way will only save you time and plenty [...]

2019-02-19T14:26:26-04:00February 21st, 2019|BUSINESS TAX, INDIVIDUAL TAX|

Taking Advantage of the Tax-Efficient Exit Strategy that ESOPs Offer

When you own a closely held company, and you start approaching retirement age, it’s easy to struggle with balancing conflicting goals for your business. In a case like this, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) may be the best answer. Take a Closer Look It’s common for business owners to have to tap at least [...]

2019-02-19T10:33:03-04:00February 19th, 2019|BUSINESS TAX|

How to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft

During the busy season, tax identity theft becomes a major issue as identity thieves seek out tax returns as their primary target. Considering that the IRS processes tax refunds every year that amount to billions of dollars, criminals simply have to follow the money. To file a fraudulent tax return and pocket your money, all [...]

2019-02-15T13:28:38-04:00February 15th, 2019|BUSINESS TAX, INDIVIDUAL TAX|

The Bright Side of Lease Accounting Compliance

For years, the new lease accounting standard has been a dark cloud on the horizon for every company that follows U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. But keep in mind, there is a silver lining. When companies look beyond compliance and take a strategic approach to managing their lease portfolio, they can reap operational benefits that [...]

2019-07-29T14:19:27-04:00January 30th, 2019|LEASE ACCOUNTING|

2018 Underpayment Tax Penalties Waived by IRS

According to the IRS, they will be waiving underpayment penalties for anyone who had federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments come in under their actual tax liabilities in 2018.  This waiver was constructed with the understanding that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would revamp the federal income tax regime and in [...]

2019-01-28T11:02:16-04:00January 22nd, 2019|INDIVIDUAL TAX|

Top 20 CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Welcomes 18 New Partners

ENTERPRISE, AL – Top 20 CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) has named 18 new partners. “At CRI, we understand that the future of this profession is determined by younger generations and how we choose to invest in them. This is why CRI emphasizes a culture that surrounds the development and mentorship [...]

2019-01-30T14:18:40-04:00January 18th, 2019|PRESS RELEASES|
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