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What Industries Will the Baby Boomers Effect Next 03-16-2015

The boom of nearly 80 million born between 1946 and 1964 has affect America in many different ways, especially in the consumer markets.  The Baby Boomers are reaching the next stage of their lives as retirees, grandparents and mentors.  Their buying habits and consumer attitudes are changing,  but they control 70 percent of the nation's disposable income. Here are six emerging market trends that you might be able to capitalize on while you serve the Baby Boomers. We also highlight iconic Baby Boomers and popular relocation destinations for empty nesters wanting to downsize their homes. Continue reading

Tax Scams: The IRS Identifies This Year’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ Scams 03-09-2015

There are an endless number of scams that people need to look out for.  Recently, tax scams appear to be very popular for those individuals who are looking to take advantage of others and the tax system.  The IRS has released what it has identified as the most notorious tax scams of 2015. Participants in one of the IRS's "Dirty Dozen" schemes could win an IRS investigation, penalties, interest charges and even a trip to federal prison. Here is a list of the top scams and ways you can protect yourself from falling victim to one of these scams. Continue reading

2014 Federal Tax Returns: What is Renewed, What is New 03-04-2015

No one enjoys the process of filing and paying taxes. The tax-filing process is complicated by the ever-changing tax laws. The Tax Increase Prevention Act and Affordable Care Act are two of the more recent laws that could possibly affect your 2014 federal tax returns. Here are some highlights that businesses and individuals should know before they file their 2014 federal taxes. Continue reading

The End of Winter is Around the Corner: How to Keep March Madness under Control 03-04-2015

We won't soon forget this brutal winter. Everyone is probably looking forward to spring. "March Madness" can signal the beginning of spring for many people. Employers should capitalize on the spirit and excitement of the NCAA basketball tournament by fostering a "team" environment, rather than consider the tournament a workplace distraction -- but there are some cautions. Also: Two tax proposals you may not be aware of that are unpopular with NCAA fans. Continue reading

Reprieve for Small Businesses with Health Premium Reimbursement Plans 03-04-2015

Good news from the IRS: If you are a small business that has been reimbursing employees the cost of buying their own health coverage, you have been granted a temporary reprieve. Previously that arrangement was deemed unacceptable and, therefore, subjected small businesses to hefty penalties. Learn what you must do by June 30 to avoid penalties. Additionally, you can find information about recent changes to the small business health care tax credit. Continue reading

A Victory for Small Businesses: The IRS Simplifies Repair Regulations 03-04-2015

GREAT NEWS! A major burden on small business was lifted by the IRS. The recently published final repair regulations presented a tax filing nightmare for many small businesses. However, the IRS recently made it easier for small businesses to take advantage of the final repair regulations. Here's some background on what the regulations address and how the IRS has provided relief from some of the red tape for qualifying small businesses. Continue reading

Merger and Acquisition Trends: What’s Hot and Pitfalls You Want to Avoid 03-04-2015

The activity with mergers and acquisitions (MAs) during 2014 was the hottest since the financial crisis began in 2007, according to recent estimates. It looks like 2015 is expected to pick up where 2014 left off and will be even hotter. Here are some recent trends and best practices to consider if you are considering buying or selling a business in the upcoming year. Continue reading

IRS Announces 2014 Standard Mileage Rates 12-06-2013

The Internal Revenue Service has announce the Standard Mileage Rates for 2014. Beginning January 1, 2014, the mileage rates for business use of an automobile are:

  • 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

For more information, please visit the IRS site by clicking here.

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Aldridge Borden Selected as Finalist for Business in the Arts Award 11-07-2013

The Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts (MABCA) held its 27th annual Business in the Arts Awards luncheon on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa. Each year, the MABCA presents the Business in the Arts Awards to area businesses in recognition of outstanding and innovative business support of the arts during the previous year. The awards themselves are works of art and this year, Barbara Davis was selected to create the 2013 awards.

The 2013 Business in the Arts Awards Medium Business Finalist were Aldridge, Borden & Company, Balch & Bingham, LLP, and ServisFirst Bank.  Pictured below are Jan Bigham, Cathy Mozingo, and Roger Spain all involved with Clefworks, “a nonprofit organizations created to promote the education and enjoyment of chamber music through a series of annual performances in Montgomery, Alabama.”

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Ashley Lough promoted to Firm Administrator 09-24-2013

Aldridge, Borden & Company is pleased to announce that Ashley Lough has been promoted to Firm Administrator. Ashley began her career with Aldridge, Borden after graduating from the University of Alabama. She has primarily served in the Firm’s Assurance Services Division where she has been instrumental in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Firm’s Quality Control Functions.

As Firm Administrator, Ashley will be able to utilize the skill set, which she developed in her management of quality control functions, throughout multiple areas of the Firm thereby enhancing overall operating efficiency of the Firm. In addition, Ashley will continue to oversee the Quality Control Function of the Firm.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Ashley is the treasurer for One Place Family Justice Center, Inc. and an officer of the Montgomery Area Wellness Coalition.

Aldridge, Borden & Company, P.C. is a full-service certified public accounting firm founded in 1918 and located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. In addition to the core practice areas of tax compliance, auditing and bookkeeping, our professional staff offers a wide range of more specialized services, including management advisory services, business valuation, personal financial services, estate and gift tax planning, tax consulting and planning, and information technology consulting.

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