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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Estimate Your Tax Liability With Jackson Hewitt's Tax Calculator

Income Tax Calculator
Estimate your income tax return free of charge. These free online income tax calculators help you to estimate your federal tax liability ahead of time.

Take measures to ensure there is no unexpected surprises. 

Estimating your tax liability ahead of time can dramatically reduce your anxiety and stress during the tax season. It allows you to quit worrying about what your tax bill will be and focus on meeting your financial obligation. You can then prepare your tax return without that stress hanging over your head.

READ MORE : Jackson Hewitt Tax Calculator

GBC Tax Services Website
For All Your Accounting Needs Call GBC 678-366-9232


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Income Tax Preparation Organization Tips

Keep your sanity!
Hire an Atlanta
Income Tax
Even if you have someone taking care of your tax preparations for you, there are things that you can to do to ensure that the process will be as smooth as possible.

Here are a few tips for residents of Georgia. Income tax preparation will be a cinch with these simple organizing techniques.

  • Start early – Tax prepares continue to get busier as April 15th draws closer. You can expedite the whole process of getting your taxes completed by having your paperwork together early. See your tax preparer in February or early March when their hair hasn't started getting grayer by the day yet. You will get the best quality work when your preparers mind isn't on the pile of paperwork they have to get to after they are done with yours.
  • Necessary Information – Numbers like Social Security numbers and Tax Payer ID numbers are essential. Make sure to have these compiled, so you won't have to scrounge around for them when your tax preparer asks you for them.
  • Folders – If you show up with a shoe box full of receipts, your tax preparer will not be happy. They may not even want to do your taxes for you. If they do, you definitely won't get a good price. If you show up with a folder with multiple pockets, and everything divided into its own category, you are sure to get prompt service at a reasonable price. It only takes a few minutes for you to sort everything, since it is your paperwork. It's a much bigger ordeal for the preparer, and they will want to be well paid for the extra effort.
  • Prior Taxes – Don't forget to include a copy of last years tax forms. These can help your preparer to get things done even more quickly by giving them a basis to start with. It will also help them to give you a better estimate of how much your tax prep will cost this year.

If you follow these few simple steps, you will be making your tax preparation process much smoother. 

Your tax preparer will appreciate it, and so will your wallet and your sanity.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Income Tax Preparation Should Be Left to the Pros - Atlanta Payroll Services by GBC Services

Let GBC Services, Inc.
File Your Taxes Electronically
If you find filling out your income taxes is a daunting task, you are by no means alone.

There are plenty of local places in Atlanta, GA income tax preparation can be performed at. You just need to find the one that works for you--call GBC. 

This is the bane of many a worker's year. But it doesn't have to be a miserable experience. Having the right people to help you can make a world of difference when it comes to taxes.

Make sure they can file your taxes electronically, so there is little for you to do. Also, check on the abilities of the paid preparers that are hired at the company. Can they handle difficult scenarios? Where did they learn to prepare taxes?

How much can you expect to pay to have your taxes handled? Several factors can affect the price. First of all, the degree of experience that the preparer has may affect their base fee. Often what you pay for is what you get, so better to shell out a little bit more for good service and peace of mind. Another factor is the size of the business that you operate. If it is just you and some expense receipts, you will obviously pay less than if you have several employees and operate multiple companies.

You usually have 4 levels of tax preparer to choose from.
  • CPA – This will be the most expensive option since they have the most training. Being a CPA, however, does not make someone a good tax preparer automatically, so be sure to ask if this particular certified public accountant can supply you with what you need.
  • EA – An enrolled agent is someone who is trained to prepare taxes. They differ from a CPA by not having the same variety of training. The only way to become an EA is to either pass several tests or to have actually worked with the IRS for a period of years. This makes them very qualified to help you.
  • Tax Preparation Chain – These places will usually be able to prepare your taxes cheaper, but may not be able to help as much if you have a lot of questions or some tricky things to deal with. Watch out for hidden fees if your taxes are not very straightforward. A little something will be tacked on for everything they have to do in addition to just standard tax paperwork.
  • Free – How can you get your tax preparation done for free? If you didn't have very much income or are a senior, you may be able to get some free help with your taxes. Check around to see if you qualify.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Experienced Representation = Success in Tax Court

Don't be intimidated
by the IRS
It can be very intimidating to have to go to court with the Internal Revenue Service regardless of who initiates the proceedings. You know that losing this sort of case can have disastrous financial effects on you for many years to come. Failure to prove your innocence can result in things like seizure of assets, liens, and various other collection actions. You will want every advantage you can get in the courtroom to make sure that doesn't happen.

To prevent these actions, you will need to convince a judge that the collection attempts are unjustified. You may be able to get much better results by pursuing your day in court with the proper representation rather than by trying to go it alone. What may cause you to want to go to tax court? Here are a few potential reasons for contesting taxes:
  • The IRS attempts asset seizure
  • An attempt to claim an unreceived refund
  • An offer of compromise is denied
  • Claim to be an innocent spouse is denied
  • A desire to reassess the taxes you are liable for
In any of these various cases, a great number of tax laws apply. Trying to navigate such case on your own can be difficult if not virtually impossible. Why try to do something that is so important without the proper support in your corner?

The right Atlanta tax representation may be able to help you clear up your tax issue for good and avoid penalties and other undesirable outcomes, so get the help that you need. It will be well worth it.

Very often when an issue arises, you have a limited amount of time to try and resolve the issue. This would include filing for any necessary court proceedings. Even if you feel too much time has passed, an experienced professional may be able to help you get matters taken care of, so don't give up hope. Get a consult on your situation with no obligation, and start working on getting your peace of mind back today. You can have a successful day in tax court.
Get the right representation from an experienced individual.
Look for someone with the right reputation.
Make sure they know your situation well and have experience with the particular circumstances you are dealing with. This will ensure that you have the best chance of getting the desired result in court.

Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Checklist to Prepare for an External Audit

An external audit will protect your
investment and keep your business.
Following is a step-by-step set of instructions intended to aid in the preparation for an external audit.

The guide can also be used for internal audits. Outlined are the planning stage, the entrance interview, fieldwork, the exit interview, and the final audit report phase.

Planning & Preparation:

  • Designate an audit liaison person within your organization who will act as the auditors’ main contact. This should be an experienced person with strong project management and communication skills.
  • Send a general communication to faculty and staff stating that if the auditors contact them directly, they should notify the liaison.
  • Have the liaison develop a list of contacts who must be kept informed of the audit progress.
  • Have the liaison develop a list of people who can provide support on technical issues and gathering documentation.
  • If necessary, schedule and conduct a general training session with individuals who may be asked to participate in the audit either to produce documents, be interviewed by the auditors or participate in findings discussions.
  • Contact auditors and set up entrance conference. Clarify the purpose of the audit and ask that audit requirements be in writing.
  • Alert the internal audit department of the upcoming audit.
  • Make necessary arrangements for the audit team – meeting rooms, preliminary interview schedule, entrance conference specifics including attendees.
Entrance Conference:

  • Develop a list of questions to discuss in the meeting including the purpose, objectives and scope of the audit; the awards to be included and sampling techniques; timelines including beginning and end of fieldwork and expected report date; and communication process.
  • Consider giving the auditor(s) a tour.
  • Determine staffing and space requirements, including whether the auditor will need internet access during fieldwork; arrange for auditor on site space; modify meeting room needs as necessary.
  • Obtain the list of requested records and develop an approach for pulling the information on a timely basis. Give a target date for providing records to the auditors.
  • Review the records prior to submission to the auditor. Consider if the records provide the necessary support. Anticipate what questions the records may provoke.
  • Maintain a list of all records provided to the auditor.
  • Meet with auditors at least weekly to learn of the status of the audit and potential issues that are identified.
  • Verify the facts on which issues are based; perform re-calculations and review source documents, if necessary.
  • Communicate at least weekly with those within the organization who need status updates.
  • Liaison should attend meetings between faculty/non-financial staff and external auditors unless the auditor or faculty insist otherwise.
  • Set up exit interview.
Exit Interview:
  • Ask for a copy of each finding or draft report prior to the interview.
  • Based on the nature of the issues, ask representatives from other groups to participate, e.g. general counsel, internal audit, office of sponsored programs, controllers office, etc.
  • Agree on valid findings; negotiate those findings where the facts are not representative of the control weakness.
  • Discuss with the auditor the disposition of the audit issue, i.e. verbal comment, report item, management letter.
  • Escalate any disputed issues to supervisors.
Audit Report:
  • Ask for the final draft report for review.
  • Draft management responses and circulate to management for approval.
  • Understand the follow-up process.
  • Perform a post-audit evaluation to determine weaknesses in the process and potential changes to approach in the future.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2015 Refund Estimator and 2014 Federal Tax Brackets Table

Q: What is a federal income tax bracket, and how do I find mine?

A: Different levels of income are taxed at different percentages, which vary year by year, and also according to your filing status. Your particular tax bracket will tell you at what rate your income (your taxable income) will be taxed. The rate of taxation is applied only to your taxable income. You can go to a TAX BRACKET ESTIMATOR TOOL and also see a table to determine and understand your tax bracket and tax rate for 2014 and for earlier tax years by clicking on the calculator picture link.


Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

IRS Updates for Approaching Tax Season

Be prepared for next tax year!
All together, the IRS posted more than 40 updates in 2015.

*These are adjustments to be used for 2015 taxes, to be prepared in 2016, not what you would use to prepare your taxes now from the year that just ended.*

If you want to get a headstart for next year, this is a very good summary. If some of the changes look familiar, it's because they match up with predictions by Bloomberg BNA earlier this year! All taxpayers will see a slight bump in their standard deduction, and the personal exemption amount also goes up.

See upcoming changes in:

  • Tax brackets
  • Standard deductions
  • Itemized deductions
  • Personal exemptions

And also:

  • Family-related tax item updates
  • Education-related updates
  • Healthcare and fringe benefit updates
  • Federal estate and gift tax updates
  • Retirement updates, and more....

Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hiring An Accounting Firm for Your Small Business is Essential

A high-quality accounting
firm will address the payroll
concerns of your company.

For any Georgia business to survive in the ever turbulent corporate arena, it has to build on a firm and sensible foundation. One fundamental building block is locating the right accounting solutions in Atlanta, Georgia.

Many small companies make the mistake of assuming that taking on payroll and accounting roles themselves will save money.

What most small business owners do not know is that high quality Atlanta accounting services are surprisingly affordable for small to medium size companies.

Once your company makes the decision to hire an accounting firm in Atlanta, Georgia, you could soon discover that the investments.....

READ MORE > GBC Tax Services Website
For All Your Accounting Needs Call GBC 
Tax 678-366-9232

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New CPA Certification! GBC Tax is Fully Equipped for Atlanta Accounting Needs.

GBC Services, LLC can now do
even more for your business.

The Senior Staff Accountant at GBC Tax has now completed his CPA certification.

Milad Jaberi joined GBC Services in 2011 and has worked with small businesses, specializing in the areas of payroll accounting and payroll tax compliance. Milad graduated at the top of his class earning a Master of Accounting with a Tax Concentration from Kennesaw State University in 2011. Previously, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia in 2009, and has now earned his CPA.

In his spare time, Milad enjoys golfing, traveling, spending time with his family, and cheering for Atlanta’s professional sports teams. He is just a part of the amazing professional team we have to work for you at GBC. Contact GBC Tax, LLC for all your accounting, payroll and HRMS, and audit and consulting needs today!

GBC Tax and Audit Services, Certified Public Accountants is located at:
1950 North Park Place SE, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Telephone: 678-366-9232

For Media Inquiries: Ghassan R. Gharaizi, Quickbooks ProAdvisor and Certified Public Accountant.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Quiz: How Much Do You Know About State Taxes?

Find a good accountant to
help you with your state taxes
Have some fun and learn some new things with this States of Taxation Quiz!

Test your smarts and find out how your state measures up.

See how much you know about state taxes...

TAKE QUIZ HERE >> AARP: States of Taxation Quiz

Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Deducting Miles For Business, Medical, Moving & Charity

Your accountant or CPA can
help you find all your
legitimate deductions
Exactly how much can you deduct? 

For 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of an automobile (which includes cars, vans, pickups or panel trucks) in cents per mile are:

         56 c/mi for business miles driven

         23.5 c/mi driven for medical or moving purposes

         14 c/mi driven in service of charitable organizations

The rates for business, medical and moving expenses will be different for the 2015 tax year since those rates are adjusted each year – expect to see those updated numbers reported here in December 2014. However, as the rate for charitable expenses is fixed by statute, it can only be changed by Congress so that number will likely sit tight at 14 cents just like it has since the Clinton era.

READ MORE >> FORBES.COM: "Back to School 2014: Deducting Miles For Business, Medical, Moving & Charity"


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Calculate Your 2015 Refund

Estimate your refund amount
or balance due
Make sure you get every dollar you’re entitled to. This 2015 Tax Refund Calculator should help you prepare your taxes for next year. We all work hard and look forward to our refund each year, and would like to find out if in fact we are going to owe tax so we can plan accordingly.

REFUNDSCHEDULE.COM: 2015 Tax Refund Calculator

  • The Tax Estimator calculates your refund or how much you’ll owe in taxes.
  • The W-4 Calculator helps you understand your refund amount or balance due from your current W-4.
  • Estimate how the Affordable Care Act may affect you with our Health Care calculator.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Free Income Tax Calculator

Be prepared this tax season with
good planning and a good accountant
Estimate your income tax return free of charge. These free online income tax calculators help you to estimate your federal tax liability ahead of time.

Take measures to ensure there is no unexpected surprise when it comes time to file your tax return and pay your taxes. 

Estimating your tax liability ahead of time can dramatically reduce your anxiety and stress during the tax season. It allows you to quit worrying about what your tax bill will be and focus on meeting your financial obligation. You can then prepare your tax return without that stress hanging over your head.

READ MORE >> INCOME.TAX.CALCULATOR.COM: Income Tax Calculator 2014 - 2015

READ MORE GBC Tax Services Website
For All Your Accounting Needs Call GBC 678-366-9232

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Common Misconceptions About State Income Taxes

Understand your state income tax
with the help of an accountant
State income taxes are complicated, especially when each state has their own way of doing things, and this complicated web of differing tax rules can lead to a lot of misconceptions.

Don't fall for these seven common myths about state income taxes this year:

  • Myth 1: I only have to pay income taxes to the state I live in.
  • Myth 2: State income tax rules are the same as federal tax rules.
  • Myth 3: State income taxes are unconstitutional.
  • Myth 4: I have to pay income taxes to the state where my employer is located.
  • Myth 5: I don't have to file a return in a reciprocal state.
  • Myth 6: I got audited, and everything was fine. Therefore, I did everything right on my return.
  • Myth 7: I don't owe taxes because I live or work in a state without an income tax.
READ MORE >> TAXES.ABOUT.COM: Seven State Income Tax Myths


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Should I Use the IRS Withholding Calculator This Tax Season?

Avoid having too much or too little
income tax withheld from your pay.
If you are an employee, the Withholding Calculator can help you determine whether you need to give your employer a new  Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate to avoid having too much or too little Federal income tax withheld from your pay. You can use your results from the calculator to help fill out the form.

Who Can Benefit From The Withholding Calculator?
  • Employees who would like to change their withholding to reduce their tax refund or their balance due;
  • Employees whose situations are only approximated by the worksheets on the paper W-4 (e.g., anyone with concurrent jobs, or couples in which both are employed; those entitled to file as Head of Household; and those with several children eligible for the Child Tax Credit);
  • Employees with non-wage income in excess of their adjustments and deductions, who would prefer to have tax on that income withheld from their paychecks rather than make periodic separate payments through the estimated tax procedures.
READ MORE >> IRS.GOV: IRS Withholding Calculator


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Seven States With No Income Taxes

How much is your state income tax?
The IRS isn't the only one who wants a piece of your paycheck - 41 states have a broad-based individual income tax, but it is interesting that there are a few states who have none.

That doesn't mean, however, that you will pay less tax overall by living in one of these states.

States need revenue to function, and these states will have to make up for the lack of income tax somehow. New Hampshire and Texas, for example, make up for it in property taxes. Both states have some of the highest property taxes in the nation. The cost of higher property taxes, sales taxes, fuel taxes, and other taxes could amount to higher overall taxes in some of these states. Only seven states lack an income tax altogether. They are:
  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
 READ MORE >> States Without an Income Tax


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Essential Guide to Avoiding Tax Audits

Avoid problems at tax time.
A few simple tips to help you avoid a tax audit:
A tax return with lots of round numbers.
$1,200 in travel expenses or $1,500 in charitable contributions — suggests that you're just estimating those claims, and the IRS loves to go after people who don't keep good records. You don't need to include cents, but use the closest accurate dollar amounts, such as $1,260 or $1,525.

If you use a software program, do not use its e-filing feature.
If there's anything that might leave an IRS officer wondering. Print out your return and attach an explanation statement and mail it in. A new feature this year is that you will able to include PDF attachments with certain forms. Ask if your software supports this.

Sloppy arithmetic on a paper return can flag an audit.
People list correct numbers but on the wrong line. So make sure sums are not only correct but in the correct place.
READ MORE >> AARP.ORG: 9 Tips To Avoid Tax Audit

READ MORE GBC Tax Services Website
For All Your Accounting Needs Call GBC 678-366-9232

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Income Tax Preperation Done Right - GBC Tax Services

Bad Tax Preparer:
Not Asking for Documentation

If your Atlanta Georgia income tax preparer is not asking for:
  • Thorough financial records
  • Without looking at all your info
  • They avoid lots of documentation
  • Asks to e-file your return with your last pay stub before you receive your Form W-2.
No Questions Asked =
Bad Taxes

Some things that LEGITIMATE tax preparers will ask for:
  • W2
  • Annual reports dealing with your investments and assets
  • The pay stubs from your job, along with a few additional employment info
  • Children's Social Security numbers (if applicable)
  • Child custody proof in order to claim dependents

This could be some big red flags for a scam.  Run the other way fast...
Run to GBC Tax Service.

Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Certified Public Accountant Ghassan R. Ghraizi, Atlanta's Income Tax Preparer

Ghassan R. Ghraizi, CPA
A University of West Florida College of Business graduate, Ghassan R. Ghraizi offers Metro Atlanta  the very best in payroll and tax assistance to date.

Currently leading financial operations at GBC SERVICES, LLC., Ghraizi's experience  is varied and extensive. This fact is perhaps what lends to his talent in providing superior service in the realms of business oriented finance  and human resources  database management. 

Ghassan R. Ghraizi's skill set as a Certified Public Accountant is as comprehensive as his years of experience.  To date, Ghraizi's CPA services include:

•    QuickBooks cultivation alongside traditional  ledger keeping
•    Payroll preparation, accounting and management
•    Income tax preparation, analysis  and timely  filing
•    The  establishment of  Human Resource Management systems
•    Time sheet development and workers compensation reporting

But the list does not end there..... As a team leader at GBC SERVICES, LLC., Ghraizi can also offers clients a large variety of relatively new financial services online.

Benefits offered by GBC  to small and larger sized businesses are as follows:

•    Online payroll services and human resource database management
•    Tracking employee scheduling and payment processing
•    Web based client bookkeeping systems and tools
•    Varied structured CFO services like forecasts and business plan analysis 

These are among the many options provided by Ghraizi at GBC SERVICES, LLC.


When seeking the assistance of a Certified Public Accountant, experience is key. Ghraizi has the education  and proven commitment  to  providing superior customer service and cutting edge accounting technologies.
To learn more about  this highly qualified Atlanta based CPA, contact Ghassan R.Ghraizi  today.

Online Payroll Processing and Human Resource Management System Specialists
Whether you are a workforce of one or of thousands,your business can greatly benefit from the numerous services GBC Services in Atlanta has to offer.

Atlanta Georgia Income Tax Preparation,
With GBC Services income tax preparation services, you can rest assured that your taxes will be done right and on time every time.

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