Hannis T. Bourgeois Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Baton Rouge

Hannis T. Bourgeois Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge | September 28, 2016 – Hannis T. Bourgois, LLP (HTB) is recognized as a 2016 Best Place to Work in Baton Rouge. Companies from across the regions entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge. The first part is an evaluation of each company’s workplace policies, practices … Continued

Ten Ways to Make (or Save) Money During Slow Times

Construction ebbs and flows like the tides. That’s why many construction business owners say: “When it rains, it pours,” and “it’s always feast or famine.” To help, here are 10 steps to consider which can bring in vital cash when work slows down, and your firm doesn’t have a lot of building projects going on. Number 1: … Continued

A Trust to Help Fund the Payment of Estate Taxes

Consider this dilemma faced by a high-net worth individual: He doesn’t want his heirs to be burdened with estate taxes so he takes out a life insurance policy to cover the tax bill. But then the proceeds of the insurance policy wind up as part of his estate — only to be included for estate … Continued

12 Things to Do Before the Ball Drops Again

  12. Leverage Your Health Plan Deductible Have you hit your health plan deductible for the year? Then now might be a better time to consider getting to the doctor to check out that mole, rather than waiting for the new year.   11. Don’t Forget Your IRA Your traditional IRA contributions may be tax-deductible. … Continued

How to Approach Succession Planning

Does your organization have a succession plan in place? And, if it does, is it well documented? Some not-for-profits delay detailed succession planning, thinking of it as a project they’ll get to “someday.” But that’s a mistake. Like making future plans in your private life, creating a succession plan for your organization is a necessity. … Continued

Rebuilding After The Flood

Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP (HTB) recognizes we have many clients and friends impacted by the recent flooding in Louisiana. We have put together resources that may provide guidance to both individuals and businesses as you rebuild after the flood.   Tax Consequences Extended Deadlines Disaster Relief Payments Louisiana State Sales Tax Refunds for Individuals Casualty Losses – … Continued

Seven Reasons to Update Your Will

Even if you have a valid will, you may need to draft a new one for a variety of reasons. A will is an essential part of planning for the future. But don’t think creating a will is a one-time proposition. Even if you have a valid document, you may need to draft a new will for … Continued

Considering Another Franchise?

Consider this scenario: A small dealer isn’t looking to expand its business when an opportunity arises. A well-known-brand franchise in the area is up for sale. The franchise’s owner is losing money but the small dealer’s owners think they could turn the dealership around. New car sales are strong and financing is currently attractive. Should … Continued

Job Cost Accounting: Seven Tips to Make It Easier

Job costs are the lifeblood of your construction business and accurately estimating them will determine if a project will make money. Managing job costs across the life of the project will ensure that your firm makes money on every job. Moreover, those job-by-job profits make the office and your executive salary possible. Despite this, some … Continued

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

Between 30% and 60% of taxable property has an inflated assessment, which may lead to higher property tax bills. Moreover, typically fewer than 5% of taxpayers dispute their assessment.¹ For homeowners who think their local government may have assessed their property’s value too high, there are ways to appeal and potentially win a lower assessment, … Continued