HTB Launches QuickBooks Training

HTB Launches QuickBooks Training

Hannis T. Bourgeois is now offering QuickBooks Training courses to benefit you and your company!    Click here for more information and to register!

An Important Estate Planning Step to Take Now

The topic of estate planning may not be something you worry about. This might be the case if you don’t think you own enough assets to make your estate liable for the federal estate tax. But no matter what your net worth is, there is an important estate planning action you should take right now. … Continued

Changes to Social Security in 2017

Whether you will soon be applying for Social Security, or are already receiving benefits, here’s what you need to know about what’s changed (and what hasn’t changed) in 2016. What Hasn’t Changed No Cost-of-Living Increase. Because inflation was unchanged from the third quarter 2014 to the third quarter 2015, no increase in benefit payments in … Continued

Are You Savvy About F&I Employee Fraud?

A few years ago, several employees from the same dealership were convicted of defrauding their customers, lending institutions and warranty companies, and some received stiff prison sentences. Their crimes — many originating in the finance and insurance (F&I) department — could repeat themselves in your dealership if you aren’t aware of the possible F&I schemes. … Continued

Buyers and Sellers: It Takes Two to Make a Deal

Selling a business takes two parties: a willing buyer and a willing seller, and these parties rarely see eye to eye. Normally, sellers want the highest possible price, while buyers want to pay as little as possible. To complicate matters, deal terms — such as tax issues, noncompete agreements, post-deal consulting contracts, earnouts and installment … Continued

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