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Marty Williams, CPA

Marty Williams has worked in the accounting profession for 27 years, almost all of which has been at Machen McChesney where he specializes in tax, 1031 exchanges and business advisory services. Industries expertise includes construction, manufacturing, real estate, professional services and healthcare. In addition to firm management, Marty works with business core processes and the Business Tax and Business Advisor Services groups on ways to consistently return value to Machen McChesney clients.

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Machen McChesney Announces Promotions of Four New Partners.

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Nov 14, 2017

Machen McChesney, one of the region’s leading CPA and business advisory firms, announces it has named Louis Hawkins, CPA, Jessica L. Pagan, CPA, Lesley L. Price, CPA, and Nick Wheeler, CPA new partners effective January 1, 2018.

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Posted in News & Events

Five Year-end Moves for Small Businesses

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Nov 10, 2017

Top ideas for your business operation

As with individuals, year-end tax planning for businesses remains somewhat uncertain. However, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 preserved certain tax benefits that can be incorporated into a logical year-end plan. Here are five ideas for small-business owners to consider:

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Posted in Business Tax

Thorough Due Diligence Can Protect Your Acquisition From Fraud

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Oct 20, 2017

In today’s rough-and-tumble world of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), buyers need to get to know business sellers and their executives, test their representations about asset condition and financial performance, and screen for common fraud schemes. Here’s why.

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Posted in Business Advisory

Tax Planning Critical When Buying a Business

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Sep 05, 2017

If you acquire a company, your to-do list will be long, which means you can’t devote all of your time to the deal’s potential tax implications. However, if you neglect tax issues during the negotiation process, the negative consequences can be serious. To improve the odds of a successful acquisition, it’s important to devote resources to tax planning before your deal closes.

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Posted in Business Advisory

One Big, Happy Family Business

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Aug 17, 2017

How to compensate nonfamily employees in a family business.

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Posted in Business Advisory

Tax Angles for Self-employed Individuals

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Jul 20, 2017

Numerous tax aspects to consider

Being self-employed has its advantages and disadvantages. As the person in charge of your business affairs, you can set your own schedule and generally have more flexibility than someone in a 9-to-5 job. On the other hand, you are fully responsible for the bottom line, often with little or no backup to rely on.

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Posted in Individual Tax

Seven Midyear Strategies in Vogue

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Jun 19, 2017

Popular ideas for individuals and businesses

While the climate for tax reform remains uncertain, individual taxpayers and small-business owners are advised to act based on the current laws of the land, unless there is a definite change. Keeping that in mind, here are seven ideas to consider as we head into summer.

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Posted in Individual Tax

Effect of a Border Adjustment Tax on the U.S. Economy

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on May 17, 2017

As the Trump administration and the House Republicans put the finishing touches on their tax package, one component remains front and center—the border adjustment, a proposal to change the ways goods and service are taxed depending on where they are manufactured and where they are consumed. Let’s take a closer look at what is being proposed and what effect it might have on U.S. companies.

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Posted in Business Tax

Effects of Potential Tax Reform on the Real Estate Industry

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on May 08, 2017

Now that the dust of a contentious presidential election cycle is settling, tax reform may be more likely in 2017 than in past years.

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Posted in Business Tax

Unlock Deductions for a Home Office

Posted by Marty Williams, CPA on Jan 24, 2017

Comparing two tax return methods

Do you operate a business out of your home? It could be your main line of work, and your only source of business income, or just a sideline activity. Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a generous tax deduction for this “home office” on your 2016 tax return.

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Posted in Individual Tax

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