About Franklin P. Sparkman CPA
Tax Preparation, Accountant, CPA
Franklin P. Sparkman has more than 26 years of experience working with clients in the Lancaster area. Attention to detail and dedication to every client is part of what makes our service a notch better than all the rest. Small business owners and large corporations continue to benefit from our wide variety of business accounting services. Bookkeeping, payroll services and business accounting have never been as easy or as efficient as it is when you go with Franklin P. Sparkman.
Tax Preparation Charlotte North Carolina
Accountant Charlotte North Carolina
CPA Charlotte North Carolina
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Accountant Lancaster South Carolina
CPA Lancaster South Carolina
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Waxhaw Office 704-315-6700
604 old Providence Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173
Lancaster Office 803-286-8469
300 N Catawba St, Lancaster, SC 29721
Custodial Accounts (UTMA/UGMA)
Assets in a custodial account belong to the minor. A custodian, usually an adult relative, controls the assets until the minor reaches the age set by state law (21 in most states).
Assets in a custodial account can be used to pay for...
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Business accounting and tax preparation is a dreadful task for most Carolina business owners. Thankfully, in your time of need there is a professional you can trust to turn to for...
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If you pay tuition, fees, and other costs for attendance at an eligible educational institution for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent, you may be able to take advantage of one or more of the education tax benefits.
You can claim more than one education benefit in a tax year as long as...
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A common problem with single-owner and other closely-held corporations is intermingling of funds. This occurs when a corporate shareholder uses his or her personal checking account for corporate deposits or payment of corporate expenses.
Separation of funds can be a key in preserving the liability protection of the corporate veil. Courts can pierce the corporate veil by finding that the corporation is...
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Internal Revenue Code section 162 generally allows a current business deduction for the cost of repairs and maintenance incurred during the year. On the other hand, Internal Revenue Code section 263 requires the capitalization of amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. Since repairs and improvements often have very similar characteristics, it can be tricky to classify the expenditures. However, correct classification is important because the cost of repairs can generally be deducted in the year paid, while improvements must be capitalized and the deduction taken over several years through depreciation.
An improvement requiring capitalization occurs with an addition to or partial replacement of property that results in a betterment of the unit of property, restores the unit of property, or...
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Tips for Newlyweds
Updating your status from single to married may bring about some unanticipated changes, including changes relating to your taxes. While wedding planners don’t typically use an IRS checklist, here are a few things to keep in mind when filing your first tax return as a married couple.
As with any tax issue, contact your tax professional to help you navigate your own unique situation.
Notify the Social Security Administration (SSA)
If one of you has taken on a new name, report...
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Accounting and Recordkeeping - Fringe Benefits - Liability
Organization and Ownership - Taxation of Profits and Losses
Business accounting and tax preparation is a dreadful task for most Carolina business owners...
If you pay tuition, fees, and other costs for attendance at an eligible educational institution for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent, you may be able to take advantage of one or more of the education tax benefits.You can claim more than one education benefit in a tax year as long as you do not use the same expenses for more than one benefit.
Exception: Qualified expenses used to claim education benefits can also be used to eliminate the 10% penalty on premature IRA distributions.
You may claim only ...
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Employee or Independent Contractor? In order for a business owner to know how to treat payments made to workers for services, he or she must first know the business relationship that exists between the business and the person performing the services. A worker’s status determines what is needed for tax preparation; what taxes are paid and who is responsible for reporting and paying those taxes. A worker performing services for a business is generally an employee or an independent contractor. If a worker is classified incorrectly, the IRS may assess penalties on the employer for nonpayment of certain taxes.
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Franklin P. Sparkman CPA
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