Smith & Howard Continues Support of The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance as Producer Sponsor

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Manufacturer's Guide to Tax Reforms addressed by Smith & Howard

Debbie Torrance, Partner at Smith & Howard

GMA’s education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities for those in this vital area of Georgia’s economy are unique and valuable," said Debbie Torrance, partner with Smith & Howard.

Smith & Howard, a top Atlanta accounting firm, has signed on for a fourth consecutive year as a major sponsor of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA). “Smith & Howard is a key player in the manufacturing sector and we are excited to continue our strategic partnership with them as a Producer Sponsor,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “They have a committed team dedicated to keeping their clients and our members informed of regulations, reforms, and evolving trends that affect our industry.”

Smith & Howard’s continuation as a Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) sponsor is yet another indication of their commitment to the manufacturing community as a whole. Debbie Torrance, Partner and leader of the firm’s manufacturing practice said, “We are enthusiastic supporters of all that GMA is doing for Georgia’s manufacturing businesses. GMA’s education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities for those in this vital area of Georgia’s economy are unique and valuable.”

Smith & Howard has been working with manufacturers for over 45 years. They publish “Manufacturing Matters” a newsletter which provides industry specific updates throughout the year and keeps us up-to-date on the latest trends.
Their team ensures clients receive advice, insight, and services that provide solutions and enable them to take advantages of opportunities in the US and global manufacturing markets. Complementing their manufacturing tax and audit services is their in-depth knowledge of available national and state tax credits that can benefit manufacturers. On the heels of recent tax reform, they offer a Tax Reform Hotline at 404-874-6244.

Debbie Torrance addressed tax reform at a recent GMA seminar on March 1st at the Georgian Club. Designed specifically for CEO’s and CFO’s the presentation covered what manufacturers need to know about the recently enacted tax relief legislation. From pass-through treatment and corporate AMT to the elimination of the Domestic Activities Production Deduction and limitations on interest deductibility, there is much to plan for 2018 and beyond. Hot topics of discussion were: Business Tax Law Changes * Choice of Entity Considerations * International Aspects of Tax Reform * Financial Statement Changes and Individual Tax Law Changes.

About GMA: Founded in 2008, The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance has 5 regional chapters across the state and helps their members and sponsors make profitable business connections in the manufacturing community. GMA hosted over 115 events last year including plant tours, networking events and educational workshops. The Georgia Manufacturing Directory, Georgia Manufacturing Summit, and Georgia Manufacturing Calendar are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website .

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