Automotive Dealerships

Macpage audit and tax specialists have been providing high-quality services to automotive dealers for over 30 years. We understand how important it is to work with people who thoroughly understand your industry, can offer a wide range of primarily in-house integrated services and tailor them to meet your needs. During planning and year-end tax and review, your team director will work on site with you.

Macpage is a leading integrated professional services provider to approximately 40 dealerships throughout New England. We are a founding member of the Auto Dealer CPAs serving approximately 1,000 dealerships across the United States.

Dealership Controller Roundtables

Periodically we host regional seminars for controllers, chief financial officers and office managers.

Dealership Services

  • Benchmarking and industry comparisons
  • Business valuation
  • Cash management
  • Cost segregation to accelerate depreciation deductions
  • Employee benefit plan consulting
  • Financing assistance
  • Gift and estate tax planning
  • Internal control recommendations to protect assets
  • IRS examination representation
  • IT General Controls Review
  • LIFO calculations and compliance
  • PORC planning and compliance
  • Profit improvement plans
  • Sales and acquisitions assistance
  • Sales tax audit assistance
  • Strategic planning facilitation
  • Succession planning
  • Tax planning strategies
  • Warranty reimbursement assistance
  • Vendor contract reviews for cost savings

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Auto News Articles

Does Your Dealership Meet Federal Advertising Requirements?

July 5, 2017

Dealers shouldn't pass the buck when it comes to reviewing advertisements for compliance with federal lease and credit advertising guidelines. Manufacturers may help, but it might not be enough. Because dealers are liable for federal lease and credit advertising violations, they can't afford to let their ads run wild. It's critical that they conduct their own independent ad reviews for errors and omissions. This article explains how to maintain compliance with federal regulations.

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Audit Readiness: Get Your Ducks in a Row

July 5, 2017

Having an outside audit doesn't have to be a time-consuming or complicated event. The key is to prepare one's dealership for the audit, so that it will go smoothly. This article explains how to anticipate workpaper requests, assign staff to assist the auditors with inventory test counts, and take advantage of auditor suggestions to improve business operations.

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The Balance Sheet: A Critical Management Tool

June 7, 2017

An income statement is important, but it isn't the best indicator of a dealership's financial health. For that, a balance sheet is necessary. It tells how the dealership is increasing its equity -- and a lot more. This article shows how to use the balance sheet to determine return on equity and calculate debt-service and current ratios. This can help determine where your dealership's money is going, while providing big-picture insights.

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