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

The Value of an Auto Dealership

October 5, 2016

One question on the minds of many auto dealers is simple: How much is my dealership worth? Similarly, an owner may be viewing another dealership as a potential target for acquisition. As is often the case in life, when it comes to business valuation, the answer is much more complex than the question. Here are some of the factors that come into play.

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When You May Need to Act on Adverse Action Notices

September 7, 2016

Some auto dealers are not aware of their responsibilities to send "adverse action" notices to customers who are denied credit to finance a vehicle. Here is a rundown of the rules, along with a court case that found an auto dealer was a creditor even though it did not actually arrange financing itself.

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Don't Let Slow-Moving Vehicles Have a Negative Impact

June 7, 2017

The cars that sell quickly in a particular market depend, of course, on local customers' demographics and various vehicles' current popularity. With those factors in mind, there may be a number of ways to avoid letting slow-moving new vehicles get the best of your dealership. This article will discuss some strategies for new vehicles, as well as suggestions for ramping up used car sales.

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