January Membership Meeting = Tax Talk: Deductions, Credits & You

Join Georgia’s Film & Television Tax experts for an informative speed clinic to learn more about Georgia Film Tax Credits and commonly missed tax deductions for above and below the line professionals working in today’s film and television industry.  Come prepared to ask questions and have a short one-on-one session with one of the CPAs most proficient in your field. Feel free to send your questions early by tweeting @whtcpa #ATLfilmtax

Who should attend? 

  • Producers,
  • Directors,
  • Actors/actresses,
  • Production staff,
  • Grip and camera, and
  • All other creatives

Free to Members; $25 Guest Fee


About the panelists:


The professionals at Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C. understand that film and entertainment is an exciting industry with not-so-exciting regulations.  In film and entertainment, there are certain tax incentives that are not only unique to the industry, but are also proving to be increasingly beneficial and lucrative. These incentives principally come in the form of state film tax credit, and can provide significant tax savings for entertainment companies and their investors. 





Greg Hammonds, CPA


Greg is the leading partner at WHT CPA where he provides income tax planning for small business owners and high net worth individuals. His services has an emphasis in the Georgia entertainment tax credit industry which allows the transfer and monetization of tax credits earned by filming television and digital entertainment productions in the state.  Greg was the chairman of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and received the Jim DeVan award for excellence in business in 2006. He is requently invited as a guest speaker throughout the nation to offer his expertise in tax and financial planning.




John Thomas, CPA


John is an Audit Manager at WHT CPA, serving the film and entertainment industry. John helps production companies navigate the reporting requirements Georgia Production Tax Credit, including assisting production companies with pre-production planning to ensure they get the most benefit from the credit, performing tax due diligence on qualifying expenditures (comfort letters), and connecting production companies with those wishing to purchase tax credits.  John also provides financial statement audits for film and production companies.




Kristy Clabaugh, CPA


Kristy is the Firm Business Development Coordinator at WHT and focuses on providing accounting, tax and consulting services to the film/entertainment and hospitality industries, small and mid-size businesses, as well as high net-worth individuals. She is highly motivated by opening doors for her clients as well as helping them grow their businesses while educating them on the available deductions specific to their field. Kristy is an active WIFTA member and serving board member.