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181 Deduction is Brought Back to Life!

Just when we all thought it was completely dead, Congress passed extender legislation to bring the “181 deduction” back to life. The legislation was a part of HR 1865 and was signed into law by the President just before year-end and is great news for film and television studios as well as independent producers who previously relied upon this benefit to help allure investment in their projects.

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At ELEMENT the term client services means much more than tax return preparation and accounting services.  At ELEMENT clients trust the sound technical advice and consultation that comes as a guaranteed staple in each of their engagements.  Each professional staff member at ELEMENT understands that every client is unique and requires a distinctive approach to deliver the tailored services that are characteristic of their industries and differentiating circumstances.

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ELEMENT provides an integrated approach to providing specialized services that ensure success and growth for its clients.  The team of professionals are client service driven making ELEMENT more than your ordinary accounting and advisory firm.

Who We Are

Kristy Clabaugh, CPA


Kristy Clabaugh is a Certified Public Accountant and has 15+ years’ experience in providing accounting, tax and advisory services to businesses and high net worth individuals.  Kristy is motivated by working with clients to minimize taxes at both the state and federal levels. Kristy also has developed expertise in advising start-ups on structuring, budgeting and implementing and meeting strategic goals.  Kristy serves on the executive board of directors as Treasurer for both the Georgia Production Partnership and Women in Film & Television Atlanta. She is also a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

John Thomas, CPA


John Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Accountancy as well as a Master of Businesses administration, both earned at Mercer University.  John has long served closely held corporations and high net worth individuals by providing accounting, tax, advisory and consulting services.  John is driven by helping his clients implement strategies that cultivate growth in their businesses as well as building value by opening doors for their further development.  John is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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