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Full Service Accounting Firm
in Bay St Louis, MS

At Gerald W. Rigby, CPA, PC, we are here for you every step of the way.  If you are an individual with a tax question or a business seeking guidance on a compliance or regulatory issue, we invite you to learn more about our comprehensive suite of services.  

Individual tax prep

Individual & Business Tax Preparation


Professional and affordable tax preparation for all types of entities.

Specializing in individual tax preparation & business tax preparation for LLC, S-corp., C-corp., sole-proprietorship or partnership tax returns. For about the same cost as a return done at a national chain, you’ll receive one-on-one consultation and preparation from an experienced and Certified Public Accountant.  


We’re here to answer your tax questions throughout the year and when it’s time to file, you'll have peace of mind knowing your taxes are done by a professional with the highest level of service.

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Small Business
Advisory Services


Comprehensive compliance and tax-strategy advisory services that bring clarity to areas of uncertainty.

Drawing on years of business experience we are able to advise regarding regulatory & compliance issues and also bring value added services to our clients.  


Each consulting session is different based upon the client’s need.  However, the overall focus will be to provide guidance for business owners to operate efficiently and effectively in an environment that leads to growth and profitability.  

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accounting & bookkeeping services

Small Business Accounting Services


Traditional, full-service monthly accounting and bookkeeping.


Whether you would like to drop off invoices and bills or prefer a more hands-on approach to your books, we cover all aspects of monthly accounting.  Typical services include: general ledger accounting, bank reconciliation, sales tax reporting, payroll tax reporting & filing, and monthly financial reporting.

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Tax Coaching & Consulting


Q&A session regarding your specific tax situation.


Have concerns about filing your taxes? Schedule an appointment to make sure you are current on changing tax laws so that we can assist you to maximize deductions and minimize your tax liability.  We will also setup a plan for the future best suited to your personal situation and/or business type.



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Employee Retention Credit


Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit that was developed in response to the COVD-19 pandemic and following economic shutdown.  It was designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. This quarterly tax credit is 50% to 70% of the employee’s pay depending on the year submitted, and is up to $10,000 per quarter.

It's incredibly confusing and many businesses have gotten tens or hundreds of calls from third-parties saying that they can file the ERC for them. Please be wary of these individuals!

We've taken months of study to learn the ins and outs and multiple versions of ERC.  And we're finally ready to offer this service to our clients. 

If you are interested in learning more about ERC and if your business qualifies for credits, please give us a call for a complimentary evaluation. 

Office: 228-467-5744

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Tax Representation

Installment Agreements and Audit Representations


We are able to assist individuals and businesses when they have tax liabilities with the Mississippi Department of Revenue or the IRS.  


We can represent you in dealing with the state or IRS when they are looking at your circumstances including, ability to pay, income, expenses and assets.  


Additionally,  we are fortunate to have Robert Mosher, CPA as an independent consultant in our office.  Robert has been a Mississippi licensed CPA since 1979. He has extensive experience in state and federal tax law, state and federal tax issues, and is extremely well-versed in the procedures and appeals processes.   


If you have IRS tax debt and need help, please call our office to schedule a free consultation.

Reviewed Financial Statements for Contractors

Compilations and reviews of contractor's financial statements.


In order to meeting the state licensing requirements for Mississippi, contractors are required to have their financial statements reviewed by a CPA. Contractors licensed in Alabama are additionally required to have reviewed and compiled full set of financials.


With years of of experience in real estate and construction, we are keenly suited for review and compilation and able to express any concerns to the contractors to ensure their financial statements meet the state licensing board requirements. 

Trust Tax Returns


Assistance & advisory services for Trusts.

Unsure if you need to file a tax return for your trust?  It really depends upon your particular situation and circumstances, however, as a general rule, filing returns is one of the key components for ensuring the legal protection that a trust can offer.

We're familiar with and have prepared returns for simple and complex trusts, filing form 1041, and K-1s for distributions. 

If you're unsure, please call to set up an appointment for trust tax advisory services.


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New Business Consult & Entity Formation


Guidance for turning the dream of starting a business into a reality.


As a CPA in addition to being small business owners ourselves, we are the top qualified professionals in providing business startup advisory services.  Starting with consultation and selecting the right entity type, we then prepare all necessary paperwork and complete all required steps together, including registering with the State, drafting an operating agreement, and obtaining a federal tax ID.  We also advise on tax & regulatory issues, tax planning, and accounting basics per your specific needs.  

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Give us a call.  Office: 228-467-5744


We're happy to assist with your accounting, bookkeeping, tax filings, and tax representation questions.

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