IRS released its final regulation on business meal deductions.

The 2017 Tax Cuts Jobs Act (TCJA) essentially eliminated the business deduction for expenses related to entertainment, amusement, or recreational activities. On September 30, 2020, the IRS released its final regulations on these provisions. The final regulations primarily adopt the proposed regulations issued in February 2020 (Notice 2018-76), with some clarifications.

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Latest with the IRS Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral

On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a memorandum authorizing the deferral of payroll taxes for certain employees from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. On August 28th, the IRS released Notice 2020-65 providing guidance to employers about how to implement the deferral. While helpful, the guidance still leaves many open questions about the practical implementation of the deferral and the risks to employers participating in this program.

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Topics: Tax, IRS, small business, LGT, COVID-19, payroll, deferral

Information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed shortly thereafter by the president. Now that the bill is signed into law, here are some key provisions affecting small businesses set to take effect by April 2nd.

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Topics: Firm News, Accounting Tips, Tax, IRS, coronavirus, breakingnews

IRS 90-Day Extension on Payments

On Wednesday, March 18th, the IRS issued Notice 2020-17, Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, which allows for an extension of the payment deadline for individuals and corporations for tax federal payments for 90 days. Individuals that owe money on their April 15th tax filing for 2019 taxes or first quarter 2020 estimated taxes may defer up to $1 million without incurring penalties or interest. Consolidated groups or C corporations that do not join in filing a consolidated return may defer up to $10 million.

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Topics: Tax, IRS, coronavirus, breakingnews

IRS Guidance for Treatment of Rental Real Estate Under Section 199A

Posted by Cory Caddell, Senior Manager, Tax Services on Jan 31, 2020

When it comes to Section 199A advantages under new tax reform, many taxpayers engaged in the real estate industry were left waiting to find out if they would qualify for the benefits. Notice 2019-07 provides additional guidance specific to rental real estate activities.

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Topics: Real Estate, IRS, Section 199A

Year-End Tax Planning Moves

Posted by lgtcpa on Oct 15, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next.

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Topics: Accounting Tips, Tax, Financial, IRS, consulting, accounting, TCJA

Is the TCJA Affecting Your Medical Practice?

Signed into law this past December, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping federal tax legislation since 1986. It includes significant changes for individual taxpayers, many of which will have a major impact on higher-income taxpayers like physician practice owners. Here are some of the most notable changes.

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Topics: Accounting Tips, Tax, IRS, consulting, medical, practice, revenue, doctors

New Law Increases Holding Period for Carried Interests

Posted by Cory Caddell, Senior Manager, Tax Services on Sep 24, 2018

On the campaign trail, President Trump pledged that tax reform under his leadership would target carried interests — more widely known in the real estate industry as the “promote” in partnership agreements or operating agreements for limited liability companies (LLCs) that are treated as partnerships for tax purposes. In the end, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) only modifies the rules for carried interests, largely preserving their favorable tax treatment, rather than eliminating that treatment.

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Topics: Real Estate, Accounting Tips, IRS, accounting, TCJA

Recent legislation encourages low income developments

Both the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") and Congress’s massive new spending package received widespread media coverage, but a couple of provisions that incentivize investments in low income housing have largely gone under the radar. One provision in the tax law offers significant tax breaks for investors looking to defer or abate capital gains taxes, while the spending bill boosts the Low Income Housing Tax Credit ("LIHTC").

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Topics: Real Estate, Accounting Tips, Tax, IRS, consulting

Dig deep to determine the TCJA’s total impact

The passage of a new tax law in December was intriguing, if not downright exciting, news for most construction company owners. Now that the dust has settled, this article takes a look at some highlights, including reduced tax rates and boosted depreciation deductions. A sidebar points out that some valuable tax breaks have been eliminated or limited.

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Topics: Tax, Construction, IRS

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