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  • 2022 New York Tax Update – Year in Review

    By:
    Daniel Kelly
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    Jan 3, 2023
    It turned out that 2022 was a busy year for New York State and City tax purposes.  Highlights included a large and impactful 2022–2023 budget bill, off–budget-cycle major new and increased incentive credits, the introduction of a New York City Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET) and other City corporate tax clarifications, a significant update to New York State’s PTET for S corporations, draft regulations that will drastically alter New York’s interpretation of Public Law 86-272, and a host of updated New York Tax Department policies and court decisions that impact New York State and City residency status. 
  • Corporate Transparency Act

    By:
    Mitchell A. Drossman
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    Jan 3, 2023

    On December 11, 2020, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (“Defense Act”) was presented to the President, who then vetoed the legislation on December 23. The House voted to override the veto on December 28, and the Senate soon followed on January 1, 2021. Accordingly, the Defense Act became law. 

  • The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: It’s Impact on CPAs and Their Clients

    By:
    David Silverstein, CPA
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    Jan 3, 2023
    On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (Public Law 117-169) into law. The Inflation Reduction Act (The Act) provides for large investment in making healthcare more affordable to more Americans and fighting climate change by reducing carbon emissions.
  • Estates and Trusts Update – 2022 In Review and 2023 Outlook

    By:
    Nathan W. G. Berti, Esq.
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    Jan 3, 2023
    In the estate planning and administration world, the last two years have been driven by political instability. It started following the November 2020 elections, and continued into 2021 with the various proposals to fund what is now known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Now, with the results in from the 2022 mid-term elections, it would appear that the period of political instability is behind us (at least until December 31, 2025). But as the period of political instability is ushered out, it seems it will be replaced by a period of economic instability.  
  • IRS Issues Notice 2022-53 and Will Waive 50% Excise Tax on Certain Required Minimum Distributions from Retirement Plans in 2021 and 2022

    By:
    Kevin Matz, Esq., CPA, LLM, is and Benjamin N. Millard, Esq., LLM
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    Dec 1, 2022

    On October 7, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2022-53, which provides much-needed transition relief in the form of an IRS waiver of the 50% excise tax that could otherwise be imposed upon certain beneficiaries of qualified retirement plans (qualified plans) or individual retirement accounts (IRAs) who fail to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) during 2021 or 2022.

  • When Does 180 Equal Zero?

    By:
    Michael J. Burwick, Esq., JD, LLM and Kyle T. Kadish
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    Dec 1, 2022
    The tax timelines for 1031 exchanges and Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) require investments to be made within 180 days of realizing a gain. The rules are clear regarding what needs to happen within each strategy that a taxpayer is pursuing, but there is little guidance on whether both timelines run concurrently or consecutively. 
  • Excise Tax on Executive Compensation for Tax-Exempt Organizations

    By:
    Eva Mruk, CPA
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    Dec 1, 2022

    Historically and still today, the IRS requires that compensation paid to nonprofit executives be reasonable and not excessive. Up until now, tax-exempt organizations have not been subject to compensation limits on executive compensation; they have, however, been subject to the private inurement doctrine, intermediate sanctions, and excess benefit rules that impose an excise tax on nonprofit executives and managers who benefit from and knowingly participate in assigning compensation that exceeds the value of services performed. 

  • Tax Reporting of Foreign Assets

    By:
    Gary Forster
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    Dec 1, 2022

    U.S. citizens and residents are subject to a number of IRS reporting requirements regarding assets held outside the U.S. Foreign situs assets and interests in offshore trusts significantly complicate tax reporting. Several such filing requirements are outlined below. 

  • An Insider’s Guide to IRS Examination of Financial Products and Transactions

    By:
    Michael Kramarz, JD, LLM
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    Nov 1, 2022

    In my prior role, I was involved in numerous examinations of financial products and transactions as a Large Business and International (LB&I) special trial attorney for the IRS. if you’re not on the inside at the IRS or have never had a client selected for an examination, you may not know its structure or procedures. But you should.

  • IRS Gets a Boost–With Possible Conditions

    By:
    Alicea Castellanos, CPA
    |
    Nov 1, 2022

    A better, stronger, faster Internal Revenue Service may soon be tracking down more wealthy tax cheats, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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