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  • ‘FORE!’ Recent Changes in Florida’s Trust Laws to Review Before Hitting the Golf Course

    By:
    Joshua R. Landsman
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    Dec 1, 2023

    With more than 1,200 golf courses, Florida has more courses than any other state in the United States. With plenty of golf courses and warm weather, Florida has been a “hot” destination for new residents. According to the United States Census Bureau, Florida saw the biggest increase in population in 2022 with 319,000 new residents. (Forbes, Florida’s Moving Statistics that May Surprise You, July 28, 2023, Florida Moving Stats You Should Know – Forbes Home). 

  • Proposed Bipartisan Legislation on Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds Would Extend the Investment and Gain Deferral Period By Two Years and Permit Investment in a Fund of Funds

    By:
    Kevin Matz, Esq., CPA, LLM
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    Dec 1, 2023

    On September 27, 2023, H.R. 5761, the “Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension and Improvement Act,” was introduced as bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives (the “proposed legislation”).[1]  Among other things, the proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would extend the investment and tax deferral period for capital gains that are invested in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) by two years (from December 31, 2026 to December 31, 2028) and permit QOFs to be structured as a fund of funds.

  • Sales Tax – It’s the Things You Don’t Know to Fear…

    By:
    Mark Stone, CPA, MST
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    Dec 1, 2023

    Over 30 years, the problems that clients experience with sales tax tend to repeat themselves, over and over and over again. Most of those problems are easily preventable if someone would just spend 15 minutes discussing sales tax with them when they started the business, or at least one year or two later—when the business started to get traction and really took off.

  • The New York Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET): Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

    By:
    Elizabeth Pascal, Esq., JD
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    Nov 1, 2023
    New York’s Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET) is now in its third year. Since its passage as part of the 2021/22 budget legislation in April 2021, New York has made some significant changes and released interpretive guidance responding to some of the most common questions about the elective tax. It has become clear that the PTET offers significant benefits to many taxpayers by shifting the incidence of the tax from individuals, who are limited to a $10,000 federal deduction for state and local taxes, to entities that may deduct the entirety of the tax federally.
  • Hot New York Tax Topics in the Hedge Fund World

    By:
    Timothy P. Noonan, JD, and Ariele R. Doolittle, Esq.
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    Nov 1, 2023
    There have been countless reports in recent years of hedge funds leaving New York in favor of better state tax and business climates. And New York’s weather isn’t driving the exodus.  Instead with the onset of remote work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, many service professionals have realized that they can do their work from anywhere.

  • The College Planning Process 2023

    By:
    Frank J. DeCandido, CPA, CFP®, MBA
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    Nov 1, 2023

    Planning for students attending college, including choosing the right school they will attend and how much you are willing to pay for their education, is becoming more and more important and complicated.

  • After the Move – Part III: Returning to New York

    By:
    K. Craig Reilly, Esq.
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    Oct 1, 2023
    Welcome back to the third and final installment of the “After the Move” series. Part One focused on employment compensation, including New York’s nonresident income sourcing rules for telecommuting and the proper sourcing methodologies for various types of deferred compensation. Part Two outlined several potential pitfalls that can lead to unexpected New York source income when changing residency in connection with one-off transactions, such as the complete or partial sale of a business. 
  • Succession Planning: Paving the Path for Small Business Continuity

    By:
    Moira S. Laidlaw and David Simon
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    Oct 1, 2023
    Running a small business is a journey that is not for the faint-hearted. It involves daily obstacles, long-term strategic planning, and sometimes the pressure of meeting stakeholder demands. Small business owners often find their name on the door, along with the weighty responsibility it carries.
  • Recent Court Decision Highlights the Split in Authority Concerning the Estate Tax Treatment of Life Insurance under a Buy-Sell Agreement

    By:
    Kevin Matz, Esq., CPA, LLM
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    Oct 1, 2023
    In Connelly v. United States, No. 21-3683 (8th Cir. 2023), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, on the taxpayer’s appeal from an order granting summary judgment in favor of the IRS by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, considered(i) whether a buy-sell agreement was able to fix the value of the decedent’s corporate shares for estate tax purposes (it was not), and (ii) whether life insurance proceeds payable to the corporation to help fund a corporate redemption of shares needed to be considered in determining the fair market value of the corporate shares for federal estate tax purposes.
  • After the Move – Part II: New York State’s Income Sourcing Rules for Business Sales

    By:
    K. Craig Reilly, Esq.
    |
    Sep 1, 2023

    Welcome back. This article is Part Two in the three-part “After the Move” series, outlining the potential New York State tax savings (and, more specifically, unexpected tax exposure) following a move away from the state. 

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