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Latest Articles

  • Moving From the U.S. to Canada: An Introduction

    By:
    Nathan Farkas, CPA
    |
    Apr 1, 2023

    Every four years in America, an unusual event occurs. It takes place on the Wednesday following the first Monday in November. On this day, Americans of all stripes threaten to move to Canada, as a response to their preferred candidate losing the previous day’s presidential election.

  • New York Adult-Use Cannabis THC Potency Tax

    By:
    Jason Klimek, Esq.
    |
    Apr 1, 2023

    When the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) was passed, it added Article 20-C to the New York State Tax Law. Article 20-C contains both the THC potency tax (Potency Tax), an excise tax on adult-use cannabis products, and the adult-use retail tax (Retail Tax).

  • Total Tax Mindset as a Sustainable Business Strategy

    By:
    Daniel Fuller, CPA, and Jonathon Geisen, CPA
    |
    Apr 1, 2023

    For many years, sustainability was little more than a footnote in corporate strategies – written on paper, but disconnected and low on the priority list. Yet the case for sustainable business was steadily building, underpinned by the belief that how companies manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues influences long-term resilience, reputation and ROI.

  • Defending IRS Collection Actions Part 2

    By:
    Erika Colangelo, JD and Scott Ahroni, JD, LLM (taxation)
    |
    Mar 1, 2023

    The OIC program allows a tax debtor to settle his or her tax liability for less than the amount owed. An OIC cannot be used if the taxpayer is in bankruptcy.

    In order for the IRS to process any offer in compromise request, a taxpayer seeking an OIC must be in compliance with all of his or her current filing and payment requirements, including tax estimates if required.

  • Open Account Debt & Form 7203

    By:
    Robert Barnett, JD, MS (taxation), CPA
    |
    Mar 1, 2023

    Form 7203 places renewed emphasis on the proper calculation and reporting of S corporation open account debt. The Form is designed with a three-part format for calculating a shareholder’s stock and debt basis to properly report available tax losses and the tax effects of distributions and loan repayments. Proper stock and debt basis is essential in order to determine allowable loss utilization and the tax treatment of dividends and distributions.

  • Reporting Foreign Assets and Activities: Requirements and Challenges

    By:
    Rosy L. Lor
    |
    Mar 1, 2023
    Complex annual U.S. federal information reporting requirements apply to U.S. citizens and resident aliens who own foreign assets or engage in cross-border activities. These U.S. taxpayers and their tax advisors must be proactive in identifying their foreign assets or transactions and understanding the reporting requirements that may apply.
  • New York State Secure Choice Savings Program

    By:
    Josh Gmerek, JD
    |
    Mar 1, 2023

    During October 2021, New York State (NYS) passed legislation that made participation in the NYS Secure Choice Savings Program (the “Program”) mandatory for certain employers. The Program is one of many state-facilitated savings programs that are being adopted in states across the country. These state-facilitated savings programs are designed to solve a simple, but not easily fixed problem: getting more people to save for retirement. 

  • Defending IRS Collection Actions

    By:
    Erika Colangelo, JD and Scott Ahroni, JD, LLM (taxation)
    |
    Feb 2, 2023
    During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS halted collection activities. Enforcement activities such as levies on bank accounts and wages as well as federal lien filings had paused. However, as we enter the 2022 filing season, the IRS is now fully back in action. 
  • COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program: Its Aims, Pitfalls, and Implementation

    By:
    Marquise Riley, CPA, MPS, John McKinley, CPA, CGMA, JD, LLM, and Adam Vars, MPS
    |
    Feb 1, 2023

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both federal and state legislatures passed a series of legislation to inject funding into the economy and sought specifically to tailor programs to support small businesses within the United States. With the enactment of the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program, New York seeks to “provide financial assistance to economically harmed businesses to offer relief and reduce the duration and severity of the current economic difficulties” stemming from the pandemic.

  • Sales Tax and Buying a Business – Bulk Sale Filing

    By:
    Jennifer Koo, Esq.
    |
    Feb 1, 2023

    People come to the United States seeking the American Dream. To go from rags to riches. To own your own business and excel in this open market economy. But at the same time, what is more American than taxes?

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