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By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director, and Chuck Mallick, CPA, Senior Manager On the campaign trail, President Biden frequently mentioned significant changes to the estate tax. His proposals generally centered around three prongs: first, to raise the estate tax rate from 40% to 45%; second, to drop the lifetime exemption amount from $11.7 million to $3.5 […]
By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director; and Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Manager The capital gains tax has long been part of the political tug-of-war, and with the release of President Biden’s FY2022 budget proposal, the change to the capital gains tax regime looks to be one of the more interesting proposals. A quick refresher on our […]
On March 17, the IRS ended weeks of speculation and issued an information release (IR-2021-59), which provides individual taxpayers an additional month to file their income tax returns. Individuals now have until May 17, 2021, to file their Form 1040, and no interest or penalty on taxes due will begin to accrue until that date. […]
By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director On Saturday, March 6, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, The American Rescue Plan Act, with the House expected to pass the bill on Tuesday, March 9. President Biden hopes to sign this bill into law before unemployment aid programs expire on March 14. Provisions in the […]
Join us for a recording and materials from a webinar entitled The Biden Administration Tax Plan – What We Know Today. The speakers will discuss: A legislative update – where we are after the November and the Georgia runoff elections A review of the Biden Administration proposed tax plan and what we know today A forecast […]
The IRS has issued final regulations regarding Internal Revenue Code section 512(a)(6). These regulations have been published in the Federal Register and are effective as of December 2, 2020. Section 512(a)(6) was enacted with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and requires tax-exempt organizations to calculate unrelated business income tax (UBIT) separately for each […]
By Derek Gray, CPA Director With a change of administration taking place in January, many Americans are wondering what this might mean for future tax bills. While keeping in mind the complexities of making campaign promises into law, it is imperative to begin preparing for any implications a new administration may have on your tax […]
The most significant tax-related executive action is the “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” Taxpayer be wary, this order does not revoke your obligation to pay payroll taxes; it merely postpones the taxes to be due at a later date. The tax deferral period is from September 1, […]
COVID-19 has added several new tax challenges to everyone’s plate this year. One of the less commonly discussed problems has been the impact of the sudden increase of remote workers on the company’s various state income and sales tax obligations. Nexus, a business’s economic connection with a tax jurisdiction, is determined by several different factors […]
For most individuals, a hobby is a great way to spend free time, and if you are fortunate, you might even make some money while enjoying your hobby. Determining whether your activity is considered a “hobby” or “legitimate business” can have an impact on your tax strategies and savings. Before the TCJA, individuals could deduct hobby […]
On April 17, 2020, the Treasury Department released additional guidance for taxpayers seeking to take advantage of recently passed legislation included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). A long-awaited fix for Qualified Improvement Property was retroactively provided for in the CARES Act, and taxpayers have been eager to find out […]
Even though the New Year is just upon us, and we are working diligently to get our taxes filed for 2019, it is also time to start looking ahead to the 2020 tax year. As it happens, just before the holidays, two important pieces of tax legislation were passed as part of a year-end appropriations […]