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COVID Tax Relief – IRS Provides Penalty Relief for 2019 & 2020 Tax Filings Due to the Pandemic

By Stephen Stringer, CPA, Director and Amy Sandlin, CPA, Senior Manager Shortly after the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 grabbed the headlines out of Washington, the IRS announced a broad-based penalty relief program for individuals, businesses, trusts, and exempt organizations who are late filing certain 2019 and 2020 tax returns. This relief is to help […]

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Reaping the R&D Tax Benefits of Innovation Across Manufacturing Sectors

By Stephen Stringer, CPA, Director at Blue & Co., and David Seibel, Senior Manager at McGuire Sponsel Manufacturing and machine tool clients often qualify for Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits through internal optimization or new product development for customers. Contract manufacturers and machine tool companies are often approached by other companies and asked to […]

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Pass-through Entity Level Tax: Is This a Viable SALT Cap Workaround?

By Jacob Boyd, CPA, Tax Manager; Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager; Eric M. Bennett, CPA, Director The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) capped the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000 for individuals who itemized their deductions for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2026. This cap […]

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Ohio’s New SALT Cap Workaround

By Kevin Krieg, CPA, and Amy Sandlin, CPA In 2022, through legislation signed by Governor DeWine, Ohio joined the growing list of states to pass SALT Cap workarounds. Ohio Senate Bill 246 allows qualifying pass-through entities (PTEs) to elect to be subject to a new entity-level tax. The legislation makes the entity level tax fully […]

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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Signed Into Law

By Derek Gray, CPA, Director The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”) was signed into law by President Biden on August 16. This is the culmination of more than 18 months of work by the Biden administration. The Act is a significant accomplishment, particularly in the realm of social and climate change policy. As with […]

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Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act) passed in the Senate on Sunday, August 7, 2022, and is headed to the Democrat-controlled House where it is expected to pass on Friday, August 12. Experts expect this to be on President Biden’s desk by early next week. If […]

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Extension to Make Portability Elections

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director On July 8, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service released Revenue Procedure 2022-32, now extending the time to make portability elections to five years. What is a Portability Election? A timely filed portability election allows for a widow/widower, here referred to as a surviving spouse, to utilize their deceased spouse’s unused […]

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R&D Tax Credit Qualifying Criteria for Manufacturing

By Stephen Stringer, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. & David Seibel, Senior Manager at McGuire Sponsel Manufacturing companies have claimed the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit since the 1980s, but there continues to be much uncertainty as to what and how companies truly qualify for this potentially lucrative annual tax benefit. While businesses […]

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Treasury Report targeted at Competition in the Beverage Industry

By: Zach Mattingly, CPA, Manager and Derek Gray, CPA, Director In early February, the U.S. Treasury Department released a 63-page report titled, Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits, targeted at changes in the market for beer, wine, and spirits. The recommendations outlined in the report are part of a larger effort aimed […]

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2021 Annual Report to Congress Released by IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office

By: Sara Jacobi, CPA CEPA Director Still waiting for your 2021 Federal tax refund? Tried calling the IRS, only to wait on hold for two hours without talking to anyone? Sent correspondence to the IRS to resolve a notice, only to continue to receive collection notices? If one or more of these items apply to […]

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Deferred Payroll Tax Payments

Employers who made the election to defer 2020 social security tax payments per provided CARES Act relief issued in March of 2020 are required to remit the first repayment by December 31, 2021. The second portion can continue deferral until December 31, 2022. To avoid penalties and interest, at least half of the total deferred […]

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On Demand Webinar: Tax Planning for Year-End and 2022

Join Blue & Co. presented a webinar entitled Tax Planning for Year-End and 2022. on Wednesday, December 8 at 12:00 PM EST. Panelists will discuss: Tax reform under the Biden Administration Year-End Tax Planning Planning for 2022 Panelists: Derek Gray, CPA, Director Aimee Reavling, CPA, Director

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Webinar: Tax Reform – What Does it Mean for You and Your Distillery?

You’re Invited! Join Blue & Co. and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) on Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 AM EST for a webinar entitled Tax Reform: What does it mean for you and your distillery? Presented by the Beverage Services Group at Blue & Co., LLC., this session will discuss the potential tax outlook for distilleries […]

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Employer Retention Credit (ERC) Ends Early – But Opportunities Remain

By: Aimee Reavling, CPA, Director Update 12/14/2021: The IRS recently issued guidance with Notice 2021-65 providing relief to employers who were anticipating Employee Retention Credits for the fourth quarter of 2021 but are no longer eligible based on the elimination of the ERC with the Infrastructure Act. If employers follow the steps provided in the […]

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