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By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager at Blue & Co. A pass-through entity tax proposal is currently making its way through the Kentucky General Assembly as part of a larger tax omnibus bill (Kentucky House Bill 360). The pass-through entity (PTE) tax provisions in the bill are intended to be retroactive to January 1, […]
By Laura Rakaska, CPA, Tax Manager and Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager at Blue & Co. On February 22nd, Governor Eric Holcomb signed Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 2, making Indiana the 30th state to enact pass-through entity tax (PTET) legislation. This bill received full bipartisan support because it levels the playing field for businesses […]
By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Kentucky House Bill 1 was signed into law by Governor Beshear on Friday, February 17th. It reduces the individual income tax rate another 0.5 percent in 2024. This is a continuation of what we saw in 2022. Last year’s legislation (HB 8) gave us […]
By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager and Laura Rakaska, CPA, Tax Manager Indiana is expected to enact pass-through entity (PTE) level tax legislation in mid-February 2023. The tax changes in the bill are intended to be retroactive, which means it could have a significant impact on your 2022 taxes for pass-through entities and PTE […]
By Pam Swartout, Manager and Jacoby Shade, Staff Accountant at Blue & Co. Many business owners provide a company vehicle to their employees as part of their employment. This is a company benefit that has tax implications and is extremely important for both the employer and employee to understand these implications. Employers can deduct only […]
By Pam Swartout, Manager and Tracey Selig, CPA, Senior Accountant at Blue & Co. The time of year for preparing and filing your 1099s and W-2s is here. In order to ensure timely and accurate submissions of the above-mentioned forms, Blue & Co. wants to inform you of the Form 1099 and W-2 requirements, their […]
By Sydney Settle and Derek Gray, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. Beginning January 1, 2023, utility services for property other than a primary residence will be subject to six percent sales tax. This broader sales tax is a result of 2022 Kentucky House Bill 8 (HB8). HB8 amended KRS 139.470(7) which established exemptions from […]
By: Lance Williams, CPA, Manager, and Kimber Sutton, CPA, Staff Accountant The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed at the end of 2017. Of the many changes it made to the tax code, one that is temporary and currently scheduled to begin sunsetting, is the provision to allow for bonus depreciation under Section […]
By Emma Kuhl, CPA, and Zach Mattingly, CPA In September, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear urged Kentucky small businesses to take advantage of the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit Program (KSBTC), a tax credit many small businesses may not know they are eligible for. The program offers small businesses a tax credit ranging between $3,500 – […]
Kentucky Sales Tax: Additional Services Subject to Sales Tax and Other Excise Tax Changes Effective January 1, 2023
By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Senior Tax Manager and James Wooten, CPA, Senior Tax Manager Starting January 1, 2023, Kentucky sales and use tax will apply to 30+ additional service categories. Businesses that provide these services will be required to collect 6% sales tax from their customers in the new year. This expansion of sales tax […]
Common Control Lease Arrangements: FASB’s Newly Issued Exposure Draft and Steps to Take Before Year-end
By Jennifer Miloszewski, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. Time is running out for privately-held companies to adopt the infamous new lease standard. Effective for year-end December 31, 2022, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases, (codified as ASC 842), the standard requires lessees to recognize substantially all leases on their balance sheets as lease liabilities […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]