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Tax & PPP Loan Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act
Posted by Jenna Peabody on Tue, Dec 29, 2020 @ 04:32 PM

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act) that had been passed with overwhelming majorities in both Houses of Congress on December 21. Trump delayed the signing as he pursued, with the approval of Democratic members of Congress, an increase in the amount of Recovery Rebate checks from $600 to $2,000. Without explanation or fanfare, the President signed the bill to the surprise of members of both parties. On Dec. 28, the House passed a stand-alone bill to increase the stimulus payments to $2,000, but with voting along party lines it is expected to die in the Senate.

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Topics: individual tax, tax, tax deductions, Charitable contribution planning, Paid Family Leave, Paycheck Protection Program, PPP Loan, Stimulus, Employee Payroll Tax Deferral, Consolidated Appropriations Act

Income Tax Accounting Repercussions for Public Companies
Posted by Brad Jolie and Kevin Eagan on Fri, Apr 17, 2020 @ 02:48 PM

The $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes many tax and non-tax provisions to assist individuals, businesses, and the unemployed. Tax changes in the CARES Act and other tax law changes that have come about to offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic create many potential issues to consider with accounting, from going concern evaluations to financial statement disclosures. For public companies with quarterly financial filings to prepare, there will be a number of income tax accounting implications that will need to be addressed now.

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Topics: tax, public company, Taxes, Brad Jolie, COVID-19, CARES Act, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, SEC, Kevin Eagan, Public Companies

Tax Reform, Two Years Later
Posted by Parul Bansal on Mon, Mar 9, 2020 @ 01:00 PM

Taxpayers are still feeling repercussions far and wide from the extensive changes to the tax code made by the 2017 law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Because the TCJA was passed so quickly, many of its nuances required clarification, and this year’s tax reform-related updates are certain to affect your company’s planning. While a fix for qualified improvement property is still in the works, the following provisions have received final and proposed regulations in 2019.

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Topics: tax, Taxes, Tax Reform, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA, Parul Bansal

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Your Business
Posted by Brad Jolie on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 02:28 PM

Although 2020 is quickly approaching, it’s not too late to implement planning strategies that can help your business save on 2019 taxes. Before the year ends, make sure to assess strategic tax moves for your business that fully take advantage of the changes implemented by the tax reform law commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). These tax planning strategies generally fall into three categories: recovering the cost of business property, dispositions of business property, and tax attributes and corporate issues.

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Topics: tax, tax strategies, Taxes, Brad Jolie, Year End Taxes, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA

Parking Expense and Food Cost Relief Could Be on the Way
Posted by Brad Jolie on Mon, Sep 23, 2019 @ 03:01 PM

The 2017 tax reform law ushered in new tax cuts, but it also did away with some common write-offs for business expenses. As companies and their tax advisors unpacked what is commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the elimination of two benefits in particular stuck out: deductibility of parking expenses and certain employer-provided food costs. Because these expenses are no longer deductible, they do not help to lower your year-end tax bill. The IRS is cognizant of taxpayer pleas for change and may be remodeling its approach so that taxpayers can find at least partial relief.

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Topics: tax, Taxes, Brad Jolie, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA, parking tax

Preparing for Filing Season: 199A and What Pass-Through Owners Need To Know
Posted by Elizabeth Whitney on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 @ 06:27 PM

The dawn of the first filing season with the new Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction has arrived. Business owners and their tax advisors now seek the payoff from extensive planning during the prior year to maximize this deduction. Amidst planning for the QBI deduction under Section 199A, some important questions lingered. Luckily for everyone, final regulations on the QBI deduction resolve some of these lingering issues. These answers are generally positive and may afford certain taxpayers a deduction where none was anticipated. All pass-through owners can benefit from a familiarity with QBI deduction information coming their way, but first we will explore some important changes made under the final regulations.

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Topics: tax planning, tax, tax forms, QBI, Qualified Business Income, Business owners

Preparing for Tax Season: Know Your Information Documents
Posted by Deb Malone on Mon, Mar 4, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

The tax filing season opened on Jan. 28, and the partial government shutdown is over, for now. As the IRS accepts tax returns it will be business as usual for individuals and entities who are required to provide tax information documents. Hence, you will still be receiving all of those “Important Tax Documents” letters in the mail or in electronic format. This includes W-2 forms, any number of types in the 1099 series, and K-1 schedules.

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Topics: tax planning, tax, tax forms, 1099, W-2

Implementing Revenue Recognition Triggers Accounting & Tax Considerations
Posted by Patrick Quinn on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

By: Carl Giardino and Patrick Quinn

New revenue recognition standards for U.S. and international financial reporting will require careful planning and education to develop an implementation strategy. In addition, the standard affecting U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) may bring about substantial income tax consequences. Historically, many entities found that the financial reporting standards and tax rules regarding revenue recognition ran parallel and produced identical results; under the new standard this may no longer hold true.

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Topics: accounting, tax, Revenue Recognition Standard, Carl Giardino, Patrick Quinn, Revenue recognition

Income Tax Changes Coming for Select Intra-Entity Asset Transfers
Posted by Brad Jolie on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 04:56 PM

Companies that exchange assets other than inventory between related parties will be facing changes to the timing of the recognition of the income tax effect of the transfer.

On October 24, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released an accounting standards update that will require entities to recognize the income tax consequences for a non-inventory asset transfer on the date the transfer occurs. Accounting Standards Update 2016-16, Accounting for Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory will take effect for public business entities in annual periods, including interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 (i.e., 2018 calendar year). Non-public entities will adopt for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 (i.e., 2019 calendar year) and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019 (i.e., 2020 calendar year).

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Topics: tax, Taxes, Income tax changes, Income Tax, Brad Jolie, Intra-Entity Asset Transfers

Calculating Section 382 Limitations: An Important Lesson for Loss Corporations with Deferred Revenue Obligations
Posted by Chrissy Hammond on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 01:56 PM

Corporations operating at a loss can utilize these losses in the future to offset taxable income – the net operating loss (NOL) carryover. But there may be limits to the tax benefits of these losses when a loss corporation is acquired by another entity. The limitations are outlined in Internal Revenue Code Section 382 (Section 382). For loss corporations, calculating the limitations of Section 382 seems relatively simple at first, but over the years this analysis has become somewhat complicated, as a recent Chief Counsel Advice demonstrates.

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Topics: tax planning, tax, NOL, deferred revenue, NUBIG, NOLs, section 382, loss corporations, NUBIL

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