In this episode, Director of Tax Services Richard Cabrera explains the options for business structures and how entrepreneurs should choose.
Mentioning the federal research and development (R&D) tax credit often conjures up images of scientists in white coats conducting lab experiments. Truth be told, the credit, which can reduce taxpayers’ federal tax liabilities, applies to a wide variety of activities conducted by companies outside of labs in an even broader range of industries, including construction […]
The pandemic and subsequent months of economic uncertainty have proven that change is the one constant business leaders must accept and continually prepare for, not only to survive, but also to thrive over the long term. While changes may involve modifications to specific segments of a business, such as narrowing or expanding geographic distribution, products […]
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to increase, Congress on March 27 approved its third stimulus package to provide more than $2 trillion in much-needed financial relief to U.S. businesses and families. Following is a brief overview of some of the business-friendly provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]
QuickBooks has long been the go-to financial reporting and accounting solution for small-to-mid-size businesses. However, as these companies grow and take on more complex organizational structures, they may find it challenging to combine the financial data and analytics of multiple entities. Rather than continuing to operate with sub-par data or investing significant dollars into robust […]
The overhaul of the U.S. tax code was signed into law at the end of 2017, yet many taxpayers are continuing to conduct business as usual, paying little attention to how the new law impacts their tax liabilities for 2018 and beyond. To be sure, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in its original […]
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that overhauls the U.S. Tax Code represents new, often more-favorable tax treatment for real estate business owners and investors. However, the full benefit of these provisions will require careful evaluation and planning as the IRS catches up to the new law and provides technical guidance. Income Taxes for […]
As 2017 draws to a close, the future of tax and regulatory reform hangs in the balance. The House of Representatives just passed a budget resolution that includes allusions to major modifications to the tax rules, but details are scant. Despite this current environment of uncertainty, the end of the year remains a critical time […]
The Biden administration recently released its fiscal budget for 2023, which an accompanying fact sheet claims will help lower costs for American families, expand the productive capacity of the American economy and further reduce the deficit. To raise the revenue required to accomplish these goals, the budget proposes to modify existing business and international tax […]
The 2020 tax season officially begins on January 27, when the IRS will begin accepting and processing individuals’ electronically filed tax returns for 2019. With the federal filing deadline on Wednesday, April 15, taxpayers have just two-and-a-half months to gather important documents, meet with their tax advisors and pay any outstanding tax liabilities from 2019. […]
On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which represent the most comprehensive legislation reforming the U.S. tax code in more than three decades. The new law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, makes permanent many provisions affecting businesses while setting a Dec. 31, 2025, […]
Victims of crimes, law enforcement and other interested parties often retain forensic accountants to investigate financial crimes. These professionals have specialized multidisciplinary skills necessary to identify financial crimes, analyze the financial transactions constituting the overt acts of these crimes, and provide expert testimony on the methodologies criminals use and the damages victims incur. The critical […]
Just as business owners must consider the tax implications of their companies’ legal structures before beginning operations, special care should be taken to address these issues on a consistent basis throughout the organization’s lifecycle, especially before filing for bankruptcy. According to the IRS, the majority of US corporations are structured as pass-through entities, including sole […]
Criminals are constantly developing new and more elaborate ways to deceive taxpayers into revealing their personal identities and financial interests and ultimately cheating the U.S. tax system. To help protect yourself from becoming a victim of these crimes, the IRS annually publishes a “Dirty Dozen” list of the most common scams for which you should […]
In a global society where business and family affairs are conducted regularly across international borders, it is very easy for individuals’ activities to fall unintentionally under the taxing authority of another country. This is especially true when it comes to foreign persons making gifts and passing inheritances to heirs located in the U.S. With a […]
Guillermo Campos has nearly 25 years of experience handling international and domestic tax matters for clients. He specializes in helping high-net-worth individuals, trusts and estates, closely held family companies, including corporations and partnerships with their pre-immigration tax planning issues. Campos advises foreign and domestic high-net-worth families on U.S. income, gift and estate tax matters, cross-border […]
Tal Aviv provides tax compliance and consulting services to closely held businesses and publicly traded entities with domestic and international operations. His skill and previous work with a Big Four accounting firm also contributes to his specialization in managing complex transactions involving taxation of operating partnerships, corporate entities and high-net-worth individuals in the U.S. and […]
Alex Keneiby provides tax planning, compliance and consulting services to high-net-worth individuals, real estate developers and entrepreneurs. His experience includes guiding clients through complex partnership structures, real estate transactions and issues relating to federal and state taxes.
Joseph Leuchter works closely with individuals and businesses on their accounting, compliance and planning. The tax compliance component of his practice is primarily real estate focused and includes complex partnership structures and all aspects of federal and state taxes. In addition, he has a specialized focus on obtaining research and development tax credits.
Tim Brown leads the firm’s strategy development and delivery of services for high-net-worth, cross-border families, entrepreneurs and closely held businesses. With a diverse career background, Brown has experience leading companies, both established and start-ups, building family office governance structures and advising complex single-family offices on asset protection and deployment. Before joining BPB, he led the […]
For nearly 20 years Angie Adames has provided tax and consulting services to real estate companies, manufacturing, high net worth individuals and closely owned businesses. She specializes in pass-through entities and real estate transactions. She was a member of the National Tax Office Pass-Through Technical Community and Tangible Property Task Force for several years at […]
LAUDERDALE, July 1, 2023 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs (BPB) today announced Director of Tax Services Karen Lake, CPA, CFST, was reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the professional association for all certified CPAs in the state of Florida. Lake previously served on the […]
July 15, 2022 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced the promotion of eight professionals to associate directors within the firm’s Tax Services and Assurance and Advisory Services practices. “Our firm was founded on the principle of creating a life-long learning environment, where every firm member receives the tools to cultivate knowledge, enhance […]
Berkowitz Pollack Brant director promotions
MIAMI, FL, March 23, 2016 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountant’s Director of Tax, Consulting and International Services, has been honored by the International Business Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as Top International CPA. Brant has been a leader in international tax services for more than 30 years. He helped build […]
Our firm’s international tax practitioners are widely recognized as thoughtful advisors, strategic thinkers and valuable business partners. Many of our multi-national clients have worked with us for many years as their companies have grown and evolved. Tax Planning and Compliance Assessing the tax impact of currency fluctuations Branch terminations Federal, state and local tax compliance […]
Estate and Wealth Planning for High-Net-Worth Families and Entrepreneurs High-net-worth families and individuals face a complicated mix of financial issues that can be managed and mitigated by progressive planning. Our team works across global borders to bring creative thinking and comprehensive planning structures to help clients meet their goals. Our team consists of deeply experienced […]
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High-net-worth families and individuals face a complicated mix of financial issues that can be managed and mitigated by progressive planning. Our team works across global borders to bring creative thinking and comprehensive planning structures to help clients meet their goals. Our team consists of deeply experienced CPAs, financial planners and legal professionals who work together […]
Families in our private client group face a complicated mix of financial issues that can be managed and mitigated by progressive estate planning. Our team works across global borders to bring the best solutions to clients, including foreign trusts, wealth transfer strategies, and estate and business planning.
With one of the largest tax practices in Florida our team advises on compliance, tax liability, mergers and acquisitions, specialized transactions and strategic tax planning.
Our firm’s international tax practitioners are widely recognized as thoughtful advisors and strategic thinkers who structure transactions to minimize cross-border taxation.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant has one of the largest real estate tax practices in Florida. Long-time clients include major developers, property owners and managers, landholders and related construction entities.