Category: Business Consulting and Planning

Business Consulting and Planning

Infrastructure Law Repeals Employee Retention Tax Credit for Fourth Quarter 2021 by Andrew Leonard, CPA


Posted on November 22, 2021 by Andrew Leonard

Included in the $1 trillion U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021, is an early termination of the employee retention tax credit (ERTC) that has helped incentivize qualifying businesses and not-for-profits to keep employees on payroll through the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Act, the availability of the ERTC […]

Year-End Planning Amid the Prospect of Tax-Reform Uncertainty by Tony Gutierrez, CPA


Posted on November 16, 2021 by Anthony Gutierrez

Once again, year-end planning is complicated by an uncertain tax landscape that hinges on the government’s ability to pass legislation. As Congress continues to negotiate and pare down the administration’s original $3.5 trillion Build Back Better spending bill, taxpayers must tread carefully when making decisions that could impact their businesses and personal wealth for many […]

Limitation of Deductions for Interest Expense Impact M&A Transactions by Lewis Taub, CPA


Posted on November 03, 2021 by Lewis Taub

For tax year 2021, business interest expense deduction limitations return to their pre-COVID levels, impacting a broad range of business activities, including merger and acquisitions (M&As). Affected companies must prepare to quantify how this reduced benefit will impact their bottom lines and these transactions moving forward. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted […]

Minimize Future Conflicts in Buy-Sell Agreements by Choosing the Right Valuation Method by David E. Kolan, CPA


Posted on October 28, 2021 by David Kolan

A transfer of business ownership typically follows a triggering event, such as the death, disability, termination, or retirement of a shareholder. In each of these circumstances, disputes can arise due to the conflicting goals of all the parties involved in the transaction. Resolving these disagreements at the time of transfer can prove costly and time […]

Why You Should Max Out Charitable Giving in 2021 by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on October 20, 2021 by Adam Cohen

Giving money to charity enables you to support the issues, organizations and causes that are important to you. Not only do these efforts fill you with pride and gratitude, but they may also enable you to reduce your tax liabilities, especially for tax years 2020 and 2021. Individual Taxpayers Among the provisions included in the […]

Work Opportunity Tax Credits Can be a Win-Win for Employers Facing Staffing Shortages by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on September 16, 2021 by Karen Lake

Despite a strong economic recovery since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses of all sizes are struggling to find and hire ample staff to keep up with demand. For some, relief has come by expanding their pool of potential employees to include veterans, ex-felons and other individuals who typically face significant barriers to employment. […]

UPDATED IRS Extends Filing Deadlines for Taxpayers in Federally Declared Disaster Areas by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on September 10, 2021 by Michael Hirsch

The summer of 2021 has been marked by a significant number of natural disasters, both in the U.S. and around the world. Domestically, the IRS continues to grant tax-filing and -payment relief to taxpayers located in federally declared disaster areas, including those impacted by the California Wildfires and Hurricane Ida. Who is an Impacted Affected […]

Your Businesses May Be Missing Out on R&D Tax Credits by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on September 08, 2021 by Karen Lake

The federal research and development (R&D) tax credit is one of the most valuable tax incentives while also being one of the most misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, eligibility is not limited to businesses that employ scientists, develop cutting-edge products or make groundbreaking discoveries. Rather, it may apply to businesses, large and small, in a […]