Category: Business Consulting and Planning

Business Consulting and Planning

Businesses with R&D Expenditures Must Prepare for the Risk of Higher Taxes by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on March 27, 2023 by Karen Lake

Congress closed out another year without restoring taxpayers’ ability to fully deduct research and development (R&D) expenditures in the year incurred, a taxpayer-friendly provision of the Internal Revenue Code that had been in place for nearly 70 years before 2022. This change has had significant implications for many businesses that were again surprised to find […]

IRS Sets Standard Mileage Rates for Use of a Vehicle in 2023 by Steven Rubin, CPA


Posted on March 23, 2023 by Steven Rubin

With the start of a new year, the IRS announced the inflation adjustments taxpayers may use to determine the deductible costs of operating a motor vehicle for business, charitable and medical purposes. Alternatively, taxpayers may calculate these deductible expenses based on the actual costs they incur to use their vehicles. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the […]

Partnerships and S Corporations Face New K-2 and K-3 Filing Requirements by Claribel Velazquez, CPA


Posted on March 08, 2023 by Claribel Velazquez

Beginning with tax year 2021, the IRS required partnerships, S corporations and other pass-through entities with “international tax relevance” to annually prepare new Schedules K-2, Partners’ Distributive Share Items – International, and K-3, Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. – International along with their Schedules K and K-1. Today, however, as these entities prepare […]

Businesses, Nonprofits Have Until 2024 to Claim Valuable Employee Retention Tax Credits by Andreea Cioara, CPA


Posted on January 12, 2023 by Andreea Cioara

When COVID-19 set off a domino effect of business closings in March 2020, the U.S. government responded with a series of economic stimulus programs to help affected organizations stay afloat. Now, as we enter 2023, one of those relief measures is still available for businesses and nonprofits to apply for retroactively when they meet eligibility […]

How Can Taxpayers Prepare for New Corporate Transparency Act Reporting? by Joel G. Young, JD, LLM


Posted on January 04, 2023 by Joel Young

In late 2022, the U.S. Treasury issued final requirements that certain corporations, LLCs, partnerships, business trusts and similar entities will need to begin reporting under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). While the CTA aims to bolster the country’s anti-money laundering policies and unmask the identities of the true owners behind shell companies and other opaque […]

Leading and Growing Company Culture in Hybrid and Remote Work Environments by Richard A. Berkowitz, JD, CPA


Posted on December 28, 2022 by Richard Berkowitz

COVID-19 literally forced businesses to close their doors in 2020 and begin the process of adapting to remote-work arrangements. With many companies reporting surprisingly higher levels of productivity and profitability, the economics of the new paradigm have been favorable. Today, however, as it becomes clear that hybrid work schedules are here to stay, businesses are […]

UPDATE: IRS Delays Reporting Requirement for Transactions Involving Venmo and other Payment Apps by Savannah Snow, CPA


Posted on December 17, 2022 by Savannah Cabrera Snow

Mobile payment processing apps, such as PayPal, Venmo, Cash App and Square, have made it easy for friends and family to send and receive payments as gifts or reimbursements for shared expenses. These platforms have also spread to the commercial sector, where many businesses accept them as forms of payment for goods and services. It […]