Category: Business Owners

Business Owners

Commercial Real Estate Owners Have a Limited Time to Appeal their 2021 Property Tax Assessments by John G. Ebenger, CPA


Posted on July 26, 2021 by John Ebenger

Commercial property owners in Florida will soon receive Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices indicating the county’s appraised market value of their real estate and the estimated property taxes they can expect to pay for the year. Although it is not uncommon for landlords and developers to ignore these estimates in anticipation of receiving a final […]

Why 2021 May be a Good Year for Businesses to Buy Aircraft by Angie Adames, CPA


Posted on July 22, 2021 by Angie Adames

It’s no wonder that the commercial air travel restrictions and individual concerns over personal safety during the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a global increase in private jet sales. According to market intelligence firm JetNet, sales and leases of pre-owned aircraft during the first four months of 2021 were up 32 percent over the same period in […]

Detecting Fraud in Bankruptcy Proceedings by Richard A. Pollack, CPA


Posted on July 20, 2021 by Richard Pollack

According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the total number of bankruptcy filings in 2020 decreased nearly 30 percent from the prior year, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. By contrast, the total number of Chapter 11 reorganization filings during the same period increased 18.7 percent from 2019, while the number of […]

The Rules Employers Must Know for Reimbursing Remote Workers by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on July 15, 2021 by Adam Cohen

Whether employers welcome staff back to their offices or allow the continuation of remote-work arrangements, they must be prepared to address a myriad of tax issues, including employee expense reimbursement requirements. Generally, employees are not entitled to reimbursements for commuting expenses they incur for travel between their homes and their offices or other primary places […]

When Can Business Owners Deduct Travel Expenses? by Angie Adames, CPA


Posted on June 29, 2021 by Angie Adames

There is a very fine line between business and pleasure when it comes to how the IRS treats business-travel expenses, including airfare, meals and lodging. In general, some or all of these costs may be deductible only when they are deemed reasonable, necessary and directly attributed to the taxpayer’s active conduct of a trade or […]

Employer Tax Credits for Paid Sick and Family Leave Extends to Vaccines by Joanie Stein, CPA


Posted on June 21, 2021 by Joanie Stein

The IRS issued important guidance concerning an expansion of the COVID-19-related paid sick and family leave tax credits available to employers under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) enacted earlier this year. Background Congress introduced the emergency paid sick leave and family and medical leave programs in 2020 as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response […]

Planning Around 10-Year Withdrawal Requirements from Inherited IRAs by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS


Posted on June 15, 2021 by Jeffrey Mutnik

The 2019 Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) killed off a popular estate-planning strategy that had allowed IRA owners to pass retirement savings tax-free to their heirs and provide beneficiaries with tax-deferred growth and distribution payments over their lifetimes. Under the new law, however, non-spouse IRA beneficiaries must withdraw the entirety […]

What PPP Loan Recipients Must Know to Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit by Andreea Cioara Schinas, CPA


Posted on June 08, 2021 by Andreea Cioara-Schinas

Taxpayers that received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to maintain and continue paying their workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic may be missing out on valuable employee retention tax credits (ERCs) equal to as much as $7,000 per employee, per quarter in 2021. Here is what eligible businesses and non-profits need to know to claim as […]