Category: Business Owners

Business Owners

You Cannot Deduct Lobbying Expenses Beginning in 2018 by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on February 18, 2019

The new tax law in effect on Jan. 1, 2018, repeals the business deduction for lobbying local governments and their officials, including the Indian Tribal Governments. While businesses are prohibited from deducting lobbying expenses on the federal and state levels, they previously could qualify to deduct the “ordinary and necessary” expenses they incurred to promote […]

Reconstructing Records Following a Disaster Event by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on January 03, 2019 by Adam Cohen

Taxpayers affected by disasters, such as fires, floods or hurricanes, may need to reconstruct their records to prove they suffered losses for tax purposes and to qualify for federal assistance and insurance reimbursement. Following are some resources to help individual obtain copies of documentation that they may have lost as a result of a disaster […]

Protect your Business from Remote Access Takeover Attacks by Joseph L. Saka CPA/PFS


Posted on November 07, 2017 by Joseph Saka

The wireless networks, cell phones, routers, printers and other electronics that businesses and their employees regularly use in the office setting could be the weak link to allowing hackers to take over an organization’s entire digital network.  According to the IRS, remote access takeover attacks are on the rise, putting businesses and their data at […]

Recent Updates to Service Organization Control (SOC) Audit Reports by J. Stephen Nouss, CPA


Posted on October 23, 2017 by Steve Nouss

As more businesses outsource operation-critical applications and services to third-party providers, they demand assurances that the vendors with whom they choose to work abide by the highest levels of security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy requirements. They need to know that their partners’ offerings provide a solution for improving business processes. In today’s environment, […]

Foreign Investors Must Look before they Leap into the U.S.’s Thriving Real Estate Market by Arthur Dichter, JD, LLM


Posted on October 17, 2017 by Arthur Dichter

Commercial and residential real estate in the U.S. continues to be a safe haven for foreign investors who seek the potential for higher yields and capital preservation than they may receive in their home countries or from portfolio investments. However, the potential upside from an investment in the U.S. real estate market comes with the […]

Businesses Impacted by Hurricanes may Qualify for Employee Retention Tax Credit by Ed Cooper, CPA


Posted on October 16, 2017 by Edward Cooper

Businesses located in federally declared disaster areas and impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria may qualify for an Employee Retention Tax Credit when they continue to pay wages to employees who were displaced by inoperable work locations. Under the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017, eligible employers may receive […]