Category: Business Owners

Business Owners

Now May Be a Good Time to Consider a Roth Conversion by Rick Bazzani, CPA


Posted on May 26, 2021 by Rick Bazzani

When it comes to retirement savings, taxpayers generally have a choice: pay taxes on their contributions today or pay taxes on their withdrawals in retirement. For high-net-worth taxpayers, this decision is already determined by the U.S. tax code. However, with the prospect of higher taxes under the Biden Administration, wealthy individuals have a small window […]

Biden Unveils Tax Proposal to Pay for New Jobs Plan by Timothy Larson, CPA


Posted on May 20, 2021 by Timothy Larson

At the center of President Biden’s plan to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, create jobs and increase production of clean energy is a proposal to raise $2.3 trillion over 15 years, in large part, by increasing the corporate tax rate and reforming the international tax system. According to the administration, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act […]

How Biden’s Tax Plan May Affect Real Estate Investors, Developers


Posted on May 18, 2021

President Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan intended to help low- and middle-income families “cover basic expenses, lower health insurance premiums and reduce childhood poverty” calls for significant changes to the tax code, including higher tax rates and fewer loopholes for wealthy taxpayers. As Congress now debates whether any of the provisions included in the […]

UPDATED – Which COVID-19-Related Payroll Tax Credit Is My Business Eligible to Receive? by Cherry Laufenberg, CPA


Posted on May 17, 2021 by Cherry Laufenberg

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. enacted various laws providing a variety of financial-relief measures to support businesses through the crisis period. Key among those provisions are tax credits for those businesses that retain and continue to pay qualifying wages to employees despite interruptions or their normal business operations. It is critical […]

Law Unmasking Anonymous U.S. Companies May Require New Tax Planning for Foreign Investors in U.S. Entities by Arthur J. Dichter, JD, LLM


Posted on May 14, 2021 by Arthur Dichter

With so much attention paid to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various forms of U.S. government stimulus, international businesses with foreign investors may have missed the passage of a new U.S. law imposing stricter anti-money-laundering compliance procedures for disclosing the identities of their beneficial owners beginning as soon as 2022. On Jan. […]

How Does the SECURE Act Affect Your Retirement Savings Plan? by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on May 11, 2021 by Adam Cohen

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) was signed into law at the end of 2019 to help more Americans prepare and plan for greater financial security during their retirement years. As the average life span increases, people need more money to maintain their standards of living in retirement. However, not […]

Florida Finally Adopts Online Sales Tax Law by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on April 23, 2021 by Karen Lake

Under a newly enacted Florida law, out-of-state retailers will need to begin collecting and remitting sales tax on purchases made online by residents within the state beginning July 2021. Previously, online retailers were not required to remit sales tax to the state, thereby providing them with an unfair competitive advantage over Florida’s brick-and-mortar businesses that […]

Does Your State Tax Forgive PPP Loans? by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on April 12, 2021 by Michael Hirsch

The expansion of the government’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP) under recent economic stimulus packages is welcome news to nonprofits and small businesses struggling to keep their doors open and their workers employed through the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, these entities must be careful to recognize that some of the new relief provisions of the forgivable […]