Category: Business Owners

Business Owners

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 […]

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 […]