Category: Business Owners

Business Owners

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 […]

IRS Sets Standard Mileage Rate for 2021 by Kevin McNally, JD


Posted on March 24, 2021 by Kevin McNally

The IRS issued the 2021 optional standard mileage rates qualifying taxpayers may use to calculate deductible costs of operating an automobile for business or for charitable, medical or moving purposes. Taxpayers also have the option to calculate the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, […]

Latest Stimulus Package Further Expands Eligibility, Benefits of Employee Retention Tax Credit by Andreea Cioara Schinas, CPA


Posted on March 11, 2021 by Andreea Cioara-Schinas

The latest round of stimulus approved by Congress in response to the ongoing pandemic further enhances the employee retention tax credit (ERC) and the benefits it provides to eligible taxpayers that keep employees on payroll despite COVID-related suspensions of operations or declines in gross revenue. With the enactment of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan […]