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Real Estate

What is an Opportunity Zone? by Arkadiy (Eric) Green, CPA


Posted on April 14, 2022 by Arkadiy (Eric) Green

At the end of 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced the concept of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) to help incentivize private investment into revitalizing economically distressed communities throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. In return for their investments into these state designated QOZs, private individuals and businesses can […]

Is it Time for your Business to Purchase Lease Accounting Software? by Whitney K. Schiffer, CPA


Posted on February 02, 2022 by Whitney Schiffer

Time is up for private companies to comply with the new lease accounting standards (ASC 842), which require businesses to begin recording the assets and liabilities of all leases, including operating leases, on their balance sheets. For calendar-year companies, the new lease accounting standard is effective on January 1, 2022. Private companies that have already […]

An Alternative Tax-Deferral Strategy for Passive Commercial Real Estate Investors by Arkadiy (Eric) Green, CPA


Posted on September 14, 2021 by Arkadiy (Eric) Green

Tax-Deferral Strategies for Commercial Real Estate Investors Commercial real property investors have long relied on Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code to defer capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated property when they reinvest sales proceeds into similar like-kind property. However, with the Biden administration’s proposal to restrict the tax-deferral benefits of 1031 […]

Good Tax Planning Starts with Good Recordkeeping by Rick D. Bazzani, CPA


Posted on August 02, 2021 by Rick Bazzani

It is not uncommon to blindly toss documents received throughout the year into a drawer, never to be seen again until it comes time to file your tax returns. This process, however, is not ideal for year-round tax planning, which is critical for tax efficiency and wealth preservation. Instead, take the time now to establish […]

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 […]

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 […]