Category: Small Business

Small Business

Qualified Opportunity Zone Issues, Challenges and Other “Pain Points” for Investors and Developers by Arthur J. Lieberman


Posted on February 28, 2023 by Art Lieberman

Opportunity funds are going into their sixth year since their 2018 launch. They got off to a slow start as the IRS struggled to issue guidance on the many statutory rules applicable to these funds while the states struggled to designate the areas eligible for qualified opportunity fund investments. Covid also became a challenge, causing the IRS […]

R&D Tax Credits Can be a Boon to Real Estate Businesses by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on February 21, 2023 by Karen Lake

Mentioning the federal research and development (R&D) tax credit often conjures up images of scientists in white coats conducting lab experiments. Truth be told, the credit, which can reduce taxpayers’ federal tax liabilities, applies to a wide variety of activities conducted by companies outside of labs in an even broader range of industries, including construction […]

Real Estate Owners, Builders, Contractors Can Find Valuable Tax Savings in New Law by Kevin McNally, JD


Posted on February 14, 2023 by Kevin McNally

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022 ushered in new and expanded tax-saving opportunities for individuals and businesses that produce, adopt and/or invest in energy-efficient technologies, including wind, solar and geothermal power. This includes an extension of tax savings to commercial real estate property owners and, for the first time, real estate investment […]

Are You Ready to File Your 2022 Tax Returns? by Angie Adames, CPA


Posted on January 31, 2023 by Angie Adames

January 23rd marked the start of the U.S.’s 2023 tax season and the official date the IRS began accepting and processing individuals’ 2022 tax returns. Following are the critical deadlines and details taxpayers should keep in mind as they gather required documents and work with their CPAs and accountants to meet their federal tax-filing obligations. […]

Tax Efficient Pre-Immigration Planning Takes Time by Magda Szabo, CPA, JD, LLM


Posted on January 10, 2023 by Magda Szabo

The United States continues to be a destination for foreign citizens to invest their assets, conduct business and, in many cases, make their permanent home. Those individuals seeking U.S. residency often find the path to citizenship lined with a wealth of opportunities, a broad range of new responsibilities and costly liabilities, including U.S. income tax, […]

How Can Taxpayers Prepare for New Corporate Transparency Act Reporting? by Joel G. Young, JD, LLM


Posted on January 04, 2023 by Joel Young

In late 2022, the U.S. Treasury issued final requirements that certain corporations, LLCs, partnerships, business trusts and similar entities will need to begin reporting under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). While the CTA aims to bolster the country’s anti-money laundering policies and unmask the identities of the true owners behind shell companies and other opaque […]

Leading and Growing Company Culture in Hybrid and Remote Work Environments by Richard A. Berkowitz, JD, CPA


Posted on December 28, 2022 by Richard Berkowitz

COVID-19 literally forced businesses to close their doors in 2020 and begin the process of adapting to remote-work arrangements. With many companies reporting surprisingly higher levels of productivity and profitability, the economics of the new paradigm have been favorable. Today, however, as it becomes clear that hybrid work schedules are here to stay, businesses are […]

UPDATE: IRS Delays Reporting Requirement for Transactions Involving Venmo and other Payment Apps by Savannah Snow, CPA


Posted on December 17, 2022 by Savannah Cabrera Snow

Mobile payment processing apps, such as PayPal, Venmo, Cash App and Square, have made it easy for friends and family to send and receive payments as gifts or reimbursements for shared expenses. These platforms have also spread to the commercial sector, where many businesses accept them as forms of payment for goods and services. It […]