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Tax

Why You Should Max Out Charitable Giving in 2021 by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on October 20, 2021 by Adam Cohen

Giving money to charity enables you to support the issues, organizations and causes that are important to you. Not only do these efforts fill you with pride and gratitude, but they may also enable you to reduce your tax liabilities, especially for tax years 2020 and 2021. Individual Taxpayers Among the provisions included in the […]

Will Grantor Trusts Become Extinct? by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS


Posted on October 14, 2021 by Jeffrey Mutnik

If and when Congress passes a law reforming the tax code, there is a general expectation that taxes will increase, and some commonly used estate planning strategies will be added to the endangered species list. Among the tools being targeted are irrevocable grantor trusts, which have long enabled grantors to remove appreciating assets from their […]

Properly Titling Trustees’ Signatures Can Protect Their Assets by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS


Posted on September 24, 2021 by Jeffrey Mutnik

When individuals sign legal documents, including personal checks, contracts, tax returns, etc., they generally are not required to add any language explaining who they are. Their names alone satisfy the legal requirements for validating those documents.   However, when those people are also officers of corporations or managers of partnerships or LLCs, they usually include their […]

Work Opportunity Tax Credits Can be a Win-Win for Employers Facing Staffing Shortages by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on September 16, 2021 by Karen Lake

Despite a strong economic recovery since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses of all sizes are struggling to find and hire ample staff to keep up with demand. For some, relief has come by expanding their pool of potential employees to include veterans, ex-felons and other individuals who typically face significant barriers to employment. […]

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 […]

UPDATED IRS Extends Filing Deadlines for Taxpayers in Federally Declared Disaster Areas by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on September 10, 2021 by Michael Hirsch

The summer of 2021 has been marked by a significant number of natural disasters, both in the U.S. and around the world. Domestically, the IRS continues to grant tax-filing and -payment relief to taxpayers located in federally declared disaster areas, including those impacted by the California Wildfires and Hurricane Ida. Who is an Impacted Affected […]

Your Businesses May Be Missing Out on R&D Tax Credits by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on September 08, 2021 by Karen Lake

The federal research and development (R&D) tax credit is one of the most valuable tax incentives while also being one of the most misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, eligibility is not limited to businesses that employ scientists, develop cutting-edge products or make groundbreaking discoveries. Rather, it may apply to businesses, large and small, in a […]