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Tax

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 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 […]

Mega Backdoor Roths Can Help 401(k) Participants Supersize Retirement Savings by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS


Posted on August 13, 2021 by Jeffrey Mutnik

Employer-sponsored 401(k) plans are excellent vehicles for individuals to save for retirement during their prime earning years. Annual contributions made today with pretax dollars grow tax-deferred until you reach retirement age, when the distributions you take are treated as taxable ordinary income. However, even if you are diligent and contribute the maximum allowable amount to […]

5 Financial Lessons to Know After Landing Your First Job by Joanie B. Stein, CPA


Posted on August 04, 2021 by Joanie Stein

Congratulations! You graduated college, secured a job and are entering the real world of financial independence. Before forging ahead and spending your first paycheck, take a moment to understand some basic lessons in financial responsibilities that you probably did not learn in school. Lesson 1: You Owe the Government Money Under U.S. law, all money […]