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Partnership Loses Millions for Faulty Conservation Easement on Famous Building Façade

November 20, 2017

The Palmolive Building in Chicago is one of the country’s premier Art Deco skyscrapers. Built in 1929 as headquarters for the famous soap manufacturers, the building was later occupied by Playboy Enterprises for about 30 years, then housed retail, offices... Read More

Congress in Its Own Christmas Rush to Pass Tax Reform

November 15, 2017

Side-by-Side of House and Senate Bills Determined to get something passed before the holidays, the House and Senate are working feverishly on tax reform bills. The House bill is H.R. 1, reported out of the House Ways and Means Committee... Read More

Partnership Audit Rules Shift Focus to the Entity

July 25, 2017

Two years ago, Congress enacted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which made significant changes to the way partnerships are audited. The Act requires that tax be assessed and collected at the partnership level instead of the partner level. The... Read More

New Accounting Alternative for Private Companies

May 19, 2017

Breaking News! A new accounting alternative for private companies has been approved by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.   Find out more about the new guidance for applying variable interest to common control leasing arrangements by reading this blog written by... Read More

Accounting Standards Update Issue 12 D

May 15, 2017

On January 17, 2013 the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) finalized an issue related to accounting for obligations resulting from joint and several liability arrangements. If the EITF’s consensus is ratified by the Financial Accounting Standards... Read More

Perspectives: Revenue Recognition and Healthcare Organizations

March 15, 2017

Healthcare organizations face possibly the most daunting set of compliance issues of any industry. On top of the ongoing uncertainty regarding the ACA and the need to protect private patient information, healthcare organizations also have changes to accounting standards to... Read More

DOL Overtime Regulations on Hold

November 28, 2016

The December 1st deadline for U.S. Department of Labor’s increased exempt-status salary thresholds is on hold, at least temporarily. Last week a federal judge in Texas entered a nationwide injunction blocking the Department Of Labor (DOL) from implementing the new... Read More

Educating Your Purchasers

October 17, 2016

Recently, I attended a presentation by Wayne Stanley and Michelle Korsmo, both with the American Land Title Association. Their presentation summarized the findings of several focus groups and research studies pertaining to the real estate closing process and the role... Read More

Bill to Defer Stock Options Tax Attracts Bipartisan Support

September 14, 2016

Stock options are a very popular part of executive compensation packages but some tax rules make it difficult for employees of start-up and private companies to exercise their options and take control of their ownership stake. To broaden access to... Read More

Are your wellness program incentives taxable to your employees?

August 5, 2016

Yoga classes, weight loss programs, biking to work, and free health screenings are becoming a ubiquitous part of the modern workplace. A recent survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) estimates that 80% of employers... Read More

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