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New Tax Law a Game-Changer for Corporations

January 26, 2018

Reducing the high U.S. corporate tax rate was a key driver for enacting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Public Law 115-97. The most significant change is the reduction in the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% and... Read More

Large Employers Should Watch for IRS Letters about their Company Health Plans

January 8, 2018

While Congress eliminated the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, that doesn’t impact the employer requirements. The IRS is ramping up its efforts to enforce penalties against large employers who do not provide adequate health insurance plans. Employers with 50 or... Read More

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

How Business Taxation Will Change Under Tax Reform Proposal

October 24, 2017

The House Ways and Means Committee and President Trump have released more details on the Republicans’ joint tax reform plan, agreed to in principle by the Big Six, made up of key Congressional and Administration tax officials. (See our earlier... 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

The CFO as Chief Creative Officer

May 16, 2017

We ring in the new year with observations from our entrepreneur blogger Moira Vetter, CEO of Modo Modo Agency. Moira’s topic this month is a different view to the role of the CFO. In this market, there are few positions... 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

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

Time to take a look at Overtime: The Department of Labor has redefined “white collar” overtime

June 6, 2016

An estimated 4.1 million salaried workers will become eligible for overtime pay under the new rule published by the DOL that goes into effect December 1, 2016. The updated rule substantially changes which administrative employees are entitled to overtime pay... Read More

Has the Technology Revolution Left Depreciation Behind?

May 23, 2016

The existing depreciation system was developed over 30 years ago, when desktop computers had a capacity of 512k, and there were no cell phones, tablets, or Chromebooks™. Class lives and recovery periods for business assets are now outdated and have... Read More

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