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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

W-2 Scam Lures Businesses into Releasing Employee Information

September 25, 2017

The IRS has issued a dire warning to businesses and nonprofits—don’t respond to e-mail requests for employee information without confirming the source—even if the request comes from within your own company. Here’s why. In the latest scams, an HR staffer... Read More

myRA retirement plans

May 15, 2017

Worry-free retirement plans for small businesses? The myRA may be the answer. 07.31.2014 Many small business owners find that it is impractical or too costly to offer retirement plans to their employees. Employee retirement plans are highly regulated and subject... Read More

First Executive Orders Target Obamacare, Slow IRS Rulemaking

February 20, 2017

On January 20th after President Trump was inaugurated he signed Executive Order Number One, which directs federal agencies to start moving to shut down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt... Read More

Small Employer May Now Offer HRAs

January 23, 2017

While many Americans were focused on the Presidential election and transition, Congress and President Obama in mid-December quietly agreed on significant legislation to boost funding for medical research, make approval of experimental treatments easier and reform mental health policy. What... Read More

Private tax debt collection: Let’s hope it’s better than last time

October 31, 2016

“Taxpayer Rights Protected” screams the headline of the IRS’s recent announcement that it is going to begin private debt collection in Spring 2017. If this latest attempt at privatizing tax collections is anything like the last time, taxpayers should be... Read More

Trending: Tax Scams

March 7, 2016

Creative con artists have a variety of tax scams they utilize this time of year. If you get a request via a phone call or an email that asks for personal information that is supposedly from the IRS you should... Read More

ACA Individual Mandate Update

November 2, 2015

In 2014, the most significant change to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act” or “ACA”) is the individual mandate, which is the topic of today’s blog. Signed into law on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care... Read More

Overcoming Adversity with Character

August 27, 2015

This week Bob Woosley reflects on golfer Ollie Schniederjans and overcoming adversity. As many of you know, Frazier & Deeter recently announced a partnership with an aspiring young PGA golfer, Ollie Schniederjans. Ollie and his family have had a close... Read More

IRS Heavy Hand Blamed for Increase in Expatriations

July 2, 2015

“U.S. legislation is resulting in denial of financial services to Americans residing overseas.” This banner headline appears on the website of a U.S. expatriate group, the American Citizens Abroad, and underscores the new numbers from Treasury showing a record number... Read More