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    Untangling the Technical

    Untangling the Technical | Understanding the R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing and Distribution Companies

    September 13, 2019

    Qualifying for the R&D Tax Credit is more common than you would think, and a lot of Manufacturing & Distribution companies are leaving money on the table. Listen to Frazier & Deeter’s Audit Partner Bill Godshall discuss this topic with Tommy... Read More

    Who is Considered a Real Estate Professional?

    September 6, 2019

    One of the most common questions I answer is how to be classified as a real estate professional for tax purposes. Being classified as a real estate professional enables the taxpayer to the treat a rental loss as non-passive, which... Read More

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    Virtual Currency Owners Are Hearing From the IRS

    September 3, 2019

    The IRS is stepping up its cryptocurrency enforcement after determining that few taxpayers report gains on these assets. The agency recently sent over 10,000 letters to virtual currency owners urging them to pay back taxes and file amended returns to... Read More

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    UPDATE: Taxpayer First Act Becomes Law Without Free File Mandate

    September 3, 2019

    Bipartisan legislation to reform the IRS has been signed into law by the President, a noteworthy achievement by a divided government. The Taxpayer First Act, H.R. 3151, establishes an independent IRS Appeals office, restructures the IRS customer service function, expands... Read More

    Personal Casualty Losses Now Only Deductible in Federal Disaster Areas

    September 3, 2019

    The deduction for individual casualty losses has always been restricted, but at least taxpayers had a chance of partially deducting the loss of personal assets. After the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), however, the opportunity for... Read More

    Taxpayers Can Still Change Their Minds on 2017 Bonus Depreciation Elections

    September 3, 2019

    Taxpayers who either jumped at the chance to write off 100% of business investments or failed to do so right after the 2017 tax reform bill passed can now take a second look at that decision. The IRS has issued... Read More

    Culture of Compliance

    Culture of Compliance | Dodging Cyber Crime – How to “Stay Woke” in Today’s Online World

    August 19, 2019

    In today’s cyber landscape, corporations adopting a”fingers crossed” security strategy can lead to huge losses for the company and individuals alike. In this episode, Sabrina Serafin speaks with cyber security expert Mary-Michael Horowitz, CEO of Asylas, about the cyber crime... Read More

    Complying with New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation (23NYCRR 500): What Financial Services Firms Need to Know

    August 15, 2019

    With the growing potential impact of cybercrime on financial service entities, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) responded by implementing new regulation regarding cybersecurity requirements for financial institutions under DFS regulation. This New York Department of Financial Services... Read More

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    Rules for Cooperatives, ‘Grain Glitch’ Fix Round Out QBI Deduction Guidance

    August 5, 2019

    High on the IRS’s priority guidance plan have been regulations to help show taxpayers how to claim the 20% Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction for passthrough entities. The latest IRS rules address the QBI deduction for cooperatives and their patrons,... Read More

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    Working for a Disregarded Entity? Partners Must Still Pay Self-Employment Tax

    August 5, 2019

    The IRS has finalized a set of 2016 regulations that require partners who work for a disregarded entity owned by their partnership to pay self-employment tax on any compensation they receive. At 15.3%, the self-employment tax is a serious tax.... Read More

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