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FASB Updates on Leases & Revenue Recognition

By |2019-07-26T18:43:23+00:00July 26th, 2019|Accounting & Auditing, News & Events|

Lease Accounting  The FASB has approved a one year deferral for implementation for nonpublic companies.  This deferral effectively pushes the new requirement to record assets and liabilities for certain operating leases until 2021 for calendar year financial statements. Revenue Recognition As a reminder, the changes to revenue recognition are still effective this year for nonpublic [...]

2019 Midyear Tax Planning Letter

By |2019-07-05T13:42:02+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Corporate & Partnership Tax, Individual Tax, News & Events, Press Releases|

Dear Clients and Friends (and Blog Readers!): With the first tax season under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) behind us, we have a better understanding of the practical applications on the tax law changes. As expected, the law changes had a profound impact on many taxpayers and created new planning opportunities. There [...]

Alabama adds state incentives to the federal Opportunity Zone plan

By |2019-06-11T15:18:02+00:00June 11th, 2019|Corporate & Partnership Tax, Individual Tax, News & Events, Press Releases|

As you are probably aware if you read this blog consistently, we think Opportunity Zones have great potential for taxpayers/investors.  In fact, since last fall, many of the uncertainties around Opportunity Zones have been cleared up through IRS regulations.  Most people are not expecting any more official IRS guidance release so the rules of [...]

Overview of Charitable Remainder Trusts

By |2019-05-14T16:26:26+00:00May 14th, 2019|Estate & Trust, News & Events|

The charitable remainder trust (CRT), which has been a valuable estate planning tool for decades, has not been forgotten. Currently, the usual 15% tax rate on long-term capital gains is increased to 20% for upper-income investors, while a 3.8% surtax may also apply to a portion of your investment income. Thus, CRTs remain a popular [...]

IRS Explains 199A Rules for Real Estate

By |2019-04-16T19:28:49+00:00April 18th, 2019|Individual Tax, News & Events|

The massive tax legislation signed over a year ago, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), authorized a brand-new deduction for qualified business income (QBI) of pass-through entities and sole proprietors. This deduction under Section 199A of the tax code provides opportunities for a wide range of taxpayers, but has also caused confusion, especially as [...]

Retirement Saving Through the Years: Guidelines for different life stages

By |2019-04-04T21:54:44+00:00April 5th, 2019|Pension Admin & Consulting, Press Releases|

When should you start saving for retirement? Probably the best answer is “yesterday.” If you have not started putting aside funds yet, the next best answer is “now.” In other words, it is not too early to begin saving for retirement, nor is it generally too late, although the manner and method of savings [...]