Is a pass-through entity tax right for you?

Ever since the Treasury Department paved the way for states to enact legislation to workaround the state and local tax deduction cap, more and more states have taken advantage of the opportunity. In late 2020, the IRS released a notice that more or less gave the green light to states for workaround legislation that, to […]

IRS reminds businesses to update EIN applications

Businesses whose primary contact information has changed may receive a letter from the IRS prompting them to update their applications for Employer Identification Numbers. The IRS requires EIN holders to update responsible party information within 60 days of any change by filing Form 8822-B. One reason for this is so that the IRS has accurate […]

More states enact SALT workarounds

New York and Georgia have now added to the growing number states enacting measures to work around the cap on state and local tax deductions. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act placed a $10,000 cap on the deduction, which was a blow to residents in high tax states. Since TCJA was enacted, various states […]

2021 Q1 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2021. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. January […]

IRS allows SALT cap workaround for pass-throughs

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted in 2017, the $10,000 cap on state and local taxes deductions left residents in high tax states out in the cold. For example, many New Yorkers and Californians know it is not unusual for state income tax amounts to approach the cap from payroll deductions alone. […]

Approach conservation easements with caution

Donating large tracts of land to a charitable organization in exchange for a sizable tax deduction sounds like a win-win, but is it? We are hearing of more and more partnerships or LLCs becoming involved in syndicated conservation easement transactions, in which the partnership or LLC purchases land for the purpose of donating the property […]

IRS extends more tax deadlines

As you know, many tax filing and payment deadlines have been extended until July 15 as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. At the time these extensions were announced at the end of March, they covered federal individual income tax filing and payment dates, as well as first quarter estimated payments that would have been due April 15. […]

Rental real estate requires reporting for QBI deduction

There is a significant tax deduction available for owners of rental property, but you will have to get started now organizing your records to claim the savings on your 2019 taxes. The new qualified business income deduction that was created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act can be a great tax-saving tool […]

Beware the Ides of March — if you own a pass-through entity

Shakespeare’s words don’t apply just to Julius Caesar; they also apply to calendar-year partnerships, S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) treated as partnerships or S corporations for tax purposes. Why? The Ides of March, more commonly known as March 15, is the federal income tax filing deadline for these “pass-through” entities. Not-so-ancient history Until […]

When are LLC members subject to self-employment tax?

Limited liability company (LLC) members commonly claim that their distributive shares of LLC income — after deducting compensation for services in the form of guaranteed payments — aren’t subject to self-employment (SE) tax. But the IRS has been cracking down on LLC members it claims have underreported SE income, with some success in court. SE […]