Thomas Wechter

Thomas Wechter

Duane Morris LLP

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Rollovers as Business Startups: A Guide to Using Retirement Funds to Start a Business

Over the past 10 years, thousands of entrepreneurs have used their existing retirement savings held by a qualified retirement plan or IRA to finance the startup or acquisition of a new business. According to industry experts...more

10/18/2013 - 401k Business Formation Entrepreneurs IRA Retirement Retirement Plan Small Business Formation Startups

The Supreme Court's DOMA Decision Raises More Questions Than It Answers

With the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of part of the Defense of Marriage Act, P.L. 104-199 (DOMA), Edith Windsor, the plaintiff, joins the likes of Beulah Crane (Crane, 331 U.S 1 (1947)), Mary Archer...more

8/19/2013 - DOMA Employee Benefits Estate Tax GAO Gift Tax IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS U.S. Treasury US v Windsor

Did Sergio Garcia Lose in Match Play with the IRS?

One of the most recognizable names in professional golf—although not the most winning name, having never won a major golf tournament—is Sergio Garcia. He is especially known for his tree shots, the latest of which was a...more

5/17/2013 - Athletes Foreign Taxpayers Golf IRS Non-Resident Aliens Personal Services Royalties Tax Liability

An Easier Way to Calculate the Home Office Deduction

Originally published in AICPA Tax Insider on February 14, 2013. To claim a deduction for home office expenses, taxpayers are required to fill out Form 8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home, which consists of 43...more

2/15/2013 - AICPA Business Gross Income Limitation Deduction Limitations Direct Expenses Deductible Home Office Deduction Principle Place of Business Safe Harbors

Highlights of the Individual Tax Provisions in the New Taxpayer Relief Act

Originally published in the AICPA Tax Insider on January 17, 2013. After months of senseless haggling, the Senate early in the morning of Jan. 1, 2013, by a vote of 89–8, and the House of Representatives late in the...more

1/24/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Capital Gains Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff Generation-Skipping Transfer Gift-Tax Exemption Income Taxes IRA Itemized Deductions Joint Tax Returns Roth Conversions

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