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Business Succession for Real Estate Companies

Planning for a business succession – sale or transition of a business to new owners – is as important as planning for business formation or business operations. In our experience, however, planning for business succession is...more

“S” Corporation Status, For An LLC?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Choice of Entity- One of the first decisions – and certainly among the most important – that the owner of a new business must make is the form of legal entity through which the business will be operated. This seemingly...more

New partnership audit rules can apply to partnerships, LLCs with only a few partners, members

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Effective in 2018, changes in partnership audit rules may apply the following (and other) consequences to partnerships (including LLCs taxed as such)...more

Developments in FICA and self-employment tax affect partners and S corporations

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

I was recently honored to serve as a guest columnist in the June 2017 “Shop Talk” column in WG&L’s Journal of Taxation. The article, “Developments in FICA and Self-Employment Tax Affect Partners and S Corporations,” tied...more

IRS gets upper hand in S corporation compensation audits

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Any compensation the owner receives is subject to FICA tax, which imposes an equivalent burden. And the IRS frequently attacks owners who receive cash distributions from an S corporation, arguing that the distributions were...more

Reissuance of Proposed Regulations on Partnership Audit Rules

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) have re-issued proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) on the new centralized partnership audit rules enacted as part of the Bipartisan...more

What the New Kansas Income Tax Bill Will Mean for Individuals and Businesses

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The saga of Kansas income tax law changes concluded earlier this week when Kansas lawmakers overrode Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that dismantled the governor's signature tax cuts. With the state facing an estimated...more

Life insurance planning for the business owner

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Life insurance is an effective tool that business owners can use to provide liquidity at their passing for both their businesses and their families. Having a properly drafted buy-sell agreement is key to avoiding conflict and...more

[Webinar] Landmark Tax Court Self-Employment Tax Decision; Post-Mortem Planning for Business Owners; Reimbursing Deemed Owner of...

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

This free webinar will orally discuss my 1st Quarter 2017 newsletter, including: - For the first time ever, the Tax Court ruled that a member of a limited liability company was not subject to self-employment tax. We...more

House Discusses How to Tax Small Businesses

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

A proposal presently being discussed before the House Ways and Means Committee (where tax laws begin) addresses how small business income will be taxed. President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress both desire...more

New Tax Filing Deadlines Affect Unsuspecting LLCs and Partnerships For 2017

Several tax bills passed by Congress late in 2015 changed the deadlines for filing federal income tax returns for partnerships and most limited liability companies, which are treated as partnerships for tax purposes. Other...more

IRS Announces Proposed Partnership Audit Regulations Which Impact Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships

by Roetzel & Andress on

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Proposed Regulations under Section 1101 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), which provide that for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, all entities taxable as...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Starting a New Business? Include These Five Provisions in Every Formation Agreement"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

The ultimate success of a business often rests on the ability of its owners to make sound decisions up front - an ounce of prevention, if you will - and avoid bigger problems that might arise later. This principle...more

Tax basis: The key to reducing gain on sale or deducting asset purchases

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

This article discusses key ideas used in reducing or eliminating gain subject to tax when you sell an interest in your business or when your business sells part or all its assets. These ideas can also possibly help those who...more

Choice of Entity and Key Contents of Organization Documents

by Jackson Walker on

Five Business Entity Forms: • Corporation • General Partnership • Limited Partnership • Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) • Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) Please see full presentation publication...more

Start-Up Advisors and Teamwork

While it’s always important to have the right professionals representing you, including your attorney and accountant, it is also very important that they all work together as a team for your benefit. This point cannot be...more

Consider The Risks Before Electing S Status For Your LLC

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Family-owned businesses are often formed as LLCs. For federal tax purposes, an LLC with two or more members is treated as a partnership unless it elects otherwise. Income earned by a partnership is not subject to a separate...more

Consider The Risks Before Electing S Status For Your LLC

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Family-owned businesses are often formed as LLCs. For federal tax purposes, an LLC with two or more members is treated as a partnership unless it elects otherwise. Income earned by a partnership is not subject to a separate...more

Federal Contractors Be Aware: Rule on Tax Delinquencies and Felony Convictions Finalized

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. government finalized on Sept. 30, 2016, regulations amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that will affect an estimated 350,000 federal contractors. These new regulations were promulgated as a result of...more

Court-Appointed “Tiebreakers” In a 50/50 Ownership Setting

When two people start a company, neither wants to give control to the other, so ownership is usually split 50/50. This sounds like a great idea at the outset, when everyone is on the same page, and there is usually no other...more

New Federal Contracting Requirements for Reporting Tax Liabilities and Felony Convictions

Federal acquisition officials recently finalized an interim rule intended to remove contractors with federal tax liabilities and felony convictions from the federal contracting arena. The interim rule, which took effect...more

Is an S Election for an LLC Smart Planning or a Bad Idea?

By default, a limited liability company (“LLC”) with two or more members is taxed as a partnership. It also is possible to elect to treat an LLC as an S corporation for income tax purposes. But is it a good idea? And if an S...more

Measure 97 (Formerly Known as Initiative Petition 28) Will Be Presented to Oregon Voters on November 8, 2016: What You Need to...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

C Corporations with Oregon annual revenues greater than $25 million may face a new minimum tax obligation – 2.5 percent of the excess – if Measure 97 passes. If a business falls within this category, there may be ways to...more

DC Circuit Decision Likely to Reignite FERC Debate Over Tax Allowance for Pass-through Entities

by Cozen O'Connor on

The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in United Airlines Inc., et al., v. Federal Energy Regulatory, Case No. 11-1479, July 1, 2016 (United Airlines) will likely reignite a...more

Rethinking Choice of Entity — Section 1202 Stock

by Lane Powell PC on

We tax advisors spend plenty of time assessing whether a particular business is better suited operating as a flowthrough entity or as a tax-paying “C corporation.” Flow-through entities generally include sole...more

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