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More Planning Tips for Individuals Under New Tax Act

by Ruder Ware on

As Shanna Yonke mentioned in her January 22, 2018 Legal Update The New Tax Law Provides Estate Planning Opportunities, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017. The Act (officially,...more

Government Initiatives in Response to Wave of Harassment Allegations Challenges Manufacturers

Two recent developments, generated from the tidal forces of the #MeToo movement should get manufacturers’ attention. On December 22, 2017, Congress adopted a comprehensive tax reform law. Included in the statute is an...more

Energy-Efficient Homes Credit is Extended for Homes Sold Before December 31, 2017

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2018, which President Trump signed into law on February 9, 2018, has extended the Energy-Efficient Homes Credit for homes sold before December 31, 2017. The extension allows builders a $2,000...more

Dueling Rent Taxes Come Up before San Francisco Voters in June

San Francisco electorate will vote on a new 1.7% or 3.5% tax on commercial rentals in June 2018. It is estimated that about $65 million annually would be collected from the commercial real estate industry under the Housing...more

Private Company Tax Planning Opportunities for 2018

by Perkins Coie on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act) and the recent taxpayer victory in the U.S. Tax Court’s Lender Management, LLC decision have created important planning opportunities for both our closely held and...more

The New Deduction for Pass-Through Income (or How Congress Failed at Tax Simplification)

One of the more significant changes in the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is new Internal Revenue Code Section 199A, Qualified Business Income. Although touted as providing tax simplification, the Tax Cuts and Jobs...more

Tax Reform: The Impact On Real Estate

by Akerman LLP on

The new tax law commonly referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”) – signed into law on December 22, 2017 – makes far reaching income tax law changes that will impact both commercial and residential real estate....more

U.S. 10% Shareholder Taxpayers have a new Mandatory “Transition Tax”

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act") has a provision requiring U.S. Shareholder Taxpayers that own 10% or more of a Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) and other “Specified Foreign Corporations” to pay a “transition tax”....more

Impact of 2017 Tax Act on Real Estate Activities

by Sullivan & Worcester on

The first, global observation to share is that the real estate industry dodged a lot of potential bullets during the tax reform process and came out smelling like roses – indeed, actually came out ahead, overall, under the...more

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part IV: The IRC § 199A Deduction for Qualified Business Income—the Devil Is in the Details...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

BACKGROUND - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) adopted a new 20% deduction for non-corporate taxpayers. It only applies to “qualified business income.” The deduction, sometimes called the “pass-through deduction,” is...more

A Review of the Tax Implications of Governor Cuomo’s New York State Executive Budget

by Reed Smith on

On January 16, 2017, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo released his 2018–2019 New York State Executive Budget and accompanying legislation containing proposed amendments to New York’s corporate franchise tax, sales and use...more

The Tax Cuts Jobs Act: Should You Change Your Business Entity Structure?

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Q&A – A Few Highlights On What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Your Business - President Trump signed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“Tax Reform Act”) into law on December 22, 2017, a little less than two months...more

Energy & Sustainability 2017 Year in Review: Tax Bill (Part 1 of 4)

In this four-part series, we revisit 2017’s biggest developments in Energy & Sustainability-related news, milestones, policy changes, and financial transactions. This is the first installment of the series. The biggest...more

What Does Tax Reform Mean for Retail?

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

We all know now that the federal corporate tax rate for many retailers is dropping this year from an industry effective average rate of 32.9% to 21%, as a result of changes implemented by the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”...more

Marijuana by the Numbers

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

As we’ve blogged before, we don’t believe that Attorney General Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memorandum will have much impact on the regulated, licensed marijuana industry. As of this post, we’ve neither heard nor read of...more

10 Themes for 2018

Tax reform, shifting international dynamics, Trump administration goals and a potentially strong market for transactions all seem likely to impact business activity in 2018. Below are 10 areas to explore in our 10th annual...more

New Three-Year Hold Requirement for Carried Interests

by Perkins Coie on

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), signed by President Trump last month, significantly affects the ability of the managers of investment funds to receive long-term capital gains with respect to their carried interest....more

Sexual Harassment Legal Settlements: What Employers Need To Know About The New Tax Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The new Tax Act prohibits employers from deducting payments to individuals alleging sexual harassment or sexual abuse if the settlement or payment requires the Claimant to execute a nondisclosure agreement....more

TTB Gives Initial Guidance on Excise Tax Cuts

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has set up a Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform website to provide industry members more information on how the TTB will implement portions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs...more

Tax Law Changes Affecting Equipment Leasing Companies

by Baker Donelson on

The changes to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) are quite favorable to equipment leasing companies. This memorandum is a brief summary of the most significant...more

New Tax Bill: Areas of Interest for Small Businesses

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) provides the most comprehensive tax reform in more than three decades. Small and medium business owners will find that the Act reduces their total taxes both on an entity and an...more

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part III - Cannabis, LAFCO Law and a Round Up of Other New Laws Impacting Public Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The California Legislature was busy in 2017, which means plenty of laws passed in Sacramento that will impact public agencies. In this three-part series, Best Best & Krieger LLP gives a comprehensive summary of the new laws...more

Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: 2018 Proxy Season Pointers, Disclosing the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Shareholder...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The end of a year and beginning of the next generally starts the countdown to the public company proxy season. But before moving into 2018, registrants would be well served by first looking back to the guidance that came out...more

Obscure Provision of New Tax Act Complicates Testamentary Tax Planning for Nonresidents with U.S. Beneficiaries

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Nonresidents with a significant portfolio of U.S. stocks typically use a non-U.S. corporation to hold their portfolio. This is because U.S. stocks are generally subject to U.S. estate taxes at the death of their owner, and...more

Choice of Entity: Are Partnerships Still More Tax Efficient After Tax Reform?

by Clark Hill PLC on

Prior to tax reform, tax considerations tipped the scale heavily in favor of operating a business through a partnership or other pass-through entity rather than a corporation. Now that the corporate income tax rate has been...more

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