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Leaving New York – But What About One’s New York Business?

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Goodbye New York- Late last year, the U.S. Census Bureau released data showing population shifts across the country during 2021. According to this information, New York lost 1.8 percent of its population... ...more

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Gifting Business Interests Before Selling the Business? Think Valuation

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Counting the Days?- We are 302 days away from the national mid-term elections, to be held November 8, 2022, yet the first full week of the new year has already highlighted some of the economic issues with which the...more

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New York’s Pass-Through Entity Tax, F Reorgs, and the Sale of An Electing S Corp

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Timing- I had planned to post this piece during the third week of December, a day or so after the exchange between Senator Manchin and the White House sealed the fate of the Build Back Better plan, at least in its current...more

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Proposed House Tax Plan, Now Being Updated by the Senate, Is in Flux: Year-End Update

Despite Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-West Virginia) recent announcement that he would not support a comprehensive version of Build Back Better, we expect Congress will advance some parts of the legislation early in 2022. The...more

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The Tax-Deferred Rollover – Some Considerations

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“I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.” – Pres. Ronald Regan- That line probably describes the exasperation with which many Americans...more

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Selling Your S Corporation’s Business? What If It’s Not an S Corporation?

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Haste Makes Waste? How many of you are suffering from Build Back Better Fatigue? Seriously, it’s a thing. Sure, the House passed its version of the President’s tax and spending bill on November 19, and the Senate...more

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Not Selling Despite Tax Increases? Review the Buy-Sell Agreement Among Owners

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Not Selling Your Business This Year? Beginning shortly before the House Ways and Means Committee released its version of the President’s Build Back Better plan, several posts on this blog have explored the uptick in M&A...more

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Opportunities Abound after House Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Enactment of the massive infrastructure package creates funding opportunities as federal agencies prepare to award funds across a large swath of U.S. sectors and industries, including energy, broadband, water, transportation,...more

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The 2022 Federal Budget, Including Tax Changes – Are We There Yet?

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea- In July of this year, one of my partners, who chairs the board of a local grantmaking public charity, asked if I would present at a CLE program to be sponsored by the charity on October 28 (last...more

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Maybe Tax the Rich, but Not The Conversion of S corps into Partnerships – What Gives?

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Tax the Rich? A few days ago, an opinion piece that appeared in the Wall Street Journal began as follows: “President Biden’s effort to pass the largest tax increase in U.S. history is based on the verifiably false...more

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Gifts, Sales and Effective Dates: The Race Against the Clock the Taxpayer Cannot See

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It was quite a week, wasn’t it?- Manchin- Senator Manchin continued to attract a lot of attention. To the dismay of his fellow Democrats, the West Virginian – who also chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources...more

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Congress Readies New Round of Tax Increases

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The House Committee of Ways and Means (the “House”) has been busy the last few days. Indeed, the House continues to mark up and work through potential revenue raisers (i.e., tax increases) to help pay for recent legislative...more

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Tax Hikes, Senator Manchin, and Effective Dates – OH MY!

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What was your month like? If you’re a transactional professional – a class in which I include those who advise clients on the purchase and sale of businesses and investment assets, as well as those who assist clients in...more

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“Should Five Percent Appear Too Small, Be Thankful I Don’t Take It All”: Ways and Means Committee Advances Tax Increase and Reform...

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The House Ways and Means Committee advanced key tax reform proposals on September 15 that would increase taxes for corporations and high-income individuals. Several tax reform proposals are under consideration as part of...more

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Disposing Of Assets Under The Ways and Means Committee’s Proposals

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First Step- Last Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee approved that portion of the 2022 budget legislation with which it was tasked by the Congressional Budget resolution of August 24. The text of the bill...more

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House Tax Proposal Would Restrict Grantor Trust Planning: What You Need To Know Now

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On September 13, the House Ways & Means Committee proposed new tax provisions as part of the Build Back Better Act. The proposal includes many substantial tax changes that would affect personal income tax and business tax...more

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Tax Hikes, Effective Dates, And Selling a Business

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Living the Dream- “How was your weekend?” Thank you for asking. Awful. “Why?” you ask. (Humor me. Pretend you’re interested.) I’ll tell you. One word, with 535 syllables: Congress. When the reconciliation budget...more

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Tax Increases Are In Sight

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Summertime in Washington- On August 11, the Senate passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution for the 2021-2022 fiscal year – S. Con. Res. 14, as amended – by a vote of 50 to 49, strictly along party lines, including...more

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Tax Distributions As Fraudulent Conveyances?

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The Calm Before? I’m confused. For better or worse, I’m pretty sure that I am not alone. Last week, in a letter addressed to the American people, forty-six of the fifty Republicans in the U.S. Senate indicated they...more

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Senate Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Package, Tees up $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Bill

The Senate action sets the stage for weeks of fierce negotiation and tough compromises, including for those seeking infrastructure funding “wins” and the targets of new “pay-for” measures to fund the bill, including through...more

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Increased Capital Gain Rate, Nonresident Aliens, And ESBTs

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Compare and Contrast- Have you spoken to anybody about the infrastructure bill on which the Senate is about to vote? I know I haven’t, except to explain that Speaker Pelosi has stated the House will not consider the bill...more

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Step Transaction Or Substance Over Form? Loss Disallowance In Any Case

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The Dog Days- I’ve never much cared for the month of August. In New York, at least for me, the eighth month of the year – named by the Roman Emperor, Augustus, to honor himself – evokes memories of very warm, very humid...more

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Tax Hikes Proposed to Bail Out California Unemployment Fund

Just as California’s employers and small businesses begin to recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state legislature is about to spring another tax increase on them. This time the money is needed to bail out the...more

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Take A Chance on Me! – Tax Planning During the Biden Administration

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I have been posting my articles on JD Supra since August 2012. I am grateful to JD Supra for helping me to spread the tax gospel of Nowotny to readers. As of today, my articles have had 523,887 views. If my Mom and Dad (of...more

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Tax Increases In Sight? Time To Sell The Business? Focus On Economics

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Not Good- As Mr. Biden settled into the White House, and as the Democrats began planning how to best utilize their slim Congressional majority to enact and pay for their sweeping legislative agenda, the principal concern...more

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