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How the Tax Cut and Jobs Act Impacts Expensing and Depreciation (For the Better)

Last month, President Trump signed into law the much publicized Tax Cut and Jobs Act. In part of our ongoing series discussing the changes made by the Act, the following discusses key changes made to the expensing and...more

What Is the Impact of Tax Reform on US Wind Tax Equity Deals?

A Word About Wind has published our article What Is the Impact of Tax Reform on US Wind Tax Equity Deals? in its blog (subscription required) and newsletter. ...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

2018 Key Trust & Estate Planning and Corporate Ownership Implications of the New Tax Law

by Perkins Coie on

With the passage of Public Law no. 115-97, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act), attorneys in Perkins Coie’s Trust & Estate Planning practice, along with our clients running closely...more

[Webinar] Strategic Planning for Business Entities after 2017 Tax Reform - January 30th, 12:00pm CT

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The 2017 tax reform act made huge changes to the desirability of C corporations relative to pass-through entities. However, the political winds in Congress can change, as evidenced by the Tax Reform Act of 1986 introducing a...more

Update on IRS Offshore Initiatives

by Moskowitz LLP on

Global tax issues are a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI), which focuses its work on investigating taxpayers who willfully engage in tax evasion. Significant efforts are...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

BSA, FinCEN, Treasury and IRS Want to Know: Who is the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO)?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

There seems to be a convergence by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Networks (FinCEN), the Treasury Department and the IRS for determining “who is the UBO” of entities. The U.S. Government is determined to enforce financial...more

Six Reasons to Get Your Tax Return Prepared Early

by Moskowitz LLP on

Don’t wait until April 17th to file your tax returns! The IRS begins accepting tax returns in January and we recommend filing as early as possible for numerous reasons, including but not limited to...more

2017 Tax Reform and Its Effects on Healthcare

by Dickinson Wright on

Over the past decade, the Healthcare Industry has been accustom to being center stage in political debates, but while medical providers and facilities did not have a prominent role in the latest political drama, the far...more

Upcoming Tax Reporting and Compliance Returns: What’s Due in January 2018

by Moskowitz LLP on

Tax season commences soon – let’s review some upcoming tax reporting and compliance returns that are due in January of 2018....more

What You Should Know About Estate and Gift Tax Reform

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The tax bill recently passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Trump retains the gift and estate tax, but substantially curtails its reach. The new tax legislation represents a dramatic change to our transfer tax...more

Tax Act Hit to U.S. Taxpayers with Equity Ownership (Even Indirect Minority Ownership) in Foreign Entities with Unremitted...

On December 15, 2017, Congress released its final version of tax reform – the Conference Report Bill (the Bill). The Bill was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017....more

Impact on Gift, Estate, and GST Taxes Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1)

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The tax law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, contains important changes to provisions governing gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes...more

New tax law’s doubling of estate tax exemption compels a review of your estate plan

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law what is commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — perhaps a holiday gift for some or a lump of coal for others. Much of the political and journalistic debate about...more

New Tax Law Quashes Deduction for Some Sexual Harassment Settlements

Payments made pursuant to a confidential settlement of sexual harassment allegations will no longer be a permissible tax deduction for business under a little-noticed provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The tax law...more

Effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Trust and Estate Planning

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, includes significant changes to the U.S. federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax laws, effective as of January 1, 2018. In addition,...more

Impact of the Tax Law on Estate Planning

President Trump signed sweeping tax legislation into law on Dec. 22, 2017, resulting in several significant changes to the wealth transfer tax system, effective as of Jan. 1, 2018....more

SEC Releases Guidance on Near-Term Disclosure Regarding Effects of New Tax Law

The tax reform signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 22 (the Tax Act) presents public companies with several accounting and disclosure challenges. Although companies are still evaluating how they will be affected by the...more

New Tax Act Disclosures, Explanations and Examples

Disclosures regarding the new tax act, often referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA, continue to be prominent in SEC filings. Set forth blow is an explanation of the often obscure GAAP accounting driving many of the...more

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Meets Public Company Reporting

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

Accounting for income taxes can be complex and is seldom exciting. Suspense was added, however, by the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act shortly before year end 2017. Would public companies have enough time to analyze the...more

Tax Cut and Jobs Act to Cause Significant Financial Disruption to Sports and Entertainment Businesses

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act). While the emphasis of the Act focused on the reduction of corporate rates, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's...more

Bitcoins and the IRS: Reporting and Storing

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Possession of virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, is legal in the U.S. as well as many other parts of the world. The most well-known form of virtual currency is Bitcoin. There are other virtual currencies that...more

Tax Reform Summary for Family Offices

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” which was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. With some exceptions, the law’s provisions generally are effective for tax years beginning...more

Here Are A Few Tax Planning Options for 2017

by Sanford Millar on

Congress passed and the president signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is the biggest tax reform law in thirty years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family and your business calculate your...more

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