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Chicago Ruling Applies Personal Property Lease Tax to Cloud Services

The City of Chicago has released guidance which clarifies the application of the “nonpossessory computer lease” portion of the City’s…

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Business Email Compromise: What It Looks Like and How to Avoid It

By Robert Casey, partner Most people immediately recognize a scam when they get an email from a prince with promises…

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R&D Tax Credit Receives Facelift and is Made Permanent

By Carli McDonald, partner-in-charge of R&D Tax Credit Services On Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, the federal R&D Tax Credit was…

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Six Ways to Simplify Month-End Closing

At a glance The main takeaway: The month-end close process can be a huge strain on accounting and finance departments,…

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Commercial Service Spotlight –Going Global Strategically

At a glance: Main takeaway: Are you a small business or startup with plans for global expansion, but not sure…

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10 Questions to Ask about Your School’s Financial Statements

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Eight Types of Transition Relief from the Affordable Care Act

By Tommy Lee, partner; Anita McBurney, senior manager; and Bob Carreker, senior manager With the advent of the Affordable Care…

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Get Ready to Report – 2015 ACA Requirements for Applicable Large Employers

By Tommy Lee, partner; Anita McBurney, senior manager; and Bob Carreker, senior manager The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is officially…

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ALTA Best Practices: Standards or Guidelines?

By Paul Roberts, director, Title Industry Services ALTA released Version 2.1 of its Best Practices Framework Assessment Procedures in November 2014….

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ASU 2015-03 and 2015-15: Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs and the Imputation of Interest

What you need to know in 4 Q&As In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards…

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Tax Filing Due Dates to Change for 2016 Tax Year

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Your Cloud Migration Could Actually Save You Money

By Carli McDonald, partner-in-charge of R&D Tax Credit Services Are you in “the cloud” or considering moving a portion of…

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State Your Own Tax Credit Amount: California Competes Tax Credit

California has established an incentive called the California Competes Tax Credit that can be awarded to businesses creating new jobs…

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Wouldn’t It Be Great If Your Customers Paid You Faster?

By Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Tax As a small business owner, do you worry about your cash flow? Small businesses…

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The Impact of the Internet of Things on Manufacturing

By Adam Beckerman, partner-in-charge of Manufacturing and Distribution, and David Siegel, assurance senior manager Imagine a world in which industrial…

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Disguised Payments Defined as Proposed Regulations Issued

By Jeff Winland, tax partner Current partnership law allows for many contributions and distributions of cash between a partnership and…

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IRS Regulation Brings Clarity to Apportioning Income for Partnerships with Changing Interests

By Jeff Winland, tax partner, and Tage Kelkar, tax associate The IRS has recently released a new set of regulations,…

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IRS Declares No Statute of Limitations on Tax Shelters

By Jeff Winland, tax partner The Chief Counsel of the IRS in a very recent Advice, (CCA) #201531019, has concluded…

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Protecting Yourself from Payroll Tax Fraud

By Jagruti Solanki, assurance senior manager As an employer, your company has the vital role of managing payroll tax responsibilities,…

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Seven Common Questions about the Tax Implications of the New Revenue Recognition Standard

By Thomas Scott, senior manager In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 Revenue…

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Bitcoin Users Beware of State Sales Tax Treatment

IRS Notice 2014-21 raised an interesting issue for state sales tax purposes since barter transactions involving taxable property/services are subject…

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New York City Business Tax Reform

Changes bring New York City corporate tax into greater conformity with New York State’s business tax reform. On April 13,…

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Atlanta’s Habif, Arogeti & Wynne Finds Bitcoin Niche

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Two Tax Horror Stories and How You Can Avoid the Nightmare

Paying taxes is just like going to see a good slasher film these days: terrifying and almost guaranteed to make…

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The Software Sales Tax Myth

By Jeff Glickman, partner-in-charge of State and Local Tax, and Robert Casey, assurance partner One of the most common misconceptions…

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Refund for Restaurants? New Georgia Regulations Clarify Sales Tax Rules

The Georgia Department of Revenue has issued a new regulation that clarifies the sales and use tax rules for restaurants…

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You May Have More Time to Comply with the New Revenue Recognition Standards

The FASB and IASB have identified areas requiring additional research and discussion As it stands today, the new revenue recognition…

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Key Impacts of Recent Changes to Revenue Recognition Standards

What you need to know as a software company In June of 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, together with…

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The IRS Audit Risk Profile of Section 409A is Changing

Is your company prepared? By Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Tax If your company has issued or is planning to issue…

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You Can’t Just Move to Florida

Georgia Taxation of Stock Options and Deferred Income (Nonqualified Options) By Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Tax, and Jess Johannesen, SALT…

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Exceptional Investor Tax Benefits Available

By Mitchell Kopelman, partner, and Ori Epstein, partner Owners of qualified small business stock may be eligible for a 100…

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ACA Tax Credits for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are eligible for tax credits that put cash into their coffers. A free study is available for your organization….

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Retirement Plan Fiduciaries Responsibilities

At a glance The main takeaway: To avoid risk and comply with ERISA standards, plan sponsors should stay abreast of…

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Section 83(b) Election: Standardization Realized

What is it? What’s new? And how do you make it work for you? By Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Tax,…

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Reminder – Incentive Stock Option Reporting Required on 2011 Taxes

By Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Tax, and Jeff Weinkle, tax manager Beginning last year, any corporation that transfers shares due…

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Why Does Every Employee Want Stock Options?

By Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Tax Why does every employee want stock options? Why do companies want to give out…

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Know Transfer Pricing to Avoid IRS Difficulty

By Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Tax, and Yelena Epova, partner-in-charge of International Services If your company plans to expand operations…

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