The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Dec 27 – Dec 31, 2021

At a glance: Overall, the U.S. performed well as stock markets closed out 2021 strong and leading economic indicators are pointing to global growth. While stocks outperformed in 2021, bonds had a rough year due to inflation trending higher than expected. Despite continued supply chain challenges and the rise in Omicron cases, U.S. manufacturers and…

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1031 Exchanges –Navigating Related Party Exchanges

At a glance: The main takeaway: With careful tax planning, 1031 exchanges offer taxpayers an opportunity for big savings on income taxes. Know the risks: Few good things ever come easy, and 1031 exchanges are no different. One of the biggest risks is structuring a transaction with a related party. Next Steps: Taxpayers can often mitigate the risks…

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Double Edged Sword – International Taxation Proposals Under The Recent Build Back Better Act May Result in Increased Tax and Compliance Challenges

At a glance The main takeaway: The latest version of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), if passed, will modify the cross-border provisions enacted with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017 (TCJA). Some of these changes may benefit certain taxpayers with cross-border income and activities, while others will see tax increases resulting from fewer…

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Before Offering Cryptocurrency as a Payment Option, There Are Pros and Cons to Consider

At a glance The main takeaway: Given its recent surge in popularity, businesses and banks may be considering accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment from their customers. Impact on your business: Though there are several benefits to accepting cryptocurrency from a competition and customer satisfaction perspective, the decision also comes with risks you need to plan…

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What Upcoming Tax Legislation Might Mean For You, Your Business, and Your Estate Plan

At a glance The main takeaway: House and Senate Democrats are debating and modifying President Joe Biden’s tax proposals with a view toward passing legislation as part of the budget reconciliation process. Each of the competing proposals contain tax increases, including rate changes, new or restored limitations on deductions and the likelihood of increased IRS enforcement.…

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IRS Addresses Bitcoin Cash Fork, Four Years Later

At a glance: IRS announcement: In line with previous announcements, the IRS reiterated their position that taxpayers who received Bitcoin Cash following the hard fork in 2017 must report the value as taxable income. What it means: Cryptocurrency investors need to be diligent in reporting all virtual currency transactions (including the receipt of newly created…

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Georgia Extends Additional Tax Deadlines

The Georgia Department of Revenue announced today, April 16, 2020, that additional tax deadlines have been extended to align with federal deadlines put into place by the U.S. Treasury and IRS. Here is the latest: Estimated Payments: Georgia state estimated income tax payments due on both April 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020 have been…

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