Corporate Taxation

  • Tax Incentives for Film Production in New York State

    By:
    Zev Landau, CPA, MBA
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    Jul 1, 2014
    Because New York state is a financial powerhouse (just consider Wall Street), it has an important edge in securing financing for film productions. New York’s government and its wealthy entities can provide financing through government grants, tax incentives, and tax credits.
  • To Throwback or Not to Throwback: California Nexus and Allocation Rules

    By:
    Brian Gordon, CPA
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    Apr 1, 2014
    The first thing a company must determine is whether it is required to file a California tax return. One longstanding part of California’s nexus law seemed simple: companies conducting business for profit in California had to file a tax return. But beginning in 2011, California established new economic nexus rules that made this process more complex.
  • With Net Investment Income, as Many Questions as Answers

    By:
    Mary Ho, CPA
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    Mar 1, 2014
    Life has become both more complex and simpler for the investor, thanks to the release of the much anticipated final net investment income (NII) tax regulations last November, along with a new set of proposed regulations that provide guidance on the computation of net investment income. Although the regulations clarify many issues, the rules can be complicated in its application and no doubt new questions will crop up as CPAs prepare returns in 2014.
  • Tanenblatt v. Commissioner: Valuation Methods in Real Estate

    By:
    Martin Greene, CPA/ABV, ASA
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    Jan 1, 2014
    Tanenblatt v. Commissioner involved the fair market value of a 16.67 percent minority membership interest in a New York LLC whose principal holding was a commercial building. The resulting decision has important implications for the valuation—and taxation—of real estate and the use of experts.
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