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Latest Articles

  • Digital Assets: A Fad, or Something More?

    By:
    Sean C. Prince, CPA
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    Sep 1, 2022
    Foodies love their fads and crazes: Kobe beef, bluefin tuna sashimi, even the seasonal pumpkin spice latte. But truffles are one foodie craze that has persisted over time. Prized by chefs and gourmands, truffles add what some consider a spectacular touch to many dishes. Truffles are a rare, spontaneous fungus that can’t be cultivated. 
  • Tax Credits and Incentives to Benefit Growing Businesses Part 2

    By:
    Barry Halpern, CPA
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    Aug 1, 2022

    In part one of this article, we provided an overview of common types of credits and incentives and discussed how these incentives could benefit businesses and business owners. In part two, we will look at common New York State credits and incentives, and some considerations for claiming them.

  • State Reaction to TCJA Foreign Provisions

    By:
    Chaim Kofinas, CPA, PFS, MST
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    Aug 1, 2022

    After a very rushed flurry of activity in Congress, President Donald Trump signed legislation commonly known by its acronym TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). This legislation had many far-reaching provisions affecting individuals as well as businesses. Also included in this legislation were some far-reaching provisions affecting businesses in international commerce.

  • The Status of LLCs in Asset Protection Planning

    By:
    Gary Forster
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    Aug 1, 2022

    Limited liability companies (“LLCs”) have become the business entity of choice. The corporation has waned in popularity, likely due to the exposure of corporate stock to shareholder creditors. Although corporations insulate shareholders from “inside” operational liabilities, an indebted shareholder must generally surrender corporate stock to a judgment holder. The judgment holder then often becomes a shareholder (with all shareholder voting and liquidation rights).

  • Taxation of NFTs: The Hottest Digital Assets, Part 1

    By:
    Andrea S. Kramer, JD
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    Aug 1, 2022
    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were the hottest digital asset class in 2021. They were so hot, in fact, that the Collins Dictionary named “NFT” its 2021 word of the year.[1] An indication of the explosive growth in NFTs was shown by reports that NFT purchases in 2021 increased by more than 11,000% from 2020, generating sales of close to $25 billion.

  • NYS Residency — Did You Actually Change Your Domicile?

    By:
    Brian Gordon, CPA
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    Jul 1, 2022
    As a trend I have been noticing more recently, clients want to change their residency from New York State to Florida because they are expecting a large capital gain, or large income in the near future. They want to change their residency prior to that gain having to be reported on a New York resident return.
  • Coming to America? Plan before you Plane: “Tried & True” Tax Tips to Consider Before the Move

    By:
    Timothy R. Larson, CPA
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    Jul 1, 2022
    It may be no surprise that the United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were an estimated 45 million immigrants living in the United States, comprising approximately 13.7% of the total U.S. population (“Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States,” Migration Information Source [2021].
  • The IRS Issues Revised Audit Technique Guide for Cost Segregation Analysis

    By:
    Peter J. Scalise
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    Jul 1, 2022
    On June 9, the Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter the “Service”) issued a revised Audit Technique Guide to assist examining agents in evaluating the validity of cost segregation studies submitted by taxpayers to substantiate accelerated depreciation deductions.
  • Business Appraisal: Case Law Update

    By:
    Peter A. Mahler, JD, Esq.
    |
    Jul 1, 2022
    I recently had the privilege of presenting at the FAE 2022 Business Valuation/Litigation Services Conference on recent case law developments of interest to business appraisers, primarily involving statutory fair value appraisal proceedings but also involving contract-based damages and buyout disputes litigated in the courts of New York, Delaware, and several other states. For those who were unable to attend, this article covers much of the same discussed at the conference. 
  • The Incredible Growing Sales Tax

    By:
    Melanie Lee, JD, and Marc Simonetti, JD
    |
    Jun 1, 2022

    The state and local sales tax landscape is constantly shifting as the marketplace of goods and services evolves. Recently, there has been a series of changes related to states expanding their sales tax. First, states are expanding their jurisdiction to impose sales tax, i.e., increasing the number of people subject to tax through nexus. Second, states have attempted to expand the sales tax base by subjecting new transactions and services to tax.

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"The crime of taxation is not in the taking it, it’s in the way that it’s spent."

 –  Will Rogers

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