Latest Articles

  • IRS Issues New Guidance on Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction

    By:
    Ed Morris, CPA
    |
    Feb 1, 2019
    On January 18, 2019, in response to many comments regarding last summer’s proposed regulations, the IRS issued final and new proposed regulations concerning the Code Section 199A pass-through deduction. At the same time, the IRS issued a revenue procedure dealing with the calculation of W-2 wages and a welcome proposed revenue procedure providing a safe harbor for rental real estate activities.
  • Practical Sales Tax Considerations for Vendors in the Wake of Wayfair (Part II)

    By:
    Mark Klein, JD and Joe Endres, JD
    |
    Feb 1, 2019
    In last month’s installment, we provided a brief review of the U.S. Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair, and included a state-by-state review of the new laws and rules governing sales tax administration that the case has engendered. News in this area is exploding on almost a daily basis.  
  • Connecticut’s Response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Part I)

    By:
    Louis B. Schatz, Esq.
    |
    Feb 1, 2019
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Most of the provisions of the New Federal Tax Act were effective January 1, 2018 (although some provisions went into effect in 2017). The adoption of the New Federal Tax Act had a significant impact on state taxation, especially in states like Connecticut, where the base for the Personal Income Tax starts with federal adjusted gross income. 
  • Looking Under the Hood of Mutual Funds and ETFs

    By:
    David J. Perrotto
    |
    Feb 1, 2019
    Did you know that according to Leichtman Research Group’s annual on-demand study, 54% of U.S. adults said they have Netflix in their household? Why do I mention this? Because it’s the same number of Americans that own individual stock, a stock mutual fund, or participate in a self-directed 401(k) or IRA, and roughly half those assets are outside IRAs. 
  • Fiduciary Income Tax Planning: Income Taxation of Trusts Under the New Tax Act

    By:
    Carl C. Fiore, JD, LLM
    |
    Jan 1, 2019

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) represents a broad-based change to the U.S. tax code, touching on virtually every area of taxation, including of course fiduciary income tax. While some aspects of the new tax law impact trusts directly, the effect of the TCJA on individuals may have even greater implications for trust planning. 

  • Medtronic v. Commissioner: New Direction for Transfer Pricing Cases?

    By:
    Rita Chung, CPA
    |
    Jan 1, 2019
    For tax years 2005 and 2006, the IRS proposed a transfer pricing adjustment resulting in a tax deficiency of over $1.35 billion.  Medtronic filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Tax Court, and in June of 2016, the Tax Court issued its decision disagreeing with the IRS’s allocation of income.  
  • The Wayfair Decision and its Effect on Income Tax Nexus

    By:
    Brian Gordon, CPA
    |
    Jan 1, 2019
    Nexus is a connection to a state or taxing jurisdiction that is sufficient for a business to be subject to their tax laws. The U.S. Constitution does not define nexus, but gives guidance under two separate clauses. The Due Process clause states that more than a minimal connection is required. 
  • Practical Sales Tax Considerations for Vendors in the Wake of Wayfair (Part I)

    By:
    Mark S. Klein and Joseph N. Endres, JD
    |
    Jan 1, 2019
    By now we’re sure you have all heard about the U.S. Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. This case reversed over 50 years of precedent and completely changed the way states can administer their sales tax laws with respect to out-of-state vendors. 
  • 2018 Year-End Tax Planning

    By:
    David M. Barral, CPA/PFS, CFP
    |
    Dec 1, 2018
    Tax planning is a year-round analysis. However, year-end tax planning is an especially important time for taxpayers, along with their advisors, to take advantage of any opportunities before the year closes. This year is particularly important since the December 2017 tax overhaul created by P.L. 115-97, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (“TCJA”) has shaken up some aspects of traditional tax planning. 
  • Deconstructing Sales Tax for Contractors in New York

    By:
    Joseph N. Endres, JD, and Joshua K. Lawrence, JD
    |
    Dec 1, 2018
    When it comes to sales tax compliance in New York, few industries have it tougher than the construction industry. Navigating the nuts and bolts of sales tax rules applicable to construction contractors can be confounding for both contractors and those who hire them. 
Tax Quote
 
"A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right”

– Unknown

*Outside the Box is a new addition to the TaxStringer featuring important articles on financial and investment management topics by top authors who have expertise both inside and outside the realm of taxation.

 

 

Interested in writing for the TaxStringer? Click here for Submission Guidelines and contact TaxStringer@nysscpa.org.


 
Views expressed in articles published in Tax Stringer are the authors' only and are not to be attributed to the publication, its editors, the NYSSCPA or FAE, or their directors, officers, or employees, unless expressly so stated. Articles contain information believed by the authors to be accurate, but the publisher, editors and authors are not engaged in redering legal, accounting or other professional services. If specific professional advice or assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.