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Reporting UTPS

Reporting UTPS

Posted by Cory Van Deusen V on March 20, 2017

Financial reporting for uncertain tax positions (UTPs), such as pending IRS audits or lawsuits, is complicated and subjective. Here’s some guidance to help clarify matters.

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Consider Section 179 Deductions for Real Estate Expenses

Consider Section 179 Deductions for Real Estate Expenses

Posted by Brian Kern on March 09, 2017

The Section 179 deduction for qualified real property expenses was made permanent under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. However, claiming this deduction isn’t a no-brainer. Here are the pros and cons.

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Seniors: Consider These Tax Breaks When Filing for 2016

Seniors: Consider These Tax Breaks When Filing for 2016

Posted by Robert Ingrasci on March 09, 2017

Here are a couple of age-based tax breaks that seniors shouldn’t overlook when filing their 2016 returns.

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Remember RMDs this Tax Season

Remember RMDs this Tax Season

Posted by D’Marie Murray on March 09, 2017

Did you know that, once you turn age 70½, you must start taking mandatory annual withdrawals from your traditional IRAs, including any simplified employee pension (SEP) accounts and SIMPLE IRAs that you set up as a small business owner?

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There’s Still Time to Set Up a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) for 2016

There’s Still Time to Set Up a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) for 2016

Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on March 09, 2017

Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) are stripped-down retirement plans intended for self-employed individuals and small businesses. If you don’t already have a tax-favored retirement plan set up for your business, consider establishing a SEP — plus, if you act quickly enough, you can claim a deduction for your initial SEP contribution on your 2016 tax return.

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Spotlight on Business Tax Trends

Spotlight on Business Tax Trends

Posted by Cory Van Deusen V on March 09, 2017

What’s the most popular choice of entity: sole proprietorship, C corps, S corps, partnership or LLC? A recent report by the Joint Committee on Taxation answers this question — and highlights trends in how businesses have been structured over the last 35 years. 

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Business Owners, Help Your Estate by Gifting Company Stock

Business Owners, Help Your Estate by Gifting Company Stock

Posted by Dale Demyanick on March 06, 2017

An effective way to reduce estate taxes is to limit the amount of appreciation in your estate — and your company may provide just the ticket for doing so.

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BDO Knows: Technology • February 2017

BDO Knows: Technology • February 2017

Posted by on February 28, 2017

BDO Knows: Technology is available through our affiliation with BDO Alliance USA. 

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BDO Knows: Partnership Taxation • February 2017

BDO Knows: Partnership Taxation • February 2017

Posted by Michē Needham on February 20, 2017

BDO Knows: Partnership Taxation, available through our affiliation with BDO Alliance USA, discusses how final regulations bring clarity for publicly traded partnerships.  

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IRS Reports a Significant Increase in Whistleblower Awards

IRS Reports a Significant Increase in Whistleblower Awards

Posted by Christopher Lukowski on February 20, 2017

2016 was a “transformative” year for the Whistleblower Office. Learn about the basics of the program and what changed in 2016. 

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