Articles From Lumsden McCormick
Posted by Thomas Burns on October 22, 2020
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) recently issued new guidance that gives single-employer pension plan sponsors an opportunity to reduce the variable-rate premiums that they owe for 2020, if they were planning on delaying their 2019 contributions until after they filed their premiums. The new guidance, which was issued on Sept. 21, complements changes in defined benefit plan contribution schedules made by the CARES Act.
Posted by Amanda Mooney on October 22, 2020
On September 29, 2020, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (collectively, Treasury) released an early version of final regulations (the 2020 FTC final regulations) for publication in the Federal Register.
Posted by Kristin Re’ on October 21, 2020
Despite the persistent uncertainty, savvy companies can position themselves to outperform their competitors by capitalizing on market shifts and strengthening their core business models. To do so, liquidity will continue to be at a premium, but many companies at this stage should be able to spend a bit in order to reap considerable returns.
Posted by Mark Stack on October 20, 2020
Having employees work remotely from homes outside New York City (NYC) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may result in a reduction of the Business Allocation Percentage (BAP) for a partnership or limited liability company (LLC) for purposes of the NYC Unincorporated Business Tax (UBT), which translates to a lower UBT liability for the partnership or LLC.
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on October 19, 2020
The U.S. presidential election is just over a month away, yet neither candidate has released a formal, detailed plan addressing his vision for the tax code. We can, however, gain a sense of how their approaches differ through casual mentions of some aspects of tax policy on the campaign trail.
Posted by Brian Kern on October 13, 2020
Under current law, tax-deferred Section 1031 “like-kind” exchange treatment is no longer allowed for personal property swaps. But it's still allowed for real property swaps. So real property investors and developers must draw a line between personal and real property.
Posted by Megan Morris on October 13, 2020
The Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released a simplified loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small business owners with loans of $50,000 or less.
Posted by Kevin Smeader on October 08, 2020
Millions of Americans are now working from home, and many are asking whether unreimbursed home office expenses are tax deductible. While employees can't claim home office deductions for 2018 through 2025, self-employed individuals are eligible if they meet certain usage requirements.