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The MWE Distribution Advisor – Summer 2017 Edition

The MWE Distribution Advisor is our quarterly e-newsletter focused on the specific concerns of Distributors. In this edition, you’ll learn how to deduct travel expenses with confidence, carefully weigh the pros and cons of automation, use the E-Verify system to confirm employment eligibility, and get a close-up on how forensic accounting investigations work.

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2017 – 2018 Web Tax Guide

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP recently launched our 2017-2018 Web Tax Guide, a planning tool focused on recent tax legislation and the tax-related opportunities available for you and your business. Click here to begin planning for the future.

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3 midyear tax planning strategies for individuals

In the quest to reduce your tax bill, year-end planning can only go so far. Tax-saving strategies take time to implement, so review your options now. Here are three strategies that can be more effective if you begin executing them midyear:

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New York real estate: Taking the market’s temperature

Published in: Federal tax reform may not pass congress until later this year, but its specter is already weighing on New York real estate professionals.

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MWE Advisor July Highlights

July highlights from The MWE Advisor newsletter include: recent Supreme Court decisions that could affect your business and 10 sources of tax free income.

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ESOPs offer businesses tax and other benefits

With an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), employee participants take part ownership of the business through a retirement savings arrangement. Meanwhile, the business and its existing owner(s) can benefit from some potential tax breaks, an extra-motivated workforce and potentially a smoother path for succession planning.

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What in the world is FATCA?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires U.S. taxpayers who have interests in “specified foreign financial assets” to report them to the IRS using Form 8938. Find out if FATCA affects you.

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Less than 6 months until the new contract revenue guidance goes live!

The sweeping new revenue recognition standard goes into effect soon. But many companies are behind on implementing it. Whether your company is public or private, you can’t afford to delay the implementation process any longer.

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Survey: LIRR expansion will boost LI real estate values

Construction and real estate accountant John Schmuck discusses the New York Special Additional Mortgage Recording Tax Credit

A survey conducted by Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP found that Long Island real estate professionals believe the new LIRR station under Grand Central and the addition of a third track between Floral Park and Hicksville will have the biggest impact on the island’s real estate property values.    

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Summer is a good time to start your 2017 tax planning and organize your tax records

  You may be tempted to forget all about taxes during summertime, when “the livin’ is easy,” as the Gershwin song goes. But if you start your tax planning now, you may avoid an unpleasant tax surprise when you file next year. Summer is also a good time to set up a storage system for…

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Federal Tax Reform and Deregulation Top NYC Real Estate Industry Concerns

How will a new president and administration affect the New York City Real Estate industry? So far, the Trump Administration’s proposals for tax reform and deregulation are getting praise from the community, with leaders predicting that if they are enacted into law, many in the industry and community will benefit.

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Put your income statement to good use

By midyear, most businesses that follow U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) have issued their year-end financial statements. But how many have actually used them to improve their business operations in the future?

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MWE hosts ‘Escape The Office’ Event for Staff

At the conclusion of the 2017 busy season, MWE’s Marketing Department masterminded a fun, interactive, team-building event called “Escape the Office” for the staff. Twelve teams of four attempted to escape one of the firm’s prison themed conference rooms by solving numerous clues in 30-minutes or less. Following the event, Long Island Business News interviewed…

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MWE Partner Paul E. Becht, CPA, Begins Term as NYSSCPA Vice President

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP, a CPA and Business Advisory firm, is proud to announce that partner Paul Becht, CPA, has been elected vice president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Board of Directors. His one-year term began June 1.

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Individual tax calendar: Key deadlines for the remainder of 2017

  While the main tax deadline (April 18th) has long passed, there are others through the rest of the year that are important to be aware of. To help you make sure you don’t miss any important 2017 deadlines, here’s a look at when some key tax-related forms, payments and other actions are due. Keep…

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CPA Firms Tap Social Media for Recruiting, Business Development

MWE Director of Marketing Tracey Segarra offers insight to Long Island Business News on how and why the firm leverages social media to connect with the business community, and potential employees.      

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The Section 1031 exchange: Why it’s such a great tax planning tool

Like many business owners, you might also own highly appreciated business or investment real estate. Fortunately, there’s an effective tax planning strategy at your disposal: the Section 1031 “like kind” exchange. It can help you defer capital gains tax on appreciated property indefinitely. How it works Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows you…

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Q&A: A State-Level Perspective on Federal Tax Reform

The federal tax reform plan proposed by President Trump includes the repeal of the federal estate tax, consolidation of income tax brackets, and changes to deductions. MWE Tax Partner Lance Christensen speaks to Bloomberg BNA’s SALT Talk Blog about what the reforms could mean for taxpayers overall, and at the state level.  

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How to shape up your working capital

Working capital — current assets minus current liabilities — is a common measure of liquidity. High liquidity generally equates with low risk, but excessive amounts of cash tied up in working capital may detract from growth opportunities and other spending options, such as expanding to new markets, buying equipment and paying down debt. Here are…

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