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What New York’s Paid Family Leave Act Means for Your Business

by: Teresa Loheide, Manager Linda Rubenau, Paraprofessional Are part-time employees entitled to paid family leave in New York State? If you’re a New York State-based business – or even if you’re an out-of-state business with part-time employees who work at least 30 or more days in a year in New York – a new law…

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MWE Advisor December Highlights

December highlights from The MWE Advisor newsletter include: what’s the “right” age for buying a child his or her first smartphone and distinguishing your company’s elite by following the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule).

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Briefing: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has been approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. After a last-minute procedural glitch that required the Senate to vote first on the final bill, the most sweeping change to the U.S. tax code in decades cleared the Senate, 51 to 48, in the early morning…

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The importance of buy/sell agreements

MWE’s Alan Materazo talks about the importance of buy/sell agreements and how often business owners and shareholders should update it in this episode of the Margolin Minute video series.

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Introducing The “Margolin Minute” Video Series

Today, CPA and business advisory firm Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP (MWE) announced the introduction of a new nine-part video series, “Margolin Minute.” Margolin Minute takes a more candid and intimate look at the tax, accounting and business topics impacting business owners and managers. The series captures some of the firm’s business leaders as they…

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7 Tax Terms to Know as Congress Confers

As the U.S. House and Senate negotiate a final tax bill, it is likely to include a lot of tax terms and jargon, which are important for taxpayers to understand. MWE’s Lance Christensen spoke with Consumer Reports to explain the alternative minimum tax (AMT), consumer price index, exemptions, pass-through entities, state and local taxes…

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Tax reform, Amazon will impact food biz

as published in Amazon and tax reform are going to shake up the food industry in the coming year, according to a survey by Margolin Winer & Evens. The Garden City-based accounting firm surveyed 101 attendees at Tuesday’s Food + Beverage Biz LI, a Long Island Business News food industry…

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MWE Advisor November Highlights

November highlights from The MWE Advisor newsletter include: what you need to know about the House Bill and Senate Proposal for tax reform to prepare for year-end tax planning, and understanding the rules for repayment before borrowing money from your retirement plan.

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Use Tax: The Cost of Unintentionally Saving a Few Dollars

Is your company a distributor or manufacturer in the U.S.? If yes, then how thorough is your use tax compliance? From a sales and use tax perspective, companies like yours typically have the collection and remittance of sales tax on goods and services sold to customers down to a science. But when it comes to…

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As tax bill advances, advisers weigh paying tax bill early

One question to consider when thinking about year-end tax strategies is whether to prepay your first-quarter 2018 real estate taxes – taking the deduction for 2017 instead of for 2018. With Congress thinking about eliminating or limiting the state and local tax deduction, MWE’s Steven Schlachter spoke to Newsday about the pros and cons…

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MWE Hosts “Creative Real Estate Acquisitions Strategies” Roundtable

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP hosted a roundtable with panelists Michael Shah, Founder & CEO of Delshah Capital, Sidhartha Singh, Founder of Briar Meads Capital and Jeff Young, Managing Director of WM Capital Partners on November 2th, 2017. Rich Bockmann, Reporter from The Real Deal, moderated. The panelists engaged in a lively discussion about the ways…

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House Tax Bill-Big Impact on Financial Statements

Earlier this month, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced their tax reform bill. Bloomberg BNA talked to MWE’s Lance Christensen and Jennifer Bobé to understand the bill’s possible effects on company financial statements.  

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Executives Rely on Strong Communications Plans to Drive Firmwide Goals and Create Inclusive Cultures

Communication is key to managing a successful accounting firm like MWE. Co-managing partner Craig Savell shared the firm’s thoughts about encouraging better internal communication in the November Public Accounting Report.    

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Proposed Tax Reform Legislation Released

House Republicans on November 2 unveiled their much-anticipated tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1). The bill loosely follows the unified framework released by the House, Senate and Trump Administration in September. Although it is a long way from enactment and still has to go through both the House Ways…

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So You’re Considering Becoming Part Of The E-Commerce World: The First Question Every Remote Seller Should Ask

Are you a remote seller looking to sell your goods or services online? If so, now’s a good time to take a quick, five-second litmus test – the answer could determine whether e-commerce may trigger significant sales tax costs to your company and you. Ready? True or False: As a remote third-party seller, I only…

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The MWE Distribution Advisor – Fall 2017 Edition

The MWE Distribution Advisor is our quarterly e-newsletter focused on the specific concerns of Distributors. The Fall edition points out what tax issues to consider when investing in training and recruiting, learning how to survive a family business “divorce,” the pros and cons of financing versus leasing equipment, and understanding and reducing cyberrisks.

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Tax Reform – An Unsure Thing

There’s nothing certain except death and taxes, the saying goes. The only problem is, lately, uncertainty surrounding the tax code has made a crystal ball as important a tool for CPAs as a calculator. The Trump Administration’s tax plan has injected a huge dose of uncertainty into this and the following year’s tax planning, as…

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Q&A with partner Paul Becht on changes in Lease Accounting Standards

MWE real estate partner Paul Becht recently sat down with Bloomberg BNA to discuss the new lease accounting standards and how they could effect the real estate industry. His responses were published in two Bloomberg BNA articles and you can find the links here.    

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When Purchasing Loans, Look Beyond Dollars and Cents

It’s the kind of scenario managing members and/or CFOs of investment entities may dread: Just when you thought you’d highlighted a solid investment opportunity for investors, the calls start coming in – and they’re not sounding good.

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Podcast: Lease accounting implications for commercial real estate

MWE real estate partner Paul Becht, CPA, was interviewed about lease accounting standards by Mike Cohn, Editor-in-chief of Accounting Today, for their podcast. Paul discusses FASB’s new leasing standard and how it will affect the real estate industry and other sectors. Find the audio below.    

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“Unified Framework” for Tax Reform Released

A tax reform plan has been released. The Trump Administration and select members of Congress have released a “unified framework” for tax reform. It provides more detail than other tax reform documents that have emerged from the White House over the past few months, but it still leaves many specifics to be worked out by…

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