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Escape the Office Challenge – 2019

The MWE Marketing team hosted its third annual post-busy season “Escape the Office” event for the staff. This year, our Training Room was transformed into a casino. Each team started with 50 poker chips and the goal was to escape the casino with the most amount of poker chips in 30 minutes or less. Check…

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How to Survive an IRS Tax Audit

Receiving notice that you’re being audited by the IRS may send you into a frenzy. But experts recommend taking a deep breath. Last week, U.S. News & World Report spoke to MWE tax partner Lance Christensen about how you know if you’re being audited, what the actual procedure is, and whether you should hire a…

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New York, California get ‘aggressive’ when residents try to flee high taxes

As a result of the new tax law, an increasing number of residents are looking to leave high-tax states such as New York and California, but these states are not making it easy. Fox Business recently caught up with MWE tax partner Lance Christensen to talk about how certain states are becoming aggressive when…

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IRS to release new W-4: What to expect

The IRS plans to release a new W-4 form for use in 2020, with a draft arriving by May 31. Fox Business spoke with MWE senior manager Jennifer Bobé about the purpose of the new form and what changes are expected.      

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Why is it important to meet face-to-face with your business advisors?

In this episode of the Margolin Minute, MWE partner Al Materazo talks about the importance of face-to-face meetings with your business advisors.

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How entrepreneurs must treat expenses on their tax returns

Have you recently started a new business? Or are you contemplating starting one? Launching a new venture is a hectic, exciting time. And as you know, before you even open the doors, you generally have to spend a lot of money. You may have to train workers and pay for rent, utilities, marketing and more.

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MWE Advisor April Highlights

April highlights from The MWE Advisor: Record retention guidelines to remember during spring cleaning; Delinquent taxpayers may experience passport issues.

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5 Fascinating Facts About Family Businesses

Infographic: Family businesses rule! Here’s how.

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Deducting business meal expenses under today’s tax rules

In the course of operating your business, you probably spend time and money “wining and dining” current or potential customers, vendors and employees. What can you deduct on your tax return for these expenses? The rules changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), but you can still claim some valuable write-offs.

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3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

In a move towards transparency, Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her tax returns to the public this week. In response, CNBC.com sat down with MWE tax partner Lance Christensen to get insight into her return from a tax planning standpoint, and to share general advice for tax payers.  

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Strains Grow on Managers as Real Estate Cycle Rumbles On

Real estate investing is likely at its peak, with crowded markets, flat pricing, shrinking returns, and strain showing. That’s according to a recent article published on FundFire, a Financial Times news service, where MWE partner Nuruz Rahman and other real estate experts weigh in on the state of the private real estate investing market.  …

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“Gray charges” may be lurking on your credit card bill

Infographic: These sneaky, recurring charges can cost you hundreds of dollars.

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Tax Law Changes Have Laid Hidden Traps for Some Real Estate Investors

as published in Financing is the lifeline of all real estate investments and leverage allows development to continue without putting one’s own capital further at risk. The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act places some limitations on the deduction of business interest, however, which could put a kink…

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MWE Advisor March Highlights

March highlights from The MWE Advisor: 5 last minute tips to lower your 2018 taxes and answers to your organization’s family and medical leave credit questions.

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iGlobal’s 9th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit

MWE will be sponsoring iGlobal’s 9th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit on May 7, 2019. Partner Wayne Olson, CPA, JD, will be the main presenter and facilitator of a real estate roundtable discussion titled “Outlining the key business models and applications of the Opportunity Zone incentive.” The day long summit is being held…

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What to Know About Your Investment Tax Forms

MWE partner Amy Joyce talks to U.S. News & World Report about what investors need to know about investment tax forms this year, including how they have changed, why you may have received a corrected 1099 form, and what it means if you didn’t receive one.    

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How ancient Incan bean counters counted… beans

Fun fact: Ancient Incans took a “crafty” approach to accounting.

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Will Big Tax Changes Mean Smaller Refunds?

Will big tax changes mean smaller refunds? MWE Tax Director Joseph Pizzimenti, Esq., offers Pix 11’s ‘Financial Fix’ the answer to this very important question that’s on the mind of many New Yorkers. See his response in this video clip.      

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Beware the Ides of March — if you own a pass-through entity

Shakespeare’s words don’t apply just to Julius Caesar; they also apply to calendar-year partnerships, S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) treated as partnerships or S corporations for tax purposes. Why? The Ides of March, more commonly known as March 15, is the federal income tax filing deadline for these “pass-through” entities.

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What Is a 1099 Form and Who Gets One?

If you have never received a 1099 form before, you may want to familiarize yourself with this important tax form. MWE tax partner Lance Christensen and tax director Debbie Oster talk to U.S. News & World Report about the form, why you may receive one, common types of 1099 forms, and why it’s never…

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Because you believe in second chances

Infographic: Remarrying? Here are five ways to protect everyone’s financial interests.

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Some of your deductions may be smaller (or nonexistent) when you file your 2018 tax return

While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduces most income tax rates and expands some tax breaks, it limits or eliminates several itemized deductions that have been valuable to many individual taxpayers. Here are five deductions you may see shrink or disappear when you file your 2018 income tax return:

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The artificial intelligence revolution is here

Infographic: Artificial intelligence by the numbers.

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There’s still time to get substantiation for 2018 donations

If you’re like many Americans, letters from your favorite charities have been appearing in your mailbox in recent weeks acknowledging your 2018 year-end donations. But what happens if you haven’t received such a letter — can you still claim an itemized deduction for the gift on your 2018 income tax return? It depends. Basic requirements

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Getting wise to the rise of “smart” buildings

Nowadays, data drives everything — including the very buildings in which companies operate. If your business is considering upgrading its current facility, or moving to or constructing a new one, it’s important to be aware of “smart” buildings. A smart building is one equipped with a variety of sensors that gather and track information about…

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How to spend less, much less, in 2019

Infographic: 5 ways to dramatically reduce personal spending this year.

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Keys to Successful Private Equity Real Estate Partnerships

Today’s real estate market holds win-win opportunities for both private equity and closely held property owners. As with any business arrangement, however, successful partnering requires that both types of entities understand the nuances of their agreement up front. Here’s what to keep in mind to ensure a mutually profitable outcome.

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A review of significant TCJA provisions impacting individual taxpayers

Now that 2019 has begun, there may not be too much you can do to reduce your 2018 income tax liability. But it’s smart to begin preparing for filing your 2018 return. Because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed into law at the end of 2017, likely will have a major impact on…

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Business owners: An exit strategy should be part of your tax planning

Tax planning is a juggling act for business owners. You have to keep your eye on your company’s income and expenses and applicable tax breaks (especially if you own a pass-through entity). But you also must look out for your own financial future. For example, you need to develop an exit strategy so that…

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