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Timing Business Income and Expenses to Your Tax Advantage

Typically, it’s better to defer tax. Here are two timing strategies that can help businesses do this: 1. Defer income to next year. If your business uses the cash method of accounting, you can defer billing for your products or services. Or, if you use the accrual method, you can delay shipping products or delivering…

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Carefully structured ownership and operation of a mixed-use project may offer enhanced depreciation deductions

by: Mike Rosenberg, CPA, Retired Partner   To sharpen the economic viability of a development project, a developer will often incorporate several components into a building to help offset the high land and construction costs. In particular, residential rental properties are often constructed as mixed-use projects which incorporate other uses, such as hotel, office and…

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Prime your business to reap the best possible selling price

Planning to sell your business within the next five years? If so, get in line. So are approximately four million other business owners. Can your business fetch the best possible price in a buyers’ market? With so many entrepreneurial Baby Boomers approaching retirement and angling to exodus into their golden years, how will your business…

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New Regulations Offer Rare Tax Boon for Real Estate Businesses

New IRS regulations offer real estate owners, operators and developers a new way to save money related to repairs and dispositions of structural improvements. The pro-taxpayer regulations address the age-old question of whether owners can write off previously capitalized improvements that were abandoned, demolished and/or replaced. They also address long-debated gray areas of real estate…

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Use of Options in Real Estate Transactions

by: Mike Rosenberg, CPA, Retired Partner   Options can be used in real estate transactions to accomplish a number of important tax and financial objectives, including deferring the recognition of income without deferring the receipt of cash. In situations where the potential for future appreciation of a property is speculative, options may provide a benefit…

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