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Posted in Individual Tax Brief

No changes to retirement plan contributions for 2016

Retirement plan contribution limits are indexed for inflation, but with inflation remaining low, the limits remain unchanged for 2016:  Type of limit  2016 limit  Elective deferrals to 401(k), 403(b), 457(b)(2) and 457(c)(1)plans $18,000  Contributions to defined contribution plans $53,000  Contributions to SIMPLEs $12,500  Contributions to IRAs $5,500  Catch-up contributions to 401(k), 403(b), 457(b)(2) and 457…

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Posted in State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax

Nevada’s New Commerce Tax – If $ Happens In Vegas, It (May) Stay In Vegas

If you have Gross Receipts from Nevada sources, the new Commerce Tax may keep a portion of those Gross Receipts in the state. Last June, Nevada Governor signed into law Senate Bill No. 483 to introduce the Commerce Tax. Effectively July 1, 2015, Nevada joins Texas, Ohio and Washington in imposing tax based on the total gross revenue,…

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Posted in State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues

Got Unpaid State and Local Tax Liabilities? Voluntary Disclosure May Be Your “Get out of Jail Free” Card

Voluntary disclosure is not exactly a “get out of jail free” card when it comes to unpaid taxes, but it may be the next best thing. Voluntary disclosure programs allow taxpayers with unreported tax liabilities to come forward and settle their tax liabilities, usually under very favorable terms and frequently avoiding any type of penalty.…

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Posted in State & Local Strategies, Nexus, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues

There’s No “Hot Stove” Off Season for Multistate Taxpayers

What used to be called the “off-season” in  Major League Baseball, now enthusiastically referred to as the “Hot Stove”  offers fans some of the most interesting and potentially impactful activity related to the sport.  To a baseball fan there is no longer an “off-season.” And as we all have experienced,…

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Developers and Financiers Tout the Benefits of Alternative Locations

More than 150 Real Estate executives filled Club 101 in midtown Manhattan in October to hear how developers are financing their projects in the current economy. The event kicked off with Edward Minskoff, President of Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc., describing two of his more recent real estate development projects, 101 Avenue of the Americas,…

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Posted in State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax, Income and Franchise, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues, Sales and Use Tax

Fall Clean Up – SALT Considerations When Merging or Liquidating Entities – Beware of Hidden State Tax Dangers in Those Leaves

Wow, October is almost gone! One of my favorite but perhaps most frustrating chores this month is raking the leaves. There are several huge Pin Oaks around my home that provide great shade in the summer and a blanket of leaves in the fall. I always rake the leaves into one or two huge piles…

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Posted in Alerts

Real Estate Investment & Financing in Today’s Capital Markets

More than 150 people attended our annual Real Estate panel, which focused this year on financing. Pictured from left to right are MWE partner Scott O’Sullivan, Bryan Czop, Vice President of Wells Fargo, Edward Minskoff, President of Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc., Richard Wagman, Managing Partner & Founder of Madison Capital and moderator Daniel Geiger, Senior…

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Posted in State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax

State Tax Incentives – Dig Deep to Make Sure the Benefit is Worth the Effort

States are trying to outdo each other these days in trumpeting tax incentives to boost economic development in their areas. Although the benefits can potentially be vast, the hidden costs to applying for, and then complying with these incentives, can (and should) make business owners question whether the benefit is worth the effort. How do…

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Posted in State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax, Nexus

Fall Clean Up – SALT Considerations When Merging or Liquidating Entities – Take Time To Step Back To See The Potential

Here in the Northeast, this Fall season has been filled with tranquil weather that invites us to get out for that last round of golf, long bike ride or outdoor exercise without being concerned about bundling up. However, Northeasterners know that this Fall’s tranquility should not lull anyone into complacency about how demanding the…

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