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New York’s Budget Decouples From Federal Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits – Is It a Big Swing and Miss for New York Taxpayers?

As detailed in our previous post, Governor Cuomo signed the 2021-22 New York State (NYS) Budget (The Budget) last month with little fanfare. The Budget contains numerous tax provisions that have broad implications to New York taxpayers. However, one of The Budget’s potentially unfavorable tax provisions, as set forth in Section DDD of…

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The American Families Plan: Here’s What You Should Know About President Biden’s Proposal

President Biden has proposed tax legislation which could significantly impact many individuals and businesses if enacted. In his April 28, 2021 address, President Biden discussed some of the proposals in his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan (AFP), which would make sweeping changes to some of the tax provisions enacted in the Tax Cuts and…

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Should a tax apportionment clause be in your estate plan?

Even though the federal gift and estate tax exemption is currently very high ($11.7 million for 2021), there are families that still have to contend with significant federal estate tax liability. Plus, the exemption is scheduled to drop significantly in 2026, and reducing it sooner has been proposed. Even if you aren’t subject to federal…

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Batter up – The NYS 2021-22 Budget – Is It a Home Run or Strike Out for New York State Taxpayers and Businesses?

Spring has officially arrived – flowers are blooming, baseball has begun, and Governor Cuomo signed the 2021-22 New York State (NYS) Budget on April 19, 2021. This year, Albany has been quite engaged in its attempt to enhance New York State’s “field of taxes.”

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New COVID-19-Relief: The American Rescue Plan

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (“The Act”) into law. The Act provides $1.9 trillion of relief and is the third COVID-19 bill signed to help Americans since last March. The Act allocates money for stimulus payments and unemployment benefits, vaccines, schools, small businesses, and more. The following is a summary of…

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If you run a business from home, you could qualify for home office deductions

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are working from home. If you’re self-employed and run your business from your home or perform certain functions there, you might be able to claim deductions for home office expenses against your business income. There are two methods for claiming this tax break: the actual expenses method and the…

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The cents-per-mile rate for business miles decreases again for 2021

This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-and-one-half cents, to 56 cents per mile. As a result, you might claim a lower deduction for vehicle-related expenses for 2021 than you could for 2020 or 2019. This is the second year in…

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COVID-19-Related Relief Is Signed Into Law

Updated: January 7, 2021 On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“The Act”). This was the fourth stimulus package passed in 2020 and comes after months of protracted negotiations. The Act contains numerous tax and nontax provisions and includes several extensions of popular provisions of earlier COVID relief…

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