Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, Individual Tax Brief

Student loan interest: Can you deduct it on your tax return?

The economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and many taxpayers with student loans have been hard hit. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains some assistance to borrowers with federal student loans. Notably, federal loans were automatically placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows borrowers to temporarily stop making…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax, Income and Franchise, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues

NYS Budget Decoupling from Beneficial CARES Act Provisions Creates NOL and Excess Business Loss Complexities

In our previous post on New York State’s Budget, we identified several of the significant issues  presented by New York’s Budget containing specific provisions which set forth that New York State will temporarily suspend adoption of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) on a rolling basis {‘Decoupling”}. New York State’s Decoupling from the IRC is…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax, Income and Franchise, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues

NYS Budget Decouples from Beneficial CARES Act Tax Provisions

With little fanfare, New York State adopted and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the New York 2020-2021 Budget {“The Budget”} in April that contains significant New York State tax ramifications, especially for those New York taxpayers for which the CARES Act provides potential federal tax benefits.

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, State & Local Strategies, Sales and Use Tax

New York State Provides Limited Penalty Relief For Sales Tax Vendors

In the wake of declaring a State Disaster Emergency, New York Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order expanding the Tax Commissioner’s authority to abate late filing and payment penalties to also allow the Commissioner to abate interest on quarterly sales and use tax filings and remittances with a due date of March 20, 2020…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, Accounting & Auditing

Benchmarking financial performance

You already may have reviewed a preliminary draft of your company’s 2019 financial statements. But without a frame of reference, they don’t mean much. That’s why it’s important to compare your company’s performance over time and against competitors. Conduct a well-rounded evaluation A comprehensive benchmarking study requires calculating ratios that gauge the following five elements:…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, State & Local Strategies, Corporate Income Tax, Income and Franchise, Nexus, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues, Sales and Use Tax

No Time for Wayfair Complacency

According to a recent survey of 1,150 accounting professionals, business owners are becoming increasingly more comfortable with the ramifications of Wayfair on their businesses compared to the first half of the year. However, they should not get complacent just yet. Even though the Wayfair ruling was made over a year ago, its continued effects on…

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