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

Some SALTy Thoughts As We Get Ready For Thanksgiving Day Celebration With Family and Friends

As we approach the 2019 Holiday Season with Thanksgiving Day celebrations next week, the ever thoughtful and provocative tax experts at the Tax Foundation were considerate enough to release their 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index for all to consider. A quick read of the 2020 State…

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

Watch out for tax-related scams

“Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams,” according to the IRS. Criminals can contact victims through regular mail, telephone calls and email messages. Here are just two of the scams the tax agency has seen in recent months. Fake property liens. A tax bill is sent from…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, Estate Planning

Sec. 6166: Estate tax relief for family businesses

Fewer people currently are subject to transfer taxes than ever before. But gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes continue to place a burden on families with significant amounts of wealth tied up in illiquid closely held businesses. Fortunately, Internal Revenue Code Section 6166 provides some relief, allowing the estates of family business owners to…

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Posted in The Bottom Line, Featured Post, State & Local Strategies, In The News

New York, high-tax states dealt SALT cap blow in court, but fight likely not over

Yesterday, a Manhattan judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by four states including New York and New Jersey, saying that they failed to demonstrate that Congress exceeded its taxing authority when implementing the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. After the news broke, Fox Business sat down with MWE SALT director Joseph Pizzimenti,…

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New York Taxpayer Post Labor Day Weekend Blues– New Announcements Could Necessitate Amending Previously Filed 2018 Returns

On September 3, 2019, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance issued three TSB-M announcements that summarize tax law changes adopted as the result of the State’s 2019-2020 Budget {“Budget”} that may affect New York taxpayers’ 2018 returns: TSB- M-19(3)C, Summary of Corporation Tax Budget Legislation Enacted in 2019

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The next estimated tax deadline is September 16: Do you have to make a payment?

If you’re self-employed and don’t have withholding from paychecks, you probably have to make estimated tax payments. These payments must be sent to the IRS on a quarterly basis. The third 2019 estimated tax payment deadline for individuals is Monday, September 16. Even if you do have some withholding from paychecks or payments you receive,…

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