Tax Law Insights

The Basics on Qualified Business Income Deductions

While partners, members and shareholders of pass-through entities were provided a potential tax reduction in the 2017 Tax Reform Act in the form of a 20 percent Qualified Business Income Deduction of their pass-through earnings, determining an owner’s eligibility for and the calculation of the deduction is not so simple. Here are some of the […]

New Partnership Audit Rules: Why You May Need an Updated Partnership or LLC Operating Agreement

In 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act completely overhauled the IRS audit rules for partnerships, which include limited liability companies (LLCs) taxed as partnerships and their partners. Those rules will go into full effect for tax returns filed for the 2018 tax year. While there is uncertainty on the application of these rules until we receive […]

Tax Reform 2017: What You Need to Know

Table of Contents Corporate and Business. 2 Individuals. 7 Estate/ Gift Tax. 12 Charitable Contributions/ Non Profits. 13 Other. 14 Real Estate. 14 Depreciation. 14 2017 Tax Reform On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the bill previously known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law.  The final bill removed the name “Tax […]

IRS Proposes New Estate & Gift Valuation Rules for Family Owned Businesses

In August, 2016 the IRS issued long anticipated proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that, if finalized, will substantially impact the estate and gift tax planning of family owned businesses.  Pursuant to the proposed 2704 regulations, no discounts would be available in valuing a family owned business, which would include lack […]

The ABC’s of United States Tax Laws for Foreign Investors

One of the challenges for foreign investors is navigating the United States tax laws, and further complicating the issue is that rules for determining residency of income tax purposes are distinct from the domicile rules for estate and gift tax purposes. Residency and domicile are two separately defined concepts in the U.S. tax code Income […]