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Nonprofit Tax Update: What We’ve Learned About the TCJA Provisions Affecting Exempt Organizations
April 2, 2019   
Since the enactment of the TCJA, the IRS has issued interim guidance on each of the four provisions directly affecting exempt organizations, providing clarity on the treatment of these provisions and what organizations can expect moving forward.  READ MORE +

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Tax Alert: IRS Issues New Proposed Regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds


By Alan M. Blecher |  Abe Schlisselfeld |  Michael W. Hurwitz  |  April 18, 2019

The IRS has released a second round of proposed regulations regarding investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds, addressing a number of the critical issues and providing long-awaited clarity for investors seeking to take advantage of the opportunity zone tax benefits.

Erin Kiernan Featured in New York Real Estate Journal


Apr 18, 2019

Erin Kiernan, Senior Manager in our Real Estate Group, was featured in New York Real Estate Journal’s “Ones to Watch” spotlight.

Ask the CPA – Is My Company Affected by the Wayfair Ruling?


Featured: James (Jay) M. Brower, Jr  |  Apr 9, 2019

State and local tax partner Jay Brower answers common Wayfair questions for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Relocating to the US? Don't Forget About Social Security Taxes


By Paul Bercovici  |  Apr 3, 2019

While it is common for Canadians who relocate to the US to focus on income tax issues, social security tax issues are often overlooked. It is important that the social security tax issues associated with such moves be considered, especially in light of the fact that social security taxes in both countries often account for a significant portion of the overall tax burden imposed on individual taxpayers.

Nonprofit Tax Update: What We’ve Learned About the TCJA Provisions Affecting Exempt Organizations


By Magdalena M. Czerniawski  |  April 2, 2019

Since the enactment of the TCJA, the IRS has issued interim guidance on each of the four provisions directly affecting exempt organizations, providing clarity on the treatment of these provisions and what organizations can expect moving forward.

The Benefits of Obtaining a Federally Approved Indirect Cost Rate


April 1, 2019

While many social service type nonprofits receive some government funding to operate programs that fulfill their mission, it is often derived from a local government. Nonprofits can also get federal government funding and establish an Indirect Cost Rate through negotiations with their cognizant federal agency.

Nonprofit & Government Times, Q1 2019


March 29, 2019

Read the latest issue of our Nonprofit & Government Times newsletter for insights into increasing operational efficiency, adapting to new accounting standards and complying with changes to tax law.

Responding to Regulatory and Organic Changes in the Middle-Market Landscape


Featured: Ryszard Jania  |  Mar 19, 2019

As part of a Crain's New York Business roundtable discussion, Partner Ryszard Jania examined the challenges and opportunities facing middle-market firms in New York City.

General Managers as Partnership Representatives: Key Considerations Before Taking on the Role


By Christopher A. Cacace  |  March 4, 2019

A new Centralized Partnership Audit Regime (“CPAR”) was introduced in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Marks Paneth issued a full analysis of the audit rules last month, which included information on the new required Partnership Representative (“PR”).

FAQ: Wayfair’s Impact on Businesses that Sell Taxable Goods and Services


By James (Jay) M. Brower, Jr  |  March 4, 2019

Last year’s Wayfair ruling overturned a longstanding court precedent that applied to the collection of sales tax from out-of-state sellers. As states begin to enforce the new “economic nexus” threshold, it is clear that the impact of this decision reaches much farther than online and remote retailers.

Get Ready for the New Lease Accounting Rules


By Richard Stern  |  Feb 26, 2019

The Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are changing the way that leases are going to be accounted for. The new rules will affect all companies that lease office space, equipment and other assets.

Edwin Morris featured in NYSSCPA's TaxStringer


Featured: Edwin B. Morris  |  Feb 22, 2019

Edwin Morris, Senior Tax Consultant, was featured in NYSSCPA’s Taxstringer outlining the final regulations recently released on the Code Section 199A pass-through deduction.

Tax Alert: IRS Issues 2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments


By Avery E. Neumark  |  February 19, 2019

The 2019 cost-of-living adjustment amounts trend higher than 2018 amounts, but only slightly.

Cybersecurity Attacks in the Real Estate Sector: Business Email Compromise


February 18, 2019

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a sophisticated scam which targets businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The Email Account Compromise (EAC) component of BEC targets the individuals that perform wire transfer payments. 

Trend Watch: Developments in the NYC Real Estate Market


February 18, 2019

NYC real estate made plenty of headlines last year– and the rapidly shifting market trends show no sign of slowing down in 2019. 

Aggregation & Netting Under Section 199A


February 18, 2019

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed on December 22, 2017, there were many questions that arose, especially in with regard to the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction. 

Project Owner’s Guide to Analyzing Change Orders


By Georgia Stamelos  |  February 15, 2019

A thoughtful and well-executed contract is the best start to any construction project, but equally important is making sure the terms of the contract are being adhered to at every turn.

Real Estate Perspectives, Winter 2019


February 15, 2019

In this issue of Real Estate Perspectives, featured articles discuss new partnership audit rules, qualified opportunity zones, Section 199A and more.

Westchester Partner Michele Lazzara Featured Among “Powerful Women in Business”


Featured: Michele A. Lazzara  |  Feb 12, 2019

The “Powerful Women in Business” issue of Westchester County Business Journal featured Partner Michele Lazzara.

The Stoler Report: Major Changes in Commercial Real Estate in the Past Decade


Featured: Darya Shneyder  |  Feb 11, 2019

Watch Darya Shneyder, Partner in the Real Estate Group, as she appears on The Stoler Report to discuss what's happening in today's commercial real estate market.

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