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Cryptocurrency: Considerations for Accepting Gifts of Virtual Currency
September 30, 2019   
Bitcoin was invented in 2009 and saw limited use in it's first few years. In the past few years, Bitcoin has experienced increased growth. Bitcoin transactions are now in the hundreds of thousands per day and price volatility has made national news.  READ MORE +

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Jay Brower Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

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

State and local tax partner Jay Brower discussed Pennylvania's new state tax requirements with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Marks Paneth’s 2019 Nonprofit Pulse Survey Results

Oct 7, 2019

Nonprofit leaders can now download Change Management for a New Era, the report of our findings from Marks Paneth's 2019 Nonprofit Pulse survey.

GASB Statements 88 & 89

October 1, 2019

Philip Marciano examines changes introduced by GASB Statements 88 & 89.

Is it Time to Update Your Form 990 Compensation Study?

By Magdalena M. Czerniawski  |  October 1, 2019

Considering both the “old” Form 990 and the new tax law, it’s time for organizations to review their policies for establishing compensation and also ensure that the basis for that compensation is still relevant. 

Improving Fundraising Efficiency with Data Analytics

October 1, 2019

Data analytics tools can help nonprofits maximize their resources, increase donations and engage and retain donors.

The Taxpayer First Act of 2019: What Exempt Organizations Need to Know

By Magdalena M. Czerniawski  |  October 1, 2019

The Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (“Act”) was signed into law by President Trump on July 1, 2019. It includes several provisions that are important to exempt organizations, as they will bring about filing changes.

Form 990-T Fiscal Year Filers: Why Did I Get This Notice?

By Magdalena M. Czerniawski |  Robert Lyons  |  October 1, 2019

Many nonprofit organizations that fell under the category of 2017 fiscal year filer are receiving an unexpected balance due or refund notices. Tax Director Magdalena M. Czerniawski examines the IRS changes responsible for these notices.

Cryptocurrency: Considerations for Accepting Gifts of Virtual Currency

September 30, 2019

Bitcoin was invented in 2009 and saw limited use for the first few years of its existence, with transactions limited mostly to novelty purchases and early adopters. The past few years, however, have seen increased growth, with bitcoin transactions now in the hundreds of thousands per day and price volatility that has made national news.

Nonprofit & Government Times, Q3 2019

September 25, 2019

Read the latest issue of our Nonprofit & Government Times newsletter for timely insights into recent IRS changes, cutting-edge digital strategies, considerations for accepting virtual currency and more.

Best of the Bar Honorees Announced

Sep 25, 2019

Marks Paneth is pleased to celebrate Philadelphia’s legal community for the third consecutive year through the continued Presenting Sponsorship of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers awards program.

Laura LaForgia Named to Crain’s Notable Women in Accounting & Consulting List

Featured: Laura E. LaForgia  |  Sep 23, 2019

Partner Laura LaForgia has been named to the Crain’s New York Business list of Notable Women in Accounting & Consulting for a second consecutive year.

Ripple Effect of New Rent Regulations in NYC Real Estate Industry

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  Sep 17, 2019

Co-Partner-in-Charge of Real Estate Abe Schlisselfeld examines how the new rent regulations will have far-reaching implications on the real estate industry for the Commercial Observer.

Will IRC Section 181 Come Back To Life … Again? And Why Would It Matter?

By Christopher A. Cacace  |  September 10, 2019

A renewal of Section 181 can only be looked at as a positive development for the entertainment industry because it gives production companies another alternative. As with any tax position, it’s important to have a good understanding of each available option. 

Marks Paneth Named Westchester’s Best Accounting Firm

Aug 20, 2019

Marks Paneth’s Purchase, NY office has been recognized as one of Westchester County’s favorite businesses, earning the title of “Best Accounting Firm” in 914INC. magazine’s inaugural Best of Business Awards.

Defeasance Deductibility in Commercial Real Estate

By Eduard Suleymanov  |  August 19, 2019

This article will explore the role of defeasance in commercial real estate transactions as well as the tax deductibility of a defeasance premium paid pursuant to a legal defeasance.

How the New Lease Accounting Rules Affect Landlords and Tenants

By Mark Cuccia  |  August 19, 2019

Mark Cuccia and Adeline Lee analyze how the new lease accounting standards, now deferred until January 1, 2021 for private companies, affect both lessors and lessees.

Pamela Cianciotta Featured in Long Island Business News

Featured: Pamela Cianciotta  |  Aug 19, 2019

Pamela Cianciotta, director in our Real Estate Group, was highlighted in the Long Island Business News feature “Who’s Who 2019: Women in Professional Services.”

What Building Owners Need to Know About the Climate Mobilization Act

By Deana L. Wetzel  |  August 19, 2019

As it contains a multitude of laws affecting New York City’s commercial and residential buildings, building owners and developers in the city should familiarize themselves with the Climate Mobilization Act now in order to understand any new requirements that they may need to comply with in the future.

Who are the Real Winners and Losers of the Reformed Rent Regulation Laws?

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  August 19, 2019

Abe Schlisselfeld and Maya Khan examine the impact of The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, a historic piece of legislation that has transformed New York's rent regulation laws.

Christopher Cacace Featured in McClatchy DC

Featured: Christopher A. Cacace  |  Aug 19, 2019

Christopher Cacace, Partner-in-Charge of the Theater, Media and Entertainment Group, was recently featured in McClatchy DC Bureau in an article titled, “Your town could be the set for Hollywood Films- if SC allows more taxable breaks.”

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