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New Rules Benefit Foreign Investors in U.S. QOFs, But There’s a Catch


By Alan M. Blecher  |  July 30, 2021

Foreign investors in U.S. Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) may soon be able to reduce or eliminate withholding requirements. However, a short window of opportunity to apply for the waiver could discourage all but those with the most substantial gains. 

721 Exchange – or UPREIT – an Alternative for Investors if Biden Tax Proposals Limit 1031 ‘Like-Kind’ Exchanges


By Steve Brodsky  |  July 30, 2021

While President Biden has stated that his tax proposals would increase taxes for high-net worth taxpayers, a recent report from the Treasury Department provides details that show a significant impact on real estate investors. This impact stems primarily from limitations on 1031 like-kind exchanges coupled with increased taxes on long-term capital gains.

Under new IRS guidelines, certain partnerships may request 30-year depreciation recovery period for residential rental property


By Steve Brodsky  |  July 30, 2021

New IRS procedures enable taxpayers to change their methods of computing depreciation for certain residential rental property. The options to make these changes are available to partnerships that have residential rental property placed in service prior to 2018 and that have elected to be treated as ERTBs.

Everyone Should Pay Attention to This GASB Project


By Warren Ruppel  |  July 30, 2021

The GASB is in the process of changing the title of the “Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.” But everyone should stop using the acronym by which the report is commonly referred right now.

Decoding Fundraising and
Schedule G


By Magdalena M. Czerniawski  |  July 30, 2021

With a year of virtual galas behind us we are starting to see them reported on financial statements and tax returns. There were quite few nuances and differences between these two financial documents pre Covid-19, and now with fundraising events being virtual we see even more differences.

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July 29, 2021


C Corp or Pass-Through? Tax Advantages of Selling C Corporation Qualified Small Business Stock May Settle the Question


By Mordecai Lerer  |  July 28, 2021

When tax rates were 35% for corporations and 39.6% for individuals it was straightforward to decide whether to set up a business as a C Corporation or as a pass-through Subchapter S or LLC. But the tax advantages of selling C Corp Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) change the equation.

What to Do When Your Data is Held Hostage? To Pay or Not to Pay?


By Hassan Khan  |  July 28, 2021

What should you do if your organization is the victim of ransomware? Learn how your organization can protect itself against the 100,000 new variants of ransomware that are released every day.

Qualifying for Home Office Deduction in Current Times


By Jennifer Prendamano |  Laura E. LaForgia  |  July 28, 2021

The home office deduction is a good news/bad news story. It’s good for self-employed individuals, who may take the deduction on federal tax returns. It’s bad for W2 employees, who may not take the federal deduction. However, some states have expanded the deduction since COVID-19 sent millions of workers home.

How President Biden’s Tax Proposals Would Affect Individuals


By Dannell R. Lyne  |  July 28, 2021

The Biden administration’s proposed changes to the tax code would raise the top individual tax rate and taxes on certain capital gains, as well as minimize or eliminate some tax breaks utilized by high-net-worth taxpayers. These tax changes would fund proposed programs for low- and middle-income families.

John D’Amico Featured in The CPA Journal


By John D'Amico  |  July 27, 2021

John D’Amico, a Partner within the Professional Standards Group, recently authored an article published in The CPA Journal on “Complying with Federal Requirements for COVID-19 Funding in a Single Audit.”

Jessica Strom Selected as an Emerging Leader Under 40 By NYSSCPA


Featured: Jessica Strom  |  July 22, 2021

Jessica Strom, CPA, Director in Marks Paneth’s Commercial Business Group, has been recognized as an Emerging Leader Under 40 by the NYSSCPA.

Magdalena Czerniawski Recognized as an NYSSCPA Emerging Leader Under 40


Featured: Magdalena M. Czerniawski  |  July 21, 2021

Magdalena Czerniawski, CPA, MBA, a Partner in Marks Paneth’s Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group, has been recognized as an Emerging Leader Under 40 by NYSSCPA.

Mark Cuccia featured in Long Island Business News


Featured: Mark Cuccia  |  July 19, 2021

Mark Cuccia, Partner in the firm's Commercial Business Group was featured in the Long Island Business News 'What's Next in Accounting' special section.

Paul Bercovici Featured in Thomson Reuters Taxes & Wealth Management Newsletter


By Paul Bercovici  |  July 13, 2021

Paul Bercovici, Principal at Marks Paneth specializing in international tax matters, authored an article Thinking of Becoming a “Tax Expatriate” – What You Need to Know, published by Thomson Reuters within their Taxes & Wealth Management newsletter.

Richard Jania Named to NJBIZ Accounting Power 50 List


Featured: Ryszard Jania  |  June 30, 2021

Richard Jania, Partner-in-charge of the New Jersey Office and member of the Commercial Business Group at Marks Paneth LLP is named to the 2021 NJBIZ Accounting Power 50 list.

Current Legislative Proposals Have Broad Implications for Gift and Estate Tax Valuations


By Angela Sadang  |  June 28, 2021

There are two legislative proposals in progress which are cause for concern for tax advisors and estate planners. Both issues were highlighted during the 2021 Heckerling Institute, the largest national conference on estate and wealth planning, and one of the key takeaways is the importance of obtaining a qualified valuation of your business.

Tax Implications of Terminating Grantor Trust Status


By Christopher D. Wright  |  June 28, 2021

Grantor trusts, a planning tool often used by high-net-worth individuals, are a frequent topic at the annual Heckerling Institute, a week-long gathering of estate planning professionals. Current legislature proposals have made this discussion more relevant - if enacted, they could significantly change how grantor trusts are utilized.

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