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What New York Taxpayers Need to Know About the New Tax Landscape


Featured: Joseph M. Giampapa  |  Feb 6, 2019

Tax Partner Joseph Giampapa was featured in a Crain's New York Business roundtable discussion on ways the TCJA will affect individual and corporate taxpayers in New York.

The Stoler Report: Everyone Loves Opportunity Zones


Featured: Michael W. Hurwitz  |  Feb 1, 2019

Watch Michael Hurwitz, Partner in the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth, as he appears on The Stoler Report to discuss Opportunity Zones.

Everyone Loves Talking About Qualified Opportunity Zones


By Michael W. Hurwitz  |  January 31, 2019

By now, most real estate professionals have heard about the Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) program created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. 

NYC Makes it Easier to Challenge Property Assessments


By Darya Shneyder  |  January 29, 2019

Many real estate owners who just received their property value assessments from the NYC Department of Finance may find it easier to challenge those assessments this year.

Mordecai Lerer Published In CPA Journal On Taxation Of Cryptocurrency


By Mordecai Lerer  |  Jan 28, 2019

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experienced record-breaking growth in recent years, leaving many investors and their CPAs grappling with uncertainty and surprise during tax season. In this article, Mordecai Lerer examines the tax implications and tax treatment of cryptocurrency.

The Stoler Report: Opportunity Zones


Featured: Abe Schlisselfeld  |  Jan 15, 2019

Watch Abe Schlisselfeld, Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth, as he appears on The Stoler Report to discuss Opportunity Zones.

Robert McGuinness featured in NJBIZ


Featured: Robert McGuinness  |  Jan 14, 2019

Robert McGuinness, Director in Marks Paneth’s Commercial Business Group, was quoted by NJBIZ in an article that outlines the major changes both individuals and business owners can expect to face during this tax season.

Abe Schlisselfeld featured in Crain’s New York Business


Featured: Abe Schlisselfeld  |  Jan 11, 2019

Abe Schlisselfeld, Co-Partner-in-Charge of our Real Estate Group, provided Crain's New York Business with his insights into some the latest trends in the accounting industry.

IRS Issues Interim Guidance on Excise Taxes for Nonprofit Executive Compensation


By Magdalena M. Czerniawski |  Robert Lyons  |  January 9, 2019

On Monday, December 31, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2019-09 offering interim guidance for nonprofit executive compensation under Section 4960 of the Internal Revenue Code, which imposes an excise tax of 21 percent (or current rate) on remuneration in excess of $1 million and any excess parachute payments paid by an applicable tax-exempt organization to a covered employee.

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Changing Tax Strategies


By Mordecai Lerer  |  Jan 4, 2019

Marks Paneth was recently featured in Crain’s New York Business’s “Ask the Expert” series. The Q&A with Tax Partner Mordecai Lerer covered tax strategies that business owners should consider as they adjust to changes brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision.

The New Centralized Partnership Audit Regime


By Steve Brodsky  |  January 4, 2019

As previously advised by our Real Estate Group, 2018 partnership returns will be subject to a new IRS audit regime.

When to consolidate a not-for-profit’s interest in low-income housing projects


By Joseph J. Kanjamala  |  Jan 3, 2019

It is very common these days for not-for-profit (NFP) entities to sponsor affordable housing programs for the needs of the low-income community and the constituents the NFP serves. Among the various models of affordable housing programs available, the most common one is the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, created by the Tax Credit Reform Act of 1986.

Is it a Grant or a Contribution? FASB Has Now Made It Clearer


By John D'Amico  |  Jan 3, 2019

There has been a long-standing diversity in practice on how nonprofits accounted for grants, especially government grants. FASB has now effectively ended this diversity and clarified its guidance with the issuance of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, “Clarifying the Scope and Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Made.”

Government Update: Effects of Tax Reform on Local Government


December 20, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-97) (“TCJA”) is the most sweeping tax reform measure in more than 30 years. 

The Overhead Myth: Finding Better Ways to Measure Nonprofit Performance


By John D'Amico  |  December 20, 2018

The Overhead Myth campaign, started in 2013 by Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator and GuideStar®, aims to eradicate the practice of judging a nonprofit’s performance primarily on its overhead ratio.

Tax Reform's Impact on Charitable Contributions


By Magdalena M. Czerniawski |  Robert Lyons  |  December 20, 2018

Almost a year ago, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought major tax reform to individuals, for-profit businesses and not-for-profit entities. 

Incorporating Data Analytics Into Your Internal Controls


December 20, 2018

The evolution of technology has demanded that organizations more deeply understand the businesses they operate but has also allowed management to gain this understanding with greater ease and efficiency than ever before.

IRS Issues Guidance for Determining Nondeductible Parking Fringe Benefits


By Magdalena M. Czerniawski |  Robert Lyons  |  December 20, 2018

While two sections of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”) - Code section 512(a)(6) and Code section 512(a)(7) - have a direct and significant bearing on tax-exempt organizations, very little guidance has been forthcoming since the law was passed almost a year ago.

Nonprofit & Government Times, Fourth Quarter 2018


December 19, 2018

This year has marked many substantial changes to tax law and accounting guidance for the nonprofit and government industries. At the same time, technology and operational issues continue to evolve rapidly. 

Nonprofit Alert: Cuomo Signs Bill Exempting Nonprofits from NY Transportation Tax


By Robert Lyons |  Magdalena M. Czerniawski  |  December 13, 2018

On Friday, December 7, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into New York law the much-anticipated bill exempting nonprofits who provide pre-tax transportation and parking benefits from the New York State level transportation tax. 

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