Marks Paneth Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Marks Paneth offers a variety of resources for learning more about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its impact on individual and business tax planning. Tap into our tax professionals’ expertise and knowledge of the new tax law by accessing our webinars, news items and tax blogs below.

Events & Webinars

Qualified Opportunity Zones and Tax Credits


Engaging in Opportunity Zones


Everyone's (Still) Talking About Qualified Opportunity Zones

Wondering if Qualified Opportunity Zones are the right investment vehicle for your real estate business? Join Partners Abe Schlisselfeld and Michael Hurwitz from Marks Paneth's Real Estate Group as they examine how the newly...  READ MORE +

What Opportunity Zones Really Mean for Westchester Real Estate


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News & Insights

Is it Time to Update Your Form 990 Compensation Study?

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...  READ MORE +

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

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,...  READ MORE +

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Trusts and Estates

Among the many provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) were some significant changes to the taxation of trusts and estates. Tax Partner Laura LaForgia helps...  READ MORE +

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

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...  READ MORE +

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In the News

Tax Reform’s Impact on Family Office Trusts & Estate Planning Strategies

Laura LaForgia, Partner in the Private Client Services Group at Marks Paneth, discusses the impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on family office trusts and estates planning strategies in...  READ MORE +

John Evans Featured in NJBIZ

April 30, 2019 John Evans, Partner-in-Charge of Marks Paneth’s New Jersey office, spoke with NJBIZ about this year’s tax filings in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...  READ MORE +

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

Partner Ryszard Jania represented Marks Paneth in the Crain's New York Business roundtable discussion, "Responding to Regulatory and Organic Changes in the Middle-Market Landscape," where he explored ways in which...  READ MORE +

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

The “Powerful Women in Business” issue of Westchester County Business Journal featured Partner Michele Lazzara and the tax strategies she is sharing with her high-net-worth clients this year. Read more:...  READ MORE +

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Recent Blog Posts

New Draft Form 8997 and Qualified Opportunity Zone Regulatory Reform

On September 25, 2019, the IRS released another form in draft status: federal Form 8997 “Initial and Annual Statement of Qualified Opportunity Fund Investments.” It requires even more information to...  READ MORE +

New Draft Form 8996 and Qualified Opportunity Zone Regulatory Reform

Real Estate Group Partner Michael Hurwitz examines the newly released draft form 8996, which increases reporting requirements pertaining to Qualified Opportunity Zones.  READ MORE +

Qualified Opportunity Zones vs. 1031 Exchanges: A Comparison for Active Real Estate Investors

Real Estate Partner Michael Hurwitz compares two income tax deferral strategies available to real estate investors: 1031 exchanges and Opportunity Zone investing.  READ MORE +

Deal Quality Has to Shine Through: Some Quick Thoughts on Opportunity Zone Investing

While much of the talk surrounding Opportunity Zones is about "getting ready to get going," Co-Partner-in-Charge of Real Estate Abe Schlisselfeld examines what investors should focus on when it's dealmaking...  READ MORE +

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