Overview of Provisions of the SECURE Act Affecting IndividualsJanuary 9, 2020

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Congress recently passed and the President signed into law-the SECURE Act, landmark legislation that may affect how you plan for your retirement. Many of the provisions go into effect in 2020, which means now is the time to consider how these new rules may affect your tax and retirement-planning situation. Here is a look at …

NJ Annual Report Filing Fee Increase: Quick Guide & AnswersAugust 13, 2019

NJ Annual Report Filing Fee Guide

A new bill, NJ A5607, effective June 30, 2019 has increased the annual report filing fees paid by NJ for-profit and non-profit business entities. Previous Annual Report Filing Fee (For-Profit): $50 New Annual Report Filing Fee (For-Profit): $75 Previous Annual Report Filing Fee (Non-Profit): $25 New Annual Report Filing Fee (Non-Profit): $30 Timing: The annual …

Construction Manager’s Poker Playing Was Not Engaged In For ProfitAugust 5, 2019

Construction Manager’s Poker Playing

Zalesiak, TC Summary Opinion 2019-16 In a Summary Opinion, the Tax Court has found that a construction manager’s poker playing was not an activity engaged in for profit. Therefore, he could only deduct his losses on Schedule A, rather than on Schedule C. Background. In general, Code Sec. 162(a) allows a deduction for all ordinary …

Golf Course On Government Land Operated By Private Entity Was ExemptAugust 5, 2019

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The New Jersey Tax Court has ruled that a golf course on government land that was operated by a for-profit entity was exempt from property taxes. The court ruled that statutory and regulatory guidelines specifically authorize the Department of Environmental Protection to operate golf courses for recreational purposes and to allow for operation of its …

Update: IRS releases draft of new Form 1099-NECJuly 26, 2019

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Draft of Form 1099-NEC IRS has released a draft of a new form, Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, to report nonemployee compensation paid in 2020. Previously, nonemployee compensation was reported on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Background.  If the following four conditions are met, a payor must generally report a payment to the IRS as nonemployee compensation …