Wages and Labor: What A/E/C Firms Need to Know Right NowApril 19, 2019

Wages and Labor

New Jersey labor laws are seeing notable changes in 2019, many of which are significant for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (A/E/C) firms to consider. Developers, builders and general contractors are heavily reliant on skilled labor while simultaneously tasked with balancing employee wages, retention and profitability. If you own an A/E/C firm—or any business with employees, …

Navigating the Qualified Business Income DeductionDecember 26, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought a potentially significant tax break—some say the largest in decades—for small business owners in Section 199A. The IRS states: “Eligible taxpayers may be entitled to a deduction of up to 20 percent of qualified business income (QBI) from a domestic business operated as a sole proprietorship …

Tax Reform and Your Vacation HomeJuly 27, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought many changes to the treatment of vacation homes and second homes owned by high net worth individuals. An article published in Financial Advisor Magazine highlights key provisions with input from CPAs across the U.S., including Curchin’s Lynn Conover. “If the property is held out as a …

AICPA Requests ‘Immediate Guidance’ from IRS on Pass-Through IncomeJune 7, 2018

  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) allows for a 20 percent deduction on qualified business income (QBI) for pass-through entities, as stated in Section 199A of the new Internal Revenue Code. However, defining “qualified business income” has become somewhat problematic, as certain businesses – including many professional services firms – are …

International Tax Reform under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017June 7, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) impacts companies doing business internationally, particularly in regard to U.S. taxes on earnings of profits offshore and repatriation. There is also a notable corporate tax deduction. Territorial System The previous “worldwide” tax system is being transitioned to a territorial model beginning in 2018. This means income …

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: What You Need to KnowFebruary 15, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: What You Need to Know

By: Edward Rigby, CPA Most of the new tax law went into effect January 1, 2018, impacting business owners and individuals for the 2018 tax year. This article focuses on educating our clients and helping them understand how the changes will affect them and their tax services. Here are the key provisions: Major Corporate Tax …

Tax Reform and 2017 Year-End Tax PlanningDecember 21, 2017

Congress is enacting the biggest tax reform law in thirty years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family and your business calculate your federal income tax bill, and the amount of federal tax you will pay. Since most of the changes will go into effect next year, there’s still a …