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Danger! How Nonprofits Often Lose Their Tax-Exempt Status

With all the legal hoops involved, it can be difficult for a not-for-profit to secure its tax-exempt status. The last thing you want after gaining this critical designation is to lose it. In the current political climate, it may be easier than ever to forfeit your status. So if you lead a 501(c)(3) organization, be sure …

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Factor in taxes if you’re relocating to another state in retirement

Are you considering a move to another state when you retire? Perhaps you want to relocate to an area where your loved ones live or where the weather is more pleasant. But while you’re thinking about how many square feet you’ll need in a retirement home, don’t forget to factor in state and local taxes. …

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You Can Only Claim A Casualty Loss Tax Deduction In Certain Situations

In recent weeks, some Americans have been victimized by hurricanes, severe storms, flooding, wildfires and other disasters. No matter where you live, unexpected disasters may cause damage to your home or personal property. Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), eligible casualty loss victims could claim a deduction on their tax returns. But there …

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IRS May Claw Back Advance Child Tax Credit

The federal government will begin sending advance child tax credit payments to an estimated 39 million American families in mid-July. A total of six monthly payments will be made during 2021, representing half of the expected child tax credit eligible taxpayers can use when filing their 2021 tax return. But shifting economic conditions and a …

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Child Tax Credit Letters

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun the process of mailing letters to over 36 million families who may be eligible for monthly child tax credit payments. The families were selected for evaluation based on their 2019 and 2020 tax returns, or through the IRS’ non-filer tool for those who registered for an Economic Impact …

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Are you taking advantage of CARES ACT opportunities for tax refunds?

By Elvira Lawlor, CPA, MBA           Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP        The research and development (R&D) tax credit is one of the most powerful tools your architectural or engineering firm could use to ease your tax burden. In light of the global pandemic, with many businesses struggling to stay afloat, R&D could become a great boost …

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Alert: Tax Changes May Affect Your Exit Timing

By Joe Ciccarello, CPA, MST Partner February 4, 2021 If you have given any thought to selling your business and retiring, now might be a good time. And I mean right now. The shift in power in Washington is likely to result in significant changes to federal tax laws, including capital gains taxes. Corporate tax …

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Multiple-employer plans for small businesses

By Michael D. Koppel, CPA, PFS, CITP, MBA Retired Partner December 1, 2020 Editor: Marcy Lantz, CPA Jill owns a hardware store on Main Street in a small town. The store to her left is a women’s clothing store owned by Mary. To her right is a sporting goods store owned by James. Each business is …

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Koch’s Corner: Confused About Accounting for Convertible Instruments & Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity? Relief is on the Way!

Koch’s Corner delivers concise, “need to know” summaries of important updates on accounting and assurance issues for privately-held companies. By Richard Koch, CPA Director of Quality Control at Gray, Gray & Gray Many small businesses – particularly microcaps – undertake financing in the form of convertible debt and convertible preferred stock, as they may not …

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Koch’s Corner: Audit Quality at Gray, Gray & Gray

Koch’s Corner delivers concise, “need to know” summaries of important updates on accounting and assurance issues for privately-held companies. By Richard Koch, CPA Director of Quality Control at Gray, Gray & Gray The quality of an audit is an essential part of the level of assurance and confidence the client will have upon its completion. …

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