Tax Strategy & Compliance

Important Tax Deadlines for the 2023 Tax Year

Individuals and businesses need be aware of upcoming deadlines for filing taxes and submitting various forms. Staying informed and prepared will help ensure compliance with the IRS requirements and avoid potential penalties. Below are the key deadlines for the 2023 tax year that you need to mark on your calendar. For Individuals: April 15, 2024: […]

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U.S. House Passes Act to Extend R&D Tax Credits

On January 31st, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Relief for American Families & Workers Act of 2024, which includes significant changes to Section 174 Research and Development (R&D) expensing rules, enhancements to the Child Tax Credit, and restoration of several other business friendly provisions. The bi-partisan agreement still needs to be finalized and passed

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Sales and Use Tax Five Years After Wayfair

By Derek Rawls, CPA, MSTGray, Gray & Gray, LLP The landmark Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. in 2018 fundamentally altered the landscape of sales and use tax compliance for businesses with multistate sales. By overturning the physical presence requirement, the Court paved the way for states to require remote sellers to

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R&D Deduction Update

By Martin E. Prendergast, MBAGray, Gray & Gray, LLP The U.S. tax code offers various provisions designed to incentivize business growth and innovation. Among them, Section 174 plays a crucial role by allowing businesses – including many in the architecture, engineering, design, and construction industries – the option to deduct or amortize research and experimental

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Year End Donation - Nonprofit

Boost Year-End Donations to Your Nonprofits

You likely already know that year end is the optimal time for not-for-profits to conduct gift-giving campaigns. Donors are more generous during the holidays, and many people wait until the last minute to make tax-deductible gifts before the Dec. 31 deadline. In fact, according to Double the Donation, 10% of all charitable giving occurs on the

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Got a “Business” Idea? You Might Want to Form a Nonprofit

Do you have an idea for a new venture with social benefits or environmental applications? You can set up as a for-profit entity — such as a C corporation, S corporation or limited liability company — with charitable functions. Or, if your key objectives are more altruistic, you may want to consider an alternative: forming a

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Ins and Outs of Private Foundations

The term “501(c)(3) organization” — which refers to the Internal Revenue Code section governing not-for-profit entities — often is used interchangeably with “public charity.” But not all 501(c)(3) organizations are public charities. Some are private foundations, and they’re subject to different tax rules. Individual and Family Charity A private foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created by

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Don’t Jeopardize Your Nonprofit’s Tax-Exempt Status

The tax-exempt status of a 501(c)(3) organization is its lifeblood. Without it, most not-for-profits couldn’t obtain the financial and other support they need to fulfill their mission. That’s why you need to protect your exempt status at all costs. 6 Violations Following is a brief overview of six common ways nonprofits’ tax-exempt status can be jeopardized

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Retirement Tax Break Going Away

Some taxpayers who have been playing “catch up” on their retirement savings after age 50 will soon be losing one of the tax breaks they have enjoyed. Starting January 1, 2024, any catch up 401(k) contribution made by a taxpayer earning $145,000 or more during the previous year must be made – after taxes –

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R&D Tax Treatments Still in Limbo

By Martin E. PrendergastGray, Gray & Gray, LLP Since the availability of immediate R&D expensing was eviscerated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, business advocates and many members of Congress have been actively seeking to reverse the changes. The new rules requiring R&D spending to be amortized over five years (15

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