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    Alternative Basis Step-up Transactions Leveraging Disregarded Entities in an F Reorg.

    Article The disregarded entity has created numerous opportunities for well-advised taxpayers to accomplish transactions that may not have previously been feasible.
    Published on December 01, 2011

    The 10 Most Powerful Postmortem Planning Pointers for Trusts and Estates

    Article Taking control of the postmortem planning process can be a powerful way to save tax dollars for the decedent’s estate and family.
    Published on December 01, 2011

    Exclusion of Employer-Provided Cell Phones from Gross Income

    Article A recent IRS notice has cleared up confusion about whether employers may exclude the value of cell phones provided for employees’ use from gross income.
    Published on December 01, 2011

    Deepwater Horizon and Sec. 162

    Article This item examines the deductibility of fines and penalties incurred by BP in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
    Published on December 01, 2010

    The Power of Entertainment Tax Credits

    Article Many states have created tax credits to attract movie and television productions to their states. The most powerful incentives over the last decade have been state income tax credits.
    Published on December 01, 2013

    Unreported Offshore Accounts A Hidden Danger for Clients

    Article Criminal penalties for not reporting offshore accounts can be harsh. This item provides action steps for CPAs.
    Published on December 01, 2011

    Grouping Rental Real Estate Activities Under Regs. Secs. 1.469-4 and 1.469-9

    Article This item reviews fundamental relationships of the grouping of activities under Regs. Sec. 1.469-4 and the grouping of rental real estate activities under Regs. Sec. 1.469-9.
    Published on December 01, 2010

    Reorganizations and Tax Attribute Survival

    Article Whether tax attributes will survive corporate tax reorganizations often becomes a critical consideration in assessing the ramifications of a proposed transaction. This item discusses issues surrounding these reorganizations and emphasizes the need for practitioners to have a good foundational understanding of the relevant rules.
    Published on December 01, 2010

    Net Operating Loss and Unrealized Investment Gain Tax Provision Benefit

    Article This item reviews an anomalous situation that occurs in some cases under ASC ¶740-20-45-7 for entities generating NOLs with an investment portfolio.
    Published on December 01, 2011

    Remodel or Rebuild How the Decision Could Affect the Sec. 121 Exclusion

    Article The recent Gates decision forces practitioners to reexamine the types of questions they ask a client during tax planning or their annual tax interview if the client has sold his or her personal residence.
    Published on December 01, 2010

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