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    GRATs in 2010 Still a Viable Estate and Gift Tax Planning Option

    Article This item describes the use of the grantor-retained annuity trust (GRAT) in estate and gift planning.
    Published on December 01, 2010

    Qualified Sponsorship Payments and Advertising Income Analyzing Unrelated Business Taxable Income

    Article Determining whether receipts qualify as sponsorship payments or advertising income can be quite burdensome for most nonprofit organizations. The item describes how to properly structure unrelated business taxable income so as not to adversely affect the organization’s cashflow.
    Published on December 01, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    Massachusetts Taxes All Contributions to 401(k) Plans by Self-Employed Individuals

    Article Contributions made to a 401(k) plan by self-employed individuals are not deductible for Massachusetts income tax purposes effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2008
    Published on December 01, 2008

    Elections Available to S Corporations with Significant Ownership Changes

    Article This item examines why shareholders are typically motivated to request various S corporation elections and addresses why tax advisers should raise the question of the election at the time of ownership change and not at a later date.
    Published on December 01, 2010

    Massachusetts Passes Economic Development Act

    Article This item reviews the 2010 Massachusetts Economic Development Reorganization Act, which made significant reforms and clarifications to Massachusetts tax law.
    Published on December 01, 2010

    Top 10 Steps of Succession Planning for a Privately Held Business

    Article Succession planning for the privately held business results in an orderly transfer of the ownership and management of the business to the next generation in a tax-efficient manner.
    Published on December 01, 2012

    Receipt of Form 1099-C May Not Signal Taxable COD Income

    Article It is up to the taxpayer and his or her advisers to correctly identify the appropriate year in which to recognize COD income based on the date it is clear the debt will not be repaid.
    Published on December 01, 2012

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