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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

    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

    Sec. 631(b) and the Taxation of Standing Timber Sales

    Article Under Sec. 631(b), gains or losses from the sale of standing timber are considered gains and/or losses from the sale of business use property.
    Published on December 01, 2013

    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

    Elections to Direct Credit Card Rebates to Qualified Charities

    Article In a letter ruling, the IRS addressed the common concept of credit card companies allowing their customers to request that their credit card rebates be donated to charity.
    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

    Tax Planning for Private Foundations

    Article Private nonoperating foundations should employ tax planning techniques to lower the entity's excise tax rate from 2% to 1%. The potential tax savings that would result from proper tax planning would be better used to further the foundation's exempt purpose.
    Published on December 01, 2014

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