The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affected businesses and employees in any number of ways, and parking expenses were no exception. Before the close of 2018, the IRS issued highly anticipated guidance that will help determine the amount of qualified parking expenses that are subject to disallowance or inclusion in income.
In an article for Accounting Today published on May 28, 2019, Bennett Thrasher partner Trey Webb offered insight on the second round of Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-proposed regulations on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs), which were originally included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
In last summer’s landmark decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (“Wayfair”), the US Supreme Court upheld South Dakota’s economic nexus law, which requires companies to collect sales tax when their sales or number of transactions with that state exceed certain thresholds.
In an article recently published in Law360, state and local tax attorney Brian Sengson discusses how technology companies will continue to face expanded sales tax nexus as states adopt economic nexus law. Companies, particularly technology companies, should not take the Wayfair ruling lightly.
As private companies are gearing up for the implementation of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, many are wondering how this guidance will impact the manufacturing industry. For privately‐held entities, ASC 606 applies for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 (2019 will be the first year for December year‐ends).
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On October 3, 2018, the IRS issued Notice 2018-76 confirming that certain business meals will continue to be deductible, subject to the 50% limitation. As background, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of December 2017 eliminated the deduction for entertainment expenses effective January 1, 2018, creating uncertainty whether client business meals would be treated as a form of nondeductible entertainment.
Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) has become an integral component of the manufacturing process as it can provide insight on vendor management, product logistics and server integration. Taxpayers may be able to qualify time for the R&D tax credit associated with developing and integrating the ERP system depending on whether it is developed primarily for internal or external use
In an article published in Accounting Today, Bennett Thrasher partner Tim Oberst discusses the highly anticipated proposed regulations for Code Section 199A, the new 20 percent deduction on “qualified business income” of pass-through entities, released by the Treasury Department and the IRS on August 8.
On August 8, the United States Department of Treasury and the IRS released the long-awaited and highly anticipated proposed regulations for IRC Code Section 199A, the statute governing the new 20 percent deduction on “qualifying business income” allowed to owners of “pass-through” entities.
On September 20th at 1:00 PM ET, James Pickett, Director of Tax Controversy at Bennett Thrasher, will be presenting on how accountants can navigate the IRS Audit Process successfully for their clients.
In a recent article published by Bloomberg, John Yeager, Director of Business Transformation Services at Bennett Thrasher, discusses several factors behind the recent trend of accounting firms acquiring technology companies.