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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.
On June 29, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Publication 5300 (06‑2018), Transfer Pricing Examination Process (“TPEP”), a 37-page document intended to guide IRS agents in the planning, execution and resolution of transfer pricing examinations (“TP Audits”).
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
Peter Stathopoulos and Brian Sengson of Bennett Thrasher’s State and Local Practice recently appeared as guests on an episode of Business Radio X’s Wealth Matters podcast.
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.
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.
Brian Sengson, Manager in Bennett Thrasher’s State and Local Practice, will be joining the “Lewis on the Law” Biz 1190 radio show as a guest on Saturday, September 1st at 9:00 AM. He will be discussing the practical and Constitutional implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case.
As the time for filing tax returns in 2018 nears its end, taxpayers should be aware of the filing deadlines applicable to their individual and business tax returns. These filing deadlines were updated by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act for tax returns filed during 2017, and continue to be effective for returns filed in 2018 and future years.
In an article published recently by Hypepotamus, Brian Sengson discusses what the South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling means for online retailers and technology companies. Now that the physical presence rule has changed, SaaS companies are especially at risk due to their cloud accessibility and monthly pricing models.
James Pickett shares tips for preparing for an IRS Tax Audit in a recent article published by CPA Practice Advisor. The article outlines the process for advising clients who have received an IRS audit notice as 1 in 160 individual taxpayers are audited and approximately 1 in 12 for returns reporting more than $5 million in gross income.