In the landmark decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the US Supreme Court overturned the Quill physical presence standard, deeming it “unsound and incorrect.” In turn, the Court upheld South Dakota’s economic nexus law, which requires companies to collect sales tax when their sales or the number of transactions with the state exceed certain thresholds.
Bennett Thrasher LLP, one of the top 100, full-service public accounting and consulting firms in the country, is pleased to announce it has been named a finalist for the Industry Partner of the Year category of the 2018 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of December 2017 makes several significant changes to the deduction for meals and entertainment related to a taxpayer’s business.
Nationwide, 4.1 million Americans pay more than $10,000 each in property taxes alone, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. The itemized deductions of many taxpayers stand to be severely limited with the new $10,000 cap on state and local taxes enacted as part of tax reform in December of 2017, especially if multiple personal real properties are owned.
In a recent article published in Accounting Today, James Pickett and James Parks provide insight on how businesses of all sizes are looking for guidance following the major changes to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Pickett and Parks explain the reason for the most significant tax legislation in 30 years.
On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) into law. It is the most comprehensive tax reform seen in the United States since President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Tax Reform Act.
Included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, is a new tax planning technique for deferring gains from sales. By investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds, taxpayers can defer (and potentially partially avoid) gain recognition on the sale of any property.
Bennett Thrasher is proud to have assisted in creating an updated version of the DFK Transfer Pricing Handbook that was released recently. Ben Miller, BT Partner and DFK International Tax Committee Vice-Chair for Transfer Pricing, and the Bennett Thrasher TP team led the effort the update the Transfer Pricing Handbook, which involved collaboration with over 30 DFK member firms.
There is a letter for you. The return address looks ominous – as the first line reads: Internal Revenue Service. You opened it. Your worst fears were confirmed. It is the dreaded notice that your individual income tax return is under audit or, to put it in the language used by the IRS, “your return has been selected for examination.”
ASC 606, the long awaited and much debated new accounting standard for revenue recognition in the United States has now become reality for most public companies. Adoption of this new standard was required for calendar-year public companies effective January 1, 2018, and the results of adoption have now become public with the earnings releases and 10-Q filings for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018.
In a recent segment on WGBH, Boston’s public radio station, Bennett Thrasher partner Peter Stathopoulos, who leads the firm’s State and Local Tax practice and its Entertainment practice, provides insight regarding the success of Georgia’s film tax credits and as to how Massachusetts can work towards a similar outcome
Join Peter Stathopoulos, leader of Bennett Thrasher’s Entertainment Practice, for a webinar as he digs into the nuts and bolts of Georgia’s new stand-alone post-production tax credit. The discussion also includes planning considerations and likely development of the program over the next few years, based on the history of the prior film tax credit.