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Tax Consulting Attorney Josh England Appears on Radio Entrepreneurs’ Cannabis Broadcast

AAFCPAs Tax Consulting Attorney Josh England was invited to appear on the May 5th episode of Radio Entrepreneurs’ Cannabis show “In the Weeds” alongside host Jeffrey Davis and Attorney Walter Sullivan. Radio Entrepreneurs is a business talk show that brings to light the inspiring and astounding stories behind successful entrepreneurs. In this broadcast, Josh shares strategies for navigating some of the unique challenges cannabis businesses face, including: tax planning and preparation; options for... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Workshop on Right-Sizing Your Finance Function at Cannabis Convention, Boston

AAFCPAs to Present Workshop on Right-Sizing Your Finance Function at Cannabis Convention, Boston

AAFCPAs has been selected to present an educational workshop: Right-Size Your Finance Function at the 5th Annual New England Cannabis Convention, March 22-24th, 2019, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA. The New England Cannabis Convention in Boston is considered the can’t-miss event of the year by cannabis growers and business cultivators across the region. This will be the largest, most important cannabis industry event on the East Coast. Right-Size... continue reading

Updates for Nonprofits under the New Tax Act

This blog was revised on 3/18/19 to address new guidance from the IRS. AAFCPAs would like to make Tax Exempt Organizations aware of recent legislative and regulatory updates related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (“TCJA”) and how these may affect charitable nonprofits. Legislation Attempts to Repeal the New Unrelated Business Tax on Tax Exempt Organizations Providing Qualified Fringe Benefits On December 20, 2018, the House passed the Retirement,... continue reading

What Nonprofits Need to Know about the TCJA: AAFCPAs to Present a Members-Only Webinar for the Providers’ Council

What Nonprofits Need to Know about the TCJA: AAFCPAs to Present a Members-Only Webinar for the Providers’ Council

AAFCPAs Tax Consulting Attorneys Joshua England, JD, LLM, and Chris Consoletti, JD will present a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act educational workshop on December 10th at 12pm, for the benefit of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. (The Providers’ Council). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and includes widespread changes to the tax rules affecting charitable nonprofits. Several... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Tax Practice to Present TCJA “Issues Identification” Session at CMFEO Executive Breakfast

AAFCPAs Tax Practice Leaders Richard Weiner, CPA, MST, Julie Chevalier, CPA, and Joshua England, JD, LLM will present a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act educational workshop on October 16th, for the benefit of The Central Massachusetts Financial Executives Organization (CMFEO). For privately-held companies, the TCJA impacts your financial statements, operating model, liquidity, investments and capital, and people. In this educational session, Rich, Julie and Josh will reveal some of the most significant TCJA changes... continue reading

Webinar: 2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals & Families

Webinar: 2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals & Families

Information continues to emerge as a result of the monumental Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.  For privately-held companies, the TCJA impacts your financial statements, operating model, liquidity, investments and capital, and people. For individuals, the TCJA impacts personal withholdings, charitable giving, family & education, retirement, and estate planning. AAFCPAs is pleased to offer a timely, 3-Part Webinar Series featuring some of the most significant TCJA changes and their potential impact... continue reading

Educational Podcast: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and What Nonprofits Need to Know

Educational Podcast: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and What Nonprofits Need to Know

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, known officially as H.R. 1, (The Act) represents a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and includes widespread changes to the tax rules affecting charitable nonprofits. AAFCPAs’ Joshua England, JD, LLM, Trust, Estate, Tax and Nonprofit Attorney provides an overview of how The Act impacts nonprofits, including guidance on operational changes nonprofits may need to make right away. Josh also provides insight on how... continue reading

IRS’s Position on Taxability of Qualified Transportation Benefits is Broad Reaching, Adversely Affecting Many Nonprofits

As expected, the IRS has clarified the interpretation of its unrelated business income (UBI) regulations and confirmed the taxation of qualified transportation benefits, whether provided directly by you, through a bona fide reimbursement arrangement, or through a compensation reduction agreement. For-profit entities are no longer able to deduct these qualified fringe benefits programs for their employees and non-profit entities are now required to report them as UBI. Under the new... continue reading

IRS Proposes Substantial Changes to the Use of Donor Advised Funds

On December 4, 2017 the IRS issued Notice 2017-73 providing proposed regulations under Internal Revenue Code § 4967 and requesting comments on issues involving sponsoring organizations’ Donor Advised Funds (“DAFs”). While these regulations are only being proposed at this time, Taxpayers may rely on the rules regarding fulfillment of donor pledges immediately. Public Support Test Treatment of DAF Grants Currently, donors could establish a DAF and use it to fund... continue reading

Sweeping Changes Come to Tax Exempt Organizations Under the New Tax Bill

AAFCPAs would like to make Tax Exempt Organizations aware that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, known officially as H.R. 1, (the “Act”) has enacted widespread changes to the tax rules affecting charitable nonprofits.  AAFCPAs has outlined four changes that are especially noteworthy: There is now a 21% excise tax on executive compensation exceeding $1 million: This excise tax rate is equal to the new corporate tax rate under the... continue reading