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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

AAFCPAs’ Tax Practice Recommends Individual Tax Planning Considerations with Respect to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) (the “TCJA”). The final legislation is lengthy and complex, and the AAFCPAs tax practice recommends the following individual tax planning considerations. As mentioned in a previous blog, the law specifically disallows the strategy of prepaying 2018 state income taxes before December 31, 2017. Prepayment of some property taxes may be advisable for taxpayers not... continue reading

AAFCPAs Shares Valuable Tax Insights in 2017 Year-End Corporate and Individual Tax Planning Webinar

AAFCPAs presented this webinar on Tuesday, November 14th from 12-1pm in a live, 1-hour corporate and individual tax planning session. As you are aware, there is potential for dramatic changes in Federal and State tax law on the horizon which, more than ever, requires a multi-year approach to tax planning. AAFCPAs’ Richard Weiner, CPA, MST, Bella Amigud, CPA, and Josh England, JD, LLM provide business owners, finance executives, and their business advisors with valuable information so... continue reading

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs is excited to announce the release of our 8-part educational podcast series offering actionable takeaways for organizations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and performance controls. This collection of podcasts is the 2nd series of recordings from AAFCPAs’ Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar. These podcasts, and accompanying introductory videos, feature full audio of thought-provoking sessions recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in front of a live audience of 300+ nonprofit executives and board members.  Several... continue reading

IRS Section 2704 Proposed Regulations Could Eliminate Significant Estate Planning Technique for Family-Controlled Entities

The IRS has issued Proposed Regulations under Internal Revenue Code § 2704 that may dramatically reduce the ability to apply discounts in valuing the interests of many family-controlled entities for estate gift and generation skipping tax purposes.  Specifically, the proposed regulations may significantly restrict the application of lack of control or marketability discounts in determining the fair market value of transferred interests. AAFCPAs urges individuals with substantial net worth to... continue reading

Josh England, Esq. to Present Nonprofit Legal Seminar on Online Fundraising

AAFCPAs Nonprofit Tax Attorney Josh England will volunteer his efforts and lead Lawyers Clearinghouse’s Legal Workshop for Nonprofits: Online Fundraising:  Is Your Nonprofit in Compliance? Online fundraising is a commonplace feature for many charities; however, many do not realize they are not in compliance with the myriad federal and state fundraising rules and regulations.  Is your nonprofit in compliance with pertinent law, such as Massachusetts data security and fundraising regulations?... continue reading

Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Effective July 1, 2015

This is a reminder that, effective July 1, 2015, Massachusetts’ Earned Sick Time law (M.G. L. c. 149, §§148C and 148D) requires employers who employ eleven or more employees to provide their Massachusetts employees with up to 40 hours of job-protected sick time annually.  AAFCPAs thought you may benefit from this summary.  Full time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, and employees who have been provided from a staffing agency will be included... continue reading

Federal and State Fundraising Rules and Regulations Nonprofits Must Know

Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs, in collaboration with Lawyers Clearinghouse, invites you to attend a complimentary “Community Investment Series” Seminar. Participants will discuss: Charitable Solicitation Statutes; The Uniform Registration Statement (URS); Internet Solicitations (i.e. a “Donate Now” button); and How States are Enforcing State Laws Governing Solicitation of Money. When October 23, 2014 8:30 am – 11:00 am Where Boston Private Bank & Trust Company Ten Post Office Square, Boston 2nd Floor, Great Room Speakers... continue reading

AAF Tax Attorney, Josh England, Teaching Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) Session

Learn how to avoid the pitfalls that advertising and sponsorships may have on your website and online publications. When: Friday, May 16th 8:30 am — Breakfast & Networking (pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea) 9:00 – 10:30 am — Program Where: Boston Private Bank & Trust Company 10 Post Office Square Boston, MA 02109 Presenter: Joshua England, Esq., Tax Attorney Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs Josh joined AAF in 2012 as AAF’s nonprofit, estate, and trust... continue reading