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Upstream Trusts May Be Solution to Eliminate Capital Gains

In light of recent increases in limits for federal estate tax exemptions under the Tax Cuts and Job Acts (TCJA), AAFCPAs advises clients to consider the suitability of an Upstream Trust as a strategy for taxpayers who have highly appreciated assets to save money on capital gains tax. Upstream Trusts are a new option that AAFCPAs utilizes since the passing of TCJA, which involves taking advantage of the largely unused... continue reading

AAFCPAs Shares Tax Expertise at MNN Annual Conference

AAFCPAs will happily present an educational workshop on How New Federal Tax Laws Impact Nonprofits at The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s (MNN) 2019 Annual Conference in Framingham, MA on October 16th. Tax Update: How New Federal Tax Laws Impact Nonprofits The IRS issued new guidance related to the Federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act’s (TCJA) widespread changes affecting charitable nonprofits. AAFCPAs’ Partner Joyce Ripianzi, CPA and Tax Strategist Brittany Besler, CPA,... continue reading

AAFCPAs Releases 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals

As we approach the second tax filing season under the monumental Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), we now have a clearer and broader view of what the future holds for businesses, individuals, tax exempt and government entities. This view includes insight into opportunities and pitfalls to consider for 2019-2020. Download AAFCPAs’ 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals >> Provisions of the TCJA included small income tax rate reductions for most... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ 2-Part Tax Planning Webinar Series Highlights Tax-Reduction Strategies Available Under the TCJA

AAFCPAs’ 2-Part Tax Planning Webinar Series Highlights Tax-Reduction Strategies Available Under the TCJA

As we approach the second tax filing season under the monumental Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), we now have a clearer and broader view of what the future holds for businesses, individuals, tax exempt and government entities. This view includes insight into opportunities and pitfalls to consider for 2019-2020. To help you familiarize yourself and begin to identify strategies that might work for you, AAFCPAs is pleased to present... continue reading

Bill to Retroactively Repeal Nonprofit Transportation Fringe Benefit Tax Passed by House Ways and Means Committee

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 3300, officially called the “Economic Mobility Act of 2019” (the “Bill”).  The Bill, among other things, repeals the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits providing employees with qualified transportation fringe benefits. AAFCPAs is also pleased to report that the Bill states this repeal will be retroactive, as if the original provision was never included in the... continue reading

AAFCPAs Presents Tax Strategies Post-TCJA at Vistage CEO Group

AAFCPAs’ tax strategists Dave McManus, CPA, CGMA and Joshua England, JD, LLM presented a tax strategizing session on June 17th, for the benefit of the regional Vistage group of CEOs. Dave and Josh shared the firm’s strategic tax insights with a distinguished group of executives, business leaders and CEOs on opportunities and challenges presented by the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Attendees gained insight into creative strategies to keep... continue reading

IRS Expands Underpayment and Under-withholding Relief

The Internal Revenue Service announced on Friday, March 22, that they are expanding penalty relief to taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year. The IRS is lowering to 80 percent the threshold required to qualify for this relief. Under the relief originally announced Jan. 16, the threshold was 85 percent. The regular penalty avoidance threshold is... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Joyce Ripianzi to Present Accounting & Tax Update for Nonprofit EDs and Board Members

AAFCPAs Partner Joyce Ripianzi, CPA has been selected to present an educational Accounting & Tax Update on March 9th as part of the Essex County Community Foundation’s 10th Annual Institute for Trustees. This annual event is designed to provide education, training and best practices for first year board members as well as the most seasoned trustees. In this extended workshop session, Joyce will provide key considerations and best practice recommendations... continue reading

IRS to Waive Tax Penalties for Underwithholding and Underpayment

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 that it is waiving a penalty for some Americans who may have unintentionally underpaid their 2018 tax liabilities. The IRS is generally waiving the penalty for any taxpayer who paid at least 85 percent of their total tax liability during the year through federal income tax withholding, quarterly estimated tax payments, or a combination of the two. Historically, individuals... continue reading