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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

IRS Issues Tax Guidance on TCJA Changes on Business Expense Deductions for Meals, Entertainment

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that on October 3rd, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following law changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The 2017 TCJA eliminated the deduction for any expenses related to activities generally considered entertainment, amusement or recreation. Taxpayers may continue to deduct 50% of the cost of business meals if... 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

Webinar: 2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Privately-Held Companies (Part 2)

Webinar: 2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Privately-Held Companies (Part 2)

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

Webinar: 2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Privately-Held Companies (Part 1)

Webinar: 2018 Year-End Tax Planning for Privately-Held Companies (Part 1)

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

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits

The IRS recently released proposed regulations addressing the state and local itemized tax deduction, available to individual taxpayers on their Federal tax returns.  The regulations also apply to trusts and decendents’ estates. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the state and local tax deduction (consisting primarily of income, real estate and other property, and certain sales taxes) is capped at $10,000 annually, beginning in 2018.  Several states have implemented... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Richard Weiner and Daniel Cahill to Co-Present Tax Act Briefing: Choice of Entity After the TCJA

AAFCPAs’ Richard Weiner and Daniel Cahill to Co-Present Tax Act Briefing: Choice of Entity After the TCJA

AAFCPAs’ Tax Partner Richard Weiner, CPA, MST, Tax Manager Daniel Cahill, CPA, and Joseph B. Darby III, a Partner in Sullivan & Worcester’s Boston office, will present an educational briefing on September 26th from 4:00pm-5:45pm on the topic of Choice of Entity After the 2017 Tax Act: The Popular Passion for Pass-Through Entities May Be Kaput. The Tax Act introduced major changes to the U.S. federal income taxation of business... continue reading

IRS Releases Guidance on Accounting Method Changes for Small Businesses

On August 3, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-40, which provides advance guidance for eligible small business taxpayers to apply for certain automatic accounting method changes introduced through the tax reform signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Rev. Proc. 2018-40 presents an amendment to Rev. Proc. 2018-31 to modify existing automatic changes in methods of accounting in order to implement the legislative changes of the... continue reading

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Opportunity Funds Target a New Pool of Investors to Affordable Housing Projects

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Opportunity Funds Target a New Pool of Investors to Affordable Housing Projects

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) created a new investment vehicle known as “Opportunity Funds,” which could potentially target a new pool of investors to affordable housing projects.  To benefit from this newly developed program, the project must be in a Qualified Opportunity Zone approved by the U.S. Department of Treasury, which reside primarily in economically distressed areas. Opportunity Funds will... 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