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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

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

Webinar: AAFCPAs Revenue Recognition Guidance for Businesses

Webinar: AAFCPAs Revenue Recognition Guidance for Businesses

Join AAFCPAs on Tuesday, June 12th from 12-1pm for a live, 1-hour revenue recognition implementation webinar! AAFCPAs’ Nicole Zompa, CPA, Jeffrey Mead, CPA, CGMA and Tracy LeMaire, CPA, MBA will provide finance executives with an understanding of how the new standard could impact revenue recognition and company policies, and what they should be doing now to prepare for adoption. Download Slides >> and please share with anyone who may benefit from attending this webinar. This revenue... continue reading

SAVE THE DATE: AAFCPAs to Share Valuable Revenue Recognition Guidance for Commercial Businesses

SAVE THE DATE: AAFCPAs to Share Valuable Revenue Recognition Guidance for Commercial Businesses

AAFCPAs will present two educational webinars, providing an overview of new Revenue Recognition standards for Commercial Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations. Attendees will gain an understanding of how the new standard could impact revenue recognition and company policies, and what they should be doing now to prepare for adoption. SAVE THE DATE! AAFCPAs Educational Webinar: Revenue Recognition for Commercial Businesses When: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm (1 CPE... continue reading

AAFCPAs Presents: How the Tax Act Will Impact Business Owners, an Educational Workshop for XPX New England

AAFCPAs Presents: How the Tax Act Will Impact Business Owners, an Educational Workshop for XPX New England

AAFCPAs’ Partner Richard Weiner, CPA, MST will present an educational workshop on February 27th for Exit Planning Exchange (XPX New England) members on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) will impact business owners. The biggest tax overhaul in more than two decades has officially been signed into law, and businesses are scrambling to figure out what this means for their bottom line, workforce, and more. Rich will... continue reading

AAFCPAs Provides Guidance on Business Tax Provisions in 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 TCJA represents a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and the final legislation is lengthy and complex. AAFCPAs’ Tax Practice provides an overview of the major provisions affecting commercial businesses. Change in Tax Rates Starting in 2018, the tax rate imposed on C corporations has been reduced from 34% to... continue reading

AAFCPAs Advises Clients to Prepare for the Return of the Medical Device Tax

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that, effective January 1, 2018 the “moratorium” on medical device excise taxation expired, which affects many companies in the life-sciences, including those focused on bio-medical, pharmaceutical, or manufacturing & distribution. As you may recall, the Obama administration enacted the “Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (“PATH Act”) which imposed a moratorium on medical device excise tax (“MDET”) beginning on January 1,... continue reading

AAFCPAs Highlights Provisions in Proposed Tax Legislation and Planning Opportunities for Businesses & Individuals

The US House of Representatives’ tax writing committee has released its first draft of proposed tax legislation. Many of its provisions have been the subject of news articles and debate. Highlights include the following: Limitation of the mortgage interest deduction to $500,000 of new debt Capping the deduction for property taxes to $10,000 Eliminating the deduction for state income taxes Doubling of the standard deduction to $24,000 for joint filers... continue reading

Cautionary Tales: When year-round communication is left out of tax planning

The pace of change in business is rapid, and as you know, executive leadership must be poised to quickly respond to challenges and seize opportunities as they arise. Often, decisions made throughout the year in response to challenges and opportunities have tax implications. In some cases, the tax benefits of these decisions have windows of opportunity that can close if held and only addressed at year-end. In other cases, tax... continue reading