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Tax Tips for Physician Practices

2.16.2017 For physicians who own their own practice, tax season can be daunting. To help you through the complicated process of filing taxes, reduce the risk of an audit and keep your mind focused on your patients, consider the following suggestions: Read more
 


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Small Employer May Now Offer HRAs

1.23.2017 While many Americans were focused on the Presidential election and transition, Congress and President Obama in mid-December quietly agreed on significant legislation to boost funding for medical research, make approval of experimental treatments easier and reform mental health policy. What is the tax angle? Read more
 


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Tax Outlook in New Trump Administration

11.18.2016 Comprehensive tax reform is high on the agenda for the new Trump Administration. It is listed on President-elect Trump's 100-day plan, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) promised just weeks ago that he would force major tax cuts through Congress quickly if the Republicans gained both Houses of Congress and the Presidency. Both Trump and Ryan also have pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which contains many tax-related provisions.

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Private tax debt collection: Let’s hope it's better than last time

10.31.2016 “Taxpayer Rights Protected” screams the headline of the IRS’s recent announcement that it is going to begin private debt collection in Spring 2017. If this latest attempt at privatizing tax collections is anything like the last time, taxpayers should be deeply concerned. A damning assessment of the 2005 IRS private debt collection program was delivered by the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) in its Objectives Report to Congress for FY 2017. Read more
 

Bill to Defer Stock Options Tax Attracts Bipartisan Support

09.14.2016 Stock options are a very popular part of executive compensation packages but some tax rules make it difficult for employees of start-up and private companies to exercise their options and take control of their ownership stake. To broaden access to stock options for these businesses, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Dean Heller (R-NV), have introduced bipartisan legislation that would defer tax on stock options for seven years, making it easier for startups and other small businesses to give employees an ownership stake in their company. Identical legislation was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN). Read more
 

Are your wellness program incentives taxable to your employees?

08.05.2016 Yoga classes, weight loss programs, biking to work, and free health screenings are becoming a ubiquitous part of the modern workplace. A recent survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) estimates that 80% of employers now offer some kind of wellness program. In 2015, employers were estimated to spend an average of $693 per employee on wellness-based incentives, says NBGH. These programs promote worker productivity and reduce health-related costs, notes the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more
 

Has the Technology Revolution Left Depreciation Behind?

05.23.2016 The existing depreciation system was developed over 30 years ago, when desktop computers had a capacity of 512k, and there were no cell phones, tablets, or Chromebooks™. Class lives and recovery periods for business assets are now outdated and have resulted in a bias between investments in different industries, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). For example, the effective marginal tax rate on investments in computers and software is nearly 40%, while the rate on railroad track and mining structures is about 15%. Read more
 

No Double-Dipping on Georgia Jobs Credit

05.03.2016 A Georgia corporation had an enviable problem several years ago when it had to decide between two great jobs tax credits. It chose one, but then reconsidered and later wanted to choose the other, using the same jobs. The rules for the credits, however, do not allow double-dipping. Read more
 

Georgia Clears Bill to Waive Sales Taxes on Tickets to Major Sporting Events

05.03.2016 One of the last moves by the 2016 Georgia Legislature was passage of a bill to remove the sales tax on tickets to the Super Bowl or any other major sporting event hosted by the State. The exemption would apply to events held from 2017 through 2022. Governor Deal is expected to sign the bill. Read more
 


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IRS Heavy Hand Blamed for Increase in Expatriations

07.02.2015 “U.S. legislation is resulting in denial of financial services to Americans residing overseas.” This banner headline appears on the website of a U.S. expatriate group, the American Citizens Abroad, and underscores the new numbers from Treasury showing a record number of Americans renouncing their U.S. citizenship. In the first quarter of 2015, 1,336 individuals renounced their citizenship. This is the highest quarterly figure recorded since the Treasury Department started announcing the numbers in 1997. 

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