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Listen to our Webinar on the Impact of Tax Cuts and the Jobs Act on Compensation and Benefit Plans

With recent changes to the tax law, compensation and benefits planning has been brought to the forefront for many taxpayers. In response to this important issue, FGMK’s compensation and benefits consultants, Don Nemerov and Mike Razny, and tax partner, Chuck Schultz, offer their insight and guidance regarding these issues, with particular focus on the impact …

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The Three-Year Holding Period for Carried Interests – Does it Apply to All Corporations?

Pursuant the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Section 1061 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) requires that income related to certain partnership interests is taxed as short-term capital gains (likely taxable at ordinary income tax rates unless offset by capital losses) unless and until such partnership interest was held for three or …

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Overview of New Partnership Tax Audit Rules

Under the new audit rules, individual partners cannot participate in the partnership tax audit. Rather, one “partnership representative” acts on behalf of the partnership, and binds the partnership to any adjustments that are made. Under the new rules, partners no longer have the right to be notified of, or participate in, partnership tax audits. Most …

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Listen to Our Tax Planning Webinar

The Impact of Tax Cuts and the Jobs Act on C Corporations: A Summary of Key Tax Planning Strategies FGMK recently hosted a live webinar where our FGMK tax practitioners Charles Schultz, Fuad Saba and Dan Laughlin offer their insights and guidance on new tax planning opportunities for C corporations. This webinar will be of …

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Attention Massachusetts 1040 Filers – Fraud Protection Option

Article prepared by FGMK Tax Senior Manager J Michael Reese If you are a taxpayer that has an individual filing requirement in Massachusetts in 2017, FGMK would like to make you aware of a recent program initiated by the State to curtail the effects of fraudulent tax returns potentially being filed on your behalf. Massachusetts …

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Illinois EDGE Credit

Summary The Illinois Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Program (“EDGE”) has been reinstated and revised as of September 18, 2017 pursuant to House Bill 162. The EDGE program is the centerpiece and primary business development incentive that the State of Illinois uses to attract new businesses and retain current Illinois employers. Program …

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Inbound Real Estate Investors Under the 2017 ” Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

Article Prepared by FGMK Tax Partner Fuad Saba The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) represents the largest change to the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) of the United States since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  Non-US investors in US real estate (often called “inbound” real estate investors) will be affected …

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An Overview of the International Tax Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017

Article Prepared by FGMK Tax Partner Fuad Saba The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) constitutes the most significant revision of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) since the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and reforms U.S. international tax rules by transitioning taxpayers to a “territorial tax system,” adding a “toll charge” …

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Listen to The IRC Sec. 199A Flow-Through Business Deduction Webinar

The IRC Sec. 199A Flow-Through Business Deduction: Who Will Qualify and How Will It Work? FGMK recently hosted a live webinar where our tax thought leaders offered their insight and guidance regarding the new 20% deduction now available to the non-wage portion of flow-through entities through IRC Sec. 199A. This is a “must see” presentation …

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An Overview of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”

INDIVIDUAL TAXATION The Act simplifies the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) for individuals by consolidating various exemptions and deductions into a larger Standard Deduction.  The Act does not make changes with respect to the maximum rate for capital gains and qualified dividends.  The Act lowers overall income tax rates but does not reduce the number …