A limited liability company, or LLC, is a flexible, unincorporated limited liability entity organized pursuant to state law that is often used to structure both small and large businesses alike. One key characteristic of an LLC is flexibility as to how the LLC is taxed pursuant to federal law. Read More»
Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") allows taxpayers to defer paying taxes associated with long-term capital gain on the sale of eligible property used for business or investment purposed by "exchanging" such property for like-kind property.
On June 25, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law that aims to simplify the administration and reporting associated with Arizona's Sales Tax. Read More»
Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows the owner(s) of certain property to defer federal taxes associated with gain or loss on the sale of such property by acquiring qualified similar property. Read More»
A grantor trust is a trust in which the grantor, sometimes called a settlor or trustor, retains an interest. One particular type of grantor trust, called an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT), leverages disparities in the federal income and estate taxes to provide opportunities for tax, Medicaid, and asset protection planning. Read More»
Although many new business owners who will actively participate in their businesses choose to organize limited liability companies (LLCs) as opposed to incorporating S-Corporations because of, among other things, greater flexibility and the lack of state-required reporting formalities, there is at least one potentially compelling reason to incorporate an S-Corporation, or at least elect taxation as an S-Corporation under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC): potentially lower employment taxes. Read More»
Tax basis in the amount upon which taxable gain or loss, if any, will be calculated on the occurrence of various events, including but not limited to the disposition of an asset or sale of an interest in an entity. Read More»
Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill, passed by the U.S. Senate on December 31, 2012, that will become the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 ("ATRA"). President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law today. Read More»
The federal estate tax only applies to those estates whose value is in excess of a specific amount, often called the federal estate tax exemption. If the estate's value is less than the federal exemption amount, it is not subject to the federal estate tax. However, if the estate's value is above the federal exemption amount, any amount above the exemption is taxed at one or a series of rates. Read More»
The following infographic is a brief, non-comprehensive illustrated description of some potential economic effects associated with policies to ease the so-called "fiscal cliff".