Guidance on 2019 Withholding Rules

The IRS has provided interim guidance for the 2019 calendar year on income tax withholding from wages and withholding from retirement and annuity distributions. In general, certain 2018 withholding rules provided in Notice 2018-14, I.R.B. 2018-7, 353, will remain in effect for the 2019 calendar year, with one exception.

The IRS and the Treasury...

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Guidance Issued on Nondeductible Portion of Parking Fringe Expenses

The IRS has provided guidance and examples for calculating the nondeductible portion of parking expenses. In addition, the IRS has provided guidance to tax-exempt organizations to help such organizations determine how unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) will be increased by the nondeductible amount of such fringe benefit expenses paid or...

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Proposed Regulations Provided for Code Sec. 163(j) Limit

The IRS has proposed regulations on the limitation on the business interest expense deduction under Code Sec. 163(j), as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97). The IRS also has issued a safe harbor that allows taxpayers to treat certain infrastructure trades or businesses as real property trades or businesses solely for...

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Regulations to be Issued on Controlled Foreign Corporations’ Previously Taxed Earnings and Profits

The IRS and the Treasury intend to provide regulations that will address issues affecting foreign corporations with previously taxed earnings and profits (PTEP). The regulations are in response to changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97), and are intended to include rules for:

  • the maintenance of PTEP in annual accounts and...
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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN AUDIT

Growing beyond 100 employees is an important landmark in a company’s history. While companies may view crossing this threshold as cause for celebration, the Department of Labor (DOL) may view it as a trigger for increased scrutiny of your employee benefit plan. Certain employee benefit plans with 100 or more eligible participants may be...
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HOW TO CORRECT RETIREMENT PLAN ERRORS

Everyone makes mistakes, and for plan sponsors, the ability to identify and remedy errors is essential for maintaining the plan’s tax benefits. For plan sponsors who may have deviated from their plan documents, or need to make other corrections, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides three options to fix errors so organizations can keep all...

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401(K) PLAN COMPLIANCE: WHAT PLAN SPONSORS NEED TO KNOW

Defined contribution plans, and 401(k) plans in particular, offer myriad benefits for workers and employers, and these plans can be powerful tools to help organizations attract and retain talent. Despite these benefits, only 62 percent of private sector employees have access to a defined contribution plan, according to the Bureau of Labor...

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QuickBooks Desktop 2019 New Features

Customer Invoice History TrackerReal-time invoice status tracking. The view of invoice status includes:
  • Invoice Created and Due Date
  • Invoice Viewed Date
  • Amount/Date of Customer Receive Payment recorded in QuickBooks Desktop
  • Invoice Email Date
  • Customer Name

Prompt to Create Bill Payment When Using Write Check Check for Bills prompt will display...

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HOW TAX REFORM COULD AFFECT ESOP VALUATIONS

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) was the most sweeping change to the tax code since the mid-1980s. There were only a few provisions in the law that apply to employee stock ownership plans; the reduction of corporate taxes, in particular, will have a significant impact on stock valuations in these types of defined contribution plans. As...

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IDENTIFYING & OVERCOMING COMMON NONPROFIT CHALLENGES

By Laurie De Armond, CPA, and Adam Cole, CPA

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