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Category: IRS and State tax news

Last week, the IRS issued a safe harbor that allows a taxpayer to treat a rental real estate enterprise as a trade or business solely for purposes of Section 199A, or the 20% deduction. To qualify as a trade or business under this safe harbor, the rental real estate enterprise must satisfy th Read More

New for 2019: Senior Citizens Must Enroll in Income Verification Program for Property Tax Break Changes Ease Ability to Claim the Enhanced STAR Exemption The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded property owners age 65 and over who are applying or reapplying to rece Read More

Effective January 1, 2019, there have been several increases to minimum wages.  It’s important that you are paying your employees the correct rates.  Please contact your Janover advisor if you have questions. * * * As a result of the federal minimum wage remaining stagnant since 2009 Read More

Recently NYS has provided some guidelines regarding the new Employer Compensation Expense Program (ECEP). Under the ECEP eligible employers can make a voluntary election to pay an additional tax, the Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) on all employee’s New York wages that exceed $40,0 Read More

On Thursday, June 21st in a 5-4 split decision with Chief Justice Roberts writing the dissent, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can impose sales tax on internet purchases even where the retailer has no physical presence in the state.  In doing so, the Court overturned over 50 years o Read More

The 2017 Tax Act adversely impacted individual taxpayers in states with higher taxes by limiting the previously unlimited itemized deduction for state and local income and property taxes to $10,000. On the other hand, eligible cash charitable contributions (which includes charitable contribut Read More

On April 17th, the official “Tax Day” of 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into legislation New York’s response to the 2017 Tax Act provisions.  The constriction of the state and local tax deduction for income and property taxes under the 2017 Tax Act to $10,000 has adversely impacted Read More

The original article published by Hypebot on Feb. 7, 2018 can be found by clicking here. It was written by Magda Szabo, CPA, JD, LL.M., Tax Partner, Janover LLC with contributions from Steven White, CPA, Principal, Janover, LLC The passage of the massive tax reform bill will be impacting all Read More

As part of the sweeping tax reforms enacted in December 2017, there was a significant increase in the gift and estate tax lifetime and at death exclusions. Under these changes, a married couple who has not previously made any taxable gifts can now leave almost $ 22.4 million to their heirs wi Read More

On Thursday, November 3rd the House Ways and Means Committee released its long-awaited tax proposal which would make significant changes to the existing tax rules for businesses and individuals. Presented below is our analysis of some of the more significant tax provisions.  It is very impo Read More

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