Category Archives: Federal Tax Advisory Update

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

TCJA’s Drafting Errors removes 15 Year class life and bonus depreciation from Qualified Leasehold Improvements

Pundits and politicians have been arguing endlessly on the “winners and losers” of the newly enacted tax law. PM Business Advisors has been and continues to carefully study the language of the new tax code in order to advise clients on how to best position their businesses in regards to the changes and existing ambiguities

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Connecticut, CT, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE ACT

SALT Advisory Insights: A Spotlight on the Connecticut R&D Tax Credit Program

Part of a Series on State and Local R&D Tax Credits Connecticut offers a research and development tax credit for related expenditures made in the state. Qualifications for the credit closely mimic those of the federal R&D tax credit. The credit may be applied against the state’s corporate business tax. Connecticut differentiates between a non-incremental

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Deadline for Start-Ups to Claim R&D Tax Credit Refunds Approaching

If qualified start-up companies with research and development activities want to take advantage of the option to offset payroll taxes in the first quarter, the deadline is quickly approaching. Qualified start-up companies have until September 30, 2019, to file their 2018 tax return if they want to offset their payroll taxes in January 2020. Under

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Pennsylvania R&D Tax Credit,R&D Tax Credits, Pennsylvania

SALT Advisory Insights: A Spotlight on the Pennsylvania R&D Tax Credit Program

Part of a Series on State and Local R&D Tax Credits Since 1997, corporate entities are allowed a credit against the corporation business tax for qualified expenditures with respect to research conducted in Pennsylvania for each taxable year. Qualified Research Expenditures (“QRE”) are related to activities such as scientific experimentation or engineering that meet a

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accounting and tax services

A Guide for CPAs: How – and Why – to Introduce Clients to Specialty Accounting and Tax Services

We’re pleased to introduce a new ebook we’ve created specifically for the CPA community. It’s titled, A Guide for CPAs: How – and Why — to Introduce Clients to Specialty Accounting and Tax Services. You can download it for free. Here’s some background on why we believe it’s important. PM Business Advisors is a division

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understanding R&D tax credit

Does Your Company Qualify? Understanding R&D Tax Credit Requirements

Drilling Into the IRS’ Four-Part Test. If your company is in an industry that qualifies for R&D tax credits, it makes sense to explore whether any of your operations and related expenses meet the R&D tax credit requirements. Many business owners only think science labs, beakers and test tubes when it comes to R&D. Actually,

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IRS, Internal Revenue Service, R&D Tax

The IRS Issues New Administrative Authority Governing the Tax Treatment of Depreciation and Expensing Rules

On December 21st of 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter the “Service”) issued new administrative guidance in the form of Rev. Proc. 2019-08 governing expense deductions and depreciation measures in connection to real property as enacted by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Pub. L. No. 115-97, (hereinafter the “TCJA”’). It should be duly

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New Jersey

SALT Advisory Insights: A Spotlight on the New Jersey R&D Tax Credit Program

Part of a Series on State and Local R&D Tax Credits. Many states offer tax credits from research and development spend that complement the Federal R&D Tax Credit program. However, each of these programs has unique aspects. This article is part of a tax technical series that will explore the more popular programs and outline

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