87,000 IRS Agents – Oh My!

Now that President Biden has signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, its safe to comment on some of the provisions. One part of the legislation that has received a lot of attention is an increase in funding for the Internal Revenue Service, and the expectation that the IRS will be hiring a stated 87,000 new employees.

Race to the Bottom

Currently, California is ranked 48th out of the fifty states for tax friendliness by the non-profit Tax Foundation. New Jersey and New York are the only two states that have higher tax burdens on their residents than we do.

I am a Convert

Years ago (I’m dating myself here) filing a tax return and paying your taxes through the US mail was the only option unless you wished to personally visit an IRS office and witness your tax dollars at work. Even private mail services such as FedEx were not preferred as they did not confer proof of mailing that was acceptable to the IRS.

Everyone loves a PET

As followers of this blog will recall, I’ve written many times about the State and Local Tax (SALT) cap for itemized deductions. Individual Taxpayers have been limited to a maximum amount of $10,000 in deductions for this category regardless of how much they actually spend in a year on state income and property taxes.

Estate and Gift Tax Planning for 2022

Given all the proposals floating between Congress and the President’s office these days, how does one know what to do to minimize you and your family’s tax burdens?

The SALT was passed!

Just to jog your memory, you will recall that one of the most contentious provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was to deny individuals an itemized tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) paid in excess of $10,000.

File Your Taxes Early: 10 Reasons Why NOT to Wait

By Paul Scholz, Managing Partner Every year we have many clients who ignore their taxes until the last possible moment. Sometimes its unavoidable, like when you are waiting on K-1 forms or other documents that are necessary to complete your taxes and you have no control over when you receive them. Often though, it’s simply [...]

PPP Forgiveness & The Nonprofit Double Dipping Dilemma

As borrowers near the end of their 24-week covered period and prepare to apply for PPP forgiveness, many nonprofit organizations face the issue of double dipping, or being reimbursed for the same expense twice by government agencies. A surprise to many is that the PPP guidance does not actually address double-dipping. Federal cost principles, detailed […]

More PPP Loan Funds Available For Small Businesses

There is also additional money available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a new round of loans part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans courtesy of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020. Here's what you need to know about PPP Loan Funds: Requirements to Take Out a 2nd PPP Loan If you [...]

Five Keys to Improving the Close Process for Nonprofits

The right nonprofit financial management team and reporting solution can be a critical driver of efficiency and visibility; the wrong solution can be a critical roadblock to strategic improvement. In accordance to “Close the Books” Survey Results – 2020 Edition, by Sage Intacct and our extensive experience with nonprofit outsourced accounting services, here are five […]