Before tax reform, there were not many limitations on a business's ability to deduct interest expense on their tax return. However, beginning in 2018, tax reform will significantly alter the ability to deduct business interest expense for a great many taxpayers.
There has been rapid growth in the number of people using virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, in the last few years. According to an article in The Tax Advisor, the IRS is beginning to watch this activity more closely. The underreporting of income from virtual currency transactions is potentially staggering. The IRS is beginning to aggressively pursue such transactions.
Commencing in 2018, as enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Congress provided that deductions for state and local taxes are to be capped at $10,000 per married couple. Many high tax states such as California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have considered that this was inequitable to their residents, and have passed or are drafting legislation which would allow taxpayers to make payments to state or local municipal charitable organizations in exchange for credit against their real estate or state and local taxes.
Tax reform provides an opportunity for simplification and tax relief for "small" businesses. Under the Act, a small business is defined as a taxpayer with average gross receipts during the previous three tax years of $25,000,000 or less. The $25,000,000 limit will be indexed for years after 2018. So what are qualifying taxpayers eligible for?
Join us in welcoming Jeremy Falendysz, Director of UHY Advisors Corporate Finance. Falendysz brings more than 15 years of experience in investment banking, representing more than $60 billion in total transaction value.
UHY LLP is pleased to announce that the AICPA’s National Peer Review Committee recently accepted our peer review report dated January 31, 2018. That report was prepared by our peer reviewer—Postlethwaite & Netterville—based on its review of UHY LLP in November 2017. CPA firms can receive a rating of pass, pass with deficiency(ies), or fail. UHY LLP received a peer review report rating of pass – the best possible outcome.
Tourist spending represents just 1.1% of the US’ economy and is likely to fall further behind the global average of 1.2% and versus 2.1% for Europe, shows research by UHY, the international and consultancy network.
Michigan's new Motor Fuel tax processing system, "Michigan Automated Tax System" (MiMATS) will begin July 30, 2018. With the implementation of the new system, paper returns will no longer be accepted. The last date to file in the current system will be July 20, 2018.
The Texas Tax Amnesty Program provides delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest. The Program runs from May 1 - June 29, 2018 and applies to tax periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018.
2018 Essential Services Assessment (ESA) statements have been generated and are now available to taxpayers via the Michigan Treasury Online (MTO). Statements are not transmitted or mailed to taxpayers. Through MTO, taxpayers can view the statement, view correspondence from Treasury, make changes to the statement, certify the statement, and pay the ESA liability.