As companies manage current cost structures and expand into new markets, UHY Advisors can be a powerful ally. We offer one of the broadest spectrums of tax planning and compliance services of firms our size. Many of our managing directors and principals bring Big Four and industry experience, and are adept in working closely with individuals and companies to assure they pay their “fair share” of taxes.
For closely held businesses, personal tax and corporate tax issues can be closely related; we have advised such companies and families on such issues for more than 40 years, in some cases over multiple generations.
UHY Advisors also brings unique industry experience and insight for larger corporations who face unique tax opportunities. And for companies with domestic or foreign expansion plans, our deep capabilities in State & Local Tax and International Tax can identify tax opportunities and provide planning services which can mitigate unexpected tax consequences before they occur.
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 made the research and development tax credit permanent, and presented a new savings opportunity to businesses with $50 million or less in gross receipts by allowing these entities to offset the R&D credit against the alternative minimum tax. The changes even allow certain small businesses under $5 million in gross receipts to offset the R&D tax credit against payroll taxes.
Employees traveling to multiple states for work during the year may soon see some relief when filing taxes. Senate Democrats and Republicans have come to an agreement on a bill that would ease the filing process for these employees. The bill would simplify and standardize state income tax collection for traveling employees working out of state temporarily. The bill would also provide relief for employers who must comply with withholding and reporting requirements.
Due to the major changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is recommending that all taxpayers perform a “paycheck checkup” on their current withholdings. The IRS provides a withholding calculator application on their website to determine proper withholding amounts.
With the 2018 tax deadline rapidly approaching, taxpayers will face fraudulent attempts by scam artists using the April 15 deadline as a way to gain financial and personal information. These attempts are made through a wide range of elaborate schemes via a number of tactics - especially phone scams.
In 2018, the federal tax withholding tables changed because of lower individual tax rates in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As a result, individuals received larger paychecks because of the lower rates. A downfall of this was individuals potentially not withholding enough taxes to cover their tax bill in April and being subject to underpayment penalties.