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.
For publicly traded companies the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the exceptions for performance- based compensation and commissions. Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, performance- based compensation and commissions that exceeded $1 million were deductible under the exceptions available for these types of compensation to a covered employee. Previously, if a covered employee had a base salary of $500K and received performance- based bonuses of $4.5M the full $5M of compensation was deductible.
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the agency will waive certain late payment penalties pertaining to Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code.
On June 21, the US Supreme Court issued its decision on the South Dakota v. Wayfair case regarding nexus determination for sales tax. In a 5-4 decision favoring South Dakota, the Court overturned judicial precedent dating back 50 years when it concluded Quill (1992) and National Bellas Hess (1967) to be unsound and incorrect.
The Tax cuts and Jobs Act held many changes to tax planning and required documentation for business owners in 2018. One of those changes is meals and entertainment deductibility. Prior to 2018, meals and entertainment have been mostly considered 50 percent deductible for tax purposes as long as the taxpayer could show that the meal and/or entertainment had a business purpose or relation.
On June 21, with a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in the court case South Dakota v. Wayfair. This ruling throws out the court's outdated 1992 ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which prohibited states from imposing sales tax collection obligations on vendors lacking an in-state physical presence.