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Washington Supreme Court upholds capital gains tax

Washington Supreme Court upholds capital gains tax

The Washington Supreme Court has held that the state’s capital gains tax is constitutional.
Section 83(b) considerations for employees receiving stock compensation

Section 83(b) considerations for employees receiving stock compensation

When employers pay employees with property or stock, rather than cash, special rules under section 83 apply.
Manufacturing sector shrinks again in February amid falling demand

Manufacturing sector shrinks again in February amid falling demand

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index in February was 47.7, remaining below the long-term breakeven point of 48.7.
Properly Funding Your Living Trust

Properly Funding Your Living Trust

Failing to properly fund a living trust is one of the most common errors people make and can lead to unintended consequences and added costs for both the individual and their beneficiaries. In this video, we'll provide an overview of how to properly fund a living trust.
R&E Expense Amortization Got You Down?

R&E Expense Amortization Got You Down?

Now that Research & Experimentation expenses must be amortized over several years, many companies are looking for ways to increase deductions and reduce taxable income. Here are three opportunities to potentially accelerate depreciation and reduce your tax liability.
Understanding the SALT deduction and PTE tax elections

Understanding the SALT deduction and PTE tax elections

The SALT deduction has been a longstanding benefit for taxpayers who pay state and local taxes. However, recent limitations to the SALT deduction have left taxpayers in high-tax states looking for alternatives. One such option is the PTE tax election, which allows pass-through entities to pay and deduct state and local taxes on behalf of their owners. 
Retirement plan changes for long-term, part-time employees

Retirement plan changes for long-term, part-time employees

SECURE 2.0 changes the rules for how long-term, part-time employees are treated for purposes of 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans.
Required minimum distributions after SECURE 2.0

Required minimum distributions after SECURE 2.0

SECURE 2.0 changes the rules governing how and when certain retirement savers can withdraw money from their retirement accounts and IRAs.
Expired and expiring tax provisions that may impact you and your business

Expired and expiring tax provisions that may impact you and your business

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made several sweeping changes to the tax code. However, many provisions contained a “sunset” or expiration date. This article will review several provisions that have either recently expired or are scheduled to expire in the coming years.
Protecting Your Finances During an Economic Downturn

Protecting Your Finances During an Economic Downturn

Many economists are predicting that the US economy will experience a downturn, if not a recession, in 2023. A downturn can lead to job loss, reduced income, and financial insecurity. While it's impossible to predict the future with certainty, there are steps you can take to protect your finances during a downturn.
Key provisions of the SECURE 2.0 Act for employers

Key provisions of the SECURE 2.0 Act for employers

The SECURE 2.0 Act aims to improve retirement savings by making it easier for employers to offer retirement plans to employees and for individuals to increase their retirement savings. This article will discuss selected provisions of the Act and their potential impact on employers.
Key provisions of the SECURE 2.0 Act for individuals

Key provisions of the SECURE 2.0 Act for individuals

The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 aims to improve retirement savings by making it easier for employers to offer retirement plans to employees and for individuals to increase their retirement savings. Learn about select provisions of the Act that affect individuals.
Real estate dealmaking adjusts amid fears of a frozen market

Real estate dealmaking adjusts amid fears of a frozen market

For real estate private fund investing, rising rates have made deal metrics harder to obtain, and as a result, the amount of capital being raised for funds has created hesitancy in the overall market.
Cautionary tale: Owner personally liable for sales tax

Cautionary tale: Owner personally liable for sales tax

A New York administrative law judge found an owner to be a responsible person and personally liable for unpaid sales and use taxes.
Measuring the risk of default in the debt ceiling crisis

Measuring the risk of default in the debt ceiling crisis

The one- and three-year U.S. credit default swaps have already spiked above levels of previous financial and political crises.