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November122015
Cyberattack: No Longer a Question of if, but When

John Fitzgerald, CPA 11.12.2015 | Practice Made Perfect No matter your firm’s size, practice areas, or client base, if you are a law firm, you are a target for cyberattack. […]

November112015
After a Sweet Sale of Your Stake in a Real Estate Project, Beware a Big Tax Trap

Terence Cullen 11.11.2015 | Commercial Observer George Harrison might have said it best 50 years ago with “Taxman,” on the Beatles’ Revolver album: “If 5 percent appears too small / […]

October292015
Accounting for Law Firms: Best Practices Lawyers Should Know

John Fitzgerald, CPA 10.29.2015 | Bloomberg BNA To operate successfully in today’s environment, law firms need to develop, implement, and monitor strong financial and operational practices. John Fitzgerald, Berdon’s Chair […]

October272015
IRS Teams with Foreign Tax Administrations to Uncover Tax Evasion

Berdon Tax Team 10.27.2015 | eVisor In its ongoing initiative to uncover offshore tax evasion by US taxpayers, the IRS has announced the exchange of financial account information with foreign […]

October072015
Cyberattacks on CRE: Real and Inevitable

Rita Pierre, CPA and Suzy Zaky 10.07.2015 | Real Estate Weekly It is a common and dangerous misconception that cyberattacks happen to others – giant retailers, government agencies – but […]

October042015
Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans under Increased IRS Scrutiny

10.27.2015 | eVisor For 2016, the Employee Plans Team Audit (EPTA) division of the IRS is stepping up reviews of internal compliance controls for large plans – those with at […]

September282015
Connecticut Substantially Increases Probate Fees for Larger Estates

Marco Svagna, CPA 09.28.2015 | eVisor Under recent legislation, the large estates of Connecticut residents dying on or after January 1, 2015 are being hit with sizable increases in probate […]

September282015
IRS Addresses the Taxability of Identity Protection Services

Berdon Tax Team 09.28.2015 | eVisor In the harsh reality of the identity fraud era, employers are taking steps to protect the safety of private information. In a welcome bit […]

September282015
New Estate Tax Reporting Requirements Delayed

Scott Ditman, CPA/PFS and Marco Svagna, CPA 09.28.2015 | eVisor New estate tax reporting requirements imposed by the recent transportation spending act1 (the Act) have been delayed until February 29, […]