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July132016
IRA Funding Structure Ruled a Prohibited Transaction

07.13.2016 | eVisor The Tax Court held that a couple participated in a prohibited transaction by personally guaranteeing loans to a company owned by their IRAs.1 This left them liable […]

July132016
IRS Expands Scope of Tax Relief for Identity Protection Services

07.13.2016 | eVisor Recognizing the increasing threat of identity fraud today, the IRS has expanded the scope of its tax treatment of identity protection services provided to employees to coverage […]

July132016
The IRS will not call you …

07.13.2016 | eVisor The increase in telephone scams, phishing activity, and identity theft has resulted in a new policy as of May 6, 2016, from the Internal Revenue Service: When […]

June072016
FTC v. Wyndham: A Cybersecurity Wake-Up for the Hospitality Industry

Jack Pulvirenti, CPA 06.07.2016 | Client Alert Cybersecurity is a critical issue for many businesses, but the hospitality industry is particularly vulnerable to hackers and other cybercriminals. There are many […]

May232016
Energy Efficient Deduction, Work Opportunity Credit, Deducting Litigation Costs

Berdon Tax Team 05.23.2016 | eVisor Deduction for Investing in Energy Efficient Equipment Internal Revenue Code Section 179D provides for a deduction for the costs of new energy efficient equipment […]

May172016
The State of the Real Estate Industry on Long Island: Co-operation Key to Future Development

Kayte Steinert-Threlkeld 05.17.2016 | LIBN: State of the LI Real Estate Event Developers, townships, and local governments on Long Island are working closer together than ever to create transit-oriented residential […]

May092016
Proposed Tax Regulations Target Inversions and Corporate Debt

Berdon Tax Team 05.09.2016 | Client Alert On April 4, the IRS and the Treasury Department issued proposed rules under Section 385 for determining whether corporate debt obligations will be […]

April162016
Deduction for Investing in Energy Efficient Equipment

Berdon Tax Team 04.14.2016 | eVisor Internal Revenue Code Section 179D provides for a deduction for the costs of new energy efficient equipment installed in a commercial building. The recent […]

April142016
Patent Litigation Costs Can be Currently Deducted

Berdon Tax Team 04.14.2016 | eVisor Whether attorney’s fees and other costs in business litigation can be currently deducted has always been a thorny issue. The IRS recently ruled 1 […]