Correcting Partnership Returns After the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime
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Correcting Partnership Returns After the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime

Practitioners who make or find errors on a filed Form 1065 for their partnership clients may find themselves in for a bit of a shock when it comes to correcting those errors. Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of ... David Woods, EA

Post-TCJA Qualified Personal Residence Trust Planning
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Post-TCJA Qualified Personal Residence Trust Planning

The sweeping changes of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have prompted a reconsideration of many financial plans. The realm of estate planning will be especially affected by the TCJA’s doubling of the federal estate tax exemption. The author presents a hyp... Martin Shenkman, CPA/PFS, JD, AEP

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Become Americas Advanced Tax Expert

BECOME AMERICA’S ADVANCED TAX EXPERT BY Mary Sunderland, EA, USTCP & Bill Nemeth, EA Do you want to stand out as a tax practitioner? Are you confident that you offer the latest and best tax advice to your clients? Do you want to grow your business by taking on more complicated tax returns and representation clients? Do you want to know the tax experts in these areas? ... Mary Sunderland, EA, USTCP

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Breaking Down the Tax Professionals Role in Estate Planning

Many of us look for additional income- generating avenues during the off-season. I became a certified estate planner to bring in extra money. You may be thinking, “What exactly is a tax professional’s role in estate planning?” Simply put, it is our job to watch for issues like the estate tax, while at the same time having a solid understanding of what will be done at the time of death and how to adhere to the estate plan. First of all, th... Craig W. Smalley, EA

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Tax Implications of Home Flipping: Dealer Or Investor

With today’s hot real estate market and rapidly escalating property values, many clients are engaging in real estate investing and house flipping. Indeed, there are many reality TV shows and real estate networks dedicated to glamorizing the quick profits that can be made in these activities. What these programs fail to mention are the tax consequences of these transactions. As tax professionals, that’s where we come in... Keith A. Espinoza, EA

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How to Stop a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Interview

Your client operates a business that owes employment taxes to the IRS, and an IRS Revenue Officer has just called you and requested that your client come down to his office for a meeting to discuss the debt. You presume the Revenue Officer wants to discuss collection of the debt from the business, maybe requesting that your client complete a Form 433B, Collection Information Statement for Businesses. After all, the business owes the debt,... By HOWARD LEVY, JD

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The Grand Parent Tax

GST is imposed on a direct transfer of property to a grandchild that would otherwise be subject to two levels of estate taxation if first taxed as part of the parent’s estate. It is then transferred from parent to child, taxed as part of the child’s estate, and finally transferred to the grandchild. To ensure that such transfers do not entirely escape two levels of taxation, assets conveyed are subject to GST at the time they are tran... Monica Haven, EA, JD, LLM