Blog Archives: 2013

Capitalizing on the De Minimis Exception

For years, the IRS has tried to wrap its arms around rules related to the capitalization vs. deductible repairs and supplies for tangible property. In September 2013 – two years after the proposed regulations were issued – the IRS issued the Final Tangible Property Regulations. For many, the final regulations provide a more generous de […]

Top Five 2013 Year-End Estate & Tax Tips for Real Estate Developers

Have you adjusted your estate planning, investment and tax strategies to take advantage (or not hurt yourself) in light of the new tax rates? Higher income earners can potentially be in the 39.6%, and may have an additional 3.8% Medicare surtax on investment income to be in the 43.4% tax-bracket. Also, the highest estate tax […]

Do Your Year-End Tax Planning Now

By now, everyone should have filed their 2012 business and individual income tax returns. Before we settle into the holidays, let’s not forget to do some basic year-end tax planning. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) passed in January 2013, as well as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), contained significant […]

Property Management Companies May Face Unexpected B&O Tax Exposure

Washington business and occupation (B&O) tax is generally imposed on the gross revenues of a business, without deductions for operating expenses. Because expenses cannot be deducted, a potential for multiple layers of tax obligations exists for business models that involve more than one entity, and the property management industry is no exception. Hotel, senior living […]

Preparing for Year End: Common Questions About Goodwill Impairment

As we rapidly approach the fourth quarter of 2013 and the impending year end for many clients, we start to get questions on many of the facets of financial statement reporting that may be ignored in the first part of the year. One question that we receive somewhat frequently during the year-end financial reporting work […]

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