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Steve Grgas

Tax reform discussions continue in Congress on variety of approaches

Tax reform discussions continue in Congress on variety of approaches House and Senate lawmakers have started their August recess, leaving pending tax legislation for after Labor Day. In past years, September has been a busy month for tax legislation and this year is likely to be the same. Before leaving Capitol Hill, lawmakers took actions […]

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Brian Whelan

IRS continues campaign against worker misclassification

IRS continues campaign against worker misclassification The IRS remains focused on an issue that doesn’t seem to be going away: the misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Recently, the IRS issued still another fact sheet “reminding” employers about the importance of correctly classifying workers for purposes of federal employment taxes (FS-2017-9). Generally, […]

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Wayne Naegele

Rules for managing tax basis on stock sales worth a look

Rules for managing tax basis on stock sales worth a look A recent Tax Court decision and pending tax reform proposals have intersected in highlighting how stock sales can be timed for maximum tax advantage. The taxpayer in the recent case (Turan, TC Memo. 2017-141) failed to convince the Tax Court that he timely made […]

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Steve Grgas

FAQ: What is Country-by-Country reporting?

FAQ: What is Country-by-Country reporting? Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting is part of a larger initiative by the  Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) known as the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. CbC reporting generally impacts large multi-national businesses. Because CbC is part of BEPS it is important to be familiar with the core […]

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Steve Grgas

How Do I? Deduct student loan interest

How Do I? Deduct student loan interest An eligible taxpayer can deduct qualified interest on a qualified student loan for an eligible student’s qualified educational expenses at an eligible institution. The amount of the deduction is limited, and it is phased out for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain thresholds. The maximum […]

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