Expenses & Deductions

Sec. 179D and Passthrough Entities

The Sec. 179D deduction available for building designers has unexpected consequences for design firms structured as passthrough entities.

Partnership Structural Changes: Deductibility of Expenses

This item examines several partnership restructuring transactions and discusses the circumstances in which a restructuring expense can be deducted and amortized under Sec. 709 or must be capitalized under Regs. Sec. 1.263(a)-5(a).

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2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.


Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.