Tax Planning; Tax Minimization

Using a family LLC for estate planning

LLCs can help families achieve key business and tax objectives, while also providing liability protection and concentrating management power in the hands of less than all of the owners.

Debt workouts involving commercial real estate

As short-term agreements that borrowers and creditors reached at the beginning of the pandemic start to expire, real estate companies and others will need to find long-term solutions to their insolvency problem.

Partnerships and S corps. can deduct state and local taxes

The IRS said it would issue proposed regulations allowing S corporations and partnerships to deduct “specified income tax payments” paid to state and local governments above the line and not as passthrough items for partners and shareholders.

Rehabilitation Credits Disallowed

The Third Circuit held that a corporate partner in a partnership was not entitled to claim historic rehabilitation credits passed through to it from the partnership because the corporation was not a bona fide partner in the partnership.

The Research Credit and Deduction for Passthrough Entities

Passthrough entities may be overlooking the research tax credit because they are not aware that they are engaged in eligible activities, do not think their activities are qualified, or do not believe they can meet the various requirements.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.