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I Would Appreciate If Someone Could Please Provide A Synopsis Of The Recently Enhanced U.S. Federal-Level R&D Tax Credit Program Under...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

On December 18th of 2015, President Obama signed into law a sweeping $1.14 trillion dollar funding bill that will keep the federal government operating through September 30th of 2016. In connection to the tax...   Read More
I Have A Client In California With A PFIC Investment. I Have Completed Form 8621 But How Do I Handle The State Return?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

California does not recognize IRC sections 1291-1298 that outline the federal taxation of the very specialized foreign investments. Instead refer to the Voluntary Compliance Initiative FAQs and you will find their...   Read More
Does The United States Have A Tax Incentives Program Geared Towards Rehabilitating Historic Building Structures?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program jointly administered by the National Park Service and the State Historic Preservation Offices is the nation’s most effective Federal-level program to promote...   Read More
What Are The Primary Differences Between A Cost Segregation Analysis And A Construction Tax Planning Analysis?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

There are many noteworthy differences between the scope and application of a Cost Segregation analysis and a Construction Tax Planning analysis. The scope of a Cost Segregation analysis will methodically review...   Read More
Can A Real Estate Investment Trust ("REIT") Benefit From A Cost Segregation Study?
User Photo Peter J. Scalise
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, a Real Estate Investment Trust (hereinafter "REIT") can potentially benefit from a cost segregation analysis. I would wholeheartedly recommend scoping the cost segregation opportunities on a property by...   Read More
Do Most States Within The U.S.A. Offer Movie Production Tax Incentives?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, most states currently offer Movie Production Incentives (hereinafter “MPIs”). MPIs are tax benefits offered on a state-by-state basis throughout the United States to entice, as applicable, in-state film...   Read More
Please Provide A Synopsis Of Newly Issued Rev. Proc. 2016-29 Affecting Accounting Method Change Filers.
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

On May 5th, the Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter the “Service”) issued Rev. Proc. 2016-29, which outlines automatic accounting method changes and provides administrative procedures for electing them....   Read More
How Is Repair To An Asset Accounted For In Depreciation? For Example A Computer That Is Repaired. Is Repair Cost Added To Basis,...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

The answer to that question is complex. The IRS has recently issues a series of updated repair regulations that deal with that topic. Depending on the cost of the repair it would be depreciated separately or...   Read More

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