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Within The United States, Which States Currently Offer Tax Incentives For Television And Film Production?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

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
Is It True That The Service Made It Easier Today For Small Business Owners To Comply With The Final Tangible Property Regulations?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, on February 13th of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter the “Service”) streamlined the methodology for small business owners to comply with the Final Treasury Regulations (hereinafter the “...   Read More
Can Someone Please Provide An Overview Of The Senate's Tax Reform Discussion From This Past Week?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

On Thursday, January 29th the Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee (hereinafter “the Committee”) issued a letter to the Republican Chairman, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, outlining their main principles for tax...   Read More
Did The IRS Recently Issue New Administrative Authority In Connection To Accounting Method Changes?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, on Friday, January 16th of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service issued new administrative guidance in connection to accounting method changes. Revenue Procedure 2015-13 updates and revises the general...   Read More
On What Date Will The IRS Begin To Allow Taxpayers To E-file Their Tax Returns For Tax Season 2015?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

The Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter the “Service”) announced that it will commence accepting tax returns electronically filed on January 20th of 2015. Hard copy tax returns will also be accepted and...   Read More
Has The President Signed The Tax Extenders Bill Into Law Yet?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, on Friday, December 19th, President Obama signed the tax extenders legislation into law that retroactively extends for one year the bulk of the temporary tax incentives that expired on December 31, 2013. The...   Read More
What Are The Primary Congressional Tax Extenders Affecting The Real Estate Industry?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

On Tuesday, December 16th the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 5771 by a 76 to 16 vote reviving dozens of previously expired tax breaks for calendar year 2014 only.The bill is now awaiting President Obama’s signature in...   Read More
What Is The Latest Status Of The Tax Extenders Package On Capitol Hill?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

On December 3, 2014, the House of Representatives made the latest move in this year’s epic congressional tax extenders showdown with the Senate, passing a bill entitled the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014...   Read More
What Are Some Of The Primary Energy Tax Incentives That Still Need To Be Reinstated As Part Of The Tax Extenders Legislation On The Hill?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

The energy tax incentives that previously expired on December 31, 2013 and are part of the overall tax extenders package include, but are not limited to: • Tax Credit for the Construction of New Energy...   Read More
Please Provide A Synopsis Of The Pivotal Trinity Industries Judicial Interpretation Involving The R&D Tax Credit.
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Trinity Industries, Inc. v. United States was certainly a pivotal judicial interpretation most recently heard by the Fifth Circuit Court in July of 2014 with a myriad of issues under deliberation including, but...   Read More

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