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Did The California Film Commission Recently Adopt New Regulations In Connection To The California Film & Television Tax Credit Program...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, the California Film Commission has recently adopted new regulations effective on April 13, 2015 (i.e., Cal. Code Regs. §§ 5508, 5509, 5510, 5511, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5515, and 5516, Tit. 10) to implement the...   Read More
What Is The Status Of The AICPA's Task Force In Addressing The Need For The IRS To Increase The TPR De Minimis Safe Harbor Threshold Amount?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

On Tuesday, April 21st The American Institute of CPAs (hereinafter the “AICPA”) has recommended to the Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter the “Service”) that the De Minimis Safe Harbor threshold amount...   Read More
Do Most States Currently Offer Movie Production Tax Incentives?
User Photo Peter J. Scalise
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 Explain How To Quantitatively Compute Start-up Companies "Fixed Base Percentages" In Connection To The R&D Tax Credit.
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

For a start-up company, I.R.C. § 41(c)(3)(B) establishes a fixed-base percentage calculation for companies that incorporated after December 31, 1983, or had fewer than 3 years with qualified research expenditures...   Read More
Can Someone Please Provide An Overview Of The Scope Of A Construction Tax Planning Engagement?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

A Construction Tax Planning Engagement utilizes a proactive "Pre-Design Phase" approach to identifying additional tax benefits related to new and planned construction projects whether in connection to constructing...   Read More
Please Discuss The Scope And Application Of The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

The Investment Tax Credit (hereinafter "ITC") is a 30% federal tax credit for solar systems on residential properties under Sec. 25D of the Code, and for commercial properties under Sec. 48 of the Code that remains...   Read More
Can Someone Please Discuss The Status Of The Empire State Music Production Tax Credit?
User Photo Peter J. Scalise
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

As of April 7th of 2015, New York State’s Excelsior Jobs Program is highly anticipated to be expanded to include music production through a Empire State Music Production Tax Credit. Administered by the Empire...   Read More
Within The United States, Which States Currently Offer Tax Incentives For Television And Film Production?
User Photo Peter J. Scalise
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

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