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September 14, 2016 | Michael Fitzgerald

IRS Temporary Regulations May Permanently Impact Manufacturers

Companies that outsource part or all of their manufacturing will want to pay particular attention to several proposed and temporary regulations which are likely to affect deductions for oil-related activities, production and construction definitions, film licensing, and changing which party is eligible for the deduction when property is produced on behalf of another. Read on »

February 9, 2016 | John Devore and Mike Madden

Craft Brewery Tax Strategies – Using P.A.T.H. to Reduce Your Taxes

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion tax and spending bill that contains major benefits to craft brewers and the brewing industry. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 extended some tax laws and made some tax laws permanent that may significantly reduce craft brewers’ tax bills. Read on »

February 9, 2016 | John Devore and Mike Madden

Tax Strategies to Accelerate the Expense of Kegs

Craft brewers face a number of obstacles in an increasingly competitive market. The EKS&H 2014 Craft Brewing Financial Benchmarking Survey identified challenges that include finding and retaining the right employees, improving production efficiency and profitability, and acquiring capital. Another challenge is the significant cost of brewing equipment. Read on »

January 18, 2016 | Lawrence Knutson and Bruce Nelson

ACA and Tax Updates for Tax Year 2015 – Important Tax Changes You Need to Know About

Business executives must consider many state, federal, and international tax updates before filing for tax year 2015. Noncompliance with some of these, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), can trigger steep penalties. If you haven’t already, you should start planning now. Read on »

January 11, 2016 | Michael De Prima

Specialty Tax Services Update – R&D Tax Credit

Taxpayers and practitioners can breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief because the research and development (R&D) tax credit has been made permanent. What’s more, due to some very generous enhancements to the credit rules, it is now more attractive than ever for a large number of companies that previously saw little or no benefit in claiming the credit. Read on »

July 7, 2015 | John DeVore and Mike Madden

Money-Saving Tax Strategies for Craft Breweries

Breweries that are expanding into new facilities or expanding current operations can use cost segregation to reduce their tax burdens. For example, rather than applying a standard 39-year depreciation to a brewhouse and everything attached to it, a brewery may apply a shorter schedule to certain specialty items. The determination of which items are eligible for cost segregation requires an engineering-based study, which identifies building parts that can be depreciated over a shorter lifespan.  Read on »

June 30, 2015 | Lawrence Knutson and Michael De Prima

Specialty Tax Services Update - Tax Credit Claims

Engineering firms claiming the research and development (R&D) tax credit under Internal Revenue Code §41 oftentimes grapple with the “funded” research issue. Read on »

June 26, 2015 | Michael De Prima and Lawrence Knutson

How Software Companies Can Benefit from the Section 199 Deduction

Leaders of software companies have a lot to think about. Staying ahead of the competition through constant research and development, capturing market share, and retaining top talent are just a few; tax considerations are probably low on the list. Read on »

April 20, 2015 | EKS&H Technical Accounting and Advisory Group

Research Tax Credit: IRS Issues April 3, 2015 Update

On April 3, 2015, the IRS issued final and temporary regulations regarding how the research credit must be allocated among members of a controlled group under IRC §41(f) Treas. Reg. §1.41-6. The new regulations implement revisions to the controlled group allocation rules brought about by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which were implemented on an interim basis in Notice 2013-20.   Read on »

March 4, 2015 | Lawrence Knutson and Ryan Sells

How Healthcare Entities Can Use Cost Segregation to Reduce Taxable Income

Based on the ruling, cost segregation methodologies previously used to allocate the cost of a building between structural components and investment tax credit (ITC) property can now be used for depreciable assets. Read on »

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