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February 2, 2018 | Michael De Prima

IRS Provides Continuity of Interest Safe Harbor for Reorganizations

The IRS has released a Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc. 2018-12, 2018-6 IRB) providing a safe harbor that taxpayers may use to value stock in a reorganization for purposes of determining whether the continuity of interest (COI) requirement under Treas. Reg. §1.368-1(e) is satisfied. The safe harbor is welcome guidance for taxpayers entering into a potential reorganization given the confusion and potential pitfalls involved when structuring a transaction to meet the COI requirement. Read on »

February 1, 2018 | EKS&H Technical Accounting and Advisory Group

Audit Committee Update Newsletter - Year-End 2017

The Audit Committee Update Newsletter is a quarterly publication from EKS&H’s Technical Accounting and Auditing Group. In this newsletter, we highlight some important 2017 year-end issues facing audit committees.  Read on »

February 1, 2018 | EKS&H Technical Accounting and Advisory Group

​Accounting and Financial Reporting Developments for Private Companies Year-End Update 2017

This newsletter provides a summary of some of the more important year-end 2017 accounting and financial reporting activities for private companies.  The content is not meant to be all inclusive.  Read on »

February 1, 2018 | EKS&H Technical Accounting and Advisory Group

Accounting, Financial Reporting and Regulatory Developments for Public Companies Year-End Update 2017

This newsletter provides a summary of some of the more important year-end 2017 accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory activities for public companies. Read on »

January 19, 2018 | Ken Berkeley

International Tax Reform for U.S. Businesses with Cross-Border Operations

Before the recent tax reform, the U.S. tax laws were based on a worldwide tax system. With the recent U.S tax reform, U.S. multi-national companies will now benefit from a partial territorial system similar to that used by much of the rest of the world. Read on »

January 17, 2018 | Dori Eggett

2017 Tax Reform Bill: Key Provisions Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 22, 2017, the President signed new tax legislation, resulting in the most sweeping reform to tax law since 1986.  Many are still being worked through and new regulations are undoubtedly forthcoming, so this summary of provisions affecting the nonprofit sector is just an overview until we have more guidance from the Treasury. Read on »

January 15, 2018 | Michael DePrima

Year-end Tax Planning: Offsetting Payroll Taxes with the R&D Credit

As companies head into year-end tax planning mode, they should consider whether they may be able to reduce their payroll taxes with the research and development (R&D) tax credit. Effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, certain startup companies can elect to apply their R&D credits against federal payroll taxes reported on Form 941. The election is a powerful tool in reducing payroll tax liability while freeing up cash to reinvest in operations.  Read on »

December 20, 2017

Tax Reform Passed and Signed Into Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been through the Conference Committee, passed by the House and Senate, and was signed by President Trump on Friday, December 22, 2017. Changes to the tax code described in this bill will affect nearly every taxpayer and include significant developments related to individual, business, and international tax regulations. Read on »

December 14, 2017 | Michael DePrima

IRS Announces 11 Additional Audit Campaigns with a Focus on International Tax Issues

On November 3, the IRS’s Large Business and International (LB&I) division announced the selection of 11 more campaigns in carrying out its issue-based examination effort. The new campaigns are in addition to the 13 campaigns announced in January 2017. The new campaigns reinforce the IRS’s emphasis on ferreting out noncompliance in the international arena. Read on »

November 8, 2017

​Colorado Estimated Tax Underpayment Notices Sent In Error

Shortly after October 16, 2017, the extended due date for individuals, the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) began sending letters indicating estimated tax underpayment penalties. It has been determined that the CDOR system that calculates interest and penalties related to estimated tax payments did not take into account the Emancipation Day extended due date in 2016. Read on »

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