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Tax Reform and Year-End Considerations: What You Need to Know

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than three decades, and its changes will impact nearly every 2018 federal income tax return. As the year draws to a close, now is the time to consider year-end tax planning strategies to help you maximize deductions and minimize your tax bill – for this year and the year ahead.
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Help Maintain a Healthy Veterinary Hospital With This Year-End Checklist

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As the year draws to a close, business items can easily get lost in the flurry of holiday activities. That is why we created this year-end checklist – to help you make the most of 2018 and to help keep your business as healthy as it can be.
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Malarsky to Speak on International Tax at ICLEF Seminar

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Katherine Malarsky, director in KSM’s Tax Services Group, will discuss international tax reform at an Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) seminar on Dec. 11. The event, held at the ICLEF Conference Facility in Indianapolis, will educate non-tax attorneys of all backgrounds on tax law updates spurred by recent tax reform. The fast-paced seminar, worth three CLE credits, will feature nine different speakers giving 20-minute presentations.
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New GILTI Rules Target U.S. Shareholders of Controlled Foreign Corporations

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As a general rule, the earnings of a foreign corporation are not subject to U.S. taxation until such earnings are distributed as dividends. The Subpart F rules have long been in place to subject the earnings of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) to U.S. taxation whether or not such earnings are actually distributed. The tax reform legislation passed in Dec. 2017 imposed an additional anti-deferral rule referred to as GILTI (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income). The new GILTI inclusion rules function in a manner similar to the existing Subpart F regime.
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New York State & Local Tax Update: October 2018

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New York lawmakers enacted a program to potentially circumvent the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which imposes a $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (“SALT”) deduction for individuals who itemize their deductions. This Employer Compensation Expense Program (“ECEP”)created an elective Employer Compensation Expense Tax (“ECET”) that employers can elect to pay if they have employees that earn over $40,000 annually in wages and compensation in New York state.
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DuVall to Lead Discussion on Best Practices in Angel Investing

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Tim DuVall, partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Business Advisory Group and leader of the firm’s Technology Industry Services Group, will speak at the Best Practices in Angel Investing event, taking place Nov. 8 in Lafayette, IN. Hosted by Elevate Ventures, VisionTech, Purdue Ventures, and MatchBOX, the seminar is geared toward educating future and current angel investors on preferred standards in the business. DuVall will discuss legal and tax responsibilities and best practices for angel investors.
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Additional Ways Tax Reform Will Impact the Transportation Industry

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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, companies in all industries braced themselves for impending changes. The key take away of the TCJA is lower tax rates for both businesses and individuals. However, the impacts of this new tax law are extensive and have left many taxpayers wondering how they will be affected. For the transportation industry, guidelines are continuing to emerge. In addition to the key provisions that were highlighted in our earlier analysis, Top Three Things to Know About How Tax Reform Impacts Your Trucking Company, the following changes will likely affect most trucking companies.
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Despite Challenges, Trucking Industry Outlook Remains Strong

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Nearly 71 percent of all U.S. freight is moved by trucks, making the transportation industry an integral part of the nation’s economy. In fact, changing dynamics in trucking could have a ripple effect to many other industries. To discuss the state of the transportation industry, Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group along with King & Ballow Law Offices and KSM Transport Advisors, hosted its annual Trucking Owners Business Roundtable in Nashville, TN. Experts offered presentations on benchmarking trends, strategic acquisitions, the current market environment, tax law updates, legislative updates, and other key industry topics. Though the transportation industry still faces some of the same challenges as in recent years, particularly related to driver shortage, the overall outlook for the remainder of the year is positive.
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Hogan and Royster to Discuss Tax Law and the Wayfair Impact at McLeod Software’s 2018 User Conference

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Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Troy Hogan and Stephen Royster, members of the firms Transportation Services Group, will present at McLeod Software’s 2018 User Conference. Taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Birmingham, AL, the conference will bring together over 1,000 transportation industry professionals to learn about new tools to improve efficiency, discuss timely topics in the transportation industry, and network with peers.
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The 20 Percent Pass-Through Deduction: Proposed Guidance and Its Impact on Trucking

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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) became law on Dec. 22, 2017 there was interpretation of the law, but little guidance on how taxpayers would implement the qualified business income (QBI) 20 percent pass-through deduction. After more than eight months, the IRS has finally issued proposed regulations. Initial commentary that Section 199A would be taxpayer favorable has been confirmed by the recently issued proposed regulations.
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