Industry News 2017-12-11T14:33:28+00:00

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From time to time, Grossman St. Amour CPAs team members address various subject matters in the world of accounting, taxation, business valuation and financial planning. We invite you to review the various articles and presentations to the right.

Should you have a question about or interest in a particular subject matter that is not addressed, please feel free to contact us for information on that specific subject.

Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Outlines Tax Reform Proposals

Since taking office in January, President Trump has called for comprehensive tax reform. The President’s recently released fiscal year (FY) 2018 outlines some of his key tax reform principles. At the same time, White House officials said that more tax reform [...]

June 7th, 2017|

Debate Over Health Care & Taxes Moves to Senate

The future of the Affordable Care Act and its associated taxes has moved to the Senate following passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House in April. Traditionally, legislation moves more slowly in the Senate than in the [...]

June 7th, 2017|

What Are Passive Losses?

Individuals, trusts, estates, personal service corporations and closely held C corporations may only deduct passive activities losses from passive activity income. The rules do not apply to S corporations and partnerships but do apply to their respective shareholders and partners. In [...]

June 7th, 2017|

June 2017 Tax Compliance Calendar

As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of June [...]

June 7th, 2017|

How Do I Safeguard Tax Benefits Against Natural Disasters

As “hurricane season” officially begins, the IRS has released a number a tax tips, reminders and other advice to help taxpayers weather the storm of natural disasters and similar emergencies. The underlying theme for all IRS "tax tips" is that recordkeeping [...]

June 7th, 2017|

White House Calls for Significant Tax Cuts and Other Tax Reforms

President Trump on April 26th, just before his “100 days” in office, unveiled his highly-anticipated tax reform outline –the “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs.” The outline calls for dramatic tax cuts and simplification: lower individual tax rates [...]

May 9th, 2017|

Treasury to Review/Re-Evaluate Tax Regulations

The Treasury Department is to undertake a review and re-evaluation of tax regulations issued by the IRS since January 1, 2016. President Trump signed an Executive Order 13789 (“Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens”) ordering this action on April 21. Following [...]

May 9th, 2017|

Filing Season Ends with No Red Flags

The IRS processed more than 128 million returns and issued some 97 million refunds without hitting any major roadblocks by the end of the filing season. As in past years, the vast majority of returns were filed electronically. Likewise, most refunds [...]

May 9th, 2017|

What are my Odds of Being Audited?

Audit coverage rates are at low levels, the IRS has reported. According to the IRS, the audit coverage rate for individuals fell 16 percent from FY 2015 to FY 2016. The 0.7 percent audit coverage rate for individuals was the lowest [...]

May 9th, 2017|