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Tax Considerations in Light of New Lease Standards

Over five years after its original issuance, the new accounting lease standard (ASC 842) will become effective for all private companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021.  While we have discussed the financial statement impact of ASC 842 in previous editions of TBC Today, companies should also consider the potential impact on their… [keep reading…]

Best Practices for Establishing a 401(k) Plan

Establishing a 401(k) Plan for your employees is a great benefit, but employers must be aware of their fiduciary responsibilities.  To ensure your Plan is compliant and running well, consider the following best practices. Plan document review Every six years the Internal Revenue Service requires that Plan Documents be restated to properly reflect changes that… [keep reading…]

NYS Pass Through Entity Tax Program

The New York State’s Pass Through Entity Tax (PTET) program allows eligible partnerships and S corporations to pay tax at the entity level to provide tax deductions that may otherwise be disallowed when the income is reported on the partners’/shareholders’ personal returns.   The program allows the partners/shareholders the ability to deduct New York State taxes… [keep reading…]

Impacts of ASC 606 for Manufacturing Companies

As private companies are now a few years into the implementation of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, it is important to note the impact this has had on the manufacturing industry and understand the changes to revenue recognition so owners may better operate their businesses. By definition, a manufacturer should… [keep reading…]

New York State Makes Important Updates to Pass-Through Entity Tax

Extends election due date to September 15, 2022 and creates new opportunity for certain S corporations On May 6th, 2022 Governor Hochul signed a bill extending the due date to elect into New York State’s pass-through entity tax (PTET) regime until September 15, 2022 for the 2022 tax year.  While this extension provides welcome relief… [keep reading…]

TBC Announces New Shareholders

Mumford, Mullen, and Vena Named Shareholders Albany, N Y:  Stephanie L. Mumford, CPA, Geoffrey Mullen, CPA, and Mark Vena, CPA have recently been named Shareholders for Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC). The promotion for Mumford, Mullen, and Vena took place on April 1st.  Mumford joined in 1999, while Mullen joined in 2020, and… [keep reading…]

Choosing the Right Retirement Plan for Your Business

A retirement plan is a great way for business owners and self-employed individuals to build wealth for retirement. Most plans are easy to set up and operate and offer significant tax advantages. Plus, you generally can contribute more to a business retirement plan than you can to a personal IRA. Here are a few types… [keep reading…]

U.S. Companies with Foreign Sales May Benefit from Tax Credit

Included in the many provisions of 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) was the creation of the Foreign Derived Intangible Income (“FDII”) Deduction for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017.  While the naming of the deduction may lead taxpayers to question their eligibility, many U.S. companies with foreign sales may find that they… [keep reading…]

What’s Important When it Comes to Documenting Board Minutes

Board members are fiduciaries of an organization and board minutes are considered legal documents that can also serve as a record for future reference. Minutes can provide evidence that a board has exercised care in decision making as well as serve as proof that the board operates in accordance with their own stated requirements (likely… [keep reading…]

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