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Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction Extended Through 2020

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending bill that funds the government through fiscal year 2020. The bill also extends the

Is Your Construction Company Eligible for R&D Tax Credits?

The Credit for Increasing Research Activities (IRC Section 41), or the R&D Tax Credit, as it is more commonly known, has been around since 1981. And

Good News Regarding Excess Business Losses For Your Pass-Through Construction Business

If you own a construction business, you know all too well that one or more bad contracts can make or break the financial results for the year. If you were

Is Your Construction Company Eligible for a Credit for Wages Paid under FMLA?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted late last year created an employer credit for paid leave provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The

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The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Your Construction Company Beyond 2017

If you (or your trust or estate) own an interest in a pass-through construction company, you’ll want to take note of two of the more significant

Update on the Status of the 179D Deduction

In 2005, Congress passed the Energy Policy Act which created the 179D Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Deduction. The 179D deduction allowed owners

What Percentage of Health Insurance Coverage Does Your Construction Company Pay?

A question was recently posted on the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) message board requesting input as to the amount of health insurance

Can the Use of Drones Result in Cost Savings for Your Construction Company?

Studies focusing on construction efficiency have documented 25% to 50% waste in coordinating labor and managing, moving, and installing materials (Tulacz

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Significant Changes to the Use of Bonus Depreciation on Nonresidential Real Property Beginning in 2016

Bonus depreciation, which was scheduled to expire after 2014, was extended through 2019 by the PATH Act. Under the PATH Act, 50 % bonus depreciation applies

Is Your Construction Company Treating Automobile Allowances Correctly?

A recent post on the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) website posed the question, “Are car allowances always taxable?”

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