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Postcard from the AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference

Last week, the AICPA hosted its annual Construction and Real Estate conference in Las Vegas, welcoming over 1,000 attendees. I was fortunate to participate,

The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution and Its Impact on Commercial Real Estate

Driverless vehicles are coming and will dramatically change the commercial real estate landscape. Many of the world's largest corporations have been

Vacation Homes & Like-Kind Exchanges

Now that the real estate market is picking up, it may be a good time to sell or upgrade your vacation home. Instead of selling your vacation home to buy

Internal Revenue Service Disagrees with Stine Ruling on When Depreciation Starts

One benefit to owning a building is the ability to expense it over time. Tax depreciation starts on an asset’s “placed in service date,”

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Be Sure Your QRPBI Properties Are Used IN Your Trade or Business

Last summer, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) took a look at the gross income exclusion for forgiveness of qualified real property business

Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax Discounts

You bought your first house; congratulations! Now you will join other homeowners in paying property tax to your municipality, county and school district.

Construction Spending: 2016 on the rise, 2017...TBD

The United States Department of Commerce on January 3, 2017 reported that construction spending continues to be on the rise, reaching an over ten-year

IRS Extends Five Year Eligibility Limitation

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2017-6 on December 20, 2016, which extends for one year the five year eligibility limitation

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New Lease Standard and Impact on the Construction Industry

On February 25, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its new lease accounting standard, FASB Accounting Standard Update 2016-02

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

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