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Mark DiPietrantonio | 9.18.2009

Beware of E-Mail Scam Posing as IRS Correspondence

Beware of any email that you receive posing as correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as our firm has seen an increase in the number of these phony e-mails.  Mark DiPietrantonio explains.
Ron Kramer | 8.24.2009

IRS Settles Offshore Account Information Dispute with UBS AG and Swiss Government

On August 19, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Swiss bank UBS AG and the Swiss government reached an agreement to settle a tax dispute in which the
Ron Kramer | 8.10.2009

The IRS Again Extends the FBAR Filing Deadline for Specified Persons

Late on Friday, August 7, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2009-62, again extending the due date for 2008 and earlier calendar-year
Ron Kramer | 7.8.2009

Cause and Effect

In a Sunday interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” Vice President Biden said the Obama administration misread how bad the economy was and didn’t foresee the potentially double-digit unemployment levels. Biden’s comments already have some economists and politicians clamoring for another round of stimulus spending on top of the $787 billion recovery bill passed in February of this year. This merits more debate. Ron Kramer explains.

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Ron Kramer | 6.29.2009

IRS Allows September 23, 2009 Deadline for Some FBAR Filings

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will permit taxpayers who meet certain requirements to file Form TD F 90-22.1, the Report of Foreign
Ron Kramer | 6.24.2009

ALERT: Expanded Reporting Requirements for Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBAR)

U.S. persons with an interest in a private investment fund organized outside the United States during 2008 must report ownership to the U.S. Treasury on Form TD F 90-221.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) by June 30, 2009.
Bob Bandi | 6.24.2009

Place Assets in Service by December 31, 2009 for Enhanced Expensing

The stimulus package signed by President Obama earlier this year provides businesses with two valuable tax incentives in the form of enhanced expensing and bonus depreciation for fixed asset additions.  These accelerated depreciation expenses are only available to offset federal taxable income in 2009.
Mark Cobetto | 6.24.2009

Manufacturers With Export Sales Should Consider a DISC

One of the often overlooked federal income tax incentives for U.S. manufacturers with export sales involves the use of a Domestic International Sales Corporation

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Jeffrey Wlahofsky | 6.19.2009

PA Governor Proposes Individual State Income Tax Increase

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell proposed an increase in the state personal income tax. Jeff Wlahofksy provides insight into what may happen next.
Martin DiGiovine | 5.15.2009

Is Cap and Trade Legislation a Disguised Tax Increase?

On March 31, 2009, Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) released a discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 in the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The proposed bill includes a “cap and trade” program in which the government will set a steadily declining ceiling on greenhouse gas emissions, then sell “credits” to energy producers in order to limit their greenhouse gas emissions

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