Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics

Welcome to Schneider Downs Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics, a web page where our team of tax professionals posts articles about emerging tax issues, proposed legislation and current tax trends and techniques that impact the tax situations of individuals, businesses and tax exempt organizations.

The information and articles prepared by Schneider Downs tax professionals and published in our library are designed to alert you to significant tax developments, guide you as you prepare for the positive or negative impact the developments may have on you, your business or organization, and demonstrate how Schneider Downs may assist you in responding to new technical trends and topics. Our goal is to offer proactive and cutting-edge ideas and to serve our clients and friends of the firm.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check it often. The articles are listed on the right-hand side of the page and updated frequently.

What's New? Highlights of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019

With the aim of improving the interaction between the IRS and taxpayers, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA) was signed into law on July 1. The bill includes

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Tax Considerations – Professional Service Entities

Since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), there has been increased discussion regarding what is the most tax-efficient entity structure. This

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Wearing the Color Pink: What an Experience!

In February of this year, I joined the team for the American Cancer Society’s (“ACS”) 2019 Real Men Wear Pink campaign, an effort that

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Impact of Tax Reform on Accounting for Income Taxes – Changes in NOL

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) impacted nearly every U.S. taxpayer both in personal income tax filings, and indirectly through the changes in

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2020 Retirement Plan Limitations

On November 6, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service announced the cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) that will take effect January 1, 2020 (IRS Notice 2019-59).

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PA DOR Will Apply $500,000 Economic Nexus Rule for Corporation Income Tax Filings in 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently issued Corporate Tax Bulletin 2019-04[i], which implemented a $500,000 economic nexus threshold for Corporate

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PA DOR Will Apply $500,000 Economic Nexus Rule for Corporation Income Tax Filings in 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently issued Corporate Tax Bulletin 2019-04[i], which implemented a $500,000 economic nexus threshold for Corporate

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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

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Clarification on 100% Bonus Depreciation for Dealership Owners

The Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations on utilizing 100% bonus depreciation for dealerships that deduct floorplan interest expense.

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Micro-Captive Insurance Companies Feel Pressure with Recent IRS Settlement Offers and Court Victories

The IRS announced Tuesday that it is sending time-limited settlement offers to certain taxpayers under audit with micro-captive insurance transactions.

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