Retail/Restaurant Industry Safe Harbor Under Tangible Property Regulations

01/13/2016Cost Segregation, News, Repair Regulations, Tax Insight

The IRS recently issued Revenue Procedure 2015-56 providing a safe harbor for certain taxpayers operating retail or restaurant establishments for determining whether expenditures incurred to “remodel” or “refresh” their property can be expensed under the Tangible Property Regulations released in 2013. Generally, the safe harbor benefits those enhancing the physical appearance and layout of their … Read More

R&D Tax Credit Expanded for Small & Midsize Businesses

12/18/2015R&D Tax Credit, Tax Insight

Congress is spreading some cheer this holiday season in the form of tax breaks for both businesses and individuals. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (“PATH”) Act of 2015 was passed by both the House and the Senate and is a groundbreaking $650 billion tax extender bill aimed at providing taxpayers certainty and opportunity into … Read More

Tax Extenders Imminent! Congress to Make Key Provisions Permanent and President is Expected to Sign Into Law

12/17/2015R&D Tax Credit, Tax Insight

Congress is embracing the holiday season by providing taxpayers a gift in the form of tax extenders. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 is a bipartisan agreement between both houses of Congress that permanently extends many popular business and individual incentives. President Obama is expected to sign into law in the … Read More

Promising News on Tax Extender Legislation

12/09/2015Tax Insight

On December 7, 2015, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) unveiled proposed legislation to extend a number of tax provisions that expired at the end of calendar year 2014. The proposed legislation would prevent tax increases on millions of families and businesses as the 2015 tax year filing season begins early next year. … Read More

IRS Releases Retail & Restaurant Safe Harbor Related to Tangible Property Regulations

11/20/2015Cost Segregation, Tax Insight

On November 20, 2015, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2015-56, providing certain “qualified taxpayers” engaged in the trade or business of operating a retail establishment or a restaurant a safe harbor accounting method for costs incurred related to remodeling and refreshing of their “qualified buildings.” “Qualified taxpayers” include those conducting activities within NAICS codes 44 … Read More

Repair Regs – Another solution to “Elect-out” of Rev. Proc. 2015-20 to preserve missed deductions

08/21/2015Repair Regulations, Tax Insight

The IRS has recently written on their website that eligible taxpayers may elect out of Rev. Proc. 2015-20 by filing a statement with their 2014 tax returns indicating their qualifying trade or business is not applying the simplified procedure of Rev. Proc. 2015-20. Qualified small business taxpayers who accept the relief of Rev. Proc. 2015-20 … Read More

Senate Finance Committee approves renewal of expired tax provisions

07/22/2015Tax Insight

Yesterday, on July 21st, the Senate Finance Committee repeated history by overwhelmingly approving a 2-year extension of over 50 expired tax provisions with a strong bipartisan vote, setting the stage for Congress to address later this year. The bill extends many long awaited business tax extenders that originally expired at the end of 2014 and … Read More

IRS Releases New Draft Form 3115

07/20/2015Repair Regulations, Tax Insight

On July 15th, The IRS posted onto its website an early released draft of Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method. Form 3115 is used for accounting method changes, including complying with the Tangible Property Regulations (“TPRs”) as well as making depreciation adjustments resulting from Cost Segregation studies. The current version of Form 3115 … Read More