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Lawmakers continue to debate comprehensive tax reform, aiming for a package to clear Congress and be signed into law by the President before summer. At the same time a “mini” tax reform package in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement plan appears to have stalled in Congress.


The IRS has released the inflation-adjusted limitations on depreciation deductions for business-use passenger automobiles, light trucks, and vans first placed in service during calendar year 2017. All limitations are inflation-adjusted based upon October 2016 CPI amounts, with rounding conventions that account for almost all 2016 limits remaining the same for 2017 (only the third-year limitation for light trucks and vans rose, from $3,350 to $3,450 in 2017).


In a case that provides a lesson to anyone donating property to charity for which a deduction of more than $500 is claimed – get proof in writing and get it at the time you donate the property. After-the-fact substantiation, no matter how convincing, is not acceptable under the tax law to support a deduction.


Starting a new business venture can prove exciting, but rather costly. There are certain tax advantages that can help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with entrepreneurship.


Miscellaneous itemized deductions are certain nonbusiness expenses that individuals as taxpayers who otherwise itemize deductions may take against their taxable income. Such miscellaneous expenses are allowed only to the extent that they exceed 2-percent of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income. Miscellaneous itemized deductions may also be limited by the overall itemized deduction phase-out.


As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of April 2017.


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At Gibbons & Kawash, A.C. our focus is responding to your needs and exceeding your expectations. We combine broad technical knowledge developed from years of experience with an entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving to help our clients meet all the challenges before them. An extensive library of accounting, auditing, and tax planning materials and the latest in state-of-the-art technology are valuable tools in our development of innovative solutions. But perhaps the most important element in our approach is the personalized service that enables us to develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of your business. Our professionals take the time to listen and acquire a thorough understanding of your business needs.

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Nonprofit Standard Spring 2017Nonprofit Standard - A Newsletter of the BDO institute for Nonprofit Excellence

Nonprofit organizations are managing transformational change at every level. From reactions to the new administration's plans, to responding to new requirements for financial reporting, post-employment benefit plans, and employment tax issues, to guiding an organization through succession planning - nonprofits will need resilience and diligence to further their missions in 2017.

NOL

Net Operating Losses - Losing Money Might Have a Silver Lining

If a business' tax-deductible expenses exceed its taxable income in a given year, this results in a net operating loss (NOL). While no business wants to lose money, with proper planning a company might be able to use NOLs to reduce its tax liability.

Cash Flow Secrets

Do you Know the Secret to Strong Cash Flow?

Effectively managing cash inflows and outflows doesn't happen without strong intent and conscious planning. Learn the most important considerations for creating and maintaining strong cash flow, including the sales and disbursements cycles, and accounting and financial statement considerations.

Donate Stock

The Benefits of Donating Appreciated Stock

Making charitable donations is a high priority for many individuals and families. Doing so enables them to financially support charitable organizations and causes they believe in and may lower their income taxes.

IRS Regs Simplify Roth

Recent IRS Regulations Simplify Roth IRA Rollovers

Roth IRAs are a popular choice for many individuals wanting to enjoy tax-free growth and distributions of their retirement savings. And thanks to final regulations recently released by the IRS, it's now easier and more efficient to transfer after-tax funds from designated Roth accounts to Roth IRAs or other designated Roth accounts.

A History Of Service

25 years ago, our firm was founded on a commitment to provide clients with the highest quality services and professional guidance. That commitment remains paramount, and is deeply rooted in every aspect of our practice. It is the reason Gibbons & Kawash has become one of the area's leading accounting and consulting firms.

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Planning for Social Security

More than 90% of Social Security recipients are not maximizing their benefits. Determining when to apply can be an overwhelming task that affects the amount you will receive for the rest of your life. Improper planning could cost you tens of thousands over the course of your retirement. Our comprehensive Social Security planning services provide you with an individualized plan for how and when to apply to maximize your Social Security benefits.

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Timothy J. Gibbons, CPA/ABV,CVA,CFF,NSSA

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