Marital Dissolution Planning and Crowdfunding

Marital Dissolution Planning Post TCJA

Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.

The IRS reports that nearly 600,000 taxpayers claimed an alimony deduction on their 2015 returns (the most recent year for statistics) ( The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017...


Tax Strategies

QBI Deduction Issues for Professionals

Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.

Most attorneys, accountants, and other professionals operate as unincorporated sole practitioners, or through partnerships and limited liability partnerships (LLPs), making them owners of pass-through entities. Such professionals may be able...


Feature Stories

New ‘Qualified Opportunity Zone’ Guidance

Micah W. Bloomfield, Mayer Greenberg, Michelle M. Jewett, Kevin Matz, Brian J. Senie, and Jeffrey D. Uffner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York

Earlier today the Internal Revenue Service released the first set of proposed regulations[1] (the “Proposed Regulations”) and a revenue ruling (the “Revenue Ruling”) clarifying certain aspects of the Qualified Opportunity...


Financial Planner

Understanding Pay Options with the new DOL Regulations


This article is a follow up to the prior article which highlights the new regulations for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from the Department of Labor (DOL) raising the...


Client Tax Tip

How Interest Can Be Deducted When Money is Borrowed to Buy I…

Julie Welch, CPA, CFP

If a taxpayer borrows money to purchase investments, such as mutual funds, bonds or stock, the interest paid on the loan can usually be deducted. There are two limitations, however...


Editor Blog

CPAs Wanting to Do It Themselves

Joshua Fluegel

In its ongoing effort to stay on the forefront of developments in tax profession technology, CPA Magazine talks to Mark Strassman, president of Make My Day CPA. Strassman discusses CPAs’...


Tax Checklist

Non-Grantor Trust Planning Tips Benefit Many Clients

Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD

Why You Must Understand the New Planning Benefits of Non-Grantor Trusts The 2017 Tax Act dramatically changed tax planning. In the new tax environment, there are a number of significant income...


What You Need to Know About Blockchain

bottom line 11 6 2What do Amazon, Airbnb and Uber have in common? They are part of a recent shift to a collaborative economy. The biggest part of this change CPAs need to watch for is blockchain. Find out more about blockchain and other industry-influencing trends at

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