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House Ways & Means Approves Reconciliation Bill Tax Increases

Posted on September 15th, 2021
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House Ways & Means Approves Reconciliation Bill Tax Increases

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) on September 15 approved its sections of the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that mostly addresses social issues and plans to pay for them with tax increases on the wealthy and corporations. Chairman Neal’s tax increase proposals are projected to raise federal revenues by more than $2… Read More »


How the IRS Communicates with Taxpayers?

Posted on August 31st, 2021
Posted by Gias Khan, CPA
How the IRS Communicates with Taxpayers?

If the IRS does call a taxpayer, it should not be a surprise because the agency will generally send a notice or letter first. Understanding how the IRS communicates can help taxpayers protect themselves from scammers who pretend to be from the IRS with the goal of stealing personal information. The first contact from the… Read More »


Cryptocurrency Tax Reporting

Posted on August 18th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
Cryptocurrency Tax Reporting

The Senate recently passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act contains significant provisions that expand the scope of cryptocurrency tax reporting. Broker Definition Amended / Expanded IRC Section 6045 would be amended to define a broker as including “any person who is responsible for regularly providing any service effectuating transfers of digital assets on behalf… Read More »


Infrastructure Bill Passed by the Senate

Posted on August 10th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
Infrastructure Bill Passed by the Senate

The Senate on August 10 voted to pass a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act) that includes $550 billion in new spending on highways, bridges, waterways, transit, airports, the electric grid, and broadband. The Senate bill includes other tax and non-tax offsets, including a new cryptocurrency information reporting requirement… Read More »


A Qualified Client Threshold

Posted on July 15th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
A Qualified Client Threshold

On August 16, 2021, ” a qualified client threshold” under Rule 205‑3 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”) will increase (i) from $1 million to $1.1 million (assets under management test), and (ii) from $2.1 million to $2.2 million (net worth test). Subscription documents for certain private funds and investment management agreements for certain… Read More »


High Income Taxpayers Should Prepare for Possible Tax Changes?

Posted on June 8th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
High Income Taxpayers Should Prepare for Possible Tax Changes?

It is an uncertain time to prepare for any possible changes to the tax code. Tax planning for any proposed changes is challenging due to the uncertainty around which tax provisions will pass. However, the more knowledgeable taxpayers are about the possibilities, the more high-income taxpayers can achieve their tax planning goals and adjust their… Read More »


Biden’s Tax Proposals would tax Corporations and High-Income Earners

Posted on May 28th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
Biden’s Tax Proposals would tax Corporations and High-Income Earners

The US Treasury released a 114-page “Green Book” general explanation of tax proposals included in President Joe Biden’s fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget submission to Congress on May 28, 2021. The President’s budget proposes to increase IRS funding by $1.3 billion to $13.2 billion as part of efforts to collect $778 billion over 10 years… Read More »


May 17 is deadline for more than just individual tax returns

Posted on May 10th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
May 17 is deadline for more than just individual tax returns

Monday, May 17 is the deadline for more than just individual returns. Here is a list of some other May 17 tax deadlines: Individual return extension requests– Extend beyond May 17 by filing Form 4868 or by making an electronic tax payment. Contributions to IRAs and health savings accounts– 2020 contributions to individual retirement arrangements… Read More »


How to Qualify for Trader Tax Status?

Posted on April 28th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
How to Qualify for Trader Tax Status?

Trader Tax Status (TTS) is not easy to qualify. There is no statutory law with objective tests for trader tax eligibility. Subjective court case law requires a two-part test: Taxpayers’ trading activity must be substantial, regular, frequent, and continuous. A taxpayer must seek to catch swings in daily market movements and profit from these short-term… Read More »


100% Business Tax Deduction for Food and Beverages

Posted on April 12th, 2021
Posted by Gias Khan, CPA
100% Business Tax Deduction for Food and Beverages

The IRS has provided guidance on tax relief for a tax deduction for food or beverages from restaurants. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 added a temporary exception to the 50% limit on the amount that businesses may deduct for food or beverages. Tax Deduction for Foods & Beverages The temporary… Read More »


2020 Individual Tax Return Has Been Extended to May 17

Posted on March 18th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
2020 Individual Tax Return Has Been Extended to May 17

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced yesterday that the deadline for filing 2020 individual income tax return has been extended to May 17, 2021 (from April 15, 2021). Taxpayers have more time to apply the tax relief and changes contained in recent stimulus legislation (American Rescue Plan). Individual Income Tax Return Extended to May 17… Read More »


Hedge Funds : New Tax Reporting Requirements

Posted on March 15th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
Hedge Funds : New Tax Reporting Requirements

Fund managers should be aware of a number of changes in reporting requirements for the tax year 2020. Funds are required to report each partner’s capital account using a tax basis capital method in accordance with 2020 Partner’s instructions for Schedule K-1(Form 1065) and  Notice 2020-43. Tax-Basis Capital Reporting Funds had no choice to convert… Read More »


The American Rescue Plan of 2021

Posted on March 12th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
The American Rescue Plan of 2021

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) of 2021 on March 11, 2021, a massive $1.9 trillion stimulus package intended to address the extraordinary impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Important highlights are mentioned below: HIGHLIGHTS: Stimulus payments and additional supplemental unemployment benefits to individual taxpayers Aid to states and municipalities, hospitals, and schools… Read More »


Selecting the Right Hedge Fund Structure

Posted on February 28th, 2021
Posted by Muhammad Akram, CPA
Selecting the Right Hedge Fund Structure

Selecting the right hedge fund structure requires careful planning and a diligent approach as there are many moving pieces that need to be addressed before accepting outside capital. New operational and regulatory requirements have added complexities and cost to organizing and running a fund vehicle in the U.S. and abroad. Aligning yourself with strong service… Read More »


How are Hedge Funds Taxed?

Posted on February 20th, 2021
Posted by Gias Khan, CPA
How are Hedge Funds Taxed?

Hedge funds in addition to venture capital, private equity, and cryptocurrency funds are typically structured as limited partnerships (LPs) or limited liability companies (LLCs). Both LPs and LLCs are taxed as partnerships by default, which means that they are pass-through vehicles for tax purposes. Hedge Funds are Taxed as Partnerships Pass-through means there is typically… Read More »


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