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John Jenkins Named Newest Partner at BMF

We are pleased to welcome with pride and purpose our newest partner, John Jenkins!

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Going Beyond the Brand: Why engagement is essential

2019 marks our 60th anniversary. 60 years is a long time, a lot has changed. Every desk now has a computer on it; more than two-thirds of the world’s population has a mobile phone connection; more than 60% of. Read More >>

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Breaking News: Tax Extender Bill Proposed

On Thursday, February 28, Senate Finance Committee leaders introduced legislation to retroactively extend tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017 and 2018. The measure would extend some 29 expired tax provisions through the end of 2019 at. Read More >>

IRS Issues Transitional Guidance on Meals & Entertainment Deductions

As we noted in our March Tax Reform Series #5 Advisor, the TCJA amendment caused significant confusion regarding the deductibility of meals that occurred before, after or during entertainment. IRS Notice 2018-76 was issued to provide transitional guidance that. Read More >>

2018 Year End Tax Planning for Business and Individuals

This year was big. The barrage of tax changes and updates were so far-reaching, that every individual and business has been touched by it in some way. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changing the playing field. Read More >>

2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

November 5, 2018 Tax Advisor

On Friday, the IRS announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), which impact retirement plans for more than 67 million Americans. In addition, the Social Security Administration announced the 2019 social security wage base will be $132,900, which reflects a 3.5% increase from 2018. Most. Read More >>

4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Household Help

September 18, 2018 Tax Advisor

When you hire someone to work in your home, you may become an employer. Thus, you may have specific tax obligations, such as withholding and paying Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes, and possibly federal and state unemployment insurance.. Read More >>

IRS Releases Proposed Regulations to Clarify Qualified Business Income Deduction

When tax reform passed in December last year, corporations received a lower tax rate of 21%, while rates were slightly reduced for individuals. To give a similar benefit to businesses organized as pass-through entities tax reform enacted a 20%. Read More >>

Ohio’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is Back!

  Back-to-school shopping is right around the corner and for the fourth year in a row, The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced a sales tax holiday to help reduce the back-to-school blow to your wallet. The 2018 Sales. Read More >>

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Quill Decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Case

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota, effectively reversing the long-held physical presence standard for sales tax collection that was in place since the 1992 Quill decision. The court’s decision makes physical. Read More >>

Tax Reform Series #7: Carried Interest Extended to 3-Year Holding Period

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) adoption of Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 1061 is targeted at hedge and private equity funds. The TCJA extends the holding period for favorable long-term capital gain treatment related to. Read More >>

Tax Insights: 529 Plan Use Expanded Under Tax Reform

A 529 plan has historically been used to cover various qualified college expenses, including tuition, enrollment fees, books, supplies, housing, online educational materials, tutoring or classes outside of the home, and educational therapies for students with disabilities. Under the. Read More >>