• Section 754 Elections for Transactions with Partners and Partnerships

    A buyer of a business quite often will pay a purchase price that represents a premium that exceeds the tax basis of the assets held by the target entity. Often the buyer’s desire for a tax basis step-up is in conflict with the seller’s desire to mitigate double taxation and to optimize the portion of the gain that is taxed at a lower capital gains tax rate.
  • Unforeseen Curve Hits Social Security Planning

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 has changed the planning landscape for Social Security benefits. There now are fewer planning strategies to consider or employ, but significant planning is still required to assist clients in making a decision about claiming Social Security benefits.
  • Determining the Big Day: Help Clients Choose the Right Time to Claim Social Security

    A fall 2015 Pennsylvania CPA Journal feature explaining how CPAs can guide their clients toward the most appropriate time to begin collecting Social Security benefits.
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