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We specialize in a variety of areas including accounting services, bankruptcy & insolvency, business advisory, corporate taxation, family wealth services, financial statements, international taxation, state & local taxation, tax controversy, tax credits & incentives, tax-exempt business, tax return compliance and transaction advisory. Our high degree of specialization ensures that both the advice and services clients receive are specific to their needs.

Members of the Firm's Tax & Business Services division are dedicated professionals who have been involved in accounting and business advisory needs with numerous complex transactions at the local, national and international levels. Our client base includes large corporations, international businesses, foreign nationals, high-net-worth individuals, family business owners, and local business operators, among others. We provide advice and guidance in a highly personalized manner with partner involvement at every level of service.

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Fox Business interviewed national Tax Leader Joseph Perry for a story about how tax reform will impact homeowners in high-tax states.


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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Are The Proposed Changes to Depreciation?


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Radio America’s “Made in America” spoke with State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about whether taxpayers in high rate jurisdictions will flee to low- or no-tax states.


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Barron’s quoted Family Wealth Services Leader Carolyn Mazzenga in an article about how high net worth taxpayers residing in New York City may be impacted by tax reform.


As Senate Republicans moved closer to an overhaul of the nation’s tax code, the prospect of sharp cuts to corporate taxes loomed larger.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Philadelphia Tax Leader Ed Reitmeyer in an article about how the House and Senate tax bills would likely affect President Trump.


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Bloomberg News interviewed Family Wealth Services Leader Carolyn Mazzenga about whether the loss of the state and local tax deduction in New York will drive wealthy taxpayers to move.


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The Hartford Business Journal published an article by State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney, on the tax changes contained in the bipartisan budget agreement enacted in Connecticut.


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Window for California Competes Tax Credit is Fast Approaching


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Research and Development Credit - R&D Expense IRS Directive


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NBC Nightly News interviewed New York Tax Leader Maury Cartine for a story about how much President Trump stands to potentially save under the GOP tax plan.


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The New York Times spoke with Philadelphia Tax Partner-in-Charge Ed Reitmeyer about the treatment of pass-through income under the House Tax Cuts & Jobs bill.


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NBC News asked Marcum to analyze the impact of the House Tax Cuts & Jobs Act on the 2005 federal tax return of Donald Trump, and reported the Firm’s findings.


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Senate Committee on Finance Issues Version of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


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Avoid Double Taxation in Tennessee


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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Signs Tax Budget Bill


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Bloomberg Markets asked Tax Principal Michael D’Addio onto the program to discuss the prospects for the House and Senate tax bills.


Bloomberg Markets asked Tax Principal Michael D’Addio onto the program to discuss the prospects for the House and Senate tax bills.

CNBC quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about the hidden tax hike for high net worth taxpayers in the House’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


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The U.S. House of Representatives Issues Version of Tax Reform: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


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Connecticut Governor Malloy Signs Bipartisan Tax Budget Bill


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2018 Cost of Living and Inflation Adjustments


The Internal Revenue Service has announced new additions to the cost of living and inflation rate increases for several tax-related attributes for the 2018 year.

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Jeffrey Winkleman, partner-in-charge of corporate taxation, and Steve Brett, president of Marcum Financial Services, for an article about the proposed cap on 401(k) contributions.


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Construction Contract Payments: Internet Website Posting


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Employee Retention Credits under the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017


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IRS and Treasury to Withdraw Proposed Regulations that Would Affect Discounts Applied to Transfers of Family-Owned Businesses


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Beware of Another W-2 Scam


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Internal Use Software Regulations for the Research Tax Credit


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New York State Budget Tax Changes 2017/2018


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Revenue Tests for Contractors: Small Contractor?


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Tax Treatment of Homeowner and Condominium Associations


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Working Your Way through the Maze of Technical Terminations


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"Placed in Service" Does Not Mean "Open for Business"


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Amazon Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Case with IRS


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Sales and Use Tax Nexus: States Recent Updates and Challenges to Quill


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Pennsylvania's Revised Guidance on Taxability of Prewritten ("Canned") Computer Software Support


The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued revised guidance on the extent to which support services associated with prewritten computer software may be taxed.

South Dakota's Economic Nexus Provision Standard Held Unconstitutional


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IRS Releases Proposed Updates to the Dependency Exemption Rules and Other Tax Benefits


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New Filing Requirements for New York State and New York City Mandatory First Installments


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Update: Constitutionality of Sales Tax Origin Sourcing Upheld for Florida-Based Florists


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Tax Planning for Manufacturers and Distributors


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Applicability of Charitable Deductions for Estates and Trusts


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IRS Rolls Out Campaigns Showing the Future of Tax Examinations


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New Businesses or Start-Ups: Get Ready for the New Research and Development Credit Payroll Tax Offset


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IRS Issues Guidance for Tax Treatment of Estates of Same-Sex Married Couples


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New Filing Deadlines for Tax Year 2016


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The Often Overlooked Section 404a


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States Require Driver's License for E-Filing Tax Returns


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IRS Issues Revised Form W-8BEN-E and Instructions


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IRS Explains de Minimis Error Safe Harbor for Info Returns and Payee Statements


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Construction Contracts: Tax Planning Opportunities


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New Reporting Requirements by Foreign-Owned U.S. Disregarded Entities


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The Marcum 2017 Year-End Tax Guide continues our tradition of providing timely tax guidance for the upcoming year.




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