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The many changes to the federal tax law passed by Congress last fall took effect on January 1, 2018. These changes will apply to your 2018 earnings; they do not affect your taxes payable for 2017. While the IRS is still working on implementing rules to provide guidance on how to interpret certain provisions, this is what we know so far.

Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti wrote about best practices for F&B companies in his September column for Forbes.


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Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti wrote about best practices for F&B companies in his September column for Forbes.

There are many best practices that could and should be followed by all Food and Beverage companies. Here’s a partial list of some of the more important practices for start-up and newer companies.

 
Accounting Today featured Marcum’s role in witnessing a new Guinness World Record for Breaking History, a new program dedicated to big social causes.


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Accounting Today featured Marcum’s role in witnessing a new Guinness World Record for Breaking History, a new program dedicated to big social causes.

New York firm Marcum recently participated in a Guinness world record-breaking event to honor 9/11 hero Welles Crowther, which was featured in the debut episode of new show "Breaking History."

 
Long Island Business News reported on Marcum’s role in history being made, as the official witness for a new Guinness World Record.


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Long Island Business News reported on Marcum’s role in history being made, as the official witness for a new Guinness World Record.

Partner John Hughes and Manager Nicholas O'Rourke served as official witnesses of a Guinness World Record-breaking feat for a new online show called "Breaking History."

 
Tax Director Donald Zidik co-authored an update on individual taxation for The Tax Advisor.


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Tax Director Donald Zidik co-authored an update on individual taxation for The Tax Advisor.

This article is a semiannual review of recent developments in the area of individual federal taxation. It analyzes several hobby loss cases, cases on qualifying as real estate professionals, and two innocent spouse cases, among many other key topics affecting individuals.

 
The Boston Business Journal quoted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney for an article about a drop in the number of million-dollar tax filers in Massachusetts.


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The Boston Business Journal quoted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney for an article about a drop in the number of million-dollar tax filers in Massachusetts.

Despite a strong economy, the number of Massachusetts residents with taxable annual income of $1 million or more essentially stayed the same from 2015 to 2016, according to new tax data.

 
Construction & Accounting Taxation published Marcum’s latest article, on the likely impact of tax reform on capital expenditures, in the July/August issue.


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Construction & Accounting Taxation published Marcum’s latest article, on the likely impact of tax reform on capital expenditures, in the July/August issue.

The impact of tax reform stands to be both larger and more durable than many observers realize.

 
The Mann Report published a column by Marcum Tax Partner Edward Reitmeyer, about the Firm’s upcoming Real Estate Summits.


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The Mann Report published a column by Marcum Tax Partner Edward Reitmeyer, about the Firm’s upcoming Real Estate Summits.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 places a limit on the amount of interest expense that businesses can deduct on their tax returns. Companies will only be permitted to deduct interest based on a formula. Real estate companies have the ability to elect out of this limitation if they meet certain criteria.

 
Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the future of Campbell Soup Co.


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Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the future of Campbell Soup Co.

It's a new dawn and a new day for Campbell Soup Co., according to company officials who - during an earnings call with analysts - emphasized the Camden soup maker is on the path to righting itself after back-to-back disappointing quarters.

 
The San Francisco Business Times quoted Jeff Pera, regional managing partner, Northern California, about how the new federal cap on state tax deductions is motivating senior executives to relocate.


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The San Francisco Business Times quoted Jeff Pera, regional managing partner, Northern California, about how the new federal cap on state tax deductions is motivating senior executives to relocate.

From CEOs to entrepreneurs to middle-class families, a lot of people have grumbled for years about California’s heavy tax burden and high cost of living. Some have almost certainly left as a result.

 
National Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu discussed the state of the construction economy, in their July/August column for Construction Accounting & Taxation.


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National Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu discussed the state of the construction economy, in their July/August column for Construction Accounting & Taxation.

The current economic expansion, now in its 10th year, was founded on a series of policy actions designed to replenish bank capital and liquidity, reflate asset prices, protect the future of the U.S. auto industry, save at least one major insurer, and keep borrowing costs ultra-low.

 
Virtual Strategy magazine announced the 2018 Marcum Tech Top 40 Awards.


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Virtual Strategy magazine announced the 2018 Marcum Tech Top 40 Awards.

Connecticut's 40 fastest growing tech companies will be recognized as part of the ConnectiTECH Awards to be held on Wednesday, October 3. The first ConnectiTECH Awards will feature the Marcum Tech Top 40 and will recognize the Most Disruptive Technology and Coolest Tech Workplace in the state.

 
Accounting Today announced Marcum’s merger with YKSM CPAs in Providence, R.l.


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Accounting Today announced Marcum’s merger with YKSM CPAs in Providence, R.l.

Marcum LLP, a Top 100 Firm based in New York, has added Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli, Moran Ltd., an accounting firm in Providence, Rhode Island, expanding Marcum's New England presence, effective August 1.

 
The Providence Business News featured Marcum’s announcement about merging with YKSM.


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The Providence Business News featured Marcum’s announcement about merging with YKSM.

The local accounting firm of Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli, Moran Ltd. has become part of the larger New York-based accounting firm of Marcum LLP, Marcum announced Monday.

 
Long Island Business News reported on Marcum’s merger with YKSM in Providence, R.I.


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Long Island Business News reported on Marcum’s merger with YKSM in Providence, R.I.

Marcum has merged Providence, Rhode Island-based Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli, Moranor also known as YKSM into its business as of Aug. 1.

 
CNBC quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio in an article about the new IRS regulations for deducting pass-through income.


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CNBC quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio in an article about the new IRS regulations for deducting pass-through income.

The IRS proposed a new rule on Aug. 8, addressing the 20 percent qualified business income deduction. This is a break for so-called pass-through entities, including sole proprietorships and S-corporations.

 
Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s August column for Forbes discussed contribution margins as the true measure of profitability.


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Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s August column for Forbes discussed contribution margins as the true measure of profitability.

The problem with gross profit is that cost of goods sold often includes fixed expenses, such as rent, which don’t change incrementally with sales. Because of the distortion caused by fixed expenses, companies often make poor profitability decisions using a gross profit percentage.

 
Advisory Director John Heller participated a Litigation Support Roundtable produced by South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine.


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Advisory Director John Heller participated a Litigation Support Roundtable produced by South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine.

How litigation support is crucial in case outcomes. Some of the region's top CPAs convened to talk shop and share insights about litigation support accounting practices during a roundtable discussion.

 
The San Francisco Business Times quoted Regional Managing Partner Jeff Pera in an article about how new federal, state, and local tax laws are impacting the Bay Area housing market.


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The San Francisco Business Times quoted Regional Managing Partner Jeff Pera in an article about how new federal, state, and local tax laws are impacting the Bay Area housing market.

President Trump's tax overhaul limiting the deductions for mortgage interest as well as state and local taxes paid is already taking a toll on the Bay Area's housing market.

 
Long Island Business News reported on the 2018 Marcum Workplace Challenge.


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Long Island Business News reported on the 2018 Marcum Workplace Challenge.

"We had more sponsors than ever before, the company turnout was excellent, the crowd was very upbeat and the weather was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better night."

 
The National Association of Tax Professionals, New York chapter, published an article by Tax Manager Ragini Subramanian, about the taxation of personal services income received by a non-U.S./foreign person from the U.S.


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The National Association of Tax Professionals, New York chapter, published an article by Tax Manager Ragini Subramanian, about the taxation of personal services income received by a non-U.S./foreign person from the U.S.

This article is the second in the series of articles that discusses foreign-related issues - foreign information reporting, application for ITIN, foreign versus U.S. status, foreign vs. U.S. source income, and myriad foreign issues.

 
The Legal Intelligencer published an article by Principal Rob Drover about litigation in the age of automation.


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The Legal Intelligencer published an article by Principal Rob Drover about litigation in the age of automation.

There are ethical, reputational and legal issues emerging from the new age of automation happening today. Law firms, accounting firms and other professional services consultants need to increase their level of knowledge and expertise in these areas to keep pace with the changes.

 
CPA Trendlines interviewed Advisory Partner Gary Rosen for an article about CPAs entering the cannabusiness.


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CPA Trendlines interviewed Advisory Partner Gary Rosen for an article about CPAs entering the cannabusiness.

A Top 100 accounting and advisory firm, with 23 offices nationwide, Marcum has been working with cannabusiness clients for several years, watching the ramp up to legalization and preparing internally by building out its Cannabis Services Group practice.

 
TheStreet quoted Partner Ron Friedman on worker compensation in California.


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TheStreet quoted Partner Ron Friedman on worker compensation in California.

Money will come in two ways, as extra pay for employees and as settlements, and as expenses connected to lawsuits against non-compliant companies.

 
Construction Executive published an article by Partner Ian Manning and Manager Christopher Sisk about tangible working capital and tangible equity ratios, in a special issue on construction accounting.


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Construction Executive published an article by Partner Ian Manning and Manager Christopher Sisk about tangible working capital and tangible equity ratios, in a special issue on construction accounting.

A contractor's financial statements are distributed to a variety of users, including owners, sureties, banks and other lenders, contractor licensing boards, departments of transportation and potential joint venture partners.

 
WCBS-TV invited Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga to the studio to talk about the upcoming Marcum Workplace Challenge, taking place July 31 at Jones Beach.


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WCBS-TV invited Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga to the studio to talk about the upcoming Marcum Workplace Challenge, taking place July 31 at Jones Beach.

Carolyn Mazzenga, Marcum LLP’s office managing partner for Long Island, joined CBS2’s Andrea Grymes and Cindy Hsu to talk about the 13th annual event happening on July 31, 2018.

 
Newsday asked Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga about deducting unreimbursed business expenses under the new tax law.


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Newsday asked Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga about deducting unreimbursed business expenses under the new tax law.

The tax overhaul wiped out the deduction for unreimbursed business expenses. Some companies might choose to ease the burden by setting up plans to reimburse their employees, experts say.

 
The New York Times quoted New Jersey Advisory Services Partner-in-Charge Ilan Hirschfeld about new alimony rules under the new tax law.


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The New York Times quoted New Jersey Advisory Services Partner-in-Charge Ilan Hirschfeld about new alimony rules under the new tax law.

Lawyers and accountants often push their clients to plan for unpleasant events. Better to be prepared now than to pay the consequences later. But the Republican tax law that took effect in January has added a new urgency for wealthy Americans contemplating divorce.

 
CNBC spoke with Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga, also national leader of the Family Wealth Services group, about the long-range tax implications of converting a pass-through entity to a C-corporation.


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CNBC spoke with Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga, also national leader of the Family Wealth Services group, about the long-range tax implications of converting a pass-through entity to a C-corporation.

Lower income tax rates have made incorporation an attractive strategy to some business owners, but accountants warn that entrepreneurs ought to think twice before going corporate.

 
Financial Advisor magazine reported the findings of the Marcum CEO Survey for the second quarter.


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Financial Advisor magazine reported the findings of the Marcum CEO Survey for the second quarter.

The Marcum CEO Survey is a quarterly gauge of middle-market CEOs' outlook on the current business environment and their priorities for the next 12 months. The Marcum CEO Survey is a companion to Chief Executive Group's CEO Confidence Index.

 
The Houston Business Journal featured Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs.


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The Houston Business Journal featured Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs.

GBH CPAs PC was acquired by New York-based Marcum LLP, a public accounting and advisory services firm, according to a press release.

 
Accounting Today reported on Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs of Houston, Texas.


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Accounting Today reported on Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs of Houston, Texas.

Marcum LLP, a Top 100 Firm based in New York, has expanded its footprint to Texas and the South Central region of the U.S. by adding GBH CPAs, a Houston-based firm, effective July 1.

 
Long  Island Business News announced Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs.


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Long Island Business News announced Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs.

Marcum now has a foothold in Texas, following a merger with Houston firm GBH CPAs. The addition of GBH, which provides tax and audit services, brought four partners and 25 associates to Marcum.

 
The Houston Chronicle announced Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs.


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The Houston Chronicle announced Marcum’s merger with GBH CPAs.

Marcum, an independent public accounting and advisory services firm based in New York City, has gained a presence in Texas through a merger with GBH CPAs of Houston.

 
Inside Public Accounting reported on Marcum’s merger with GBH of Houston, TX.


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Inside Public Accounting reported on Marcum’s merger with GBH of Houston, TX.

New York-based Marcum has acquired GBH CPAs of Houston, effective July 1. GBH brings four partners and 25 associates to Marcum. Jeff Houston, GBH's CEO and a founding partner, becomes OMP in Houston.

 
Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti has a new monthly column on Forbes.com.


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Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti has a new monthly column on Forbes.com.

There are many factors and a disciplined approach that can be followed by companies faced with decisions about channel, customer or product profitability.

 
Advisors magazine interviewed Tax Manager Michael Feinfeld about the proper approach to estate planning.


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Advisors magazine interviewed Tax Manager Michael Feinfeld about the proper approach to estate planning.

If pop culture's biggest stars end up with estates that vanish or fail to receive the right attention, then how can the average investor or business owner properly prepare? Estate planning may be complex, but it can be dealt with thoroughly if planners begin their work early.

 
The American Society of Appraisers quoted Ken Pia, partner-in-charge of Valuation Services, in an article about appraisal standards for employee stock ownership plans.


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The American Society of Appraisers quoted Ken Pia, partner-in-charge of Valuation Services, in an article about appraisal standards for employee stock ownership plans.

The American Society of Appraisers has filed an amicus brief in connection with the appeal of an employee stock ownership plan case, outlining the district court’s appraisal-related errors and dangerous precedent set by the opinion.

 
EC&M interviewed Tax Partner James Lundy for an article about changes in the tax code affecting electrical contractors.


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EC&M interviewed Tax Partner James Lundy for an article about changes in the tax code affecting electrical contractors.

After a chaotic legislative session, Congress delivered a massive overhaul to the tax code. But what does it mean for electrical contractors?

 
Insight magazine quoted Partner & CIO Peter Scavuzzo and Advisory Principal Rob Drover in article about artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in the accounting industry.


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Insight magazine quoted Partner & CIO Peter Scavuzzo and Advisory Principal Rob Drover in article about artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in the accounting industry.

While fear-mongering headlines and keynotes proclaim that streamlining hours of human labor might soon remove need for, well, the human, the companies and firms already using these technologies to improve client service might argue otherwise.

 
Long Island Business News interviewed Tax & Business Services Leader Joseph Perry for an article about the new rules for deducting entertainment expenses.


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Long Island Business News interviewed Tax & Business Services Leader Joseph Perry for an article about the new rules for deducting entertainment expenses.

For decades, companies have been able to deduct 50 percent of the cost of entertaining clients. Uncle Sam helped pick up the cost for that Islanders game, that golf outing and even that junket to the Bahamas.

 
Tax Management International Journal published an article by Manager Ragini Subramanian on exit tax strategies.


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Tax Management International Journal published an article by Manager Ragini Subramanian on exit tax strategies.

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently published the names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their long-term U.S. residency during the third quarter of 2017.

 
The Wall Street Journal excerpted the second quarter Marcum CEO Survey in its Daily Shot blog.


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The Wall Street Journal excerpted the second quarter Marcum CEO Survey in its Daily Shot blog.

The Marcum CEO Survey is a quarterly gauge of middle-market CEOs' outlook on the current business environment and their priorities for the next 12 months. The Marcum CEO Survey is a companion to Chief Executive Group's CEO Confidence Index.

 
Dow Jones excerpted the Marcum CEO Survey for the second quarter of 2018.


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Dow Jones excerpted the Marcum CEO Survey for the second quarter of 2018.

Corporate leaders are feeling slightly less optimistic, according to a new survey.

 
NJBiz interviewed Partner-in-Charge/New Jersey Advisory Services Ilan Hirschfeld, for an article about forensic accounting.


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NJBiz interviewed Partner-in-Charge/New Jersey Advisory Services Ilan Hirschfeld, for an article about forensic accounting.

U.S. businesses lose tens of billions of dollars annually to occupational fraud, employee embezzlement and other theft, according to consensus estimates, and that's where forensic accounting enters the picture.

 
The Hartford Business Journal published an article by Tax Principal Michael D’Addio, about workarounds legislated by the State of Connecticut to help taxpayers avoid the new federal cap on deducting state and local taxes.


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The Hartford Business Journal published an article by Tax Principal Michael D’Addio, about workarounds legislated by the State of Connecticut to help taxpayers avoid the new federal cap on deducting state and local taxes.

The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed legislation intended to provide workarounds for taxpayers impacted by the new $10,000 limitation on the deduction of state and local taxes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

 
The CPA Journal published an article by Food & Beverage Services Leader Lou Biscotti, about becoming a trusted advisor to business owners.


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The CPA Journal published an article by Food & Beverage Services Leader Lou Biscotti, about becoming a trusted advisor to business owners.

CPAs know so much more than the average businessperson about accounting and taxes. CPAs must utilize that knowledge and can't be afraid to challenge owners on why they are doing something.

 
Construction Executive re-published Partner Robert Mercado and Manager James Wiedemann’s article on key financial indicators of project progress, in CE This Week.


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Construction Executive re-published Partner Robert Mercado and Manager James Wiedemann’s article on key financial indicators of project progress, in CE This Week.

Contractors should utilize an accounting system that allows for a comparison of the budget of the anticipated cost, by phase or cost code, to the actual cost incurred. This will allow for a better understanding of what exactly is occurring on a project.

 
The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Partner Nanette Lee Miller in an article about the tax filings of married same-sex couples.


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The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Partner Nanette Lee Miller in an article about the tax filings of married same-sex couples.

Nationwide, same-sex joint filers were generally younger, higher income, less likely to claim dependent children and more geographically concentrated than different-sex couples, the report said.

 
Long Island Business News featured Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti as One to Watch in Accounting.


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Long Island Business News featured Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti as One to Watch in Accounting.

Louis Biscotti works with clients in various industries but with a strong focus on manufacturing and distribution, and food and beverage companies in particular.

 
Long Island Business News quoted Tax & Business Services Partner Robert Spielman in a column about common mistakes made by small businesses.


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Long Island Business News quoted Tax & Business Services Partner Robert Spielman in a column about common mistakes made by small businesses.

Starting a business is risky business. One in five new companies do not survive the first year, and only about half are still around after five years.

 
Financial Advisor interviewed Trusts & Estates Co-Leader Ronald Finkelstein about the use of dynasty trusts to protect assets.


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Financial Advisor interviewed Trusts & Estates Co-Leader Ronald Finkelstein about the use of dynasty trusts to protect assets.

Though President Trump's tax form increases the amount that can be passed to heirs, these thresholds expire in 2025 - if a new federal administration doesn't change them first.

 
MarketWatch interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the potential implications for Amazon of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the pivotal Wayfair state sales tax case.


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MarketWatch interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the potential implications for Amazon of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the pivotal Wayfair state sales tax case.

Amazon already collects sales tax and could offer other online sellers help - for a fee. Amazon could actually benefit from the Supreme Court's sales tax ruling, experts say.

 
The Wall Street Journal excerpted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney’s interview with MarketWatch, about Amazon’s likely windfall from the Supreme Court decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota.


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The Wall Street Journal excerpted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney’s interview with MarketWatch, about Amazon’s likely windfall from the Supreme Court decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota.

Just a few short years after the federal government eliminated Amazon's most formidable competition in book sales, Washington is now helping the tech giant prevent upstarts from challenging its position in electronic commerce.

 
MarketWatch published an article by State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.


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MarketWatch published an article by State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

The Supreme Court has issued its decision in the pivotal case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The decision will have a profound effect upon sales taxation across the country.

 
CFO interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about how other states are likely to respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.


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CFO interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about how other states are likely to respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

Online retailers took a sizable hit Thursday morning with the Supreme Court's landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair.

 
Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti was featured by Total Food Service in a report on the industry’s efforts to curb employee turnover.


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Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti was featured by Total Food Service in a report on the industry’s efforts to curb employee turnover.

Why Food and Beverage/Hospitality CEOs say employee turnover is their top business issue and how to fix it.

 
Forbes quoted Tax Partner Jayson Morgan in an article about how taxpayers can reduce their capital gains taxes.


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Forbes quoted Tax Partner Jayson Morgan in an article about how taxpayers can reduce their capital gains taxes.

Under the Trump tax overhaul, effective as of tax year 2018, most of the old tricks to avoid or reduce the capital gains tax bite on sales of appreciated assets still work, albeit with tweaks.

 
Construction Accounting & Taxation published the latest article by Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu, on the value of apprenticeships, in the May/June issue.


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Construction Accounting & Taxation published the latest article by Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu, on the value of apprenticeships, in the May/June issue.

The notion of apprenticeships makes sense in many contexts. Accordingly, more industries are looking to apprenticeships to help supply them with human capital.

 
Fox Business quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio on the structuring of non-grantor trusts to work around the federal ceiling on deducting state and local taxes.


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Fox Business quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio on the structuring of non-grantor trusts to work around the federal ceiling on deducting state and local taxes.

Residents in high-tax states are getting creative when it comes to evading the 10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions implemented as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tapping a strategy one expert says may actually be permissible under current Internal Revenue Service guidelines.

 
Construction Business Owner published an article by Partner Robert Mercado and Manager James Wiedemann on the new revenue recognition standard for construction contractors.


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Construction Business Owner published an article by Partner Robert Mercado and Manager James Wiedemann on the new revenue recognition standard for construction contractors.

The new revenue recognition standard will significantly affect the way construction businesses traditionally recognize revenue. In most cases, contractors will continue to utilize the percentage of completion method.

 
The Mann Report published an article by Senior Manager Daniel Baskin about the market for residential real estate in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood


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The Mann Report published an article by Senior Manager Daniel Baskin about the market for residential real estate in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood

Over the past decade, as New York City's neighborhoods have continued to grow and change, an influx of new developments have followed to take advantage of the recently added neighborhood amenities - rural parks, high-fashion retailers, and the finest restaurants.

 
Inside Public Accounting announced the merger of Filomeno & Company into Marcum.


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Inside Public Accounting announced the merger of Filomeno & Company into Marcum.

New York-based Marcum LLP announced that Filomeno and Company PC of West Hartford, Conn., has merged into Marcum's New England region.

 
The Textbook and Academic Authors Association reported on a presentation by Partner Rob Pesce, about how S-corporations are affected by changes in the treatment of pass-through income under the new tax law.


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The Textbook and Academic Authors Association reported on a presentation by Partner Rob Pesce, about how S-corporations are affected by changes in the treatment of pass-through income under the new tax law.

The most significant change of potential interest to authors, is in the introduction of a passthrough deduction on qualified income.

 
The Los Angeles Times quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the death of fashion designer Kate Spade.


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The Los Angeles Times quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the death of fashion designer Kate Spade.

"She had a tremendous reputation and was very well known for a variety of high-quality products," said Ronald Friedman, co-head of the retail practice at Marcum, an accounting and advisory firm.

 
Accounting Today reported Marcum’s merger with Filomeno & Co. in Connecticut.


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Accounting Today reported Marcum’s merger with Filomeno & Co. in Connecticut.

Marcum LLP, a Top 100 Firm, has added Filomeno & Company, P.C., a firm based in West Hartford, Connecticut, expanding New York-based Marcum’s presence in New England, effective June 1.

 
Long Island Business News reported on Marcum’s expansion in Connecticut through its merger with Filomeno & Company.


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Long Island Business News reported on Marcum’s expansion in Connecticut through its merger with Filomeno & Company.

Marcum has expanded its New England presence by merging West Hartford, Conn.-based Filomeno & Co. into its business as of June 1.

 
The Hartford Business Journal reported the merger of Filomeno & Company P.C. into Marcum’s New England region.


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The Hartford Business Journal reported the merger of Filomeno & Company P.C. into Marcum’s New England region.

National accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP has expanded its presence in Connecticut acquiring a West Hartford-based accounting firm.

 
Fox Business quoted Vice Chairman David Bukzin, head of Marcum’s SEC Practice, regarding the listing of U.S. cannabis companies on the Canadian Securities Exchange.


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Fox Business quoted Vice Chairman David Bukzin, head of Marcum’s SEC Practice, regarding the listing of U.S. cannabis companies on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

Conflicting U.S. and Canadian laws have made it difficult for American pot companies to raise money. In a reversal, Canadian cannabis companies are listing on major U.S. stock exchanges, while American ones are heading to Canada because they are barred from listing in the U.S.

 
Bloomberg News interviewed Vice Chairman David Bukzin, national leader of the SEC Services Practice, about U.S. cannabis companies going public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.


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Bloomberg News interviewed Vice Chairman David Bukzin, national leader of the SEC Services Practice, about U.S. cannabis companies going public on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

The reverse takeover in which a private company goes public via the acquisition of a listed one is among the largest deals for marijuana in Canada. With the plant' legal status still questionable in the U.S., the transaction illustrates the corporate-cannabis industry's migration north to raise cash from investors eager to latch on to a fast-rowing market.

 
The New York Times quoted Partner Barry Fischman in an article about the 179D tax deduction for the construction of certain energy efficient building systems.


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The New York Times quoted Partner Barry Fischman in an article about the 179D tax deduction for the construction of certain energy efficient building systems.

Over the past decade, hundreds of public projects have benefited from a federal incentive meant to encourage investments in energy‐efficient technology.

 
Construction Executive published an article by Partner Ian Manning and Manager Christopher Sisk about tangible working capital and tangible equity ratios, in the publication’s weekly newsletter.


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Construction Executive published an article by Partner Ian Manning and Manager Christopher Sisk about tangible working capital and tangible equity ratios, in the publication’s weekly newsletter.

A contractor’s financial statements are distributed to a variety of users, including owners, sureties, banks and other lenders, contractor licensing boards, departments of transportation and potential joint venture partners.

 
CNBC again quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio in a story about IRS efforts to prevent workarounds that circumvent the federal cap on deductibility of state and local taxes.


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CNBC again quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio in a story about IRS efforts to prevent workarounds that circumvent the federal cap on deductibility of state and local taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department will release new rules to address workarounds by high-tax states that are designed to help their residents manage new caps on federal tax deductions.

 
The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the retirement of Campbell Soup Co.’s CEO.


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The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the retirement of Campbell Soup Co.’s CEO.

The South Jersey company may want to find a new leader with qualities akin to those of media giant Apple, experts say, as companies continue shakeups at the C‐suite level and have to steer in the face of digitalization.

 
Long Island Business News reported that Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Marcum Women’s Forum in New York City.


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Long Island Business News reported that Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Marcum Women’s Forum in New York City.

Former First Lady, Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the Marcum Women's Forum in New York City on September 14.

 
Bloomberg News quoted Tax Partner Edward Reitmeyer in a story about the growth of dynasty trusts under the new tax law.


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Bloomberg News quoted Tax Partner Edward Reitmeyer in a story about the growth of dynasty trusts under the new tax law.

Many of the biggest beneficiaries of President Donald Trump's tax overhaul haven't even been born yet. The new law doubles the amount that can be passed to heirs without worrying about estate and gift taxes, to about $22 million for a married couple.

 
Construction Executive published an article on improving project bids by Senior Manager Adam Canosa, in its CE This Week newsletter.


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Construction Executive published an article on improving project bids by Senior Manager Adam Canosa, in its CE This Week newsletter.

The accounting behind a construction estimate is relatively simple. Take known costs plus indirect costs, add a contingency for the unknown and then mark-up for profit.

 
Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary featured a cover interview with Vice Chairman David Bukzin, head of the SEC Services Practice, about accessing capital in the cannabis industry.


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Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary featured a cover interview with Vice Chairman David Bukzin, head of the SEC Services Practice, about accessing capital in the cannabis industry.

Because cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States, businesses in the industry face unique challenges when accessing capital.

 
CNBC quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio in an article about tax “workarounds” to avoid the new federal ceiling on deducting state and local taxes on your federal return.


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CNBC quoted Tax Principal Michael D’Addio in an article about tax “workarounds” to avoid the new federal ceiling on deducting state and local taxes on your federal return.

A number of high-tax states have recently passed legislation to help residents manage new caps on their ability to take federal tax deductions.

 
NJ Cannabis Insider interviewed Advisory Partner Gary Rosen in a Q&A about considerations for operating a leaf-touching business.


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NJ Cannabis Insider interviewed Advisory Partner Gary Rosen in a Q&A about considerations for operating a leaf-touching business.

Keeping proper and accurate records so you're aware of the revenue stream that's coming from the leaf-touching business and the ancillary services.

 
TheStreet quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the demise of Sears.


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TheStreet quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the demise of Sears.

The approaching end of Sears has been well documented and that slow burn should continue. As Sears Holdings Corp. stages its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 9, retail experts believe may hang on longer, although not by conventional means for a department store chain.

 
Construction Executive featured an article by Partner Robert Mercado and Assurance Manager James Wiedemann in a special section on construction accounting.


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Construction Executive featured an article by Partner Robert Mercado and Assurance Manager James Wiedemann in a special section on construction accounting.

Contractors can often determine if a project is meeting completion milestones simply through experience and intuition. But a more accurate method entails the analysis of data collected from the accounting department, which should be monthly at a minimum.

 
Long Island Business News quoted Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga in an article about how accounting firms handle work “compression” during busy season.


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Long Island Business News quoted Melville Office Managing Partner Carolyn Mazzenga in an article about how accounting firms handle work “compression” during busy season.

Many accountants love their work, but say their hours are the worst thing about their profession in a business driven by a handful of key deadlines, according to a new report about the industry. And the hours often aren't getting any better.

 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the transitioning of malls in St. Louis.


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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the transitioning of malls in St. Louis.

Shopping malls across the country are in a state of transition, and it doesn't take long to see the trend playing out here.

 
Marijuana Money reported on Marcum’s entry into the cannabis industry.


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Marijuana Money reported on Marcum’s entry into the cannabis industry.

Marcum LLP, a top national NYC accounting and advisory firm, recently established its Cannabis Services Group.

 
The Boston Business Journal pointed to Marcum’s new cannabis industry practice in an article about accounting firms working in this emerging industry.


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The Boston Business Journal pointed to Marcum’s new cannabis industry practice in an article about accounting firms working in this emerging industry.

Marijuana dispensaries need an accountant just like any other business. But some accounting firms are reluctant to bring on pot businesses as clients, afraid of the reputational repercussions or the drug's illegal status federally.

 
California Apparel News reported from the 2018 Marcum Retail Symposium in Los Angeles on April 19.


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California Apparel News reported from the 2018 Marcum Retail Symposium in Los Angeles on April 19.

Accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP produced the symposium to chart how fashion and retail are navigating tough markets. Speakers discussed subjects encompassing retail, fashion, technology, logistics, retail real estate and factoring.

 
MarketWatch published an article by Tax & Business Services Manager Michael Feinfeld about common estate planning disasters to avoid.


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MarketWatch published an article by Tax & Business Services Manager Michael Feinfeld about common estate planning disasters to avoid.

An approximately $30 trillion transfer of wealth is currently under way in the U.S. as aging baby boomers pass their assets to successive generations. This transfer, together with the recent increase to the lifetime federal estate and gift tax exemption, has created a favorable situation for U.S. citizens and residents seeking to transfer wealth to their loved ones during lifetime and at death.

 
Forbes Contributor Richard Kestenbaum cited the Marcum Retail Symposium in his column about online eyeglass retailing.


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Forbes Contributor Richard Kestenbaum cited the Marcum Retail Symposium in his column about online eyeglass retailing.

Today’s edgy is tomorrow’s mainstream. Ideas that feel too advanced today will reach mass adoption sooner than expected. When that happens in the online eyeglass market and prices come down, the discounters will be able to compete and the luxury eyeglass companies will still offer a premium product.

 
Long Island Business News featured Advisory Director Michael Brown in an article about accounting firms’ continuing education programs for attorneys (CLEs).


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Long Island Business News featured Advisory Director Michael Brown in an article about accounting firms’ continuing education programs for attorneys (CLEs).

To increase their network of attorneys, some CPA firms offer continuing legal education classes - which lawyers have to take in order to keep their licenses active.

 
Newsday quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about the windfall to New York’s U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand under the new tax law.


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Newsday quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about the windfall to New York’s U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand under the new tax law.

New York's Democratic senators - who publicly release their returns each year - will likely owe thousands of dollars less tax for 2018 thanks to legislation they strongly opposed.

 
Food Dive interviewed national Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti for a feature article about the acquisition strategy of B&G Foods.


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Food Dive interviewed national Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti for a feature article about the acquisition strategy of B&G Foods.

One of the most noticeable things about B and G Foods is the company's large and eclectic family of brands.

 
Tribune News Service asked Trusts & Estates Partner Janis Cowhey for advice in an article about the importance of planning ahead for assets that will later be inherited by a child.


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Tribune News Service asked Trusts & Estates Partner Janis Cowhey for advice in an article about the importance of planning ahead for assets that will later be inherited by a child.

Sometimes even families present only enough facts so that it looks like a no-brainer, but you have to consider everyone else's tax implications.

 
California Apparel News quoted Retail & Consumer Products Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about taxes, tariffs and trade.


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California Apparel News quoted Retail & Consumer Products Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about taxes, tariffs and trade.

Lately, the apparel and retail world has been centered around three Ts: taxes, tariffs and trade. Tax cuts are part of the positive in this equation.

 
amNY quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about the taxes paid by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife.


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amNY quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about the taxes paid by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife on Tuesday reported income of about $223,000 from his municipal salary and gave $350 in charity.

 
Logo TV interviewed Tax Partner Janis Cowhey for a NewNowNext article on what same-sex married couples should know about filing their taxes.


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Logo TV interviewed Tax Partner Janis Cowhey for a NewNowNext article on what same-sex married couples should know about filing their taxes.

Few people would say they enjoy doing their taxes, but Tax Day causes extra stress for same-sex households, according to a recent survey from Credit Karma.

 
A Connecticut Post columnist urged readers to attend a panel featuring Greenwich Office Managing Partner John Mezzanotte discussing changes for high net worth taxpayers under the new tax law.


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A Connecticut Post columnist urged readers to attend a panel featuring Greenwich Office Managing Partner John Mezzanotte discussing changes for high net worth taxpayers under the new tax law.

Due to tax law changes, 2018 presents a different environment than 2017 - but how different? Estate taxes have changed dramatically on both the federal level and for residents of the state of Connecticut.

 
CNBC spoke with national Tax Leader Joseph Perry about how to mine your 2017 tax return for savings opportunities in 2018.


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CNBC spoke with national Tax Leader Joseph Perry about how to mine your 2017 tax return for savings opportunities in 2018.

This spring, don't just stuff your completed tax return into a drawer. Go through it for savings opportunities you can seize right now.

 
The Wall Street Journal published selected findings of the inaugural Marcum CEO Survey in its Daily Shots feature.


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The Wall Street Journal published selected findings of the inaugural Marcum CEO Survey in its Daily Shots feature.

The Wall Street Journal published selected findings of the inaugural Marcum CEO Survey in its Daily Shots feature.

 
The Orange County Register quoted Partner Warren Hennagin in an article about the deductibility of home equity lines of credit under new IRS rules.


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The Orange County Register quoted Partner Warren Hennagin in an article about the deductibility of home equity lines of credit under new IRS rules.

If you have an existing home equity line-of-credit or second mortgage, do you have to fold that into a new first mortgage for it to remain tax deductible under the new tax laws?

 
Tennessee Road Builder published an article by Senior Accountant Dillon Scott, discussing special tax planning considerations for construction contractors.


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Tennessee Road Builder published an article by Senior Accountant Dillon Scott, discussing special tax planning considerations for construction contractors.

Contractors have it rough. It's a competitive, low-margin business; good help is hard to find and keep; and financial strength can swing from one extreme to the other overnight.

 
Fox Business invited Tax Leader Joseph Perry onto Closing Bell to discuss prepaying certain 2018 expenses before the end of 2017.


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Fox Business invited Tax Leader Joseph Perry onto Closing Bell to discuss prepaying certain 2018 expenses before the end of 2017.

Fox Business invited Tax Leader Joseph Perry onto Closing Bell to discuss prepaying certain 2018 expenses before the end of 2017.

 
Inc. magazine interviewed Ed Reitmeyer, Philadelphia partner-in-charge of tax and business services, about the tax advantages of C corporations versus pass-through entities.


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Inc. magazine interviewed Ed Reitmeyer, Philadelphia partner-in-charge of tax and business services, about the tax advantages of C corporations versus pass-through entities.

Edward Reitmeyer, a partner at the Philadelphia accounting firm Marcum LLP, typically prepares between 800 and 1,200 tax returns for small business clients each year.

 
The Cooperator spoke with Tax Partner Peter Buell about how tax reform will affect New York City condo and coop owners.


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The Cooperator spoke with Tax Partner Peter Buell about how tax reform will affect New York City condo and coop owners.

President Trump signed into law a major $1.5 trillion tax plan that Congress had earlier passed, the first re-writing of our tax laws in over 30 years. The big question now is, who wins and who loses?

 
Associated Press spoke with Tax Leader Joseph Perry about the impact of the new tax bill on the accounting industry.


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Associated Press spoke with Tax Leader Joseph Perry about the impact of the new tax bill on the accounting industry.

From New York to Kentucky to Florida, accountants and tax lawyers are scanning the 1,000 page measure, fielding a swirl of questions from clients and swapping tips via email in their efforts to fully grasp the bill's far-reaching changes.

 
The Los Angeles Times published a follow-up story in collaboration with Marcum, about how taxpayers in various circumstances would fare under tax reform.


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The Los Angeles Times published a follow-up story in collaboration with Marcum, about how taxpayers in various circumstances would fare under tax reform.

Earlier this month, The Times reviewed tax returns submitted by a handful of readers to see how the House and Senate tax plans would have affected their 2016 taxes had they been law at the time.

 
Bloomberg Markets Radio had Tax Leader Joseph Perry on the show to discuss aspects of the new tax reform plan


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Bloomberg Markets Radio had Tax Leader Joseph Perry on the show to discuss aspects of the new tax reform plan.

Bloomberg Markets Radio had Tax Leader Joseph Perry on the show to discuss aspects of the new tax reform plan.

 
Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report quoted Tax Principal Michael D'Addio in an article about the prospects for wholesale conversions of pass-through entities to C corporate structure.


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Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report quoted Tax Principal Michael D'Addio in an article about the prospects for wholesale conversions of pass-through entities to C corporate structure.

Some lawmakers had predicted that the steep corporate tax cuts in the Republican tax bill could cause pass-through entities to convert to corporations to take advantage of the lower rates.

 
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Tax Partner Robert Spielman about 2017 tax strategies that can help in 2018.


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The Los Angeles Times interviewed Tax Partner Robert Spielman about 2017 tax strategies that can help in 2018.

Congress was poised this week to pass the most sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code in three decades. The Republican legislation, which President Trump has promised to sign before Christmas, delivers most of its benefits to corporations and the wealthy, but there are key changes that affect individuals.

 
Long Island Business News quoted Tax Partner Ed Reitmeyer in an article about how corporations will benefit from the tax reform bill.


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Long Island Business News quoted Tax Partner Ed Reitmeyer in an article about how corporations will benefit from the tax reform bill.

While both the Republican House and Senate proposals would drastically alter the nation's tax regulations for individuals, changes to the code for business may prove to be the centerpiece.

 
The New York Times quoted Ed Reitmeyer, partner-in-charge of the Philadelphia Tax Services Department, in an article about tax strategies for 2018.


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The New York Times quoted Ed Reitmeyer, partner-in-charge of the Philadelphia Tax Services Department, in an article about tax strategies for 2018.

The Senate and the House closed in on a final version of the tax bill on Friday, as Republican leaders stay on track for final votes on the consensus bill next week.

 
WCBS-TV 2 interviewed Tax Partner Robert Spielman about pre-paying 2018 state and local taxes to offset the loss of these deductions expected next year.


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WCBS-TV 2 interviewed Tax Partner Robert Spielman about pre-paying 2018 state and local taxes to offset the loss of these deductions expected next year.

WCBS-TV 2 interviewed Tax Partner Robert Spielman about pre-paying 2018 state and local taxes to offset the loss of these deductions expected next year.

 
Forbes talked with national Tax Leader Joseph Perry about the advantages of converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA in order to benefit from the state and local tax deduction in 2017, before it disappears under tax reform in 2018.


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Forbes talked with national Tax Leader Joseph Perry about the advantages of converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA in order to benefit from the state and local tax deduction in 2017, before it disappears under tax reform in 2018.

Do you have a big IRA? And live in a soak-the-rich state? Run, don't walk, to your accountant. You've got two weeks left to do a Roth conversion that just might save you a bundle.

 
Associated Press interviewed Ed Reitmeyer, Philadelphia partner-in-charge of tax services, about what small business owners should know about their tax bills.


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Associated Press interviewed Ed Reitmeyer, Philadelphia partner-in-charge of tax services, about what small business owners should know about their tax bills.

Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully - once the details are finally settled. And some owners may want to consider changing their corporate structure if parts of the proposed changes go through.

 
Crain's New York Business asked Tax Leader Joseph Perry about how tax reform is impacting Marcum's business.


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Crain's New York Business asked Tax Leader Joseph Perry about how tax reform is impacting Marcum's business.

With the hand-scribbled ink still wet on Washington's shifting legislative efforts, accounting executives such as Joseph Perry and his team at Marcum are fielding an onslaught of inquiries.

 
The Los Angeles Times asked Marcum to partner on a project to see how the 2016 tax returns of selected readers would fare under the House and Senate tax reform bills.


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The Los Angeles Times asked Marcum to partner on a project to see how the 2016 tax returns of selected readers would fare under the House and Senate tax reform bills.

Republican tax plans are working their way through Congress. If the House and Senate can agree on a final bill, will you owe more or less? The answer, of course, is it depends.

 
Bloomberg BNA quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about the treatment of the corporate alternative minimum tax in the House and Senate tax bills.


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Bloomberg BNA quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about the treatment of the corporate alternative minimum tax in the House and Senate tax bills.

The AMT, a much-hated provision of the tax code, requires corporations and individuals to recalculate their tax liability if they took too many credits or deductions.

 
Bloomberg BNA quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in a Daily Tax Report story about the taxation of pass-through income under the House and Senate bills.


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Bloomberg BNA quoted national Tax Leader Joseph Perry in a Daily Tax Report story about the taxation of pass-through income under the House and Senate bills.

Pass-through taxation represents one of the biggest rifts between the House and Senate tax reform plans, a difference that will have to be resolved before a bill can become law.

 
The New York Times quoted Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about strategies to prepare for the loss of deductions for state and local taxes and property taxes.


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The New York Times quoted Tax Leader Joseph Perry in an article about strategies to prepare for the loss of deductions for state and local taxes and property taxes.

The Senate and House may spend most of the month ironing out the differences in their tax bills. Or they may be delayed by other legislation and not enact a new tax code until the new year.

 
The New York Times interviewed Tax Partner Kurt Koegl about the likely impact of tax reform on real estate investment trusts.


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The New York Times interviewed Tax Partner Kurt Koegl about the likely impact of tax reform on real estate investment trusts.

After a frenzy of congressional action to rewrite the tax code, salesclerks and chief executives are calculating their gains. Business was treated with the everyone's-a-winner approach that ensures no summer camper goes home without a trophy.

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

Republicans are moving a tax reform bill through Congress that could have both short-and long-term impacts on housing prices and trends. Real estate lobbies are concerned that bills crafted in the House of Representatives and the Senate eliminate incentives for homeownership and put the ability to purchase a home out of reach for many individuals.

 
CNN-Money quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about how some store chains are thriving while the sector as a whole continues to suffer.


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CNN-Money quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about how some store chains are thriving while the sector as a whole continues to suffer.

A record number of stores have closed this year, and Wikipedia added an entry for "retail apocalypse." But some retailers have staved off pressure from Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) and competitors.

 
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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.

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.

 
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.


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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.

 
Construction Accounting & Taxation published the final article of the year from Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu, on the need for more apprenticeship programs in the construction industry.


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Construction Accounting & Taxation published the final article of the year from Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu, on the need for more apprenticeship programs in the construction industry.

By now, the refrain is quite common. Construction firms cannot secure enough skilled craftspeople, resulting in rising compensation costs, postponed retirements, slower construction, frustrated clients, attenuated disaster recoveries, greater legal liability, shrunken profit margins, and growing fears of the future.

 
Construction Accounting & Taxation published an article by Assurance Partner Robert Mercado and Director James Miller, about the new revenue recognition standards for engineering and construction entities.


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Construction Accounting & Taxation published an article by Assurance Partner Robert Mercado and Director James Miller, about the new revenue recognition standards for engineering and construction entities.

The accounting world is beginning to change how entities globally recognize revenue. Federal Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) is designed to have all entities recognize revenue universally.

 
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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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.

Opponents of the Republican tax proposal moving through Congress are focusing in part on one particular billionaire as they seek to rally Americans against it: President Donald Trump.

 
Construction Executive's Managing Your Business published an article by Tax Partner James Lundy about the critical importance for construction contractors to undertake annual tax planning.


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Construction Executive's Managing Your Business published an article by Tax Partner James Lundy about the critical importance for construction contractors to undertake annual tax planning.

More than almost any other industry, construction contractors need to spend time and resources planning for their income taxes before the end of their fiscal year.

 
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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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.

By eliminating the deduction for most state and local taxes, an individual making a yearly salary of $1,000,000 - a figure not uncommon in the financial industry - would owe the Internal Revenue Service an additional $21,000.

 
MLive.com asked Retail Co-Leader Ron Friedman for his view on mall shopping this holiday season.


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MLive.com asked Retail Co-Leader Ron Friedman for his view on mall shopping this holiday season.

The retail world is geared up for the holiday shopping season, the make-or-break time of year for many stores. And they're working hard to lure you in.

 
CNBC asked Tax Partner Janis Cowhey about how to approach estate planning.


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CNBC asked Tax Partner Janis Cowhey about how to approach estate planning.

If you think an estate plan is just for the rich and famous, think again. Anyone with assets, including a home, 401(k) plan, or savings account, should think about exactly how those possessions will be distributed one day.

 
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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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.

On Oct. 31, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a trick-or-treat bipartisan budget agreement that provided for a number of new tax changes. He also vetoed a hospital provider tax, but offered new language to revise it.

 
Long Island Business News quoted Trusts & Estates Co-Leader Ron Finkelstein an article about the estate tax.


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Long Island Business News quoted Trusts & Estates Co-Leader Ron Finkelstein an article about the estate tax.

Although the federal estate tax has been out of reach and out of mind for many, it has been rising, touching fewer and fewer people.

 
Associated Press quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in a story about holiday retail sales outlook.


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Associated Press quoted Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman in a story about holiday retail sales outlook.

The online retailer now has more than a dozen Amazon Books stores, which also sell toys, electronics and small gifts. Kohl's has carved out space for Amazon shops in 10 of its department stores. Amazon also has small shops in several malls, and is selling most of its gadgets in 100 Whole Foods stores and opening pop-up shops in five.

 
Forbes tapped the expertise of Tax Partner Janis Cowhey for an article about smart ways to tap your retirement money early.


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Forbes tapped the expertise of Tax Partner Janis Cowhey for an article about smart ways to tap your retirement money early.

Ideally, you'll leave the money in your retirement accounts growing untouched until you retire. Uncle Sam imposes a 10% penalty on some early withdrawals to encourage you to do just that.

 
Newsday cited an analysis of President Trump’s leaked tax return by New York Tax Partner-in-Charge Maury Cartine for NBC News.


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Newsday cited an analysis of President Trump’s leaked tax return by New York Tax Partner-in-Charge Maury Cartine for NBC News.

The Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress' official nonpartisan budget analysts, reported that a pending Senate bill would give large tax cuts to millionaires while raising levies on American families earning $10,000 to $70,000 over 10 years.

 
Newsday spoke with Chief Human Capital Officer Claudio Diaz about flexible work arrangements at Marcum.


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Newsday spoke with Chief Human Capital Officer Claudio Diaz about flexible work arrangements at Marcum.

Offering employees flexible work options could be the difference between keeping them and losing them. In fact, 62 percent of working professionals have left or considered leaving a job because it didn't have work flexibility.

 
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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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.

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.

 
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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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.

The rewrite of the tax code, which the House passed on Thursday, proposed a 25 percent tax rate for small businesses for owners who report their profits as income on their tax returns. It was slightly higher than the 20 percent rate for corporations but a break from the top individual rate of 39.6 percent.

 
Bloomberg News spoke with Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman about whether Sears's discounting strategy will work to reverse a severe sales slump.


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Bloomberg News spoke with Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman about whether Sears's discounting strategy will work to reverse a severe sales slump.

Sears Holdings Corp., reeling from billions in losses and sputtering mall traffic, is increasingly turning to a time-honored retail tactic: putting everything on sale.

 
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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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.

President Donald Trump has insisted, for months, that the Republican tax plan he supports won't benefit him. In fact, Trump and his heirs potentially could save more than $1 billion overall under the GOP tax proposal that the House of Representatives passed Thursday, with most of that amount coming from a repeal of the estate tax, according to an analysis NBC News commissioned of Trump's one known 2005 tax return and his estimated net worth.

 
CBS television interviewed Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman about the closure of a local Macy's and the implications for the retail industry.


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CBS television interviewed Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman about the closure of a local Macy's and the implications for the retail industry.

CBS television interviewed Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman about the closure of a local Macy's and the implications for the retail industry.

 
The Los Angeles Times quoted Partner Ron Friedman, co-leader of the Retail & Consumer Products Practice, in an article about the closing of three California Macy's stores.


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The Los Angeles Times quoted Partner Ron Friedman, co-leader of the Retail & Consumer Products Practice, in an article about the closing of three California Macy's stores.

Macy's Inc. plans to close its store at Los Angeles' Westside Pavilion mall, as well as two others in California, the retail giant said Thursday as it grapples with consumers' increasing shift to online shopping.

 
TheStreet spoke with Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman about the U.S.'s China trade policies.


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TheStreet spoke with Retail Group Co-Leader Ron Friedman about the U.S.'s China trade policies.

All eyes in retail will be on how President Donald J. Trump handles trade with China, as he travels through Asia this week.

 
Bloomberg Markets spoke with Tax Partner Shaun Blogg, Marcum's office managing partner in West Palm Beach, FL, about the impact of tax reform for businesses and individual taxpayers.


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Bloomberg Markets spoke with Tax Partner Shaun Blogg, Marcum's office managing partner in West Palm Beach, FL, about the impact of tax reform for businesses and individual taxpayers.

Shaun Blogg, Marcum's office managing partner in West Palm Beach, FL, discussed the impact of tax reform for businesses and individual taxpayers with Bloomberg Markets.

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


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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.

 
Tribune News Service interviewed Tax Partner Janis Cowhey for an article about the importance of couples in 2nd or 3rd marriages discussing finances and inheritance.


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Tribune News Service interviewed Tax Partner Janis Cowhey for an article about the importance of couples in 2nd or 3rd marriages discussing finances and inheritance.

Heading into a new committed relationship means both partners need to take stock of their retirement plans and legal documents, having detailed conversations not only about how to split monthly expenses, but how to plan for future health care needs, how heirs will factor into the estate and how aggressively they'll need to invest to stay ahead of inflation.

 
U.S. News & World Report featured Brandon Blitzer, a tax manager in the Firm's Alternative Investment Group, in an article about how the wash-sale rule can trip up investors.


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U.S. News & World Report featured Brandon Blitzer, a tax manager in the Firm's Alternative Investment Group, in an article about how the wash-sale rule can trip up investors.

Year-end investing moves can pay off nicely at tax time the next spring, but can also trip you up. Take the wash-sale rule. Running afoul of it can destroy your tax savings from selling losers. But understanding it will let you claim those losses and avoid missing investment gains by sitting on the sidelines.

 
Reuters quoted Tax Partner Janis Cowhey in an article about splitting retirement accounts in a divorce.


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Reuters quoted Tax Partner Janis Cowhey in an article about splitting retirement accounts in a divorce.

While many couples dissolve their marriages without significant legal involvement, divvying up retirement accounts, particularly pensions, is thorny. Doing it without a proper legal agreement could stick you with a hefty tax bill and penalties. In some cases, one party may end up with nothing.

 
Financial Advisor magazine spoke with Tax Partner John Mezzanotte about why so many taxpayers request extensions to file their tax returns in October.


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Financial Advisor magazine spoke with Tax Partner John Mezzanotte about why so many taxpayers request extensions to file their tax returns in October.

Taxpayers who want up to a six-month extension to file their tax return file IRS Form 4868 have until mid-October to file. In recent filing seasons, some 10 million filers opted annually for the extra time-the IRS does not publish specific numbers.

 
TheStreet interviewed Partner Janis Cowhey about the importance of financial independence for women.


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TheStreet interviewed Partner Janis Cowhey about the importance of financial independence for women.

Alpha Rising took a moment to recap what we've learned from the amazing women we have spent time with over the last few months and here's the takeaway: Women need to be financially independent. Period. End of story.

 
The Legal Intelligencer published an article by Advisory Partners Edward Waddington and Ricardo Zayas, about understanding the criminal tax plea agreement.


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The Legal Intelligencer published an article by Advisory Partners Edward Waddington and Ricardo Zayas, about understanding the criminal tax plea agreement.

Attorneys and accountants practicing in this area know that the amount of tax loss is then a crucial component to consider when the parties, including a Federal District Court judge, are assessing the potential and actual sentencing of a defendant.

 
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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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.

Wall Street can't be happy about Congress' proposal to cap our yearly 401k contributions at $2,400 - thats the tax-deferred amount we would be able to sock away in a retirement plan, down from $18,000.

 
CNN Money interviewed Partner Janis Cowhey about discussing retirement finances with your parents.


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CNN Money interviewed Partner Janis Cowhey about discussing retirement finances with your parents.

Discussing finances with your parents can be as uncomfortable as the talk they gave you about the birds and the bees. But it still needs to happen.

 
The Telegraph of London quoted Retail Services Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the decline of U.S. shopping malls in the face of heated competition from e-tailers.


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The Telegraph of London quoted Retail Services Co-Leader Ron Friedman in an article about the decline of U.S. shopping malls in the face of heated competition from e-tailers.

Given the ferocity of winters in Minnesota, it was perhaps inevitable that the state would host Americas first climate- controlled indoor shopping mall.

 
Forbes interviewed Tax Partner Janis Cowhey about the increased lifetime estate and gift tax exemption.


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Forbes interviewed Tax Partner Janis Cowhey about the increased lifetime estate and gift tax exemption.

Its official. For 2018, the estate and gift tax exemption is $5.6 million per individual, up from $5.49 million in 2017. That means an individual can leave $5.6 million to heirs and pay no federal estate or gift tax. A married couple will be able to shield north of $11 million ($11.2 million) from federal estate and gift taxes. And the annual gift exclusion amount is $15,000 for 2018 - up from $14,000 where its been stuck since 2013.

 
HCPro published a definitive guide to SNF Medicare billing and reimbursement co-authored by Senior Manager Janet Potter.


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HCPro published a definitive guide to SNF Medicare billing and reimbursement co-authored by Senior Manager Janet Potter.

With value-based purchasing transforming the long-term care billing landscape, billers need to bill appropriately to ensure they are not leaving money on the table. The Medicare Guide for SNF Billing and Reimbursement will help tackle even the most complex billing issues.

 
Oregonlive.com quoted Partner Ron Friedman in a story about the updating of an aging mall into an entertainment venue.


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Oregonlive.com quoted Partner Ron Friedman in a story about the updating of an aging mall into an entertainment venue.

To remain relevant in the age of online shopping, he said, malls must completely change their mission, serving not as hubs for shopping, but for entertainment.

 
For the third consecutive year, Leaders magazine featured Marcum Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Weiner in the annual Leaders of New York issue.


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For the third consecutive year, Leaders magazine featured Marcum Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Weiner in the annual Leaders of New York issue.

Jeffrey Weiner joined Marcum in 1981 and has led the firm since 1990, when he was named managing partner. In June 2017, he was named to his current post.

 
GlobeSt.com quoted California Construction Leader Warren Hennagin about the viability of public-private partnerships as a financing option for a rebuild of the national infrastructure.


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GlobeSt.com quoted California Construction Leader Warren Hennagin about the viability of public-private partnerships as a financing option for a rebuild of the national infrastructure.

A few weeks ago President Donald Trump told lawmakers he had changed his mind about the structure of his $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan. Previously the plan was contingent on private sector participation; now, President Trump reportedly said, he didnt want to take that route.

 
The Boston Business Journal quoted Partner Paul Graney, partner-in-charge of Marcum's State & Local Tax Practice, in an article about state taxation of online sales.


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The Boston Business Journal quoted Partner Paul Graney, partner-in-charge of Marcum's State & Local Tax Practice, in an article about state taxation of online sales.

Last week, the Baker administration hauled Amazon.com Inc. to court over its refusal to share tax records, spurring debate about whether the move would hurt the states chances of landing Amazons second headquarters.

 
Inside Public Accounting reported on Marcum's winning the 2017 Innovative Firm of the Year Award from LEA Global.


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Inside Public Accounting reported on Marcum's winning the 2017 Innovative Firm of the Year Award from LEA Global.

Marcum LLP was named 2017 Innovative Firm of the Year by LEA Global: The Leading Edge Alliance. The award was presented at the LEA Global North American Conference in Denver on Sept. 26. It recognizes Marcum for continual innovation in all aspects of the firms operation.

 
The New York Post interviewed Tax Leader Joseph Perry about the impact of potentially losing the deductions for mortgage interest, property taxes, and state and local taxes.


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The New York Post interviewed Tax Leader Joseph Perry about the impact of potentially losing the deductions for mortgage interest, property taxes, and state and local taxes.

Homeowners would get a choice between deducting property taxes or mortgage interest on their federal tax returns as Republicans on Tuesday discussed modifications to the sweeping tax code overhaul proposed last month.

 
Financial Advisor magazine spoke with Tax Partner John Mezzanotte about how to help clients save taxes on required minimum distributions from IRA accounts.


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Financial Advisor magazine spoke with Tax Partner John Mezzanotte about how to help clients save taxes on required minimum distributions from IRA accounts.

Once your client reaches age 70 1/2, he or she must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) annually from taxable IRA and 401(k) accounts.

 
Business Valuation Update interviewed Partner Kenneth Pia for an article about serving on the Business Valuation Committee of the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Pia is vice chair of the committee.


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Business Valuation Update interviewed Partner Kenneth Pia for an article about serving on the Business Valuation Committee of the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Pia is vice chair of the committee.

BVU had the pleasure of speaking with some of the dedicated individuals who serve as members of the Business Valuation Committee of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

 
Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Economist Anirban Basu wrote about the economic implications of hurricanes and other natural disasters for the Sept./Oct. issue of Construction Accounting & Taxation.


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Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Economist Anirban Basu wrote about the economic implications of hurricanes and other natural disasters for the Sept./Oct. issue of Construction Accounting & Taxation.

Adding to the irony, these disasters supply communities with opportunities to rebuild in ways that dramatically improve the quality and capability of their respective built environments.

 
WCBS-TV 2 interviewed Tax Partner Robert Spielman about the impact of the new Tax Reform Framework on Long Island homeowners.


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WCBS-TV 2 interviewed Tax Partner Robert Spielman about the impact of the new Tax Reform Framework on Long Island homeowners.

President Donald Trump calls his tax reform plan a middle class miracle. But the elimination of most deductions, including state and local taxes, has some in the Tri-State calling the proposal a middle class misery.

 
Tax Partner Robert Spielman wrote about maximizing your charitable contributions for his latest column in the Coconut Creek City News.


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Tax Partner Robert Spielman wrote about maximizing your charitable contributions for his latest column in the Coconut Creek City News.

There is seemingly no end to the solicitations we receive from qualified charitable organizations seeking our assistance.

 
Commerce magazine featured Advisory Partner Frank Rudewicz in a special feature about forensic accounting and white collar crime.


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Commerce magazine featured Advisory Partner Frank Rudewicz in a special feature about forensic accounting and white collar crime.

White-collar criminals are always looking for new ways to steal time and money, but forensic accountants are catching many of them in the act, assisting clients and protecting their assets.

 
CNBC spoke with Trusts & Estates Co-Leader David First about the proposed repeal of the estate tax.


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CNBC spoke with Trusts & Estates Co-Leader David First about the proposed repeal of the estate tax.

Donald Trump rallied the working class, but he is also championing one benefit favoring only the super-rich: eliminating the federal estate tax.

 
TheStreet spoke with Principal Michael D'Addio about the likelihood of passage for the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill.


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TheStreet spoke with Principal Michael D'Addio about the likelihood of passage for the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill.

Congressional Republicans refuse to let their latest iteration of Obamacare repeal to die, despite the bill's unpopularity.

 
The Sun Sentinel quoted Regional Managing Partner Michael Balter about the anticipated demand for construction workers in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


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The Sun Sentinel quoted Regional Managing Partner Michael Balter about the anticipated demand for construction workers in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

South Floridas economy is being pumped up by new construction, but those projects could slow as the industry finds it cant hire the skilled workers it needs.

 
The Fairfield County Business Journal reported on the 2017 Marcum Tech Top 40.


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The Fairfield County Business Journal reported on the 2017 Marcum Tech Top 40.

Half of the fastest-growing technology companies in Connecticut are in Fairfield County, according to the annual 2017 Marcum Tech Top 40, selected by Marcum LLP, an accounting and advisory firm headquartered in New York City, and the Connecticut Technology Council.

 
The Tax Advisor published a semiannual review of recent developments in individual taxation, co-authored by Tax Director Don Zidik.


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The Tax Advisor published a semiannual review of recent developments in individual taxation, co-authored by Tax Director Don Zidik.

The IRS issued proposed regulations that update the definition of dependent to be consistent with Sec. 152 and reverse the IRS's previous position regarding when a taxpayer is considered childless for earned income tax credit purposes.

 
CNBC spoke with Rorrie Gregorio, partner-in-charge of the Marcum Family Office practice, for an article about the financial challenges faced by


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CNBC spoke with Rorrie Gregorio, partner-in-charge of the Marcum Family Office practice, for an article about the financial challenges faced by "suddenly single" women recently divorced or widowed.

Becoming suddenly single can set your world in a tailspin, and a lack of financial planning is setting women in particular even further back.

 
Long Island Business News reported the promotion of 13 Marcum associates to the partnership.


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Long Island Business News reported the promotion of 13 Marcum associates to the partnership.

Accounting and consulting firm Marcum LLP has promoted 13 associates to partner, including its chief information officer, who is based Long Island.

 
Crain's named Partner Jenny Deloy to the inaugural list of the Most Influential Women Accountants in Chicago.


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Crain's named Partner Jenny Deloy to the inaugural list of the Most Influential Women Accountants in Chicago.

Jenny Deloy oversees approximately 30 professionals, and champions efforts to grow and build the Marcum SEC practice in the Midwest. She joined the firm in 2015 when it merged with Frost, Ruttenberg & Rothblatt, and since then has been instrumental in ensuring a successful and smooth merger integration.

 
Construction Executive's Managing Your Business published an article by Partner Barry Fischman and Principal Michael D'Addio about income recognition for construction contractors.


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Construction Executive's Managing Your Business published an article by Partner Barry Fischman and Principal Michael D'Addio about income recognition for construction contractors.

The 9th Circuit Courts review of how construction contractors should recognize income had a somewhat surprising outcome. The key question being considered was: When should developers recognize income under the completed contract method?

 
PPS Alert for Long-Term Care quoted Senior Manager Janet Potter in an article about prospective payment system rate increases for skilled nursing facilities.


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PPS Alert for Long-Term Care quoted Senior Manager Janet Potter in an article about prospective payment system rate increases for skilled nursing facilities.

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) navigate what some may consider to be healthcares own modern-day Roman empire - a system undergoing serious revisions including how levels of care are monitored, the way reimbursement is divided, and the anything-but-straight-and-narrow shift from volume to value - SNF providers are participating in history being made.

 
South Florida Business Journal published an article by Partner David Appel about the importance of estate planning for Millennials.


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South Florida Business Journal published an article by Partner David Appel about the importance of estate planning for Millennials.

Estate planning is not just for Boomers. It is an essential part of financial adulthood and is especially imperative for Millennials who have already amassed or inherited wealth, or expect to in the future.

 
The Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies published an article by Principal Rob Drover about employee technology competency, in the organization's Pulse magazine.


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The Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies published an article by Principal Rob Drover about employee technology competency, in the organization's Pulse magazine.

Self-Driving Cars and Artificial Intelligence are around the corner, but do your employees even know how to write an Excel macro?

 
Moneyish interviewed Partner Ron Friedman for an article about Ivanka Trump's new brick-and-mortal retail venture.


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Moneyish interviewed Partner Ron Friedman for an article about Ivanka Trump's new brick-and-mortal retail venture.

About two years after quietly closing her boutique in New Yorks SoHo neighborhood, Ivanka Trump is opening another brick-and-mortar destination for her eponymous fashion line. The daughter of President Donald Trump is set to launch a new store this fall in Trump Tower, the Midtown Manhattan skyscraper that was her fathers longtime abode.

 
The National Association Of Certified Valuation Analysts published an article on the importance of appraiser independence by Managing Director John DelGrego, in its QuickRead newsletter.


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The National Association Of Certified Valuation Analysts published an article on the importance of appraiser independence by Managing Director John DelGrego, in its QuickRead newsletter.

To successfully work in the field of business valuation, appraisers must perform assignments with impartiality, objectivity, and independence, and without consideration of personal interests or the interests of those who hired them.

 
Construction Accounting & Taxation published the latest article by Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu, on the implications of American's EB-5 program for the building industry.


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Construction Accounting & Taxation published the latest article by Construction Leader Joseph Natarelli and Chief Construction Economist Anirban Basu, on the implications of American's EB-5 program for the building industry.

Despite enjoying institutional advantages with respect to attracting foreign capital, lawmakers have viewed it as appropriate to create additional vehicles designed to attract capital inflows to the United States.

 
Business Insurance interviewed Director Key Coleman for an article about increasing attention to climate change by corporate directors and officers.


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Business Insurance interviewed Director Key Coleman for an article about increasing attention to climate change by corporate directors and officers.

Climate change is not yet a major issue for directors and officers, but experts expect it to become one.

 
Bloomberg BNA interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney for an article about new user fees being imposed on car-sharing services in Pennsylvania.


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Bloomberg BNA interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney for an article about new user fees being imposed on car-sharing services in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvanians who hop in a ZipCar or Enterprise CarShare to get around town will soon find errands a bit more expensive if a proposed measure in the Senates revenue package becomes law.

 
The Puget Sound Business Journal interviewed Partner Ron Friedman about Starbucks' decision to close its Teavana retail brand.


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The Puget Sound Business Journal interviewed Partner Ron Friedman about Starbucks' decision to close its Teavana retail brand.

It has been a tough year for malls around the country with announcements of more store closures everywhere you look. The latest is Starbucks' announcement to close its 376 Teavana stores because many of the mallbased stores have been persistently underperforming.

 
The San Jose Mercury News quoted Partner Ron Friedman in an article about the state of mall shopping in California's Bay Area.


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The San Jose Mercury News quoted Partner Ron Friedman in an article about the state of mall shopping in California's Bay Area.

It's mid-summer in the Bay Area. Do you know where your teenagers are? Well I don't know either, but one thing's sure, they're not at the mall. I checked. In fact, it seems a lot of people are not shopping at some of our venerable indoor malls.

 
Long Island Business News reported on the 2017 Marcum Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach.


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Long Island Business News reported on the 2017 Marcum Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach.

About 8,400 runners and walkers on 195 company teams completed the 3.5-mile Marcum Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach Tuesday evening.

 
The Chicagoland Cooperator interviewed Director Arlen Lasinsky, a forensic accounting specialist in Marcum's Advisory group, about preventing financial management fraud in co-ops, condos and homeowners associations.


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The Chicagoland Cooperator interviewed Director Arlen Lasinsky, a forensic accounting specialist in Marcum's Advisory group, about preventing financial management fraud in co-ops, condos and homeowners associations.

Co-op, condo and HOA living represents a unique social arrangement; its a paid-for membership club and a home at the same time. Many people enter into this arrangement without a complete understanding of the responsibilities of membership.

 
New Jersey Law Journal published an article by Partner Ilan Hirschfeld about the distinctions between


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New Jersey Law Journal published an article by Partner Ilan Hirschfeld about the distinctions between "fair market value" and "fair value," and the standards of value that apply to each.

Fair Market Value and Fair Value are both important terms in valuation. However, they are frequently mistakenly thought to be interchangeable.

 
 
 
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