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February 23, 2015
The Marcum Commerical Construction Index Featured in Commerical Construction & Renovation Article, "Construction Spending Carries Momentum into 2015."
Total nonresidential construction spending was 6.6 percent higher in 2014 than in 2013 on a nonseasonally adjusted basis, with all signs pointing toward continued construction spending growth in 2015.
February 17, 2015
Article by Michael Molder, Advisory Services Director, "Chipping Away at Dodd-Frank: Coming Full Circle," Featured in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
In 2008, the U.S. economy, and in fact, the world economy, was on the edge of a precipice. Hastened in large measure by loose lending standards, subprime mortgages and declining residential real estate values, IndyMac, the largest savings and loan in the Los Angeles market and one of the largest mortgage originators in the country, failed in July 2008.
February 9, 2015
Article by Robert Mercado, Assurance Services Partner & James Miller, Assurance Services Sr. Manager, "New Revenue Recognition Standards Require Contractors to Think Differently," Featured in Construction Accounting and Taxation
After nearly 1,000 comment letter s, with 350 letters from the construction industry alone, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published a new joint standard on revenue recognition, replacing most of the existing guidance and taking a major step toward converging Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
February 9, 2015
John Mezzanotte, Partner-in-Charge, Greenwich, CT Office, Quoted in Associated Press Article, "Connecticut Keeps Close Eye On Its Super-Rich Residents."
If you're a billionaire living in Connecticut, chances are the tax department is keeping an eye on you.

In a state home to some of the richest Americans, tax officials go to some lengths to keep them - or, more accurately, keep the billions of dollars in revenue their income taxes generate.
February 4, 2015
Michael D'Addio, Tax & Business Services Principal, Quoted in Long Island Business News Article, "The ACA Meets the IRS."
This year, for the first time, the health insurance taxpayers carry may directly affect the size of the tax refund they receive from the Internal Revenue Service.

Confused? You’re not alone.
February 3, 2015
Janis Cowhey, Co-Leader of the LGBT Practice Group, Quoted in Bloomberg BNA 2015 State Tax Outlook Special Report Article, "Filing Uncertainty Remains For Married, Same-Sex Taxpayers in 2015."
Although the last two years have brought significant clarity at the state level regarding married, samesex couples’ filing status, many same-sex couples will still be unable to file joint state returns in 2015, leaving them restricted to filing separately or unsure as to their appropriate filing status.
February 3, 2015
Michael D'Addio, Tax & Business Services Principal, Quoted in Bloomberg BNA 2015 State Tax Outlook Special Report Article, "Changes in 2015 for Trusts and Estates."
When a trust is a resident trust under a state’s law, the state may tax the trust’s entire income. Double taxation becomes a concern because trust residency laws vary so much among the states that a trust may be considered a resident trust in more than one state, and thus, taxable on its entire income in multiple states.
February 2, 2015
Article by Brett McGrath, Partner, Tax & Business Services, "Time for an Estate Planning Checkup," Featured in Hartford Business Journal
Just as we should all be going to our family doctors as we get older to make sure we are healthy and in good physical condition, everyone should also periodically have a financial checkup, including a review of your estate plan and your estate planning documents, including wills and trusts.
January 30, 2015
Portia Rose, Tax & Business Services Manager, Featured in NerdWallet Article, "Gay and Newly Married? You Need This Tax Guide."
With 36 states now legalizing same-sex marriage, many newly wedded gay and lesbian couples will be filing joint tax returns for the first time this year. For some, it could mean being bumped to a higher tax bracket or getting a bigger refund. For those who live or work in states that don’t recognize gay marriage, it could mean filling out multiple returns.
January 30, 2015
Michael Balter, Partner-In-Charge of the Florida Region, Featured in South Florida Business Journal Article, "Meet South Florida's Top 100 Power Leaders of 2015."
Top 100 Power Leaders working in South Florida's burgeoning business community. These are the region's top executives - those with a consistent track record of excellence anchored on their innovative ideas, leadership skills and business acumen.
January 27, 2015
Donald Zidik, Tax & Business Services Director, Featured in U.S. News & World Report Article, "Tax Prep: Demystifying the Home Office Deduction."
It's the sexiest and scariest of deductions, and it's often shrouded in mystery. It's the home office deduction, and rumors abound about who qualifies, how it's calculated and whether taking it automatically flags an IRS audit.
January 23, 2015
Ilan Hirschfeld, Partner-in-Charge of the New Jersey Offices, Quoted in Bloomberg Article, "Hamm's Hiland Worth Billions More to Kinder Than Court Value."
What a difference two months makes. On Nov. 10, an Oklahoma judge decreed that Harold Hamm’s 62 percent stake in pipeline system Hiland Partners LP was worth $248 million. Richard Kinder thinks it’s worth $1.4 billion.
January 20, 2015
Article by Shauna Dell, Tax & Business Services Manager, "Expanded Benefits Arrive for Same-Sex Spouses," Featured in Daily Business Review
Pursuant to Internal Revenue Service Revenue Ruling 2013-17, the place of celebration determines a same-sex couple's marital status for federal tax purposes. That means as long as a couple was legally married in a state or another country that allows same-sex marriage, the IRS will recognize such marriage.
January 16, 2015
Nanette Lee Miller, Co-Leader of the LGBT Practice Group, Quoted in San Francisco Business Times Article, "Supreme Court's Next Gay-Marriage Ruling Could End Social Security Discrimination."
The Supreme Court's decision to decide whether the U.S. Constitution requires each state to recognize same-sex marriage sent a buzz through the Bay Area's financial community on Friday.
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