As companies manage current cost structures and expand into new markets, UHY Advisors can be a powerful ally. We offer one of the broadest spectrums of tax planning and compliance services of firms our size. Many of our managing directors and principals bring Big Four and industry experience, and are adept in working closely with individuals and companies to assure they pay their “fair share” of taxes.
For closely held businesses, personal tax and corporate tax issues can be closely related; we have advised such companies and families on such issues for more than 40 years, in some cases over multiple generations.
UHY Advisors also brings unique industry experience and insight for larger corporations who face unique tax opportunities. And for companies with domestic or foreign expansion plans, our deep capabilities in State & Local Tax and International Tax can identify tax opportunities and provide planning services which can mitigate unexpected tax consequences before they occur.
When clients ask if the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) means tax simplification, I remind them of the three fundamental paradigms of taxation: only two things are certain in life – death and taxes; the correct answer to every tax question is “it depends”; and there is no such thing as tax simplification. This holds true in the new tax landscape, the tax reform will not result in simplification of tax law. The new law has brought meaningful changes to the tax code, but with that comes the following added complexities.
The Albany Business Review hosted six experts to discuss changes to tax laws and their impact on individuals and businesses. Partner Patrick Diggin participated in this discussion on tax reform.
With the government shutdown over and the IRS reopened, what can be expected? Currently, the IRS has an estimated five million unanswered inquires that took place during the shutdown. Additionally, it is estimated that they have already received several million tax returns since the filing season started on January 28.
The centralized partnership audit regime rules are now in effect and change the way partnerships are audited by the IRS. These new rules require the actual partnership to pay any deficiencies resulting from any audit adjustments. This means that the IRS will apply the top tax rates to any audit adjustments to calculate deficiencies, without regard to any partner level attribute that may have otherwise reduced the tax due from an audit adjustment.
With much of the rhetoric in Washington D.C. during the past couple of weeks over funding of the border wall and the current government shut down, employers still may have reporting requirements for 2018 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Act requires insurers, self-insuring employers, and those employers with 50 or more full-time equivalents (FTEs) to report certain information to the IRS and Social Security Administration using forms 1095-B, 1095-C and 1094.