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Residency and Domicile Determinations

for State Income Tax Purposes How will the SALT limits impact growth? Demographic trends? In this article, the author looks at current data, considers these issues and other tax matters that complicate residency choices and options. A few years ago Fox News Channel’s commentator and nationally syndicated radio talk show host (both based in New York), Sean Hannity, threatened that he was going to leave New Y ...

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The Evolving Landscape

of Patent Litigation Damages In the last 18 months, we have seen numerous decisions which will likely have a dramatic impact on the landscape of patent litigation damages. Two of the most impactful decisions, Apple v. Samsung and WesternGeco v. Ion Geophysical, made their way to the United States Supreme Court. However, we will not see the true practical outcome of either of these hallmark decisions for man ...

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Hurry Up—Get Your Clients Divorced

After Dec. 31, spouses responsible for paying alimony won’t get a tax deduction, due to a change under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. To read the full article in Financial Planning, click: Hurry Up—Get Your Clients Divorced. ...

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2019 Standard Mileage Rates Announced

The IRS released guidance Friday on the standard mileage rate for business, medical and certain moving expenses incurred in 2019. To read the full article in Journal of Accountancy, click: 2019 Standard Mileage Rates Announced. ...

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Valuation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

In an Era of Reform: Value Drivers (Part II of II) As stated in Part I of this II-part series, as the demand for healthcare services continues to grow, the site at which these services are performed is experiencing a simultaneous transformation from the inpatient (e.g., hospital) setting to the outpatient setting—e.g., at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This article will review the unique value drivers t ...

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The Daubert Standard’s Impact

on Expert Witness Testimony Expert witness testimony has played a vital role in both criminal and civil trials in the United States. Testimony from expert witnesses constantly helps judges and jurors reach conclusions in controversial and complex cases. Therefore, the Daubert Standard is important to know and understand in general, and especially as an expert witness. The Daubert Standard helps courts deter ...

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Preparing for an Unexpected SEC Audit

Preparing for an audit by the Securities and Exchange Commission can be a significant undertaking for a small firm. During stressful times such as this, leaders should stay confident and set a positive example for others. To read the full article in Smart Brief, click: Preparing for an Unexpected SEC Audit. ...

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Another Crack in Bankruptcy Protection for Clients

Retirement assets received in a divorce settlement may be available to creditors, a federal court has ruled. The decision may have far-reaching consequences for clients. To read the full article in Financial Planning, click: Another Crack in Bankruptcy Protection for Clients. ...

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Apple Hopes iOS Update Will Help Overturn Costly iPhone Sales Ban in China

Apple is rushing to release an iOS update in China to resolve potential infringement of Qualcomm patents. The news follows a report stating that a Chinese sales ban of certain iPhone models would cost Apple millions of dollars a day. To read the full article in Cult of Mac, click: Apple Hopes iOS Update Will Help Overturn Costly iPhone Sales Ban in China. ...

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Valuation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

In an Era of Reform (Part I of II) As demand for healthcare services continues to grow, the site at which these services are performed is experiencing a simultaneous transformation from the inpatient (e.g., hospital) setting to the outpatient setting. This transformation is being driven by factors such as: (1) technological advancements; (2) an increasingly consumer-driven and convenience-driven healthcare ...

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Are You a Modern-Day Digital Sharecropper?

Or, Why Aren’t You Hosting Your Own Content? (Part I of III) Many of us create content for, and market on, social media platforms—like LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. The questions are: Is this a dangerous practice? And if so, what should we be doing instead? Many of us create content for, and market on, social media platforms, like: LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. The questions are: Is ...

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Trim Tax Tabs with These Year-End Moves: Tax Strategy Scan

With the year coming to a close, Kiplinger offers last-minute tips for retirees to enhance their tax savings this year. Clients nearing retirement will need to revise their tax-saving strategies, as some tax breaks are no longer available and replaced by new ones, thanks to the new tax law, according to Kiplinger. For example, these clients should consider running the numbers based on standard deduction and ...

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Advisor Shortage? What Advisor Shortage?

Excuse me, did Todd Thomson just say there too many financial advisors, not too few? Puncturing one of the RIA industry’s most widely-accepted axioms, the Dynasty Financial Partners chairman did indeed make that assertion at the recent MarketCounsel Summit in Las Vegas. Contrary to ominous reports of a talent shortage, Thomson said, too many advisors are serving too few clients. To read the full article in ...

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Google is Spending $1 Billion to Build a Massive New Campus in New York

Days after Apple announced a major expansion to its operations in the U.S.—including a new $1 billion campus in Austin—fellow tech giant Google has announced that it too will invest $1 billion as it sets up a new campus at Hudson Square in New York. To read the full article in Tech Crunch, click: Google is Spending $1 Billion to Build a Massive New Campus in New York. ...

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A Valuation Practitioner’s Musings

on Corporate Income Taxes What corporate tax rate should valuation practitioners use going forward given the current environment? Despite corporate rates being “permanent”, is that so?! How should practitioners handle temporary differences? How do we decode a financial statement? In this article, the author shares his thoughts on how valuation professionals should approach a valuation engagement in this unc ...

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Writing a Blog Post

In Nine Easy Steps You have probably heard how helpful it can be to write blogs, either for yourself or your valuation and accounting firm. If you have never written one, the challenge can seem daunting. But you probably will find it easier than you think—especially if you follow these steps. The article outlines the steps; these are based on a How-To Guide from Hinge University, their online learning platf ...

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Brexit Bulletin: A Deal, and Then the Drama

The EU is making increasingly positive noises that a Brexit deal is within reach. But don’t breathe easy just yet—there are still battles to come when Prime Minister Theresa May brings her deal back to Parliament. To read the full article in Bloomberg, click: Brexit Bulletin: A Deal, and Then the Drama. ...

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Regulatory Fatigue? FATCA Inaction May Risk Noncompliance

Eight years after Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA, which was enacted as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, P.L. 111-147) to address the potential for tax evasion, lack of planning in response to evolving FATCA guidance may be putting some financial institutions at risk of noncompliance and potentially steep penalties. To read the full article in The Tax Ad ...

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