Articles & Case Studies


Massachusetts “Millionaire Tax” Constitutional Amendment Moves Forward to Voters

Laura K. Barooshian, CPA, MST, AEP

On Wednesday, June 14th, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved a bill that would amend the state’s constitution to impose an additional 4% income tax on taxable income over $1 million. Their approval of the bill now sends it to the November, 2018 ballot for voters to... read more


New IRS Partnership Audit Rules Lead to Potential Tax Liability

Jonathan B. Farrell, CPAKara Cefalo, CPA, MSA

For tax years beginning January 1, 2018 and thereafter, new rules for IRS examinations of partnerships will apply under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”). The BBA makes a drastic change to the manner in which partnerships are examined, by making a partnership liable to... read more


eBook: Using Repair & Capitalization Rules to Your Advantage in Real Estate

Jonathan B. Farrell, CPAPatrick J. Bevington, CPA, MSTEva Wong

Ever since the Internal Revenue Code first became effective, the IRS and taxpayers have struggled over the treatment of expenditures on tangible property, i.e. whether these amounts are currently deductible or must be capitalized and deducted through depreciation over time. Fortunately the IRS has established the final... read more


FASB’s New Guidance Benefits Real Estate Investors

Michael Videira, CPA

Investors are finally being heard after voicing their concern about the costly and complex way to account for acquisitions of real estate.  The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), which sets the standards for generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the U.S., issued new guidance around transactions that... read more


Tax Implications of Equity Based Compensation

Joel Rothenberg, Esq., CPA

Equity-based compensation can be an effective way to retain talented and motivated employees, and to align their interests with the business. The tax implications for employees and employers can vary significantly depending on the type of equity-based compensation plan. Companies may decide to issue stock or grant... read more