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Gift Tax Returns: What's With All the Questions?!

With the October 15 deadline for gift tax returns behind us, clients and other tax groups at Schneider Downs may have at times felt bombarded with questions

The Cadillac Tax: "The burden is expected to fall on wages"

Conclusions reached by a recent Congressional Research Service (“CRS”) report state that, although the Cadillac tax is imposed on insurers
Real Estate, Tax
Megan Leo | 12.11.2015

Passive Activity Losses Related to Real Estate Activities

Generally speaking, passive activities result from a business activity in which you do not materially participate. Any losses resulting from passive activities

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Donate Fortune to Charity

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, celebrated the birth of their first child during Thanksgiving week. In an open letter
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Evan Ogrodnik | 12.10.2015

All I Want for Christmas Is My Tax Extenders

‘Twas three weeks before the New Year and all through the land, no one was quite sure where the tax extenders stand. Men and women of Congress work

Residential Land Developers and the Completed Contract Method of Accounting

Under IRC Section 460(e), taxpayers that have large home construction contracts could defer taxable income until 95% of estimated costs have been incurred.

Employer's Guide to the ACA Reporting Requirements: Affordable Care Act Whitepaper Now Available

Schneider Downs has released a detailed whitepaper, Employer’s Guide to the New ACA Reporting Standards. This whitepaper was developed to provide

FAST Act - Highway Funding is in Place for the Next Five Years

On December 4, 2015 President Obama signed the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” which was recently passed by the Senate
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Gary Sliman | 11.30.2015

IRS Increases De Minimis Safe Harbor Threshold

The IRS issued Notice 2015-82 on November 24, 2015, stating that taxpayers without an applicable financial statement can elect to deduct purchases of tangible
Tom Schneider | 11.19.2015

Cheers! The BEER & BREW Acts of 2015 May Lower Excise Taxes on Beer

Two pieces of legislation are currently circulating in Congress regarding the Excise Tax on beer produced in the United States: The Fair Brewers Excise
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