Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics

Welcome to Schneider Downs Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics, a web page where our team of tax professionals posts articles about emerging tax issues, proposed legislation and current tax trends and techniques that impact the tax situations of individuals, businesses and tax exempt organizations.

The information and articles prepared by Schneider Downs tax professionals and published in our library are designed to alert you to significant tax developments, guide you as you prepare for the positive or negative impact the developments may have on you, your business or organization, and demonstrate how Schneider Downs may assist you in responding to new technical trends and topics. Our goal is to offer proactive and cutting-edge ideas and to serve our clients and friends of the firm.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check it often. The articles are listed on the right-hand side of the page and updated frequently.

Final 163(j) Regulations a Win for Manufacturers and Private Equity-Owned Businesses

In late July, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 163(j) that limits the deductibility of

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Choosing The Wrong Accounting Method for Home Construction Contracts is a Costly Mistake

Often you learn the most from your mistakes. If a contractor chooses the wrong accounting method, during the first two years of operations, the contractor

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2020-2021 Special Per Diem Rates

The IRS recently released Notice 2020-71, detailing the new special per diem rates taxpayers use to substantiate necessary business expenses while traveling

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Notices for Nonpayment of Income Taxes

Did you have federal income tax due on July 15, 2020? Did you pay the income tax on July 15, 2020? Did you receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Decides Market-Based Sourcing for Services Prior to Legislative Change in 2014

In late July, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court rendered its decision in Synthes USA HQ, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, No. 108 F.R. 2016. The

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Decides Market-Based Sourcing for Services Prior to Legislative Change in 2014

In late July, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court rendered its decision in Synthes USA HQ, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, No. 108 F.R. 2016. The

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IRS Extends 2020 Rollover Period and Other Deadlines for Retirement Account RMDs

In March, the CARES Act provided taxpayers opportunity to skip this year’s (2020) required minimum distribution (RMD) from their retirement accounts.

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Ohio Net Operating Loss’ Impact on the Bonus Depreciation Adjustment

The passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 increased the federal bonus depreciation deduction from 50% to 100%, providing taxpayers the

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Ohio Net Operating Loss’ Impact on the Bonus Depreciation Adjustment

The passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 increased the federal bonus depreciation deduction from 50% to 100%, providing taxpayers the

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Schneider Downs’ Construction Practice Ranked Once Again

Last year, Construction Executive (CE) unveiled its inaugural ranking of the Top 50 construction accounting firms. In August, CE released its second annual

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