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.

An Estate Tax Holiday Gift – From the IRS!

While separated, death and taxes are widely accepted as the only certainties in life. Combined, they give a lot of people anything but certainty. The death

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Is California Regulating the Barrel to Eliminate the Spoiled Apple?

Does one rotten apple actually spoil the whole barrel? According to science, the answer is yes and according to the California legislature, the answer

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Proposed House Bill Would Eliminate State and Local Tax Deduction Cap

House Democrats have proposed a bill that would remove the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. Called the “Restoring Tax Fairness

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Syndicated Conservation Easements Create Ire in the IRS

On November 12, the IRS sounded renewed alarms for those taxpayers that, in the IRS’s view, are abusing the tax benefits associated with conservation

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TCJA – Could 2019 Taxable Income be Higher than Projected?

As we approach the end of 2019, two separate changes in reporting of gross income from providing goods and/or services could combine for an unpleasant

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Belsnickel is Coming… Are You A Nice Boy or Girl?

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and… well pretty much every other holiday character that ever existed, but have you heard of Belsnickel?

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Louisiana Issues Filing Extension After Ransomware Attack

The state of Louisiana became the latest victim of a string of cybersecurity incidents involving government agencies when a ransomware attack impacted

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IRS Releases First Guidance Regarding Cryptocurrency Since 2014

On October 9, the IRS released Revenue Ruling 2019-24, which offers the agency’s first cryptocurrency guidance since 2014. As described in our most

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Delaware Unclaimed Property

If your business is domiciled in the state of Delaware or is currently doing business in the state, your company may have significant Delaware unclaimed

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What's New? Highlights of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019

With the aim of improving the interaction between the IRS and taxpayers, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA) was signed into law on July 1. The bill includes

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