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March 2019

FS CPAs Receives Top Workplaces Ambassador Award

March 27, 2019

Flaherty Salmin CPAs was honored at the 2019 Top Workplaces reception by receiving the Small Company Ambassador Award.

Top Workplace ambassador companies have shown superior passion about being recognized as a Top Workplace in Rochester!They abundantly exude a positive energy, as well as attract and project increased excitement in representing that they are a Top Workplace. Ambassador companies […]

We Did It Again!

The Democrat & Chronicle Names Flaherty Salmin CPAs A Four-Time Winner Of The Rochester Top Workplaces Award

ROCHESTER, NY (MARCH 28, 2019) – Flaherty Salmin CPAs has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor for the fourth consecutive year by The Democrat and Chronicle, placing in the top 50% of employers for the small business category. This honor is based solely on […]

Compliance Monitoring Obligations of Low-Income Housing Credit Agencies Finalized

Final regulations relating to the low-income housing tax credit revise and clarify requirements that low-income housing agencies must follow when conducting physical inspections of low-income units and reviewing low-income certifications and other documentation. The regulations finalize previously issued temporary regulations (T.D. 9753, February 25, 2016).

Sample Inspection Size

The final regulations require the agency to inspect no fewer units than the number […]

Wyden Urges Treasury, IRS to “Do More” to Waive Underpayment Penalties

The Senate’s top Democratic tax writer is calling on the IRS and Treasury to further waive underpayment penalties for the 2018 tax year. Nearly 30 million taxpayers are expected to have underpaid taxes last year, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Underpayment Penalty

The IRS announced in IRS News Release IR-2019-3 that it would waive the underpayment penalty for any taxpayer who paid […]

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Bill

Senators have introduced a bipartisan bill specifically tailored to reduce excise taxes and regulations for the U.S. craft beverage industry. The bill aims to promote job creation and permanently reduce certain taxes and compliance burdens.

Craft Beverage Tax Reform

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Bill of 2019 was introduced on February 6 by Senate Finance Committee (SFC) ranking member Ron […]

Opportunity Zone’s Tax Writers, Stakeholders Criticize IRS’s 50-Percent Locational Rule

The IRS’s proposed 50-percent gross income locational rule on the active conduct of Opportunity Zone businesses is garnering criticism from stakeholders and lawmakers alike. The IRS released proposed regulations, NPRM REG-115420-18, for tax reform’s Opportunity Zone program last October.

50-Percent Locational Rule

Many stakeholders have urged the IRS to reconsider its proposed rule requiring that at least 50-percent of gross income of a […]

IRS Postpones Canceling Tax Transcript Faxing Service After Grassley, Wyden Urge Delay

The IRS has said that it is postponing its plan to discontinue faxing taxpayer transcripts. The IRS statement came on the heels of a letter sent earlier this week from bipartisan leaders of the Senate Finance Committee urging such a delay.

IRS Cybersecurity

The IRS announced in IRS News Release IR-2018-256 last December that it would stop its tax transcript faxing service […]

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