real estate

Ready for the New Lease Accounting Rules?

December 3, 2018

The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) new standard for accounting for leases is poised to take effect for public companies and certain other entities for periods beginning after Dece..

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Real Estate Activities vs. Investments: Why it Matters

December 3, 2018

The characterization of a real estate entity’s activities as a business or an investment makes a big difference to the bottom line when it comes to taxation. In Conner v. Commissioner, a developer w..

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New Jersey Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law to Take Effect on October 29, 2018

October 10, 2018

On Monday, October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law, originally passed on May, 2, 2018, will officially be put into action. Under this law, all eligible employees are guaranteed ..

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How the TCJA Changes Depreciation Periods for Real Property

September 27, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) alters the recovery periods for certain kinds of property depreciated under the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS) and the alternative depreciation syst..

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Captive Insurance Strategies Can Pay Off for Real Estate Operators

September 27, 2018

Federal tax law has permitted U.S. businesses to form so-called “captive” insurance companies for many years, and numerous large companies have done so. It’s only relatively recently that the ar..

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Should You Invest in Infrastructure?

September 27, 2018

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017 was the costliest year on record for natural disasters in the United States. Wildfires in the western states, combined with Hurri..

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