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Webinar Recording: An Election Storm - Tax Planning for 2020 and Beyond

Webinar Recording: An Election Storm - Tax Planning for 2020 and Beyond

Posted by Paul M. Herlan on November 17, 2020

Hear from Lumsden McCormick experts on what needs to be done to optimize tax planning with a focus on the proposed presidential plans. Followed by an update to the Paycheck Protection Program including a financial statement presentation and a discussion on the tax aspects of forgiveness.

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Restructuring: How Business Owners Can Get Their Groove Back

Restructuring: How Business Owners Can Get Their Groove Back

Posted by William P. Allen on November 17, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has affected virtually every business. Many small business owners may be ready to throw in the towel, but restructuring can provide a fresh start. This is a highly complex process that requires continuous monitoring to be effective.

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Optical Works and Logistics V. Sentinel Insurance Company – Using Financial Experts to Support Business Interruption Claims

Optical Works and Logistics V. Sentinel Insurance Company – Using Financial Experts to Support Business Interruption Claims

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on November 03, 2020

As a result of pandemic-related shutdowns, many businesses have filed claims under their business interruption insurance policies. These claims have resulted in litigation over the scope of coverage and the meaning of key policy terms.

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Grieve v. Commissioner - Subsequent Events: Tax Court Rejects Speculative Assumption

Grieve v. Commissioner - Subsequent Events: Tax Court Rejects Speculative Assumption

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on October 20, 2020

In a recent gift tax case, the U.S. Tax Court accepted the taxpayer’s value, which included discounts for lack of control and marketability.

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Factor Current Risks Into the Cost of Capital

Factor Current Risks Into the Cost of Capital

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on October 06, 2020

Estimating discount rates is a complex task — even in the best of times.

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How COVID-19 Affects Divorce Cases - Pandemic Creates Unique Business Valuation Challenges

How COVID-19 Affects Divorce Cases - Pandemic Creates Unique Business Valuation Challenges

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the economy and created significant uncertainty. This article explains how the current environment presents unique challenges as couples in divorce proceedings strive to reach an equitable property division agreement.

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Forecasting Cash Flow in the COVID-19 Era

Forecasting Cash Flow in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by William P. Allen on September 11, 2020

Business valuation is a prophecy of the future. That is, investors typically value a business based on its ability to generate future cash flow. However, with so many uncertainties in the current marketplace, forecasting expected cash flow can be challenging.

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Estimating Lost Profits Using the Before-and-After Method

Estimating Lost Profits Using the Before-and-After Method

Posted by William P. Allen on September 08, 2020

In Memorial Hermann Health System v. Gomez, a Texas appellate court upheld a compensatory and punitive damages award to a cardiovascular surgeon. The doctor’s employer raised several issues on appeal, including an argument that evidence of lost profits was legally insufficient.

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IRS Addresses the President’s Executive Order on Employee Payroll Tax Deferral in Notice 2020-65

IRS Addresses the President’s Executive Order on Employee Payroll Tax Deferral in Notice 2020-65

Posted by Louis Cercone, Jr. on September 02, 2020

On August 28, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-65 that provides some needed guidance for employers wondering whether and how to comply with the employee payroll tax deferral described in the August 8, 2020 Presidential memorandum. Even though the Notice leaves many questions unanswered, it addresses some key items.

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R.D. Clark & Sons – Tax-Affecting Debate Continues

R.D. Clark & Sons – Tax-Affecting Debate Continues

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on August 25, 2020

For decades, business valuation experts and the IRS have been at odds regarding the practice of “tax affecting” the earnings of pass-through entities. Though the U.S. Tax Court has consistently rejected this practice, the court has recently softened its stance and other courts have been less rigid on the matter. A recent Connecticut appellate court decision highlights both sides of the debate — and the importance of considering the facts of the specific case.

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