Cost Segregation Analysis After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Practitioners and taxpayers alike continue to try and assimilate the many changes to the Internal Revenue Code that were enacted into law under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017. Media coverage has included significant commentary about the major and direct changes included in that tax bill, including the significant lowering of […]

Tax Court Disallows Charitable Deduction of Remainder Interest

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In a very significant case, the United States Tax Court found that a limited liability company (LLC) was not entitled to a charitable contribution deduction for the donation of a remainder interest in real property because it failed to adequately substantiate its claimed deduction. The Form 8283 (appraisal summary for noncash charitable contributions) the LLC […]

Department of Labor Wins Important ESOP Case

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An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan that is permitted to invest some, or all, of its assets in employer stock. ESOP plans are often sponsored by small or mid-sized, closely held firms that are not traded on any public exchange or capital market. As such, there is no way of knowing if […]

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Dissecting the IRS Reasonable Compensation Job Aid – Webinar

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Bob Grossman and Melissa Bizyak presented a webinar designed for business valuation professionals as part of the Valuation Products and Services VPS Straight Talk Webinar Series. Click here to download a PDF of the slides. A video archive of the webinar is available from VPS Visit for additional resources.

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IRS Proposed Regulations to Chart New Course for Gift and Estate Tax Valuations

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After an extended period of threatening to do so, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations affecting the valuation of closely-held business interests for gift and estate tax purposes. The proposed regulations, under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 2704(b)(4), concern restrictions on valuation discounts pertaining to the transfer of family-owned entity interests. Specifically, the proposed […]

GYF Hires Professional

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Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP (GYF) is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Harlovic as an Associate in the firm’s Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services Group. Harlovic comes to GYF from PNC Financial Services Group, where he worked in the Internal Audit department covering Enterprise Risk Management, Shared Services Finance, Asset Management, and […]

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Patent Infringement Battle Ends

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After seven years of fighting, a settlement was reached in a patent infringement case between Marvell Technology Group (Marvel) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Previous Court decisions had awarded royalties and damages to CMU, but were appealed by Marvel. In this final settlement, Marvel has agreed to pay $750 million in damages to CMU with […]