Monthly Archives: February 2014

From Washington & Albany — Washington: New Taxes Arrive; Governor Cuomo: NY Taxes Too High

I.         From Washington A rainbow of new federal income taxes arrived on January 1, 2014, led by the new 3.8 percent “Medicare” tax imposed by IRC §1411. Although enacted as part of the health care legislation of President Obama, … Continue reading

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From Federal Courts, NYS Courts & NYS Tax Tribunals: Recent Developments & 2013 Decisions of Note

I.  Federal Courts The Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor declared unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (DOMA), as violating the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment, which guarantees every person equal protection … Continue reading

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IRS & NYS DTF Matters: Recent Developments & 2013 Regs. & Rulings of Note

I.      IRS Matters Final Regulations For Health Insurance As of January 1, IRC § 5000A requires that all “non-exempt” individuals obtain “minimum essential healthcare coverage.” Final regulations governing penalties for noncompliance have been issued. (T.D. 9632). The regulations provide, inter … Continue reading

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Like Kind Exchanges in 2014: An Oasis of Income Tax Tranquility

High income New York City residents selling fully depreciated real estate this year will incur a capital gains tax of about 39 percent, consisting of a federal tax of 28.5 percent (25 percent on IRC §1250 unrecaptured gain plus 3.8 … Continue reading

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Rev. Rul. 85-13: Is There a Limit to Disregarding Disregarded Entities?

I.     Introduction Although the federal estate tax is not extinct, with the combined marital exemption now north of $10 million, it is an endangered species. Recently, Governor Cuomo signaled his intent — likely to be affirmed by State Republicans — … Continue reading

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Tax News & Comment — February 2014

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