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Businesses Can Lower Domain Name Acquisition Costs Via Amortization

The IRS recently concluded that certain domain names have to be capitalized as intangible assets and amortized over a 15-year period under Section 197 of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that a business that acquires qualifying internet domain names will be able to realize financial benefits by recapturing 100% of the purchase price through...

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Attention Employers: The IRS May Be Googling Your Employee Benefits Communications

Attention Employers: The IRS May Be Googling Your Employee Benefits Communications

By Mark G. Kmiecik Public sector and tax-exempt employers in Wisconsin should be aware that the IRS appears to be targeting section 403(b) plans for examination. Prior to and during recent IRS examinations of 403(b) plans in the state, we have learned that the audit trigger more than once was the IRS’s review of the employers’ websites for...

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Is Your Estate Plan Jeopardizing your S-Corporation?

Many of us are familiar with the basic S-corporation mantra – avoid the so-called double taxation of regular C-corporations, all while maintaining the limited liability and practical advantages of a corporation. While many business owners engage in detailed planning to ensure compliance with Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code in order to...

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Attention Employers: The IRS May Be Googling Your Employee Benefits Communications

Corporate Attorney Authors Article for the The Journal of Accountancy

Corporate and Tax attorney Mark Kmiecik authored an article in the April edition of the Journal of Accountancy (JofA), a flagship publication of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The article addresses the responsibilities tax practitioners must take when considering to file a UTP. To read the full article, please visit, the...

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When a Retiree Returns to Work, WRS, ACA, and Tax Rules Impact Public Employers

As described in our February 23, 2015 Client Update, “Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation,” rules under the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) affect public employees throughout the employment life-cycle, from the initial determination of WRS eligibility through the termination of employment. An individual’s employment life-cycle is sometimes...

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