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April 17 2018
IRS Halts Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

Amnesty to End for Affected Taxpayers with Foreign Financial Assets The IRS has announced it will discontinue its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on Sept. 28, 2018. The program, which was intended as a temporary amnesty program for taxpayers who willfully failed to report foreign financial assets, has existed in some form since 2009. By

April 10 2018
How Coworking Spaces are Reshaping Commercial Real Estate Decisions

Dallas Coworking Spaces Soar to Meet Demand The concept of shared office space originated in 1995 when a commercial office building in New York City began to offer desks that could be rented for short leases. By 2005, the first official coworking spaces – defined as working spaces often occupied by employees from different companies

April 03 2018
New Lifetime Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Offers Flexibility to Family Business Owners

By Michelle Johnson When Congress enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) in December 2017, one of the most significant changes was made to estate and gift tax law. Family businesses stand to benefit from these changes, especially as they affect family business succession planning.   Overview The massive tax reform package doubled

March 27 2018
Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts to Transform the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Big data analytics. Artificial Intelligence (AI). Blockchain. All of these technology advances are transforming industries across the globe. While these technologies were once viewed through a futuristic lens, the reality is that advances like blockchain technology are already making a significant impact on the commercial real estate industry. Background As we communicated in an earlier

March 08 2018
How the Failure to Define the Term “Tax Return” Turned Debt Relief on its Head

By Alexis Lyn Hailpern Beyond bankruptcy attorneys, most people aren’t aware of what actually can be discharged in bankruptcy. Perhaps because the topic of bankruptcy itself is taboo, and many of those who engage in discharging their debts are unnecessarily ashamed. That same unnecessary shame accompanies most debt relief mechanisms—including IRS debt resolution. People do

March 02 2018
The Future of Working from Home

Future employees might not need office space and scheduled hours, but instead work from home on their own time. This article explains why a third of the workforce will be working from home in the future, and the importance of putting a policy together for these employees. To view this article, click the following link

February 28 2018
Top 9 Cyber Scams Attacking Business Owners – An Infographic

Cyber Scams have become a daily occurrence for business owners.  Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Customer and client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details – all of this information is often impossible to replace if lost and dangerous in the hands of criminals. Data

February 12 2018
The Impact of the New Tax Law on the Oil and Gas Industry

By Kyle Heyn A new tax law takes effect in 2018 that will result in significant changes across the board for both individuals and businesses. Oil and gas is one of the industries that can expect to experience substantial changes as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The tax law adjustments