Month: October 2021

Tax Planning for a Business Sale: Factoring in Goodwill

The term “goodwill” might initially bring to mind donating items to charity or even Christmas carols. However, in the world of tax accounting, goodwill refers to intangible assets that increase a company’s value. This can include things like the company’s brand name, strong customer base, positive customer or employee relations, and proprietary technology. The goodwill …

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Partnership Tax Complications: Navigating Negative Capital Accounts and DROs

Starting with tax year 2020, the IRS is requiring partnerships to report their capital accounts using the tax basis method. Capital accounts show the equity in a partnership owned by each partner and often include initial contributions made by each partner, business profits and losses assigned to each partner, and distributions made to each partner. …

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