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Forensic Valuation: What is it? When Do You Need It?

Forensic valuation services typically are requested when the value of a business, stock or an intangible asset (such as a patent or trademark) is at issue.  A valuation expert may be engaged by a client (including an attorney or another expert) to provide forensic valuation services. Forensic valuation reports result from the combined use of […]

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R&D Tax Credit – Internal Use Software “Finally” Defined

Since the inception of the credit for increasing research activities (“R&D tax credit”), taxpayers have faced uncertainty as to the definition of Internal Use Software (“IUS”).  On October 4, 2016, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS published final regulations that provide long-sought clarification. IUS versus Non-IUS The final regulations adopt the proposed regulations’ […]

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Specialty Tax Practice Alert – The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

If you are hiring new employees, you should evaluate the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (“WOTC”).  This incentive provides a tax credit for hiring individuals from certain target groups.  The credit can reduce taxes owed on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and can be used against the federal alternative minimum tax (“AMT”). The credit amount is based […]

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Is Your Company Prepared for a Cyber-Attack?

High-profile data breaches are no longer a matter of “if,” but “when,” and no one wants to see their company become front page news.  Ownership, Board Members, and the C-Suite regularly ask and wrestle with this question, “Are we prepared to deal with Cyber-attacks?”  If you struggle with the answer, FGMK can help. FGMK Cybersecurity […]

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2016 Year-End Tax Planning Starts Now

August 18, 2016 As the end of summer approaches, little, if any, legislative action on the tax front is anticipated, as Congress is effectively on hold pending the outcome of the Presidential and Congressional elections.  Not only will January 2017 usher in a new administration, but there could be a change in control in one […]

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