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BST Featured in Albany Business Review Article Regarding How BST Grew its Virtual Accounting Division to $1M in Revenues

BST & Co. has seen major growth in its 100% virtual accounting division in the last two years, building on a trend of small businesses outsourcing some or most of their accounting services.

Exclusion & Deduction: Taxpayer Knocks Out Commissioner

In its interesting October 4, 2021 decision in Charles H. Leyh v. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the tax court decided in favor of the taxpayer and concluded the paying spouse could both exclude from income health insurance premiums deducted from payroll under a cafeteria plan and deduct as alimony the portion of those premiums covering the recipient spouse pursuant to a pre-2019 pendente lite agreement.

Robert Canterbury was interviewed on WRGB about advice for investors in this volatile market.

Robert Canterbury was interviewed on WRGB about advice for investors in this volatile market.

Court Affirms Discounts Allowed For Gifts Of Fractional Interests

On September 24, 2021, Judge Alvin W. Thompson of the United States District Court of Connecticut denied a motion made by the IRS asking the Court to conclude that no discount should be available for a gift of a fractional interest unless the taxpayer held such interest in fractional form before the gift.

Tax Newsletter: September 2021

BST's tax newsletter. In this issue: IRS Clarifies Rules on Excess Compensation Tax, Tax Implications of Taking 529 College Savings Plan Withdrawals, Refresher on the Home-Sale Gain Exclusion Tax Break, Following Up on Coronavirus-Related Distributions from IRAs, and 20 FAQs About RMDs.
Discount rate for lessees that are not PBEs

Discount rate for lessees that are not PBEs

The FASB tentatively decided to allow lessees that are not PBEs to make the risk-free rate election by class of underlying asset.

My Accountant Left. Now What?

In today’s tight employment market, it can take months to replace an accountant. Meantime, look for ways to delegate, upgrade technologies, and outsource.

What’s an IRS Identity Protection PIN and Should You Have One?

Launched nearly a decade ago, the Identity Protection (“IP”) PIN program purpose was to allow confirmed identity theft victims to obtain a PIN from the IRS, which is then necessary to electronically file a federal tax return. Beginning in 2021, the IRS expanded the program to make it available to all taxpayers in an effort to prevent identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns using a taxpayer’s personally identifiable information.

Beth van Bladel receives 2021 Distinguished Service Award from New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

ALBANY, New York, August 25, 2021 – Beth van Bladel, director of BST CFO for Hire, is the 2021 recipient of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Distinguished Service Award.

BST Featured in Albany Business Review Article Regarding Building Remote Work into its Future

BST has developed a hybrid work policy that covers the vast majority of its employees. Remote work isn't going away. Instead, BST is building remote or hybrid options into its long-term plans.

Deadline Coming: Follow Up on Your PPP Loans

Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans were a lifeline for many small business owners during the worst of the pandemic-driven economic slowdown. In total, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved nearly 12 million PPP loans, averaging $67,000.

Tax Newsletter: August 2021

BST's tax newsletter. In this issue: Finally...Some Good News, IRS Update, Reap Tax Rewards from Securities Harvest This Fall, Material Participation Standard is the Key to Unlocking LLC Tax Losses, Vacation Home Usage Has Tax Implications, 4 Tax-Saving Credits for Families.

Finally…Some Good News!

On April 19, 2021, through the enactment of the 2021-2022 Budget Bill, New York State created new Article 24-A of N.Y. Tax Law, which establishes a new elective Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET) that applies to partnerships, LLCs (taxed as partnerships), and S corporations.
Accounting for certain leases with variable lease payments

Accounting for certain leases with variable lease payments

ASU 2021-05 addresses the accounting for a lease with variable lease payments that do not depend on a reference index or a rate.

Three Tips for a Successful Business Transition

Transitioning out of a business requires as much planning as forming and growing a business. These three tips will help you prepare to make a timely and successful business transition.