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December 2016

Tax Cuts Are in the Air

By | December 15, 2016|Categories: Taxing Thoughts|Tags: , |

By Liubou Partnaya (Tax Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) With Donald Trump as President-elect, proposals presented during his campaign are brought to the forefront. Among his proposals are sweeping changes to our income tax laws. Here is a quick overview of individual and business tax reform positions. Major highlights for individual taxpayers include: Simplifying the [...]

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From Yard to Table

By | December 8, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: |

By Alexander Brown (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) They say there are those who have a green thumb, and those who do not. I fall somewhere in the middle of “those who do not.” I struggle every day just to water my plants, if only for the opportunity to watch as they grow and thrive [...]

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November 2016

Due Diligence During a Merger

By | November 15, 2016|Categories: Nonprofit, Taxing Thoughts|Tags: , |

By Lizbeth Nevarez (Senior Manager, Green Hasson Janks) It is a rare feat when two nonprofit organizations are able to come together and join resources to increase the collective impact they have in the community. It is just as rare to have enough donor contributions that allow them to do so. The amount of time, [...]

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October 2016

Section 181 Film Production Tax Incentive

By | October 12, 2016|Categories: Media Clips, Taxing Thoughts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Dan Li (Senior Manager, Green Hasson Janks) and Daniel Rowe (Principal, Green Hasson Janks) In previous blog posts, we have written about federal and state tax incentives for the entertainment industry, including the Section 199 domestic production activities deduction (DPAD) and state film tax credits. Another significant federal tax incentive is the Section 181 [...]

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September 2016

Post Participation Review Best Practices

By | September 27, 2016|Categories: Media Clips|Tags: , , , , |

By Ilan Haimoff (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) and Michael Sippel (Senior Manager, Green Hasson Janks) Our film and television profit participation forensic reviews have a life of their own beyond the issuance of our report. Therefore, and based on popular demand, we wanted to share further information on what typically occurs beyond that point. Let’s [...]

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Netflix: A Global Brand

By | September 16, 2016|Categories: Media Clips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Isabel Gento (Contract Compliance and Forensics Associate, Green Hasson Janks) and Kyle Kazanjian-Amory (Contract Compliance and Forensics Associate, Green Hasson Janks) Preliminary research done by: Devin Tang (Intern, Green Hasson Janks)   Does anyone remember rewinding their VHS player to re-watch The Wizard of Oz for a third time? Maybe you were lucky enough to have one [...]

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Home Mortgage and Equity Loan Interest Deduction Limitations

By | September 1, 2016|Categories: Taxing Thoughts|Tags: , , , , , |

By Jennie Tieu (Senior Manager, Green Hasson Janks) Most taxpayers are aware that the mortgage interest deduction is limited to $1 million of acquisition indebtedness and $100,000 of home equity indebtedness on a qualified residence. These limitations apply to a single taxpayer or married taxpayers who jointly file their tax return. In the case of a [...]

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August 2016

Lease Accounting Standards

By | August 25, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites, Nonprofit|Tags: , |

By Matt McWhirter (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) After many years of waiting, the FASB has finally released ASC 842, bringing major changes to the world of accounting for leases.  One of the main goals of the new lease accounting standards is to bridge the gap between GAAP and IFRS accounting for leases.  While the [...]

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FASB Issues New Guidance on Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting

By | August 19, 2016|Categories: Nonprofit|

By: Margaret Karren (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) with the goal of simplifying and improving the not-for-profit reporting of net asset classifications, liquidity information, financial performance and cash flows. Net Asset Classes: Revised net asset classifications to two classes, net assets with donor restrictions and [...]

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Going Kosher: A Closer Look into the Kosher Food Industry

By | August 19, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Elad Menna (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) Kosher food seems to be everywhere these days. Whether you are watching a Hebrew National hotdog commercial on TV or eating out at one of the many kosher restaurants in LA, you can’t help but notice the proud labeling displayed on the many kosher food options available. [...]

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