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As one of the largest independent public accounting firms in Florida, Gerson Preston is no stranger to being recognized by the media for its expertise and trusted reputation. But our commitment to continually expanding our knowledge and staying abreast of changes within our industry, and the industries that impact our diverse slate of clients, means that our firm’s opinion and insight can provide a valuable resource for understanding and anticipating economic, regulatory and related issues that can and may impact your business operation. Staying current is a must in today’s fast-moving business environment if you want to remain successful. Gerson Preston is here to help you keep pace.

A generous gift and estate tax exemption means only a small percentage of families are currently subject to federal estate taxes. But it’s important to consider state estate taxes as well. Although many states tie their exemption amounts to the federal exemption, several states have exemptions that are significantly lower — in some cases $1 million or less. Moving out of state isn’t necessarily the answer One way to avoid...

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October 13, 2021

Low interest rates and other factors have caused global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity to reach new highs in 2021, according to Refinitiv, a provider of financial data. It reports that 2021 is set to be the biggest in M&A history, with the United States accounting for $2.14 trillion worth of transactions already this year. If you’re considering buying or selling a business — or you’re in the process of...

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October 11, 2021

Studies have found that more people are engaging in online gambling and sports betting since the pandemic began. And there are still more traditional ways to gamble and play the lottery. If you’re lucky enough to win, be aware that tax consequences go along with your good fortune. Review the tax rules Whether you win online, at a casino, a bingo hall, a fantasy sports event or elsewhere, you must...

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October 08, 2021

Effective October 1, 2021, Florida employers to report newly retained independent contractors to Florida Department of Revenue* A new law in effect on October 1, 2021, requires Florida employers to report newly retained independent contractors in the same manner as new employees to the Florida Department of Revenue’s State Directory of New Hires. The law requires a service recipient to report to the Florida Department of Revenue’s State Directory of New...

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October 04, 2021

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