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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.

S corporations must comply with several strict requirements or risk losing their tax-advantaged status. Among other things, they can have no more than 100 shareholders, no more than one class of stock and only certain types of shareholders. In an estate planning context, it’s critical that any trusts that own S corporation stock — or receive such stock through operation of your estate plan — be eligible shareholders. 4 eligible...

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November 25, 2020

S corporations can provide tax advantages over C corporations in the right circumstances. This is true if you expect that the business will incur losses in its early years because shareholders in a C corporation generally get no tax benefit from such losses. Conversely, as an S corporation shareholder, you can deduct your percentage share of these losses on your personal tax return to the extent of your basis in...

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November 24, 2020

The IRS, U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services recently issued interim final regulations addressing group health plan coverage of COVID-19 preventive services — including vaccinations — and testing. The regulations are effective immediately and will sunset at the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Qualifying preventive services The regulations implement the CARES Act requirement that most group health plans cover — without cost-sharing —...

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November 23, 2020

From natural disasters and government shutdowns to cyberattacks and fraud, risks abound in today’s volatile, uncertain marketplace. While some level of risk is inevitable when operating a business, proactive owners and executives apply an enterprise risk management (ERM) framework to manage it more effectively. Evolving framework The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) was formed in July 1985 to combat fraudulent financial reporting. The panel is a...

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November 20, 2020

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