recession

Newspapers and media reports have been filled with talk of inflation and recession. Experts are arguing about the definition of the latter. Pundits are pondering whether the slowdown reflected in the latest consumer price index report means that inflation has peaked. You, in the meantime, are still staring in disbelief at the numbers that are rolling by […]

interest deductions

A frequent question that arises when borrowing money is whether or not the interest will be tax deductible. That can be a complicated question, and unfortunately, not all interest an individual pays is deductible. The rules for deducting interest vary, depending on whether the loan proceeds are used for personal, investment, or business activities. Interest […]

Farkouh, Furman & Faccio, LLP (“FF&F”), a leading boutique accounting and advisory firm, has been named one of the Top 400 accounting firms in the nation, by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) – the leading public accounting publication of record. IPA also named FF&F one of the Fastest Growing Firms of 2022. The IPA 500 ranks […]

charitable contributions

Your charitable contributions include a wide variety of tax-saving opportunities, some you may not be aware of, and some that are frequently overlooked. And there are some contributions that you may believe are deductible that really are not. Being knowledgeable of what is and is not a qualified charity, a qualified charitable contribution, and charitable […]

retirement & taxes

That is an important question because the actual money you have to spend when you retire depends upon the after-tax sources of your retirement income. Thus it is important to understand how the various retirement vehicles are taxed. There is significant diversity in taxation since a retiree must consider both Federal and state taxes on […]

divorce and taxes

This article explains the precautions to take when getting a divorce, and several tax concerns that need to be addressed to ensure that taxes are kept to a minimum and important tax-related decisions are properly made. Five issues to consider in the process of divorce include alimony or support payments, child support, personal residence, pension […]

technology for SMB

This article explains that the current state of the economy and the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way consumers behave. It’s extremely important for small businesses to capitalize on digital transformations. A Bill.com survey showed that “75% of SMBs took actions ranging from price changes, new business models, new customer outreach, and new product […]

bonus depreciation rule changes

This article explains that bonus depreciation rules have been changed over several years. In 2016 and 2017, under the IRS Revenue Proclamation (Rev. Proc.) 2019-33, Section 5.02 Section – Deemed Election states: “a taxpayer that timely filed its federal tax return for the 2016 taxable year or the 2017 taxable year also will be treated […]

gas prices

This article explains that the Biden Administration has proposed a federal gas tax holiday in order to help US citizens with the current gasoline prices. Unfortunately, Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, said “if a gas tax holiday coincides with rising wholesale fuel prices, consumers won’t see much of an impact at […]