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Qualified Opportunity Zones Offer Rare Tax Savings

In order to encourage investment in distressed communities, Congress included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significant tax benefits for investments in so-called Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs). The new law allows eligible taxpayers to defer taxation of gain that is reinvested in a QOZ.

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Complex Variable Interest Entity Rules Relaxed for Private Companies

When private manufacturers own real estate or expand to new business ventures, they often set up separate legal entities to hold those properties. Current accounting rules require financial data from such “variable interest entities” (VIEs) to be consolidated on the controlling entity’s balance…

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2019 Lease Accounting Infographic

The following infographic explains the things you need to know when implementing the new FASB lease standard. It walks through the important questions to ask, traps you need to watch out for and some surprising examples of leases. 

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Is Return Fraud Cutting into Your Store's Profits?

For brick-and-mortar retailers, return fraud can be a serious financial threat. There are several types of schemes. But when they’re successful, they all end the same way: Stores issue refunds that they shouldn’t have. Here’s what to look for and how to limit losses.

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Is a GP Fund Right for Your Deal?

Sponsors are often on the hunt for innovative ways to fund their real estate projects, particularly when they find themselves under capital constraints that limit their ability to invest.

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