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LLC Partnership Tax Changes

  Question Presented: What should LLCs do in preparation of the new IRS partnership tax audit and assessment rules? Short Answer As of December 31, 2017, the IRS will require all entities taxed as partnerships to pay for imputed taxes on partners for prior tax years at the partnership level. Most LLCs elect to be treated…
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Valuing Employee Equity

As business lawyers, we frequently get questions from our clients about types of equity incentives and valuing equity: Can an employee have options granted at $0.01? Can we give “free” stock to a new executive? The short answer is that yes, a company can do either of those things.  However, because of often-overlooked tax consequences, your new executive or employee is…
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New York State: Banks and Insurance Providers – New Cyber-Security Standards

Effective March 1, 2017, all banks and entities providing insurance in New York State will be required to meet new, minimum cyber-security standards, and certify compliance each February 15 after internal risk assessments are performed.  While some larger entities may already meet these standards, many will not.  Entities which also engage in business in other…
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