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Tax Court Finds Compensation Paid to Shareholder-Employees Reasonable

Published: July 28th, 2016

Stephen R. Looney

In Johnson, Inc.,[1] the Tax Court held that the amounts paid to the shareholder-employees of a C corporation constituted reasonable compensation deductible under Section 162 and that amounts paid by the taxpayer-corporation to an entity controlled by two of its shareholders was deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense under Section 162. Facts of […]

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Published: June 29th, 2016

Charles H. Egerton

Charlie Egerton, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tax Department, discusses the revolutionary audit rules that are a part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and how they affect entities treated as partnerships for tax purposes. Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Starting a Business – An Alphabet Soup of Choices (of Entity)

Published: April 18th, 2016

Dana M. Apfelbaum

Starting and running a business requires making many important decisions. The very first decision faced by many business owners is what kind of entity should be formed to operate their business. In Florida, there are a number of available options. While the decision can be daunting, the variety in flavor of business entities provides the […]

Steve Looney speaks at the 68th Alabama Federal Tax Clinic

Published: December 1st, 2014

Stephen R. Looney

Stephen Looney, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Tax Department, spoke at the 68th Alabama Federal Tax Clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on November 21, 2014. He presented on “S Corporation Hot Topics.” The outline from his presentation may be viewed HERE.

Steve Looney Speaks at 60th Annual William & Mary Tax Conference

Published: November 12th, 2014

Stephen R. Looney

Steve Looney, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Tax Department spoke at the 60th Annual William & Mary Tax Conference in Williamsburg, VA, on November 7, 2014. He presented on “Reclassification Risks For Compensation Paid by S and C Corporations to Shareholder-Employees“. In addition to covering unreasonably high compensation in the “C” corporation context and unreasonably […]

Steve Looney Speaks at 63rd Tulane Tax Institute in New Orleans

Published: October 24th, 2014

Stephen R. Looney

Stephen R. Looney, Chair of Dean Mead’s Tax department, was a guest speaker at the 63rd Annual Tulane Tax Institute in New Orleans, LA on October 22, 2014. His presentation was titled, “Reclassification of Compensation Paid by C Corporations and Reclassification of Distributions Made by Corporations to their Shareholder-Employees”. Mr. Looney discussed how the IRS and […]

IRS Rules That Members of LLC Are Not “Limited Partners” for Purposes of Avoiding Self-Employment Tax

Published: September 24th, 2014

Stephen R. Looney

  In ILM 201436049 (9/5/2014), the IRS found that members of a management company LLC (“Management Company”) were not “limited partners” within the meaning of Section 1402(a)(13) and therefore were subject to the self-employment tax on their distributive shares of income of the Management Company.   Under the facts of the ruling, a limited liability […]

“Florida’s New LLC Act – What You Need to Know to Prepare” on Wednesday, Sept. 24

Published: August 27th, 2014

Jane Dunlap Callahan Stephen R. Looney

Florida’s Revised LLC Act New Changes: What you need to know to prepare for 2015 Join us for an insightful discussion of the key changes in Florida’s new limited liability act, including: Changes to the non-waivable default rules Modifications to management options Introduction of a new ability to file statements of authority with the State […]