Skirting Employment Tax?

The Code imposes the self-employment tax on the net earnings from self-employment derived by an individual during any taxable year.

In general, the term “net earnings from self-employment” means the net income derived by an individual from any trade or business carried on by such individual, plus his distributive share (whether or

Form v. Substance

It is a basic precept of the tax law that the substance of a transaction, rather than its form, should determine its tax consequences when the form of the transaction does not coincide with its economic reality. This substance-over-form argument is a powerful tool in the hands of a taxing authority.

According

Back to Basics

This is not a silly question. In fact, it is often one of the most difficult issues confronted by a tax adviser, and it arises from one of the most basic of tax principles; specifically, that income is taxable to the person who earns it. The difficulty in addressing the issue derives

They’re Not Making Any More of It
Many of our clients own significant interests in real property, both on Long Island and in New York City. Some of these clients are more active investors than others. They may engage in like-kind exchanges in order to diversify their holdings. They may enter into relatively complex joint