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The Journal of Accountancy podcast discusses the key issues facing the accounting profession.

Dec 18, 2019

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made tax accounting easier for many businesses with average annual gross receipts of $25 million or less (inflation-adjusted to $26 million for 2019). The benefits include the cash method of accounting, exemption from UNICAP rules, exemption from some inventory accounting requirements, and more. But an “exception to the exceptions” denies these advantages to tax shelters, including “syndicates.” Chris Hesse, chair of the AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee, reveals where the traps lie.