Never Hold Real Estate in a Corporation

Peter Alizio LLCs, S-CORP

In my younger professional days I was told that real estate should never be held in a corporation. I would repeat this over and over again in my career until someone asked me to explain why real estate should not be held in a corporation.  This article will answer that question:  Why real estate should not be held in a corporation …

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Entity Selection: S-Corp vs LLC

Peter Alizio LLCs, S-CORP

This article will compare the federal tax effects of entity selection.  This article will be relevant to all taxpayers throughout the country but at times may point out New York State specific issues. I will further explain the pros and cons of both an S-Corporation and an LLC from a tax professional point of view. What is an S-Corp?  There is …

New York LLC vs Delaware LLC

Should a New York Business be a Delaware LLC?

Peter Alizio LLCs

This article is written for the New York business community for informational purposes.  I have been asked numerous times: “Should my business be a Delaware LLC or a New York LLC?”  This is a popular question as many believe there are legal and/or tax benefits by incorporating in Delaware.  This article will compare the costs and filing requirements for a New York based business …

Self Employed – Estimated Tax Payments

Peter Alizio Income Tax

Congrats on being self-employed and making money (and paying taxes). When you are self-employed taxes are no longer being withheld from your paycheck. You are now solely responsible for your “withholding” situation! You have two options (1) do absolutely nothing (2) pay in quarterly estimated tax payments. (1) If you do nothing you will have to pay all your taxes …

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Income Taxes & Lawsuits

Peter Alizio Income Tax

I. Will a Lawsuit Award or Settlement be subject to Income Tax? The Internal Revenue Code defines gross income as income from whatever source derived unless specifically excluded by another code section. Personal Injury Awards are specifically excluded from gross income (see IRC §104: Compensation for Injuries or Sickness).  Therefore, if you received money as a result of incurring a physical …

NYS Sales Tax Restaurants

Read this before investing in a NY Restaurant

Peter Alizio Sales Tax

Update: The NYSDTF administrative policy of granting responsible person relief to certain minority members of LLCs has been codified into law by the New York State 2018-2019 budget signed 4/12/18. Read this before investing in a New York Restaurant     All restaurants in New York will have the responsibility to collect and remit state sales tax. Regardless of the type …