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Tax Court Upholds Constitutionality of Rule Prohibiting Deductions for Marijuana Businesses

By:  Amanda Wilson

I recently wrote about the Tax Court decision in Northern California Small Business Assistants Inc. v. Commissioner, which addressed whether Section 280E’s denial of tax deductions to marijuana businesses violates the Eighth Amendment as an excessive penalty.  While the Tax Court upheld the constitutionality of Section 280E, the dissenting opinions provided hope for future challenges.  The discussion can be found here.

Don’t Forget to File Your Foreign Bank Account Return

By:  Amanda Wilson

If you have a foreign bank account (or signatory authority on a foreign bank account), you are required to file a Form 114 (commonly called an FBAR) if at any point during the calendar year the combined balance in all of your foreign accounts exceeds $10,000.  Failure to file the FBAR can result in hefty penalties and even criminal charges.  I previously discussed FBARS here.

Why am I bringing this up again?  Because the filing deadline was moved from June 30th to April 15th, and the government granted all filers an automatic 6 month extension to October 15th.  So if you have not filed your FBAR yet, make sure you do so before October 15th.  The form is filed electronically here.

Considering Making A Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment?

By:  Amanda Wilson

 

Qualified Opportunity Zones are a hot topic in the tax and business world, and are an opportunity that span into almost any business market.  I get questions about them daily.  If you are considering making an investment in property in a qualified opportunity zone, or are simply wondering what an opportunity zone is, I recently presented on this topic.  A copy of the presentation materials can be found here.

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