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Brian Gordon, CPA, is the Director of State and Local Taxes at Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz LLP. Previously, Brian was with NYS Department of Taxation and Finance as the District Audit Manager in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is a member of the NYSSCPA New York, Multistate & Local Taxation Committee and writes and speaks on various tax issues. He can be reached at 516-704-7130 or 516-510-6041, and email: bgordon@st-cpas.com.

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New York City Corporation Tax Reform Proposal

By Brian Gordon

Following in the footsteps of New York State’s corporation tax reform, which for the most part became effective for tax years that began on or after January 1, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has now proposed similar changes to NYC corporation tax laws which would be retroactive to January 1.

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NYS Sales Tax Policy Change - Use of Scaffolding on Capital Improvement Projects

By Brian Gordon

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has recently come out with a new policy memorandum TSB-M-14(15)S effective January 1, 2015, on the application of sales and use tax laws when it involves temporary scaffolding that is used in capital improvement construction projects. Temporary protective pedestrian walkways and temporary hoisting systems are also referred to collectively as scaffolding systems, and are included in this new policy.

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New California Tax Credit

By Brian Gordon

There is a new tax credit offered to business in California, businesses planning to expand in California or planning to start-up in California called the California Competes Tax Credit.

Any business can apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. The credit is available statewide to all industries. However, while there are no geographic or sector-specific restrictions, the purpose of the California Competes Tax Credit is to attract and retain high-value employers in California that provide their employees good wages and benefits.

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Brian Gordon, CPA Quoted in Bloomberg BNA's "Daily Tax Report"

Brian Gordon, CPA, the Director of State and Local Taxes at Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz LLP, was recently quoted in Bloomberg BNA's' "Daily Tax Report" in an article on corporate tax changes and the importance of understanding new tax laws.
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