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On December 10, 2018, the IRS issued long-awaited guidance on the application of two new tax provisions added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The provisions under this Act are effective January 1, 2018. Notice 2018-99 provides guidance for tax-exempt entities on how to compute the additional Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) generated related to parking provided to employees under IRC Section 512(a)(7).

The Credit for Increasing Research Activities, also referred to as the “R&E”, “R&D” or “Research” tax credit, incentivizes companies to invest in people and technology that can lead to growth in revenues and profitability, as well as promote job retention and expansion. The credit focuses on three types of qualifying expenditures: wages, supply costs and contract research.

Effective December 1, 2018, the Colorado Department of Revenue will begin enforcing new emergency sales tax sourcing rules that will significantly impact all retailers doing business in Colorado. The new rules require all Colorado taxable sales to be taxed at the effective rate of the jurisdiction in which property is transferred into the possession of a purchaser. While the rule has no effect on purchases that occur at a retailer’s business location, the big change occurs when items are shipped to Colorado customers.

With the rapid pace that technology evolves, understanding how those changes can impact business is important.
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