Focus Editorial Committee

The Focus - Our Tax E-Newsletter

Net Operating Losses: Pre vs. Post Tax Reform

Josh Cook (Apr, 2019)

Do you expect your business to have a loss in 2018, or in the future? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed on December 22, 2017 significantly changed the tax code, with nearly every business and...

Beyond the Numbers: Katie Rivers

(Mar, 2019)

Katie Rivers recently joined Dermody, Burke & Brown as an Associate in the Syracuse office.Katie is part of the Tax department and came to the firm with previous accounting and tax experience in...

Tax Treatment of Settlements

Christian Samara, CPA (Mar, 2019)

The case is closed and you just received your settlement or litigation award payment. Just when you thought it was all over, Uncle Sam is knocking at your door looking for his share. You cry...

Understanding the Types of Trusts

Brian Wegman, CPA (Feb, 2019)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly increased the amount of the exclusion for estate taxes in 2018, essentially eliminating the federal estate tax for the majority of Americans (for...

Beyond the Numbers: Katie Tascione

(Feb, 2019)

Katie Tascione recently joined Dermody, Burke & Brown as a Senior Associate in the Syracuse office. She works in the Tax department at the firm. Katie received a Bachelor of Science...

New York State Individual Decoupling Provisions

Patricia Greenhouse, CPA (Feb, 2019)

The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted in December 22, 2017 made numerous changes to the Internal Revenue Code.  New York State, which has rolling conformity to the federal tax...