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News: Phillips Presents CLE Webinar – IRC Section 338(h)(10) – May 8, 2019

(May 4, 2019) Steve Phillips, a tax and transactional attorney and Senior Partner at Phillips Golden LLP, will present a webinar selected and complex tax issues arising in the mergers and acquisition arena. The tax reform law of 2017 and related statute and rule changes have energized deal making and…

New regulations and guidance under IRC Sec. 199A – 20% Deduction

New regulations and other guidance under IRC Section 199A have been released recently. There is particularly new and interesting news related to rental real estate activities and whether those activities qualify for the 20% deduction allowed under 199Aa.  See our whitepaper on the subject here.

News: Steve Phillips to Present Mergers and Acquisition Webinar – March 27, 2019

(January 12, 2019) Steve Phillips, a tax and transactional attorney and Senior Partner at Phillips Golden LLP, will present an educational paper and talk on selected and complex tax issues arising in the mergers and acquisition arena. Recent tax reform along with certain IRS rule changes have energized deal making…

New Whitepaper: Resolutions for 2019 – Tax and Wealth Planning

You’ve probably already made plenty of resolutions for the New Year, but here are a few more focusing on important tax, estate, and wealth preservation matters as you navigate into the New Year. Tax and wealth planning is not a “fire and forget” process. Routine and periodic review and adjustment…

News: Phillips Golden LLP Recognized in The Best Law Firms in America

We are pleased to report that Phillips Golden LLP has been recognized and listed in The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” (Tax – Tier I).*  Steve Phillips, the Senior Partner of the firm is Board Certified – Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS)…

News: Kudos for Steve Phillips – Recognized in 2019 Best Lawyers in America

We are pleased to report that Steve Phillips, the Senior Partner of Phillips Golden LLP has been recognized in the 25th edition of the Best Lawyers in America®.* His recognition relates to his high caliber of work in the practice area of Tax Law. Steve has been recognized by and…

News: Steve P. Addresses Leander Chamber Group

Leander, Texas – October 11, 2018 Steve Phillips addressed the Leander Chamber of Commerce – Microgroup Kickoff meeting on Thursday, October 11. He provided a short summary of key small business tax reform provisions that have been in effect for the 2018 tax year. These provisions were enacted in the…

About that Business Meal Deduction…

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated entertainment deductions as a business expense (box seats at the football game, theatre, etc.).  There was some (warranted) fear that this elimination extended to the much-revered regular business meal where a taxpayer hosted a client or prospect. Finally, and just recently,…