Strategies for Winning the Real Estate and Construction Industry’s War on Talent

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 by

For real estate and construction firms throughout Northeast Ohio and around the country, finding and retaining qualified workers remains a constant challenge. But there may be a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

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Rental Real Estate Safe Harbor for the Qualified Business Income Deduction

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by

Section 199A was designed to help eligible taxpayers deduct up to 20 percent of their qualified business income. Many engaged in rental real estate were left with uncertainty as to whether they would qualify and reap any benefits from this new deduction.

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4 Factors to Consider Before Investing in an Opportunity Zone

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by

With excitement growing among investors, we’ve highlighted 4 key considerations that you should know prior to investing in qualified opportunity zones.

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Determining Florida Sales and Use Tax for Contractors

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by

With estimated revenues of $26 billion related to sales and use tax in 2018, the Florida Department of Revenue is aggressive with ensuring that businesses are properly collecting and remitting these taxes. Businesses operating in this industry are automatically considered “high risk” because of the confusing nature of sales and use tax rules for building contractors.

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2018 Recap: Tax Changes Affecting the Real Estate and Construction Industries

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 had great impact for those engaged in the real estate and construction industries at the business and individual levels. As we reflect on 2018, we review the most significant changes that will affect tax planning for 2018 and beyond.

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Opportunity Zones Provide Developers a Chance to Bring Life into Struggling Neighborhoods

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by

With qualified opportunity funds, which are corporations and partnerships that invest in opportunity zones, developers can take advantage of the new qualified opportunity zones and help distressed communities at the same time.

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Investors: Highway to the Opportunity Zone

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018 by

Looking for tax savings? With support from communities, developers, investors, and somehow… both political parties? Meet the qualified opportunity zone. The benefit passed in December 2017 with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Due to the tax overhaul including lower income tax rates, this part of the bill largely flew under the radar.

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IRS Issues Highly Anticipated Regulations on Opportunity Zone Investments

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018 by

The newly created qualified opportunity zone development program has created a lot of buzz – and many questions – among investors, real estate developers and business owners. Investors, who benefit the most by making investments before the end of 2019, have been waiting for clarifications before they could proceed.

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2018 Real Estate and Construction Industry Report Now Available

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by

What is the state of Northeast Ohio’s real estate and construction industries heading into 2019? As we’ve done for over one decade, Skoda Minotti’s Real Estate and Construction Group surveyed industry leaders in our region to learn about their challenges, threats and opportunities.

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Ohio Legislature Paves Way for Blockchain-based Business Transactions

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by

Ohio has opened the door to blockchain-based business transactions. By legally recognizing blockchain data in approving the measure, the Ohio Legislature gives the green light for recognizing blockchain along with other electronic transactions.

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