Grassi Advisors & E-Alerts

This section is dedicated to general accounting as well as industry-specific topics and interests. Each of the following Grassi Advisor Newsletters and topical alerts are a result of our professionals’ technical expertise and extensive participation in the industries in which our clients operate

E-Alert: Commercial Rent Tax

The New York City council recently enacted Int. No. 799-B, which significantly increased the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) exemption.  The CRT applies to rent paid by commercial tenants located south of the center line of 96th Street in the borough of Manhattan.  The new law will provide for a...

E-Alert: AGGIORNAMENTO SU RIFORMA FISCALE USA

Una commissione unificata di Camera e Senato USA ha trovato un accordo su un testo unico di riforma fiscale federale. La legge deve ancora essere approvata sia dalla Camera che dal Senato per poi passare alla firma del Presidente Trump. Gli ultimi sviluppi suggeriscono ampie possibilita’ che questo avvenga...

Being Thankful and Encouraging Goodwill

During the holiday season most companies hold food drives to help the less fortunate.  It would be a great idea to encourage charitable events within your organization.  Not only is it great for the charities but it also provides on-going events for the company. Some ideas: Fall coat drive...

NYC Pay Equity Law

Be sure that all of your NYC hiring Managers understand that you cannot ask about compensation history with candidates effective 10/31/2017.  Current salaries are no longer a part of the initial discussion for negotiation. Here are some best practices: Remove all questions regarding compensation from all online applicant tracking...

Paid Family Leave Update

The Paid Family Leave forms are now available online! You can find them here. Here are some tips on staying compliant: Decide on a payroll date Run reports to confirm all employees are eligible Update employee handbook policies for FMLA, add a NYS Paid Family Leave policy and procedures Update...

Proposta Riforma Fiscale USA

Il 2 Novembre 2017, il Ways and Means Committee della Camera dei Deputati Americana ha presentato la propria proposta di riforma di legge  in ambito fiscale. Di seguito evidenziamo le proposte piu’ significative: Cambiamenti proposti a livello societario Aliquota flat al 20% (ora progressiva fino al 35%) Corporate Alternative Minimum...

Boo-sting Employee Morale on Halloween

Many companies allow employees to dress up for Halloween, however an announcement should be sent out with a description of appropriate attire in the workplace.  If costumes do not fit in your company culture, think of another fun way to join in on the Halloween fun. Halloween is a good time...

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