The upcoming 2023 Legislative Session will begin on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, kicking off the 30-day “short” Session that is scheduled to end on March 30, 2023. Kentucky legislators will convene in the first week of January, take a break, and then reconvene at the beginning of February to finish the Session.
The prevalence of occupational license taxes on wages and net profits imposed by local tax districts in Kentucky underscores Kentucky local tax districts’ dependence on these taxes for revenue. The Commonwealth has historically been dependent on taxes based on income as well but has recently moved away from income-based taxes to become more competitive. Local occupational taxes are significant. For Kentucky to become competitive, should not local taxes be addressed as well?
KyCPA CEO Darlene Zibart shares highlights from 2022 and a look ahead to 2023.
The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a generous credit of up to $5,000 per employee for the year (March 13 to December 31, 2020) and up to $7,000 per employee per quarter (January 1 to September 30, 2021, though a recovery startup business may claim ERC through December 31, 2021). The potential ERC for any eligible employer could be quite significant.
Meet Olivia Davis, University of Kentucky Professor, who tells us about "catch-ups", a tool she uses to connect to her students in a meaningful way.
For this issue of KyCPA’s 2022 Journal, P. Anthony Allen provide a recap of KyCPA’s 2022 policy wins and explain how your investments through membership and via contributions to the Political Action Committee (PAC) impact the laws, rules, and regulations that affect Kentucky CPAs.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes significant climate-related provisions that may impact some of your tax clients. This article covers: Provisions for sustainable energy households Nonbusiness energy property credit Residential energy-efficient property credit Energy-efficient home credit Clean vehicle credits
Manufacturing supplies matter! Manufacturers across the Commonwealth use manufacturing supplies in their manufacturing operations to produce many kinds of products. The Kentucky Supreme Court recently granted discretionary review in Century Aluminum of Kentucky, GP v. Department of Revenue, 2020-CA-0301-MR (Ky. App. July 9, 2021), discretionary review granted, 2021-SC-0300 (Ky. Feb. 16, 2022). This case involves the manufacturing supplies exemption of KRS 139.470(9)(b)2.b. The Court of Appeals relied upon an exception from the supplies exemption, i.e., “‘Supplies’ does not include repair, replacement, or spare parts of any kind…” and “The exemption … does not include repair, replacement, or spare parts[.]”, Id. at 2-3 (emphasis in original, quoting KRS 139.470(9)(b)2.b & (e)), to hold that the involved items were not tax-exempt. The Court of Appeals, borrowing heavily from the Circuit Court, focused its analysis on whether each item at issue, a repair, replacement, or spare part was because it was (or was not) “tangible personal property used to maintain, restore, mend, or repair machinery or equipment”. Id. at 3-4.
Whether you've moved from public accounting into corporate finance or you started your career as a corporate finance professional, at some point in your career you may find yourself asking a big question: Should I maintain my CPA license?
Performance, productivity, and … proximity bias? Leaders navigating hybrid work environments have new risks to watch for when trying to level up their leadership skills. We’re two-plus years into the ever-changing COVID era, and employers and employees alike are wondering what the future of work will look like. “Employees are happier and more productive when they work from home two or three days a week, so very few employers are forcing them back to the office full time,” Nicholas Bloom, a professor at Stanford University, told Forbes in May. Sure, it’s hard to argue that, but what comes next?