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Kayla Kania Spoke at Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Annual GovCon Symposium

Kayla Kania, a partner in Aronson’s Government Contract Services Group, spoke at the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Annual GovCon Symposium on June 25th. Kayla served on the panel, “Navigating a Shutdown: Tips & Tricks.” The panel was moderated by Pilsbury’s John Jensen, and other panelists included: Steven Day, SVP, PNC Jack Moore, Managing Partner, […]
June 25, 2019

Legislative Changes to Retirement Savings

Bipartisan legislation that would make several significant changes to retirement planning is making its way through both the House and Senate. The legislation is a result of the growing retirement income crisis with many Americans struggling to have enough savings to maintain their standard of living in retirement. The House recently approved the Setting Every […]

House Takes First Step to Changing Retirement Plans

For several months, we have heard that some changes to retirement plan were on the horizon. The first official step to making that a reality was taken on May 23, 2019 when the House of Representatives passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act), which aims to improve the retirement system […]
May 31, 2019

Charitable Deduction Lobbying on Capitol Hill

On October 12, 2017, at the conclusion of the annual conference of The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (NACGP), a group of approximately 70 members of NACGP were organized to go to Capitol Hill to present the case for a universal charitable deduction. This issue was previously discussed in the blog titled Charitable Giving: […]
November 7, 2017
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DCAA Reports to Congress on FY2016 Activities

The Defense Contract Audit Agency’s (DCAA) effort to realign resources and reduce overall audit backlog is certainly paying off. The results of the DCAA’s FY2016 activity report are out, and the numbers tell an uplifting story for government contractors. Below are a series of key findings the agency has released to Congress. The DCAA’s workforce […]
July 21, 2017

The America Gives More Act: There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The America Gives More Act, which was passed by the House on a 279-137 vote, seeks to make permanent tax breaks related to food inventories, land donations and gifts to charitable organizations. The legislation would also take the confusion out of the foundation excise tax by setting the tax at 1 percent across the board, […]
March 12, 2015
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New Developments for Education Tax Credits

On July 24, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act, “designed to make it easier and simpler for families to afford the costs of higher education by consolidating four separate tax provisions into one improved and more robust education tax benefit.” The Hope Credit, American Opportunity Tax Credit, […]
September 12, 2014

Another Government Shutdown? What Government Contractors Should Know!

It seems hard to believe, but less than six months after the last budget showdown and shutdown, government contractors find themselves once again facing the prospect of a government shutdown. If the House, Senate and White House can’t come to an agreement over the budget and Obamacare, the stalemate may continue. With only a few […]
September 27, 2013

Tax Implications of DOMA – IRS Provides Clarity

In a prior article, we discussed the three possible categories a married couple would fall into for tax purposes, which were: Married in, and currently domiciled in, a recognition state Domiciled in a non-recognition state and travels to another state to get married Married and domiciled in one state, then moves to a non-recognition state […]
August 30, 2013
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Obama’s FY14 Budget Proposal NOT Retirement Plan Friendly!

The Obama Administration’s recently released the fiscal year 2014 budget contains several provisions that are less than advantageous as they relate to retirement plans. These provisions are by no means final, however, as Congress has yet to work its way through them. The proposed budget contains two specific provisions that would greatly reduce the attractiveness […]
April 29, 2013