Firm News September 2023

October 16th Deadline!

With the September 15th deadline behind us, we would like to share a reminder that individual, gift taxes and C Corporation tax returns that were extended in April are now due on October 16th. Please send in any necessary remaining information as soon as possible to ensure we can complete your returns timely.

Tax traps to beware of with life insurance planning

Podcast Episode

There are many professionals involved with clients and their tax, retirement, estate, insurance, and investment planning. In the case of life insurance, it’s important to be on the lookout for tax traps before it’s too late. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, David Kushner, CPA, interviews expert Lee Slavutin, MD, CLU to inform us of the issues we need to know.

Famly Night!

The KL team recently enjoyed some recreational time at Rock & Bowl – it was great to celebrate with everyone’s families again

Who Dat Friday!!

The KL team enjoyed a little Black & Gold treat to kick off the first Saints game of the Season!!

Featured Insights

IRS announces transition relief for RMDs following the SECURE 2.0 Act

Discover how the IRS is providing much-needed relief for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) in light of the SECURE 2.0 Act. Learn about the new transition rules that could potentially benefit retirees and their tax planning strategies.

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Determining Reasonable Compensation for S-Corp Owners

As an owner of an S-Corp, understanding the concept of reasonable compensation is crucial for tax planning and compliance. Learn about the IRS’s reasonable compensation rules for determining how much should be taken in the form of wages versus pass-through income.

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Why the Cost of Customer Acquisition Is So Important

For any business, understanding and effectively managing the cost of customer acquisition is crucial for success. In this video, we’ll explain what it is, how it’s calculated, and how it affects a business’s profitability, cash flow, and overall growth.

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Kushner LaGraize, LLC, is a full-service accounting and consulting firm located in Metairie, Louisiana, serving clients principally in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. Our primary mission is to provide business solutions to our clients through personalized and prompt service, and to provide challenging and rewarding career opportunities for our employees.

The firm began serving clients in December 1985 when Messrs. S. David Kushner and Wilson A. LaGraize, Jr. formed a partnership to provide professional accounting services. The firm has since grown to a staff in excess of 55 professionals and support personnel due to our reputation for providing outstanding quality service. New Orleans City Business has continuously recognized our firm as one of the top ten accounting firms in Metropolitan New Orleans.

For more information on how the Kushner LaGraize, LLC can assist you, please call us at (504) 838-9991.