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Sauvigne & Company LLP Expands its Offerings and Talent

Sauvigne, Horvath and Lyons join forces

 

JERICHO, NY – June 27, 2016 // Sauvigne & Company LLP (“SC”), today launched a unique division focused squarely on creating additional value for their clients by strategically increasing revenue, optimizing organizational structure and preparing businesses for potential investment or sale. This new division will enhance SC’s current expertise in advising marketing related companies on both buy side and sell side M&A transactions (over 100 closed deals). The announcement includes the expansion of its Executive Team to include marketing industry leaders, Bob Horvath (linkedin.com/in/horvathbob) and Jim Lyons (linkedin.com/in/jim-lyons-757124a).  Bob and Jim have joined the firm as Managing Directors and will lead this newly created business consulting services division. While SC has a proven track record, Bob’s and Jim’s past experiences as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of companies will enable SC to provide the unique combination of unparalleled financial, strategic and operational consulting services to marketing related companies.

"Bringing together this talent allows us to address a need in the marketplace for a thought-leading provider focused primarily on helping marketing related firms maximize their value”, said Chris Sauvigne (linkedin.com/in/chris-sauvigne-78a1bb122), Managing Partner of the firm. 

"We want to be clear that we aren't just another “consultancy” or “accounting firm”.  We are a unique team providing a unique service,” said Lyons. “Many marketing businesses aren’t sure what the best model is for servicing their clients as each client has different needs,” said Lyons. “We can now help agencies and marketing services businesses figure out which model is best for them. This usually results in a better-aligned organization, higher profitability and therefore, a more valuable business. These are important steps to be taken as owners consider their next steps in the future of their businesses.” Horvath added, “In our careers we have done a large number of acquisitions and have found many owners have a similar need – how do I position my business to be most valuable? We can tell them.”

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Tax Alerts
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A "phase two" tax reform outline could be unveiled by House GOP tax writers by August. Republicans have started to increase their tax meetings related to the effort, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., told reporters on June 13.


A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers have introduced companion Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HTC) bills. The measure aims to strengthen the HTC by encouraging investment and minimizing administrative burdens, according to the lawmakers.


House tax writers have moved two bills through committee. The bills focus on IRS hiring and the tax treatment of mutual ditch irrigation companies. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the measures in a June 21 markup.


The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation has expressed concerns to top Senate tax writers about certain congressional IRS reform efforts. The ABA Section of Taxation sent a June 6 letter to Senate Finance Committee (SFC) Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah and ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., regarding the House-approved bipartisan Taxpayer First Act (HR 5444).


The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that nonqualified employee stock options are not taxable compensation under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA). The term "money remuneration" in the Act unambiguously excludes "stock."


A member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida had to pay federal income tax on distributions of gaming income that she and her family received from the tribe. The payments were taxable income under the Indian Gaming Revenue Act, rather than Indian general welfare benefits that were excluded from tax under Code Sec. 139E. Both the taxpayer and the tribe were bound by the decision.


An individual shareholder of an S corporation restaurant operator was not allowed to claim FICA tip credits under Code Sec. 45B that the S corporation did not claim. The shareholder could not unilaterally and retroactively nullify the S corporation’s election to deduct FICA tip taxes.


The Treasury Department and the IRS have issued final regulations that:

  • prevent a corporate partner from avoiding corporate-level gain through transactions with a partnership involving equity interests of the partner or certain related entities;
  • allow consolidated group members that are partners in the same partnership to aggregate their bases in stock distributed by the partnership for purposes of limiting the application of rules that might otherwise cause basis reduction or gain recognition; and
  • require certain corporations that engage in gain elimination transactions to reduce the basis of corporate assets or to recognize gain.

Participants in the Son of BOSS tax shelter have maintained their perfect losing record in the Tax Court. Thus, another Son-of-Boss deal has failed to produce its promised loss deductions.