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IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2023

January 3, 2023

The IRS has issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. (Notice 2023-3, 2023-3 IRB; IR 2022-234 (12/29/2022)) Beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

Marty D. Hauptman Comments on’s Reader Questions

December 16, 2022

“You should be prepared for the tax consequences of a home sale before you get in too deep. You’re probably asking about the capital gains exclusion — the Section 121 exclusion — on a home sale. To qualify, you must meet both the ownership test and the use test, said Martin D. Hauptman, partner in the trust and estates […]

5 Key Tax Updates to Be Aware of in 2023

December 15, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest tax updates. Martin D. Hauptman, Esq., partner in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates, Tax & ERISA Practice Groups brings you 5 key tax updates to be aware of before 2023. Challenge to partner fee structure rejected. The U.S. District Court […]

New Jersey Adopts Regulations for Historic Property Reinvestment Program

November 11, 2022

Effective November 7, 2022, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has adopted N.J.A.C. 19:31-26 et seq., to provide regulations for the historic property reinvestment program that was first enacted in 2020. The regulations deal with eligibility criteria; application submission requirements; fees; review and approval of completed applications; approval letters and rehabilitation agreements; reporting requirements and […]

IRS Eliminates Penalties for Certain 2021 and 2022 Required Minimum Distribution Failures

November 2, 2022

In Notice 2022-53 , 2022-44 IRB (Oct. 31, 2022), the IRS stated that the final regulations on required minimum distributions will not apply earlier than the 2023 distribution calendar year, and that the 50 percent excise tax under Code Sec. 4974(a) that is otherwise imposed on certain missed required minimum distributions will not be imposed for years 2021 and […]

2023 Social Security Wage Base Increases to $160,200

October 25, 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the maximum earnings subject to Social Security tax (Social Security wage base) will increase from $147,000 to $160,200 in 2023 (an increase of $13,200). The maximum Social Security employer contribution will increase $818.40 in 2023. (SSA Press Release, 10/13/2022) For 2023, the FICA tax rate for both […]

New Jersey’s Senior Freeze Program Application Deadline Approaching

September 9, 2022

The State Treasurer is reminding residents eligible for the Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program to apply for the benefit prior to the October 31, 2022 deadline. New Jersey’s Senior Freeze program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals for increases in property taxes or mobile home park site fees on their principal residence. In recent […]