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Going Through a Divorce?  
Protect Your Ability to Exclude the Gain on the Sale of Your Home

Couple_packing_boxes.jpgBy Eric James
Staff Accountant

Divorce is a very stressful process. Oftentimes, the potential tax consequences of selling a home with an appreciated value is one of the last items thought about and may be potentially overlooked.  In certain situations, this can cause taxpayers to pay more tax than necessary. 

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Not-for-Profit? What You Need to Know About the New FASB Rules

NFP_photo_volunteer.jpgBy Sue Krantz, CPA, CGMA

After more than three years of debate, comment, and revision, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) much-anticipated Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, was released on August 18, 2016.
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Cybersecurity: 5 Tips in 5 Minutes

Cybersecurity_keyboard_Lego.jpgBy Mike Jaworske
Network Administrator

What if I said I can give you five security tips you can implement in five minutes that will help greatly mitigate the risk of your home or business computer system from becoming a target for cybercriminals? Yes, it can be that easy! 

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Should I Set Up a SIMPLE IRA For My Employees?
The deadline is this week for some businesses

By Gary Sigman, CPA, M. Tax, PFS, AEP
Senior Tax Manager

The October 1st deadline is fast approaching...
If you have less than 100 employees, you have until October 1 to set up a SIMPLE IRA plan for you and your employees. Keep in mind that you can't have another qualified retirement plan and a SIMPLE IRA.

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Milestones_Gary_2.jpgZinner Raises Funds for Autism Research

Milestones Autism Resources Development Director Lauren Daughtrey graciously accepts our 3rd quarter Jeans Friday donation from Senior Tax Manager Gary Sigman. Each quarter, we get to know an area not-for-profit as recommended by members of our staff and their connection to that organization. We were thrilled to help support Milestones and to better understand their mission of educating, coaching and connecting the community to programs and resources that help folks and their families with autism. Learn more at

zitn.jpgHave You Seen Zinner in the News?

READ: Looking for a Way to Reduce Your Taxes and Increase Cash Flow?
Partner Brett Neate, Properties Magazine, September, 2016

READ: Estate Protection Differs for Singles, Married
Partner Gabe Adler, Cleveland Jewish News; September 15, 2016

READ: Are Your Retirement Plan Assets Protected?
Managing Partner Robin Baum, Probate Law Journal, September/October, 2016


stdz.jpgImportant Dates for Your Calendar

October 20
Partner Gabe Adler, along with other area experts, will be featured presenters at the Cleveland NAIOP “Hottest Legal and Accounting Issues and How They Will Affect Your Commercial Real Estate Business” seminar to be held October 20th at the Music Box Supper Club.  Gabe will speak to the NAIOP membership about the new FASB Lease Accounting standards and how the standards will affect commercial real estate. (Tickets are available through NAIOP membership. NAIOP offers both Regular and Young Professional membership levels and welcomes new members on a rolling basis.)


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Partner Howard Kass will serve as a presenter for the National Business Institute during their December 9th day-long conference “Use of LLCs in Asset Protection and Estate Planning.”

Kass will present “Structuring the LLC with Future Generations in Mind,” a topic beneficial to attorneys, paralegals, estate and financial planners, trust officers, and investment advisors who serve owners of closely held businesses.

The seminar, approved for CEUs for various professions, will be held at the Holiday Inn Independence and features several breakout sessions. The event is open to the public. To register, contact the NBI at 216-524-8050.

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Marriage brings many financially-impactful considerations that have a lot of moving parts. If not addressed, these considerations can make one’s life exponentially more complicated.

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Download your copy today! And, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Zinner professionals for a no obligation consultation to learn more.