By Patricia Brandstetter | June 27, 2018

Tax Reform Drafting Errors Hurt Restaurants & Retailers

Retailers and restaurants have been generally supportive of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but two Congressional drafting errors could severely affect the industries regarding the depreciation of improvement property and the utilization of net operating losses.


By Scott Ziemer | June 20, 2018

8 Tax Reform FAQs for Retailers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the most substantial U.S. tax legislation in decades, and retailers still have questions about its impact. The legislation is also subject to correction and further confusion, as demonstrated by a group of retailers pushing for changes to a tax law...


By Katherine Gauntt | June 07, 2018

Will SCOTUS’ Wayfair Decision Reinvent Online Sales Taxes?

States, businesses, and various associations all have an opinion on the South Dakota v. Wayfair case.


By David Berliner | May 02, 2018

How Bankrupt Retailers Treat Customer Deposits & Consignment Inventory

After filing for bankruptcy, retailers manage customer deposits and consigned inventory according to their specific circumstances.


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | April 20, 2018

BDO Consumer Beat Survey: Tax Reform May Not Spur Retail Spending

Between tax reform, tax filings, and the online sales tax debate, taxes could play a big role in influencing consumer spending behavior.


By Katherine Gauntt | March 29, 2018

“Unless, of course, Congress Acts”

The renewed debate on physical nexus could significantly alter how states tax digital apps, services, and tools.


By David Berliner | March 22, 2018

Retail in the Red: BDO Bi-Annual Bankruptcy Update

Retail bankruptcy filings continued at a rapid pace in the second half of 2017. Should retailers expect a steady stream of filings this year?


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | March 08, 2018

Infographic: 2018 Will Test Retail’s Online & In-Store Balancing Act

Retail’s precondition for strong connectivity across the business and with customers has many retail execs investing more their digital capabilities.


By Katherine Gauntt | February 22, 2018

History Repeats Itself: Physical Nexus & The Online Sales Tax Debate

E-commerce challenges the tax concept of “physical nexus” as more retailers do business in states where they have no physical presence.


By Natalie Kotlyar | February 16, 2018

‘Tis The Season for Gift Card Redemption—Are You Properly Accounting for Them?

As gift cards continue to grow in popularity, retailers can organize efficient tracking systems to ensure proper accounting.