At DiSanto, Priest and Co., our unique transdisciplinary team structure was designed to better serve the needs of the Real Estate and Construction industries. See below for the names and faces of our Real Estate and Construction leadership, and contact one of our industry leaders to learn more about how our experience can benefit your business.

James Queenan
Partner, Director Audit and Assurance Department
At DiSanto, Priest and Co., our unique transdisciplinary team structure was designed to better serve the needs of the Real ...
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John J. Rainone
Principal
At DiSanto, Priest and Co., our unique transdisciplinary team structure was designed to better serve the needs of the Real ...
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Congress Expands The Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit
As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, Congress recently extended and expanded what was previously known as the Non-Business Energy ...
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Retirement Contribution Limits Changing in 2023
The IRS has recently released the inflation-adjusted contribution limits, phase-out ranges, and income limits for various retirement-related items for the ...
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IRS Announces Increases to Annual Gift Tax Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the increases in the annual gift tax exclusion and the lifetime estate and gift ...
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Massachusetts Tax Refund Coming in November
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Child Tax Rebates Announced in Rhode Island
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Cash Basis, Accrual Basis – What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?
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Learn how artificial intelligence optimizes cost in manufacturing applications. Streamline operations, drive growth, and avoid inefficiencies.
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Learn about the changes being made to P.L. 86-272 for remote and online sellers of tangible personal property.
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Income, Tax Returns & W-2 Wage Statements
Learn about the different types of wage statements and how they affect your income determination and tax returns.
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The Tax Implications of Crowdfunding
Learn the different types of crowdfunding methods, and how they should show up on your organization's tax records.
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Importance of Buy-Sell and Shareholder Agreements
Learn the differences between Buy-Sell and Shareholder agreements, and what each document does for a company.
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Remote Auditing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to COVID restrictions, e-audits are becoming popular, with auditors conducting inventory observations remotely.
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Reassessing Profit Margins During the Pandemic
Understand what truly drives company profit and how pandemic-era evaluations are helping companies capitalize on profitability streams.
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Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Fund Recipients
To mitigate financial impact, Provider Relief Fund payments were issued for COVID-related expenses to help cover lost revenues.
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New Refundable Payroll Tax Credit for Qualified Sick Leave Related to the COVID-19
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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Proposes Global Minimum Tax for US Multinationals
Under the Treasury Secretary's new proposal, MNEs would pay at least a 21% tax rate on profits earned in every country with foreign operations.
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Tax Implications of Home Improvement Projects During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Home improvements have drastically increased during the pandemic; learn about the tax implications of these projects, how they're paid for, and more.
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Mitigating Risks and Costs in the Construction Industry During Uncertain Times
As the pandemic continues, construction companies should take various steps to mitigate risks and costs while adhering to new compliance mandates.
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COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Accounting and Financial Statements
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, contractors will continue to feel its impact to accounting and finances, including GAAP requirements, and more.
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Exploring State Tax Implications of the 163(j) Business Interest Expense Limitation
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Your Guide to Deducting Casualty Losses in Prior Years
If you sustain a casualty loss due to a federally declared disaster, you may deduct a casualty loss in the year before the casualty actually occurred.
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Will You Have To Pay State Taxes On PPP Loan Forgiveness?
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Navigating Federal Student Loans & Financial Planning During COVID-19
With the CARES Act deferring federal student loans payments during the pandemic, learn your options and best practices for financial planning.
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Tax Reform's Effect on Company Parking
As an employer with company parking available, learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, along with Notice 2018-99, advise on tax deductions for on-site parking.
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Exploring the CARES Act Qualified Retirement Plan Distribution Option
For those struggling financially due to COVID-19, the CARES Act waives the 10% early withdrawal penalty for retirement distributions.
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Should You Be Classified as a Real Estate Professional?
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B Corporations: Offering Stakeholders Qualitative Dividends
Learn about the public transparency, environmental responsibility, and legal accountability for acquiring and maintaining B Corporation status as a company.
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How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Impacting Contractors
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many implications for contracting corporations, from new business classifications, to whether they're subject to AMT, and more.
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State Guidance Regarding Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19
The states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have released tax guidance for businesses with employees working remotely during COVID-19.
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How To Take Advantage of R&D Tax Credits in the Construction Industry
With the PATH Act expanding opportunities for qualified small businesses to obtain R&D tax credits, the construction industry notes specific qualifications.
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Accelerating Sustainable Manufacturing in Rhode Island
Learn how sustainable manufacturing can benefit numerous facets of Rhode Island businesses, like increasing profits, attracting new customers, and more.
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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Eligibility and Requirements for Round Two Funding
$20 billion in funding is available to healthcare providers in round two of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund — learn more about the application process.
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How to Prepare for Concentrated Supply Chains Disruptions
Experienced delays in supply chain distribution? Use these tips to mitigate supply chain risks when sourcing materials or products in the marketplace.
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Leveraging COVID-19 Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave
Learn how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) can credit employers providing paid leave to employees due to COVID-19.
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CARES Act Grants Healthcare Companies Provider Relief Fund Payments
The CARES Act created the Provider Relief Fund, which reimburses healthcare providers for lost revenues and increased expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Navigating the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program provides assistance to individuals who aren't traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits.
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How to Avoid Falling Victim to Economic Impact Payment Scams
The CARES Act includes a direct stimulus payment for qualifying parties, but be aware, scammers are taking advantage of the situation as well.
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Working Remotely? Beware of Online Scams and Phishing Schemes
When staff members are working from home, it's a good time to remind everyone to be diligent in checking for potential malware and online scams.
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Combating COVID-19
With all of the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, chances are you are feeling the impact. Here are some government programs to provide support.
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Building Momentum To Grow Sales
Any successful company motivated to grow its sales volume should first focus on the existing relationships it has worked so hard to build. Leverage and revitalize current areas of business before tapping resources to develop new product lines and expand.
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Can Your Business Benefit from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?
There has never been a better time for businesses to determine their eligibility for the employment-based Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
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Mitigating Equipment Obsolescence in a Rising Rate Economy
The Federal Reserve’s incremental adjustments to interest rates in the past year have manufacturers reconsidering how to address capital investment needs.
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Sullivan v. Sleepy’s - Changes for Commissioned Employees
The recent outcome of the Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC et al. civil case, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC’s) interpretation of the Mass General Laws has clarified how employers are required to pay commissioned retail employees. 
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Bonus Depreciation and Section 179 Update
The implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late 2017 has significantly impacted the way companies depreciate their assets.
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Step-up in Basis in Real Estate
A step-up in basis is the readjustment of the value of an appreciated asset, such as real estate, for income tax purposes upon inheritance.
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1031 Exchange – Is It Right for You?
Do you own a piece of real estate whose fair market value is greater than its basis?  Are you contemplating selling and buying another? A 1031 Exchange may be for you! If you are contemplating a like-kind exchange, at Disanto, Priest & Co. we would be more than happy to assist you.
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Physical Presence No Longer Required for Sales Tax
In a 5 - 4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of state authority to require online retailers to collect sales taxes without regard to physical presence in the state. Although states stand to gain much-needed tax revenues, there may be consequences for online retailers that do business in multiple states.
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Taking Control of SOC Report Requests & Distribution
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As we continue to welcome in the first quarter of 2018 and the new tax bill, let's take a quick look at what has changed and what remains the same.
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Tax Reform Highlights Affecting Real Estate and Construction Taxpayers
President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most significant tax law overhaul in 31 years. Read some highlights here.
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Many companies are expanding their business transactions across state borders and finding themselves operating with a mobile workforce.  With many states aggressively attempting to find ways to close their budget deficits, these expanding companies become a means of generating new sources of revenues.
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