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A new bicycle dashboard, inspired by Audi

A new bicycle dashboard, inspired by Audi

As reported in the LA Times: Why can’t a bike’s dashboard be more like an Audi’s? That’s what a small group working with the German automaker’s “connected car” systems wanted to know. So they left Audi to find out. They started a new company, iCradle. The result is the COBI, a $159 all-in-one electronic system […]

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Employee expenses for bike share programs are ineligible for fringe benefit exclusion

Employee expenses for bike share programs are ineligible for fringe benefit exclusion

IRS recently published Information Letter 2013-0032, replying to a taxpayer request that IRS “adopt bike share as a qualifier for the Transportation (Commuting) Benefits Program under Fringe Benefit Rules for transit.” IRS concluded that expenses an employee incurs by participating in a “bike share program” do not qualify for the favorable tax treatment provided for […]

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Fall Is the Season for Deals on Bikes as retailers replace inventory, prices soften

Fall Is the Season for Deals on Bikes as retailers replace inventory, prices soften

As reported in the WS Journal, Fall Is the Season for Deals on Bikes – As retailers replace inventory, prices soften. Looking to get outside and exercise this fall? It is a great time to buy a bicycle. This time of year, bicycle shops with excess inventory sometimes offer discounts of 10% to 20% on […]

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Cargo Bikes, Part 2: These Bikes Can Really Haul Mass

In the same WS Journal article, three models were tested.  Here are the results. Xtracycle’s Edgerunner Steady and sturdy: The base weight of the Xtracycle EdgeRunner is around 45 pounds—roughly the same as the bikes used in New York City’s new bike share program. The EdgeRunner’s 20-inch rear wheel not only sheds weight and aids […]

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Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon

Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon

Looks like fun and economical – “Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon,” as reported in the WS Journal. On a recent Sunday, Brandon Jones, a 44-year-old fund manager at 9W Capital Management, traveled from his home in downtown Manhattan with his wife and two children to meet friends for brunch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They were heading […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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