Category: Business Consulting and Planning

Business Consulting and Planning

Nonresident Aliens, Foreign Businesses, U.S. Expats May Receive Relief from U.S. Tax Problems Arising from COVID-19 by Arthur Dichter, JD, LLM


Posted on April 30, 2020 by Arthur Dichter

The IRS has issued a series of guidance providing relief for nonresident alien individuals, foreign businesses and U.S. expats living and working abroad who may be adversely affected by the COVID-19 international travel restrictions and forced to prolong their stays in the United States. In general, individuals who meet U.S. residency tests are considered resident […]

Have You Suffered Any Losses Due to COVID-19? Some 2020 Losses May Be Deductible in 2019 by Arthur J. Lieberman


Posted on April 27, 2020 by Art Lieberman

The COVID-19 crisis has caused major economic hardship for many companies, making it imperative for businesses of all kinds to increase cash flow to ensure survival. Taxpayers should not overlook the potential to reduce 2019 taxes and/or generate refunds of taxes previously paid from 2014 through 2018 by making an election to deduct eligible 2020 […]

Importers Receive COVID-19 Relief, Approval to Delay Payments of Duties, Taxes, Fees by Jim Spencer, CPA


Posted on April 24, 2020 by Jim Spencer

The U.S. Treasury and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are granting much-needed relief to importers and critical supply-chain businesses struggling with restricted operations and rising financial difficulties through the COVID-19 pandemic. Under a temporary interim-final rule, eligible importers have the option to defer for 90 days deposits of estimated duties, taxes and fees on merchandise […]

UPDATED – CARES Act Loan Recipients Must Take Care to Avoid Potentially Fraudulent Acts by Richard Fechter, JD, CFE, CAMS


Posted on April 16, 2020 by Richard Fechter

The CARES Act provides billions of dollars in much-needed financial assistance to millions of U.S. businesses and not-for-profit organizations struggling to survive the economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply for and obtain government-backed loans, eligible entities must take special care to understand and abide by all the specific rules applicable to each financial-assistance […]

CARES Act Eases Limitation on Business Interest Expense Deductions, Special Rules Apply to Partnerships by Heath Standorf, CPA


Posted on April 15, 2020 by Heath Standorf

To help businesses improve cash flow and manage rising debt in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act allows certain taxpayers to deduct more business interest expense than was previously allowed under existing law. This, combined with other provisions of the government’s $2.3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package CARES Act, can provide businesses with […]

Provisions in the CARES Act that are Important in the M&A Area by Lewis Taub, CPA


Posted on April 10, 2020 by Lewis Taub

On March 27, the president signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which provides a wide range of tax and financial relief to businesses and individuals suffering the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provisions contained in the law include simple payroll tax relief and intricate adjustments to the […]

UPDATED – Some Opportunity Zone Investment Deadlines Extended by Federally Declared Disaster for COVID-19 by Arthur J. Lieberman


Posted on April 09, 2020 by Art Lieberman

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a variety of commercial transactions to a screeching halt. For businesses and investors involved in the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program, this temporary pause can delay their ability to meet the program’s statutory time constraints, which may expose them to excise-tax penalties. However, relief from some deadlines currently is available […]