Category: Business Owners

Business Owners

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 […]

Current Guidelines for Retaining Tax Documents by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on April 24, 2020 by Adam Cohen

If you filed your federal income tax return for 2018, congratulations! Now begins the tedious task of filing away all of the critical legal and financial documents you should retain for your own record-keeping purposes and to protect yourself in the event that your return becomes the subject of an IRS audit. In general, it […]

UPDATED JUNE 4, 2020 – PPP Loan Guidance for Self-Employed Small-Business Owners, Independent Contractors by Andrew Leonard, CPA


Posted on April 17, 2020 by Andrew Leonard

On April 13, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued interim final guidance to help self-employed small-business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic begin applying for immediate economic relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) introduced by the CARES Act. If you are you of these taxpayers, which includes independent contractors and sole proprietors, you should […]

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 […]

IRS Issues Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit for Employers Under CARES Act by Andreea Cioara, CPA


Posted on April 02, 2020 by Andreea Cioara

The IRS today provided details on how it will implement the payroll tax credit included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which encourages U.S. businesses to retain and continue paying employees through the COVID-19 health crisis even when their businesses are shuttered. What is the Employee Retention Credit? The Employee […]

COVID-19 CARES Act Provides Significant Benefits to Property Owners and Others That Invest Capital in Commercial Real Estate Improvements by Angie Adames, CPA


Posted on April 01, 2020 by Angie Adames

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) grants a 15-year depreciation period to qualified improvement property (QIP), making it eligible to bonus depreciation. With this legislation, businesses with commercial real estate holdings may immediately write-off expenses incurred to improve the interiors of non-residential buildings rather than depreciating those costs over 39 years. This […]