Category: COVID-19

COVID-19

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 […]

IRS Provides Limited Relief for Taxpayers in the Midst of 1031 Exchanges by Arkadiy (Eric) Green, CPA


Posted on April 27, 2020 by Arkadiy (Eric) Green

Investors and other taxpayers involved in Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges during the COVID-19 pandemic may now have additional time to identify and/or close on replacement property without losing the preferential tax treatment afforded by these transactions. Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows real estate investors to defer recognition of capital gains on the […]

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 […]

Information Reporting Deadline Nears for U.S. Persons with Foreign Businesses – No COVID Extensions by Joel Young, JD, LLM


Posted on April 21, 2020

Every five years, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) requires U.S. persons (including entities) with certain foreign affiliates to file Form BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, by a statutory deadline of May 29 or June 30, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused any postponement of the final BE-10 due date, which depends […]

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 […]