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Tax

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 […]

UPDATED – COVID-19 Loans for Small Businesses, Not-For-Profits, Independent Contractors by Judd Appel, ABV


Posted on April 05, 2020

Small businesses and non-profits organizations suffering significant losses and risk of permanent closure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for financial assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL). The PPP, which offers potential loan forgiveness, was created under the government’s $2.2 […]

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-Schinas

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 […]

Congress Passed COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package, Expands Assistance for Businesses by Edward N. Cooper, CPA


Posted on March 30, 2020 by Edward Cooper

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to increase, Congress on March 27 approved its third stimulus package to provide more than $2 trillion in much-needed financial relief to U.S. businesses and families. Following is a brief overview of some of the business-friendly provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]

Retirement Savers, Retirees Receive Penalty-Free Financial Relief Under CARES Act by Joanie B. Stein, CPA


Posted on March 30, 2020 by Joanie Stein

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Act calls for the IRS to lift restrictions on certain retirement savings plans and enable taxpayers to access needed funds without incurring early-withdrawal penalties. Plans covered under this relief include 401(k)s, 403(a)s and 403 (b)s, and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Specific guidance from the IRS on how […]

IRS Takes More Steps to Ease Taxpayers’ Outstanding Tax Burdens by Cherry Laufenberg, CPA


Posted on March 30, 2020 by Cherry Laufenberg

Following on the heels of the 2019 federal income tax filing extension, the IRS is instituting additional programs to help individuals and businesses meet their previously unpaid tax liabilities while struggling with the economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency has already closed many offices, including Taxpayer Assistance Centers, and reduced its operations to focus on […]