Business Tax Articles
Posted by Mark Stack on January 20, 2021
The Consolidated Appropriations Act is nearly 5,600 pages. It contains several tax-relief measures related to qualified disasters. These provisions include liberalized deduction rules for personal casualty losses, tax-favored treatment for distributions from IRAs and retirement plans, an employee retention tax credit, and more.
Posted by Kevin Smeader on January 19, 2021
There's good news for restaurants that have struggled during the COVID-19 crisis: A new law allows 100% federal income tax deductions for the cost of business-related meals provided by restaurants in 2021 and 2022.
Posted by Cory Van Deusen V on January 15, 2021
Before President Trump signed the latest economic stimulus law, several temporary COVID-19-related federal tax relief measures were set to expire on December 31, 2020.
Posted by Kerry Roets on January 07, 2021
A record number of privately held businesses closed their doors permanently in 2020, and more closings are expected as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Shuttering a business can have complicated tax implications for the business and its owners.
Posted by Kristin Re’ on January 06, 2021
President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) into law on December 27, 2020. The legislation adds a few new tax breaks for businesses. For example, it allows taxpayers to deduct 100% of the cost of business-related food and beverage expenses incurred at restaurants in 2021 and 2022. The new law also extends a bevy of other business breaks that were set to expire at the end of 2020.
Posted by Mark Stack on January 06, 2021
The economic stimulus and government spending law, which was signed on December 27, 2020, extends several energy-related tax breaks. Before the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) was signed, these federal income tax breaks (often called “extenders”) were set to expire on December 31, 2020. Here are some of the deductions and credits extended in the CAA.
Posted by Megan Morris on December 04, 2020
The IRS released a revenue ruling (Revenue Ruling 2020-27) on November 18, 2020 that addresses the timing of eligible expense deductions for taxpayers that have received a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and that expect to receive loan forgiveness. In conjunction with the release of Revenue Ruling 2020-27, the IRS announced a safe harbor procedure (Revenue Procedure 2020-51) for eligible taxpayers that have paid or incurred otherwise eligible PPP expenses during 2020, but loan forgiveness is denied or the taxpayer decides not to request loan forgiveness.
Posted by Michē Needham on December 01, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to remind you that this year-end may not be the same as 2019 when it comes to payroll taxes and compensation and benefits matters. This alert highlights various areas of change and what employers should be focusing on.
Posted by Kerry Roets on December 01, 2020
Congress has enacted three tax credits that can provide some relief to eligible employers at this difficult time. The credits were initiated by three separate pieces of federal legislation and it's easy to confuse one with another. The following is intended to provide some clarity.
Posted by Jenna Torella on November 18, 2020
The CARES Act was enacted in March to provide financial relief to individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several beneficial federal income tax provisions are set to expire at the end of 2020.