KBKG Volunteer Committee Spotlight: Laura Diallo

07/19/2021

KBKG is passionate about helping others in the community. The firm gives all employees 16 hours of paid company time each year for volunteering efforts. Our volunteer committee, spearheaded by Laura Diallo, organizes many of the firm’s external and internal volunteer events ranging from collecting cans of soup for the Foothill Unity Center’s “Warm the … Read More

[Updated] KBKG Tax Insight: R&D Tax Credits – Protective 280C(c)(3) Elections

07/13/2021

Updated September 16, 2020 The Section 41 Research Credit was enacted in 1981 as a temporary code section and made permanent with the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (“PATH”) Act of 2015. The research credit is an incentive providing taxpayers across all industries, performing qualified activities, the opportunity to reduce their tax … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Iowa Now Conforms to IRC §168(k)

06/22/2021

Governor Kim Reynolds recently signed into law Senate File 619 relating to a multitude of state and local tax issues. Included within this law is the retroactive applicability of Federal Bonus Depreciation rules for qualified assets placed into service on or after January 1, 2021. Additionally, the State of Iowa will remain decoupled from the … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: (AB 80) PPP Loan is Tax Deductible in CA & Impact on R&D Tax Credit

05/10/2021

After months of uncertainty, California taxpayers can begin to proceed with some degree of clarity around the treatment of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (“EIDL”) as well as Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans received and forgiven for income tax purposes. Assembly Bill 80 (“A.B. 80” or the “bill”) allows taxpayers that meet certain criteria to exclude … Read More

What You Need to Know About Employee Retention Credits and Government Shutdown Orders

05/07/2021

As featured in Accounting Today The Employee Retention Tax Credit has been a welcome lifeline to many struggling businesses and those most significantly impacted by the economic uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERTC, similar to the PPP loan, has helped support small businesses through a refundable credit associated with employee retention. The original ERTC … Read More

Changing to ADS Recovery Period for Residential Rental Property with a 163(j) Election

04/23/2021

Overview Treasury and the IRS are contemplating additional procedural guidance that will assist taxpayers with compliance related to the ADS recovery period change for residential rental property. This is required under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) when Real Property Trades or Businesses (RPTOBs) make the election under 163(j) to avoid interest expect limitations. … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Guide to Expensing HVAC Costs

04/19/2021

As featured in AICPA Tax Adviser – April 15, 2021 Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) replacement costs can be significant expenses for businesses that own or lease real estate. This guide is intended to help tax practitioners distinguish between deductible repairs and more extensive work that must be capitalized. Each year, tax professionals who … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: The American Rescue Plan Extends Employee Retention Tax Credits

03/12/2021

On Thursday, March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law. The historic $1.9 Trillion stimulus package expands COVID-19 relief for individuals, families, local governments, and businesses. Specifically, the plan includes updates to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), which we have discussed in recent webinars. In this overview, we will … Read More