Tax Insight: Senate and House Updates on Tax Extenders for 2018-2019

03/07/2019

Senate Update Last Thursday, February 28, 2019, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R. Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D. Oregon) introduced bipartisan legislation to retroactively extend tax extenders for 2018 and 2019 while also providing disaster tax relief benefits to those affected by major disasters in 2018. “Congress needs to get out of … Read More

Tax Insight: Tax Extender Update from Senator Chuck Grassley

02/22/2019

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R. Iowa) addressed tax policy and various provisions that KBKG and the Real Estate Roundtable have been monitoring closely. In his speech, Senator Grassley expressed his commitment to pursue tax extenders and rejection of press reports suggesting that some provisions may no longer be … Read More

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

02/07/2019

Calculating and documenting the Internal Revenue Code Section 41 Credit for Increasing Research Activities (“Research Credit” or “R&D Credit”) is an intricate and often burdensome undertaking. This process is complicated during the throes of busy season. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has afforded taxpayers additional time to claim a R&D credit via making a … Read More

Tax Reform Makes it Easier to Generate Deductions with Cost Segregation

01/18/2019

In 2018, the tax reform changes made cost segregation studies more valuable than before. Under the new law, any building components with a tax recovery period of 20 years or less, are eligible for 100% Bonus Depreciation. Historically, bonus depreciation only applied to newly constructed property, but now it’s available for any acquired property. These … Read More

Impact of the Government Shutdown on Real Estate Tax Policy

01/18/2019

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is creating more uncertainty for the current and future tax landscape. As the border wall standoff delays guidance necessary to properly implement tax reform, taxpayers are left wondering how to timely file their 2018 tax returns without ultimately having to amend down the road. Congress currently hasn’t been … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Updates to “Qualified Improvement Property”

11/09/2018

With the 2017 tax year behind us, tax professionals are laser focused on the various new rules presented by the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) effective for the 2018 tax year. One of the most significant changes related to real estate improvements is the new eligibility criteria for qualified improvement property (QIP). The … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: R&D Tax Credit – Qualified Research Expenses for Software Development Activities

09/17/2018

What software development activities and expenditures can be included in an R&D Tax Credit claim for software projects? Companies performing qualified research in creating or improving their software may qualify for federal and state R&D tax credits for the software development activities they are already conducting. These credits are a dollar-for-dollar reduction in federal and … Read More