Tax Tip for Small Businesses: The Benefit of Bonus Depreciation

05/08/2019

In recognition of Small Business Week, here’s a quick tax tip to fuel your business: Bonus depreciation is a tax incentive that allows a business to immediately deduct a large percentage of the cost of an eligible asset instead of recovering the amount over the tax life of the asset. The Tax Cuts and Jobs … Read More

Have a Fat Tax Bill? Have You Thought About the R&D Tax Credit?

04/19/2019

Are you a business owner that is unhappy with your recent tax bill? If you have not explored it yet, the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit can provide significant benefits to your business’ bottom line. Chances are you could be missing out on a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your federal and state income tax liability. … Read More

KBKG to Sponsor Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase in Indianapolis

04/12/2019

On Tuesday, April 23rd, KBKG will sponsor the Ag+Bio+Science Start-Up Showcase presented by AgriNovus Indiana and FoundryX. The firm’s Midwest practice is led by firm Principal, Lester Cook, who will be onsite providing tax insights with Regional Director, Kyle Ernsberger. The 3rd annual event offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs leading innovative agbioscience start-ups to present … Read More

Myth – Claiming R&D Tax Credit Increases the Likelihood of an IRS Audit

04/08/2019

The Research & Development Tax Credit is a federal benefit (also available in many states) that was enacted to promote growth, innovation, and inspire advancements in all areas and facets of business. The credit is an undoubtedly beneficial incentive for businesses large and small. However, many companies are hesitant to take advantage of the credit … Read More

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