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

KBKG Welcomes New Director to Their Texas Office

04/01/2021

DFW, Texas – KBKG, a nationwide tax specialty firm, hired new R&D Tax Credit Director, Bill Taylor, to join its Texas office. Bill has over 10 years of experience providing federal tax consulting services to companies in various industries, including technology, aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and other professional services. Bill began his career with a … Read More

Governor Newsom Announces $150k Expense Deduction for PPP Loans

03/02/2021

The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, a $2.1 Billion state-funded package, was created to provide much needed relief to California small businesses. Part of the state and Governor Newsom’s plan includes a measure that would allow up to $150,000 in PPP expenses to be eligible for deduction on state returns. While the details … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: New and Improved Changes to Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit: Furthering the American Recovery from the Coronavirus

05/06/2020

Senator Chris Coons of Delaware recently introduced legislation (S. 3593) called “Furthering Our Recovery With American Research & Development Act” (“FORWARD”), which makes changes to and expands Internal Revenue Code Section 41: Credit for Increasing Research Activities (“IRC 41”). Applying these modifications to the existing law could allow companies that invest in the research and … Read More

KBKG is Exhibiting at AICPA ENGAGE

06/03/2019

Our Principals, Greg Kniss, Jason Melillo, Kevin Zolriasatain, Operations Manager Michelle Mackerdichian, and Regional Director Michelle Vitale, will be exhibiting at the AICPA ENGAGE Conference, from June 9th through 13th 2019. Come by booth #310. AICPA ENGAGE cover various topics including tax, accounting, wealth management, business management, and more. Post Update 06/11/2019: Michelle Mackerdichian and … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: R&D Credit Opportunity – Improving an Existing Product

06/11/2018

Businesses who are creating a brand-new product may be aware that the expenses associated with the cost of developing the prototype, or first article, of that product can qualify for the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit1. Qualifying expenses can include employee wages, materials used in the construction of the prototype and any third-party contractors … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Avoid Common R&D Expense Documentation Errors

01/14/2018

Business owners are often surprised to learn they may be able to claim the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit. The credit was originally created as way to encourage American companies to conduct R&D activities domestically. While initially thought to apply to large companies with formal R&D departments, “smaller businesses” in a wide range of … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Tax Reform & The R&D Tax Credit

12/21/2017

It’s been over thirty years since the tax code has been modified to this extent. It has been a talking point for politicians since the Reagan administration brokered the bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986. However, the divide between the political parties have kept it a talking point since then, until now. The Tax Cuts … Read More