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

Educational Speaker – Malik Javed

03/29/2021

In partnership with Lorman Education, Malik Javed has been invited to speak on a live webinar on March 30th from 1:00PM – 2:40PM EST. In this two hour course, he will discuss Tangible Property Repair Regulations, practical considerations and changes in accounting methods and etc. Malik will cover compliance requirements as well as potential tax … 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

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

2020 vs. 2021 Employee Retention Credit Comparison Chart

02/26/2021

Jason Melillo is a Principal and Local and Wage Based Incentive practice leader at KBKG. His areas of expertise are Local Incentives, Employment Tax Credits which includes Employee Retention Tax Credit, and other employment credits. Old Law New Law Eligible Employers 2020 2021 Eligible employers can receive a refundable payroll tax credit of 50% of … Read More