KBKG Tax Insight: Bonus Depreciation for Gas Stations with Convenience Stores

09/08/2021

Acquiring or constructing a gas station with a convenience store (“C-store”) can be a lucrative addition to a real estate portfolio. Current rules allow investors to immediately write off all the improvements if certain requirements are met, and the property is placed in service after September 27, 2017. This went into effect after the Tax … Read More

KBKG is Sponsoring the BOMA Golf Classic

08/11/2021

Lester Cook, Todd French, and Kyle Ernsberger from our Midwest Office will be sponsoring the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA) Golf Classic on Thursday, August 12th. They will be located at Course 3, Hole 4 (featured below) at the prestigious Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. There will be refreshments at our … Read More

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

08/11/2021

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

Making an Impact in the Community with Operation Gratitude

08/04/2021

2020 was a rough year for everyone, but that didn’t deter us from continuing our commitment to Operation Gratitude! Our participation originated at the firm’s Woodland Hills Office in 2017 and has proliferated to several national branches. Jerilynn Pakcyk leads the current mission with the assistance of Jesús Alfaro. Amidst the distancing restrictions imposed during … Read More

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

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: Monetize R&D Tax Credits: Start-ups and Small Businesses

06/22/2021

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 made it possible for start-ups and small businesses to qualify for a tax credit of up to $250,000. Start-ups and small businesses that were previously unable to benefit from the research and development (R&D) tax credits due to lack of taxability should take advantage of … Read More

Research Tax Credit Opportunities for Architects and Engineers

05/17/2021

Architecture and engineering firms may want to take another look at the often forgotten Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit. Many may be eligible for federal and state research credits without realizing it. Historically, the R&D Tax Credit was geared to only benefit large companies; mostly in the manufacturing, software, high-tech and pharmaceutical industries. However, … Read More