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

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

Updates to KBKG’s Qualified Improvement Quick Reference Chart

04/09/2021

The Qualified Improvements Quick Reference Chart is KBKG’s most sought-after resource by CPAs across the nation. We have updated the chart to reflect recent changes. Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) is defined as any improvement made by the taxpayer to an interior portion of a building that is nonresidential real property as long as the improvement … 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

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

KBKG Tax Insight: New Illinois Bill Makes R&D Tax Credit More Valuable

02/24/2021

Companies performing qualified research and development activities in Illinois are one step closer to a much-improved state R&D credit.  Historically, companies in Illinois must have experienced an increase in qualified research expenditures (QRE) over the previous three years to receive the state tax credit. Illinois State Representative Tony McCombie has introduced a bill for an … Read More