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SBA Offers Low-Interest Loans to CA Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

SBA Offers Low-Interest Loans to CA Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on March 16th that they are offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. These loans provide vital...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tax relief for small businesses

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tax relief for small businesses

Businesses across the country are being affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Fortunately, Congress recently passed a law that provides at least some relief. In a separate development, the IRS has issued guidance allowing taxpayers to defer any amount of federal...

The IRS extends the federal income tax payment deadline

The IRS extends the federal income tax payment deadline

After U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s announcement that the deadline for paying federal income taxes would be extended, the IRS released guidance on March 18 outlining the details. IRS Notice 2020-17 follows up on President Trump’s Emergency Declaration that,...

The IRS provides guidance on meal and entertainment deductions

The IRS provides guidance on meal and entertainment deductions

The IRS has released proposed regulations addressing the deductibility of meal and entertainment expenses in tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. Among other things, the proposed regs clear up lingering confusion regarding whether meals are considered...

AB-5: California’s Worker Classification Problem

AB-5: California’s Worker Classification Problem

Businesses with workers in California are dealing with a new tax headache this year. In the fallout from the 2018 Dynamex ruling, California lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5), which makes significant changes to employee classification rules. The new rules...

How business owners may be able to reduce tax by using an S corporation

How business owners may be able to reduce tax by using an S corporation

Do you conduct your business as a sole proprietorship or as a wholly owned limited liability company (LLC)? If so, you’re subject to both income tax and self-employment tax. There may be a way to cut your tax bill by using an S corporation. Self-employment tax basics...

The SECURE Act likely to affect your retirement and estate plans

The SECURE Act likely to affect your retirement and estate plans

In late 2019, the first substantial legislation related to retirement savings since 2006 became law. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act brings numerous changes to the retirement and estate planning landscape, and some of them should...

Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2020

Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2020

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have increased for 2020. Here are some that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax The amount of employees’ earnings that are subject to Social...