California Small Business Hiring Tax Credit

November 20, 2020By So Sum Lee

A lot of people lost their jobs in 2020 when businesses were forced to shut down or had to furlough their employees due to COVID. To help Californians get back to work, California’s governor signed a new tax bill to give tax breaks to small businesses that increased hiring during the second half of 2020. Read the full article…

[Update] Tax Deadlines Pushed Back: Federal and California Measures to Help Taxpayers through COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020By So Sum Lee

The impact of coronavirus has been increasing rapidly. While Congress is still working on a proposal to stimulate the economy, both the federal government and the State of California have announced ways to help people get through this difficult time. Federal President Trump announced on March 11, 2020 that he would direct the Treasury to Read the full article…

Changes in FATCA and FBAR Reporting

March 2, 2017By So Sum Lee

Changes of FBAR Due Date The filing of FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) (formerly TD F 90-22.1) is imposed by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), passed by Congress in 1970. FinCEN Form 114 is used to report a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account Read the full article…