The Latest COVID-Relief Package – Time to go Green

January 27, 2021By So Sum Lee

On December 27, 2020, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-relief package, along with a $1.4 trillion spending package, that funds the government for the 2021 fiscal year. The spending bill includes several tax extenders; Section 45L tax credit for multifamily and residential developers, 179D tax deduction for commercial and government buildings, as well as 25C … Read More

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

December 24, 2020By So Sum Lee

As part of the assistance package that was announced by Governor Newsom in September 2020, the State of California is providing $500 million in grants to small businesses that are impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses with annual gross revenue of less than $2.5 million can receive up to $25,000 in the grant. There will be … Read More

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 More

The Difference Between Tax Credits Provided by FFCRA and CARES Act

April 3, 2020By So Sum Lee

During the coronavirus pandemic, helping Americans keep their job has been a major focus for Congress. Both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed into effect on March 18, 2020, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted on March 27, 2020, provide payroll-related credit to help small businesses to … Read More

The Impact of TCJA on Cost Segregation & Like-Kind Exchange

January 17, 2019By So Sum Lee

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST QUARTERLY Real Estate Issue, titled “The Impact of TCJA on Cost Segregation & Like-Kind Exchange” by So Sum Lee, CPA: Like-kind exchange has been a popular tax deferral tool for decades. Under IRC 1031, a taxpayer can defer tax on gain from … Read More