[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 Read the full article…

De Minimis Capitalization Election

February 15, 2017By So Sum Lee

The IRS has implemented the tangible property regulations (TPRs) (T.D. 9689) effective for taxable years ending on or after January 1, 2014. This new guidance determines whether certain expenditures are required to be capitalized or expensed. The TPRs provide de minimis safe harbor for the taxpayer to deduct up to $2,500 of expenditures (or $5,000 Read the full article…