Protective Claim of Refund for Obamacare Taxes

July 8, 2020By Aric Wong

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in California v. Texas. Previously known as Texas v. US in the lower courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals declared that the requirement for individuals to carry health insurance was unconstitutional. This decision was largely based … Read More

Reminder: Tax Filing Deadline

June 29, 2020By KROST

The July 15 tax-filing deadline is quickly approaching, remember to pay your taxes on time. Earlier this year the Treasury Department and the IRS provided federal tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline changes also apply to disaster victims, 2016 refunds, extensions, and IRS contributions. … Read More

The California Safe Harbor for Residents Working Abroad

June 8, 2020By Robert Gosart, CPA

If you are a California resident who accepts overseas assignments, or an international employer with California residents working abroad, you should know about the California Safe Harbor. The California Safe harbor is available for certain individuals leaving California under employment-related contracts. The safe harbor provides that an individual domiciled in California who is outside California … Read More

Employee retention credit available for businesses affected by COVID-19

May 19, 2020By KROST

The following article was written by the IRS. View the original source here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/employee-retention-credit-available-for-businesses-affected-by-covid-19 The employee retention credit is designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The amount of the credit is 50% of qualified wages paid up to an annual limit of $10,000, which equals a maximum credit amount of $5,000 for each employee … Read More

PPP Loans Can Be Forgiven But At What Expense?

May 1, 2020By Lou Guerrero

The IRS released Notice 2020-32, which makes the portion of a PPP loan that is forgiven, not quite as attractive as it originally appeared. Typically, when debt is forgiven, the amount is included in the income of the borrower. The CARES Act specifically addressed this by including Section 1106(i) which states that “Any amount which … Read More

The Streamlined Offshore Disclosure Procedures

April 29, 2020By Evelyn Fernandez

It is not uncommon for U.S. citizens or Green Card holders to come across a situation where they realize they haven’t been entirely compliant with U.S. tax filing requirements. The filing requirements, especially for foreign assets and income, have become so complex that even some tax practitioners don’t know where to start. If you feel … 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