Expatriation Exit Tax

February 24, 2021By KROST

US citizens living abroad and foreign nationals residing in the US are renouncing their citizenship in a record-breaking fashion. During the first three quarters of 2020, the IRS published 5,045 individuals who have made the ultimate decision to expatriate and formally cut ties with the United States. This amount is significantly higher than the numbers … Read More

Tips to Help People Choose a Reputable Tax Preparer

February 18, 2021By KROST

The following article was written by the IRS. View the original source here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tips-to-help-people-choose-a-reputable-tax-preparer Whether taxpayers regularly use a tax professional to help them file a tax return or they have decided to work with one for the first time, it is important to choose a tax return preparer wisely. Taxpayers are responsible for all the information … Read More

Estate Tax – Current Law, 2026, Biden Tax Proposal

February 15, 2021By Douglas Venturelli, Esq.

With the advent of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the estate, gift, and generation skipping tax exemptions increased dramatically, but these changes were only temporary. With the Biden administration now in place and at least some Democratic control of the senate, there is added uncertainty that should be evaluated soon. It is … Read More

2020 vs. 2021 Employee Retention Credit Comparison Chart

January 19, 2021By Jason Melillo

Old Law New Law Eligible Employers 2020 2021 Eligible employers can receive a refundable payroll tax credit of 50% of wages paid to employees between March 13th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. No Change Eligible employers can receive a refundable payroll tax credit up to 70% of qualifying wages paid between January 1, 2021 and … Read More

California Proposition 19: Tax Changes

December 1, 2020By Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc

California Proposition 19 passed with just over 51% of the vote in the general election on November 3rd and is expected to become law. This new law has two separate effective dates: February 16, 2021 – For beneficiaries of real estate that use the property as a primary residence. April 1, 2021 – For transferring … Read More

2020 Year-End Tax Planning Opportunities for Individuals

November 24, 2020By KROST

As year-end approaches, it is wise to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax obligations and provide financial relief. Year-end planning for 2020 takes place against the backdrop of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the 2020 CARES ACT. The TCJA had major changes in the tax rules for … Read More

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Businesses

November 24, 2020By KROST

In the last few months of the year, it is important to consider year-end tax planning opportunities, as many may provide both immediate and long-lasting financial benefits. This year has brought unique challenges and significant change. Businesses that have not yet explored year-end tax planning should take an immediate inventory of their situation to ensure … Read More

COVID-19 Losses

November 24, 2020By Brad Pauley, CPA

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency disaster, related to the COVID-19 virus 1. Following the declaration, under the new tax law (TJCA), taxpayers can claim a business casualty loss related to the disaster on either their 2019 original/amended return or their 2020 return. Some examples of losses that may qualify, but … 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