The Consolidated Appropriations Act Brings COVID-19 Relief (and More) to Individuals

January 6, 2021

President Trump signed into law billions of dollars in long-awaited COVID-19 and economic relief. The relief package is part of the nearly 5,600-page Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), which also contains numerous other tax, payroll and retirement provisions. Here are some of the provisions most likely…

$500 Million for New COVID Relief Grant for Small Business

January 4, 2021

Governor Newsom announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID and the health and…

The Importance of S Corporation Basis and Distribution Elections

December 28, 2020

S corporations can provide tax advantages over C corporations in the right circumstances. This is true if you expect that the business will incur losses in its early years because shareholders in a C corporation generally get no tax benefit from such losses. Conversely, as…

Congress Passes COVID-19 Aid Package Containing Billions in Funding and Tax Breaks

December 22, 2020

After months of negotiations in Washington, an agreement has been struck on a new aid package to address the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation has been passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and President Trump is…

Steer Clear of the Wash Sale Rule if You’re Selling Stock by Year End

December 21, 2020

Are you thinking about selling stock shares at a loss to offset gains that you’ve realized during 2020? If so, it’s important not to run afoul of the “wash sale” rule. IRS may disallow the loss Under this rule, if you sell stock or securities…