Audit & Accounting




New California SALT Cap Workaround Signed into Law

Governor Gavin Newsom signed A.B. 150 on July 16, 2021, establishing a federal tax cap workaround for individual deductions allowed for state and local taxes (SALT). The option provided by A.B. 150 is available to qualifying S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Download PDF > SALT Cap Workaround Explained A.B. 150 offers a workaround […]




Make the Most of the Employee Retention Credit

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created in March 2020 under the CARES Act to encourage employers to keep their workforces intact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, both the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) have extended opportunities to use the ERC and expanded eligibility for it. But questions […]




American Rescue Plan Act Provides Sweeping Relief Measures for Eligible Families and Businesses

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion package is intended to provide far-reaching relief from the economic and other repercussions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to funding for testing, contact tracing, vaccinations, education, and state and local governments, the ARPA includes extensive […]




2021 Federal Tax Calendar

To help ensure you don’t miss any important 2021 deadlines, we’ve provided this summary of when various federal tax-related forms, payments, and other actions are due. Let us know if you have questions about the deadlines or would like assistance in meeting them. You may also wish to view our Pocket Tax Guides, which are […]




The American Rescue Plan Act Has Passed: What’s in It for You?

Congress has passed additional legislation aimed at providing economic and other relief from the COVID-19 pandemic that has haunted the country for the last year. President Biden signed the 628-page American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law on March 11; it includes $1.9 trillion in funding for individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. The […]




PPP Revisions Target Smallest Businesses

The Biden administration announced several reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide additional relief for the smallest and most vulnerable businesses. It also changes several rules to expand PPP loan forgiveness eligibility. Download PDF > PPP Overview The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in the early days of the […]




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

Late in 2020, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus relief package with large bipartisan support. 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. The following are key provisions that affect individual taxpayers and businesses. Download PDF > Relief for […]




HLB International Reveals Results of 2021 Global Business Leaders Survey

HLB International recently revealed the findings of its survey of business leaders from 55 countries. Despite global economic uncertainty, executives remain confident in 2021. Download PDF > HLB International, the global advisory and accounting network, recently launched the Survey of Business Leaders, resulting in a new report entitled “Achieving the Post-Pandemic Vision: Leaner, Greener, and […]




New COVID-19 Aid Package Contains $900 Billion in Federal Funding and Tax Breaks

After months of negotiations in Washington, Congress reached agreement on a new $900 billion aid package to address the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA), which Congress approved on December 21 and President Trump signed on December 27, expands and extends several critical provisions of last spring’s CARES […]




Compare and Contrast: How the Republican and Democratic Tax Plans Differ

With the presidential election fast approaching, many people are paying closer attention to each candidate’s positions on such issues as the COVID-19 pandemic, health care, the environment and taxes. Among their many differences, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have widely divergent tax proposals. Their stances could have a major impact on […]