Industry Insights: Real Estate




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 […]




Federal and California Political Donation Limitations

U.S. voters are once again making political contributions for the fall elections. Many activities that support or oppose candidates for federal, state, and local offices are subject to federal and state campaign finance laws. The laws generally limit the sources and amounts of funds used to finance elections. The following are guidelines to avoid incurring […]




Changes Made to PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, signed into law on June 5, 2020, attempts to address many concerns expressed by the small business community around the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aimed at providing COVID-19 relief. The law provides major concessions and guidance for PPP borrowers who desire to qualify for forgiveness of the loans. Download […]




CARES Act Retroactively Postpones Limit on Excess Business Losses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows for the retroactive postponement of, and changes to, the limits on excess business losses. The provision applies to individuals, trusts, and estates who own (or may own in the future) a business directly or as a partner or shareholder in an S corporation. Download PDF […]




SBA Accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Applications Starting Today

Under the CARES Act, the federal government expanded a loan program to businesses to cover employee payroll, mortgage interest, rent, and utilities expenses. A prominent feature is that all or part of the loan is potentially forgivable, provided funds are used for specific purposes. Sufficient documentation to substantiate the application is required. Who can apply? […]




Spending bill extends tax breaks, adds retirement account provisions

In late December 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (“FCAA”). The legislation extends certain income tax provisions that had expired, as well as some that were due to expire at the end of 2019. Congress traditionally passes so-called “extenders” annually, but it neglected to do so for 2018. As […]




IRS Issues Additional Guidance on Bonus Depreciation Rules

November 11, 2019 The IRS recently released final regulations for the first-year 100% bonus depreciation deduction, in addition to another round of proposed regulations. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) expanded the deduction to 100% if the qualified property is placed in service through 2022, with the amount dropping each subsequent year by 20%, […]