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FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

Apr

07

2021

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 […]


Mar

30

2021

Webinar Recording: “California Residence: Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

The recording is now available of our recent webinar, “California Residence: Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Please click below to watch it on YouTube. Watch the Recorded Webinar > Seiler Tax Partner David Sacarelos and GHJ Principal and State and Local Tax Practice Leader Frances Ellington presented on California Residency, discussed hot topics […]


Mar

25

2021

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 […]


Mar

10

2021

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 […]


Feb

26

2021

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 […]


Jan

08

2021

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 […]


Oct

23

2020

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 […]


Jul

07

2020

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 […]


Jun

15

2020

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 […]