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Industry Insights: Real Estate

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 […]


Jun

05

2020

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 […]


Apr

03

2020

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? […]


Feb

05

2020

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 […]


Nov

11

2019

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%, […]


Oct

22

2018

IRS Issued Proposed Regs on Using Rental Real Estate Income for QBI Deduction

As a follow-up to the ongoing discussion of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s qualified business income deduction, we’re diving in-depth on how rental real estate income may qualify as QBI under Section 199A. Download Now Overview of the QBI Pass-through Deduction As a brief review, the TCJA offers a tax deduction of 20% of […]