Litigation Support / Forensic 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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




For Joint Title Presumption to be Valid, Family Code § 852 Requirements Must be Met

The trial court determined when the husband added his wife as a partner in a modification of a partnership agreement; it converted the husband’s separate property interest to community property, and ordered the husband to pay the wife’s attorney fees and costs. The husband appealed asserting that his partnership interest was his separate property, regardless […]




The Importance of Disclosing Community Property, No Matter What It’s Worth

What did the court rule? In a divorce trial, the wife asked for sanctions against the husband, because he did not disclose a retiree medical benefit among other community property. The trial court declined to consider this sanction, because it was the husband’s position that the “asset had no value.” The wife appealed this, among […]