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Trust & Estate Matters

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 […]


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 […]


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

15

2020

IRS and California Announce Tax Deadline Updates

The Internal Revenue Service has announced an extended deadline for both federal income tax filings and payments. Any taxpayer with a payment due on April 15, 2020, is considered to be affected by COVID-19 and eligible for this relief. California recently announced similar tax extensions. Download PDF > Postponed Federal Filing and Payment Dates The […]


Apr

02

2020

Federal Government Passes Major Stimulus Bills

Two major pieces of legislation – the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act – have been passed to help individuals and businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Here is our summary of highlights from both pieces of legislation. Download PDF > 1) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Among other things, […]


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 […]


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