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A Tax Proposal Worth Monitoring

October 1, 2021 Trusts & Estates

As you may have heard, the House Ways and Means Committee recently released its proposed 2022 budget legislation known as the Build Back Better Act. This proposed bill includes various tax proposals affecting both corporate and individual taxes, and impacting both the income and estate and gift tax regime. Some…

The Consolidated Appropriations Act Extends the 2020 Charitable Deductions and Provides Disaster Relief Unrelated to COVID-19

January 5, 2021 Trusts & Estates

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “CAA”), signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020, provides further relief for individuals both related and unrelated to COVID-19.  Such relief includes an extension of the charitable deduction allowances granted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the…

IRS Releases Additional Guidance on Non-Deductibility of PPP-Funded Expenses

November 23, 2020 Payment Protection Program

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued two pieces of guidance—Revenue Procedure 2020—51 and Revenue Ruling 2020-27—reiterating its position that taxpayers cannot claim a deduction for any otherwise deductible expense if the payment of the expense results in forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan and clarifying the…

Simpler Forgiveness Application for Small PPP Loans

October 13, 2020 Payment Protection Program

Last Thursday, October 8, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a simplified application form (Form 3508S) and instructions for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans of $50,000 or less. Any qualifying PPP borrower that uses the new two-page application is exempt from any reductions in the borrower’s loan forgiveness amount based on reductions in full-time…

Florida Phase 3: Employees Returning to Work and What It Means for Employers

October 8, 2020 Employer Policies

With Florida’s governor implementing Phase 3 of re-opening the state, businesses should update their COVID-19 response plans and anticipate issues that may arise as more employees are permitted to return to work. Among other provisions, Executive Order 20-244 provides for: Unrestricted staffing of worksites and implementation of the final phasing-in of employees…