employee retention credit
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New COVID Relief Bill Expanded Employee Retention Credit Benefits

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST Tax Partner   The recently enacted stimulus law expands and clarifies the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit (ERTC), key details are as follows: Beginning on January 1, 2021 and through June…
payroll tax
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2021 Payroll Tax and Standard Auto Mileage Rate Changes

By Bonnie Thompson Beginning January 1, 2021, the following changes go into effect for the withholding of payroll taxes and reimbursement of auto mileage. SOCIAL SECURITY The wage base for withholding social security tax has increased…
covid relief bill
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New COVID Relief Bill Signed Into Law

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST Tax Partner   The House and Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021) which is expected to be signed into law by the President.   The CAA, 2021 bill includes…
sales tax relief
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New California Sales Tax Relief Announced for Small Businesses

Ryan Working, CPA, MST Tax Director Back in April 2020, the Governor allowed taxpayers to apply for sales tax penalty and interest relief for 90 days for any taxpayer reporting less than $1 million in sales on their sales tax return. The…
small business hiring tax credit
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Applying and Qualifying for CA Small Business Hiring Tax Credit

Cameron Lee Tax Staff Applications have recently opened on December 1st, 2020 to apply for California's small business hiring tax credit. This past September, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1447 allowing qualifying small business…
proposition 19
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CA Proposition 19 and the Qualified Personal Residence Trust

Nancy Van Lanen Estate & Trust Director The recently passed Proposition 19 in California provides expanded property tax benefits by allowing homeowners who are disabled, over 55 years of age, or whose homes were damaged in wildfire…
ppp loans
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PPP Loan Forgiveness Taxability in 2020

Richard A. Huffman, CPA, MST, Tax Partner Tony Maldonado, CPA, Tax Senior While the current law states forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are tax-free, the Internal Revenue Service previously issued guidance stating that…
ppp
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Non-Deductibility of PPP Related Expenses to the Extent of Forgiven PPP Funds (IRS Notice 2020-32)

Janet Kim, CPA, MST Wright Ford Young & Co., CPAs   The IRS released Notice 2020-32 on April 30, 2020, which provides guidance on the deductibility of expenses paid with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds that…
business transition
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Business Transition Preparedness Post COVID-19

During the ongoing management of COVID-19 restrictions, we are all trying to determine and assess the short- and long-term damage on businesses, the economy, and the capital markets. While we don’t pretend to have answers better than others,…
cares act
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Learn the Business Benefits of the CARES Act

Our WFY Tax Partner, Richard Huffman, has created a 15-minute video presentation to illustrate the benefits your business may qualify for under the CARES Act.  Included are the Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Employee Retention Credit and…