The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, enacted late last year, includes several tax related changes and incentives affecting businesses.
Congress overruled guidance from the Internal Revenue Service to provide that expenses paid with Payroll Protection Program loans (PPP) will be deductible even if the PPP loans are forgiven. The new law also clarifies how forgiveness works in the context of a partnership or S corporation.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) enacted on March 27, 2020 contained several significant business-related tax changes highlighted below. Many of these changes are limited in the period to which they apply, and several have retroactive application that may require filing an amended tax return in order to claim the full benefit available.
Business Interest Deductions
The amount of a taxpayer’s business income that may be offset by business interest generally is limited to 30%. CARES increases this limit to 50% for 2019 and 2020, subject to special ... Read More
Much of the focus of the attention generated by the CARES Act has been on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) through the Small Business Association. Loans through the PPP have the potential to be forgiven on a tax-free basis. Please see our client alert for a discussion of the PPP.
The CARES Act also adds relief in the form of employee retention credits and a delay of employer payroll taxes highlighted below.
Employee Retention Credit
The Employee Retention Credit is a fully refundable payroll tax credit that qualifying employers may receive by continuing to fund ... Read More
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