Tax Blog

Our tax blog is dedicated to CFOs, Tax Directors and Business Owners looking to improve profitability, grow their business or implement a succession plan. At Armanino, we see the tax function as a key strategic tool—as nothing less than a vital means of moving you and your company forward. While we excel in making sure our clients meet regulatory requirements—both domestic and global—that just scratches the surface of what we do.

January 13, 2021

Gov. Newsom Proposes $4.5B for Equitable Recovery for CA Business and Jobs

Initial budget focuses on benefits for California businesses via tax credits and rate adjustments.

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December 23, 2020

COVID Relief Package Could Have State and Local Tax Consequences

New provision will allow deductions of expenses funded by a PPP loan that is forgiven.

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December 22, 2020

Congress Passes COVID Aid Package Containing: Billions in Funding and Tax Breaks

Initial look at Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 impact on individuals and businesses.

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June 1, 2020

State and Local Tax Update on San Francisco

Below you’ll find an overview of some local tax issues and relief opportunities for companies doing business inside the city of San Francisco (SF). Based on our more than 20 years as state and local tax (SALT) professionals, we believe the SF Business Tax remains one of the most difficult returns for companies to file …

May 26, 2020

Forgiven PPP Loans and the Deductibility of Expenses Paid

Summary While most states have yet to comment on whether taxpayers can deduct ordinary business expenses paid with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds that are forgiven by the IRS, taxpayers should monitor state conformity to the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136) and the Internal Revenue Code. Rolling conformity states that conform to the CARES Act …

CA Revised Budget Proposal Includes Suspension of NOLs and Limits on Business Tax Incentive Credits

Summary Prior to COVID-19, California was projecting a budget surplus of $5.6 billion for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, with March actual revenues coming in $1.35 billion above projections. COVID-19 changed all that as businesses were forced to temporarily close and lay off or furlough employees, and the entire US economy came to an abrupt halt. …

May 20, 2020

State Tax Implications of Remote Employees Due to COVID-19

Summary With the rapid adoption of city and county shelter-in-place rules and state lockdowns (i.e. Hawaii) many employees found themselves working from locations that they never expected to be working from and for much longer than expected. Now employers have begun to ask, “Where are my employees working from? And what do I need to …

May 17, 2020

House Passes HEROES Act, Steep Challenges Expected in Senate

On May 15 the House passed, with some Democratic dissent, the $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The HEROES Act returns certain elements taken away by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and adjusts for elements within the CARES Act. Highlights include $1 trillion in state and local …

May 12, 2020

DAC6 Reporting Requirement for All Cross-Border Tax Arrangements Postponed

DAC6 is an EU Council Directive 2011/16 in relation to reporting requirements for all cross-border tax arrangements. It has been in force since June 25, 2018, promoting transparency and fairness in taxation. DAC6 applies to cross-border tax arrangements that meet one or more specified characteristics (hallmarks) and that concern either more than one EU country …

May 5, 2020

Tax Alert: Nonprofit Guidance on Self-Funded Unemployment, Main Street Lending Program and Faxing Amended Refund Claims

Last week, there were a number of pronouncements from various government agencies that impact nonprofits.  The U.S. Department of Labor, the Federal Reserve, and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance for nonprofit organizations regarding the eligibility or impact of certain provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Here is a summary …

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