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.

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 …

April 27, 2020

Additional Stimulus and Changes to SBA FAQ Amid Concerns Over “Need” for PPP loans

On Friday April 24, 2020, President Trump signed legislation providing additional funding.

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April 20, 2020

Recent Impacts on Venture- and PE-backed Entities

The CAREs Act introduced the PPP and continued the EIDL program. But VC- and PE-backed firms have limitations to apply.

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April 14, 2020

Nonprofit Update: CARES Act Charitable Contribution Changes

On March 27, the president signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2 trillion legislative package to combat the coronavirus pandemic brings much needed economic relief to employers, employees and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 virus. This legislation made several changes to charitable contribution limitation rules for individuals and …

Filing Deadlines Are Upon Us … or Are They?

Here, you’ll find a quick reminder and recap of recent events to assist you in your tax extension and payments requirements. The IRS and Treasury Department significantly expanded relief measures for tax return filings and payments in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Notice 2020-23 stipulates all taxpayers with a filing or payment deadline falling on or …

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