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Introduction to Winter Storm Disaster Relief

Last week, many Texans and residents of other southern states were severely impacted by a historic winter storm. A substantial amount of time may lapse before we fully recover. Today, HM&M presents an overview of ...

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When 15-Year Depreciation For QIP Might Be Better Than 100% Bonus Depreciation

Earlier this year, Congress finally passed legislation that corrects a drafting error related to real estate qualified improvement property (QIP). The correction is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The ...

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5 Tips For Safe Intrafamily Loans

If a relative needs financial help, offering an intrafamily loan might seem like a good idea. But if not properly executed, such loans can carry negative tax consequences — such as unexpected taxable income, gift ...

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The Ins And Outs Of The Easing Of Loss Limitation Rules

Abstract: To provide businesses and their owners with some relief from the financial effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the CARES Act eases the rules for claiming certain tax losses. This article provides an overview of ...

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Gig Workers, Know Your Tax Responsibilities

Abstract: Gig workers represent a growing segment of the economy. And no matter what the job or app, they all have one thing in common: income tax obligations. This article explores the distinctive income tax ...

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Questions for Audit Committees in Contemplating COVID-19 Impacts

As audit committees weigh the practical challenges of accounting, reporting and disclosing the impacts of COVID-19, the following series of questions are designed to assist audit committees in execution of their oversight roles and responsibilities ...

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U.S. GAAP Accounting and Reporting Considerations for PPP Loans for Business Entities

The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) is one of the largest provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”, or the “Act”) enacted on March 27, 2020. The ...

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Relaxed Limit on Business Interest Deductions

Abstract: To provide tax relief to businesses suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act temporarily relaxes the limitation on deductions for business interest expense. This article explains the rules that had gone into effect ...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Accounting Operations

The COVID-19 outbreak will have a direct and lasting impact on organizations of all sizes. While the full effect of the pandemic is yet to be seen, companies of all sizes are contending with an ...

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Two Convenient IRS Electronic Payment Options For Taxpayers

According to a recent Forbes’ article “IRS Faces Huge Backlog of Unopened Mail As Workforce Returns,” the estimated backlog of unopened IRS mail was at 11 million pieces as of June 2020. Perhaps the largest ...

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Agricultural Producers May Qualify for Assistance from Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, enacted March 27, 2020, includes the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (“CFAP”), a $16 billion agricultural assistance program for agricultural producers. It is designed to help offset ...

COVID-19 Impacts on Going Concern Assessments

Introduction to COVID-19 Impacts COVID-19 is a new and evolving crisis, which has been labelled a pandemic by many countries and institutions, including the World Health Organization. The full impact of COVID-19 is yet to ...

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