Announcements

PPP Deductions may be coming for California

Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury has officially announced that States are allowed to conform to Federal law on PPP loan deductibility.  A few weeks ago California AB 80 was stalled as the state asked for clarification on limitations in the American Rescue Plan over concern that passing AB 80 would limit Federal funds available to the state.

While this doesn’t mean PPP loan expenses will be allowed quite yet, the state legislature has been given the green light to act.

For the official press release click here:

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Announcements, BCo Community News, IRS|Comments Off on PPP Deductions may be coming for California

YEAR-END TAX PLANNING UNDER A BIDEN PRESIDENCY

Although vote counting continues and legal challenges to the election endure, many news media organizations have projected that former Vice President Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

The House of Representatives will remain under Democratic control, but control of the Senate is somewhat less certain since the balance of power will be determined in January 2021 following a run-off election for two open Senate seats in Georgia. The run-off is necessary because neither of the candidates in either of the races obtained more than 50% of the total vote count as required by the state’s election law. A win by the two Democratic candidates would shift the balance of power in the Senate from one of GOP control […]

By |December 8th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, BCo Community News|Comments Off on YEAR-END TAX PLANNING UNDER A BIDEN PRESIDENCY

2018 – 2019 Tax Planning Guide

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, we are once again reaching out to share our annual Tax Planning Guide with you. The 2018/2019 Tax Planning Guide is available here www.webtaxguide.net/Bregante.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed in December 2017, included sweeping tax law changes that will impact individuals and businesses including:

  • Small decreases in most individual income tax rates, elimination of personal exemptions but increased standard deductions depending on filing status, higher exemptions for alternative minimum tax (AMT) which should significantly decrease the number of individuals subject to AMT, increase in the child tax credit and special federal tax breaks for income individuals receive from pass-through entities such as partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations.
  • Elimination of or limitations to several personal tax breaks […]
By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Business Tax, Individual Tax, Nonprofit Organizations, Real Estate|Comments Off on 2018 – 2019 Tax Planning Guide

California Supreme Court Ruling Significantly Limits Independent Contractor Classification

The California Supreme Court has established new criteria for classifying workers as Independent contractors.   In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Court rejected the previous multi-factor test and instead issued a rigid 3-factor test, called the “ABC” test.

Under the ABC test, each of the following three factors must be met in order to classify a worker as an independent contractor:

  1. The worker must be free from the control and direction of the hiring company in performing the work.
  2. The work must take place outside the usual course of the business of the hiring company’s business.
  3. The worker is customarily engaged in an independent established trade, occupation or business.

This ruling will no doubt have a significant impact on gig companies in the Bay Area (Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, etc.), […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Accounting & Bookkeeping, Announcements, Business Operations, Business Tax, Individual Tax, IRS, Real Estate, Retirement Planning|Comments Off on California Supreme Court Ruling Significantly Limits Independent Contractor Classification
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