Category Archives: TAX

PUA Unemployment Benefits

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Unemployment Benefits

The Families First paid leave obligations are in effect, so it is time for business owners to make some tough decisions. Understanding the unemployment benefits available under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is an important part of the analysis.

EPSLA & EPFMLEA

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Paid Leave

Employers want to do what they can for staff, including paying them when they have to be out for no fault of their own. But, how is the company supposed to do that when business is basically shut down? This article focuses on the Employer’s obligations under the Emergency Paid Family & Med Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act to provide paid leave to employees affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

CARE Act Tax Breaks

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Tax Breaks

This article is meant to help you understand the tax breaks under the CARE Act intended to help your business or non-profit survive the Coronavirus crisis.

Way through

Business Guide to Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Business Loans

Business owners and executives need a clear, concise explanation of how the Coronavirus Stimulus Package affects the company. There are several, overlapping Acts that apply, and new developments emerge daily, but this guide should be enough to start strategizing.

Real Estate: FIRPTA

Foreign investors should be aware of the withholding required under FIRPTA and meet with an HLA attorney to discuss the most advantageous business structure for real estate investments.

real estate investment

Real Estate Investment: Part III – Structuring the 1031 Exchange

This is the third and final part of our discussion regarding the use of a 1031 Exchange to defer tax on real estate investments. Used correctly, real estate investors might even defer tax indefinitely—or at least during their lifetime.

TAX CONTROVERSY: PART I – OVERVIEW

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the process, which is referred to as “tax controversy,” so you will have an idea of what to expect and can make wise, cost-effective decisions about how to proceed.

Tax Controversy: Part II—Audit

If you have managed to land on the IRS’ (or Department of Revenue’s) radar, and the agent is conducting an examination of your return, you are undoubtedly considering your options.  This article is intended to give you an idea of what to expect and some of the key considerations along the way.

TAX CONTROVERSY–PART III: TAX COURT

When we say “tax controversy,” most people think of audits, which is not wrong.  However, the process can go beyond just an examination of your return.

Offshore

Taxation of Canceled Debt: Foreclosure Backlash

So, you’re having trouble keeping your head above water with the mortgage payments on your home. You start to slip behind and find that your home is now being foreclosed. What’s next? You can now expect a Form 1099-C from your bank or lender stating that they are forgiving a portion of your debt that remains unpaid. Great news, right? READ FULL POST