Tax Relief for Victims of California and Iowa Disasters

The California wildfires and the Iowa derecho that occurred this summer have wreaked havoc on area residents. While federal disaster relief is available, the IRS recently released information on assistance it may offer. According to the IRS, victims of the latest California wildfires and the August 10th Iowa derecho now have until December 15, 2020 […]

Reminders for REITs on Prohibited Transactions

Reminders for REITs on Prohibited Transactions was originally published in AAPL’s Summer Edition 2020 Private Lender Magazine. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act led to an increase in the number of private lending funds converting to mortgage REITs over the past two years. Fund managers made the conversion decision by carefully weighing […]

CARES Act Rules for IRAs, RMDs & the August 31 Deadline

Retirees over the age of 70 ½ might be struggling to make sense of the new regulations with the passage of the SECURE Act at the end of 2019 and the current CARES Act. These new regulations may be confusing for retirees in regard to required minimum distribution (RMD) rules. The SECURE Act passed last […]

IRS Rules on Deductions & Expenses Regarding Your PPP Loan

Have you considered taking a deduction on your expenses paid with PPP funds? While it might be tempting, the IRS considers this double-dipping. Standard business deductions are not allowed by the IRS if payment of those expenses also results in PPP loan forgiveness. Under the CARES Act, PPP loans for small businesses can be totally […]

The PPP Loan Program Extended

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resumed accepting applications on July 6th, following the President signing the program’s extension over the July 4th weekend. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), approximately $130 billion allocated for PPP was left untapped once the original June 30th deadline expired. Small businesses now have an additional five weeks to […]