qualified improvement property

qualified improvement property

Qualified Improvement Property: Beware of a Potential Tax Trap

In the current economic environment, cash flow is a precious commodity. Construction companies need to make the most of depreciation deductions that can reduce their tax bills. Fortunately, several provisions of the CARES Act can help you do just that.  One of these provisions fixed a technical glitch, retroactive to 2018, that deprived many taxpayers…

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The CARES Act Offers Tax Relief for Businesses

When it was signed into law in late March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was the largest stimulus package in U.S. history. The law contains numerous provisions designed to help mitigate the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including welcome tax relief for businesses that is potentially relevant for…

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CARES Act

CARES Act Provisions May Boost Cash Flow

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (known as the CARES Act) may be best known for its provisions designed to shore up the economy as the nation copes with the COVID-19 pandemic. These include distributing Economic Impact Payments to individuals and offering Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to businesses. But the act also…

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CARES Act and Construction

Keeping an Eye on Taxes: CARES Act and Construction

The federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has included many tax law changes. To simplify matters, let’s look at three issues that contractors should keep an eye on in light of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Maintaining payroll As of this writing, some construction work was continuing, but…

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CARES Act

The New COVID-19 Law Provides Businesses with More Relief

On March 27, President Trump signed into law another coronavirus (COVID-19) law, which provides extensive relief for businesses and employers. Here are some of the tax-related provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  Employee retention credit The new law provides a refundable payroll tax credit for 50% of wages paid…

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qualified improvement property depreciation

Depreciation-Related Breaks on Business Real Estate: What You Need to Know When You File Your 2018 Return

Commercial buildings and improvements generally are depreciated over 39 years, which essentially means you can deduct a portion of the cost every year over the depreciation period. (Land isn’t depreciable.) But special tax breaks that allow deductions to be taken more quickly are available for certain real estate investments. Some of these were enhanced by…

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