April 15th Is Now May 15th

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Today’s Subjects:

1) April 15th is now May 15th
2) California still won’t conform on PPP Loans
3) The American Rescue Plan
4) The IRS? There is an APP for That!

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Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS extend filing and payment deadline

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-for-individuals-extended-to-may-17-treasury-irs-extend-filing-and-payment-deadline

April 15th is now May 15th…News outlets are reporting
https://www.wcpo.com/news/national/irs-to-delay-tax-filing-deadline-to-mid-may-says-reports

California AB 80 in limbo: Now what? (03-15-21) Spidell PPP Loan conformity:
On Friday, the Governor’s office announced that AB 80 has been put on hold. AB 80, as initially drafted, would provide at least partial conformity to the federal provision allowing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan borrowers to deduct expenses paid with PPP forgiven loan amounts.
The state is awaiting additional guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department to see if AB 80 can be enacted.
At issue is a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act that bans states who are receiving additional funding through the Act from using these funds to enact state income tax cuts. What this prohibition encompasses is a wide open question and the Governor and Legislature are waiting for guidance to see if AB 80 can actually be enacted.
As an alternative, our sources report that the state might provide additional grants or other ways to help small businesses. (People are working on there tax returns right now!)
We will keep you posted as soon as there are any further developments.
In the meantime, we highly recommend that, unless we get guidance in time, you plan to send extension payments on the appropriate voucher to the FTB and pay an amount due based on the assumption that legislation will not be enacted.
The Governor’s press release can be found here:
www.gov.ca.gov/2021/03/12/governor-newsom-legislative-leaders-issue-statement-on-additional-covid-relief-for-businesses-and-employees/

Individual tax provisions: Spidell
• A $10,200 per individual unemployment insurance exclusion for the 2020 taxable year, only for households with modified AGI of $150,000 or less. Taxpayers who have already filed returns reporting 100% of their unemployment will need to supersede or amend their returns to get a refund;
• A third round of Economic Impact Payments of $1,400 per individual and dependent (including dependents over age 17);
• Extension of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance until September 6 with the $300 boost;
• Increased and fully refundable Child Tax Credits and Dependent Care Assistance Credits for the 2021 taxable year;
• An increased employer-provided dependent care assistance exclusion;
• A five-year COD exclusion for student loan forgiveness;
• An expansion and increase of the Earned Income Tax Credit;
• Tax relief for excess advanced Premium Tax Credits received in 2020, and an increase in the Premium Tax Credit for 2021 and 2022; and
• Six months of free COBRA benefits.
Business tax provisions
• Extension and expansion of the Employee Retention Credit;
• Extension and expansion of the employer credits for paid sick and family leave benefits;
• Credits for providing subsidized COBRA benefits; and
• Restaurant revitalization grants to cover restaurant business losses.
• To access the full text of the bill, go to:
• www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319/text

Deloitte: Tax News & Views: https://dhub.blob.core.windows.net/dhub/Newsletters/Tax/2021/TNV/210310_1.html

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