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IRS Issues Early Drafts of International Tax Reporting Forms, Form 5471 & FINCEN 14

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS has issued early drafts of revisions to international tax Forms 5471 and FINCEN14 (formerly known as FBAR). What’s New with Form 5471? Internal Revenue Service Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations (CFC), has been in existence for many […]

Form 8300 Jan 31 Compliance Reminder, Steps to Take when Missing a TIN

AAFCPAs would like to remind cannabis business clients of their potential January 31, 2021 Form 8300 reporting obligation. If you filed a Form 8300 in 2020, you must furnish a written statement to each person whose name was required to be included in the Form 8300 by January 31 (i.e. the year following the transaction). […]

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Forms Released

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the US Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released their revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Forms. The Forms Are Available Here: SBA Form 3508 Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (Updated 01-19-21) SBA Form 3508EZ Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (Updated 01-19-21) SBA Form 3508S Paycheck Protection […]

Extensions for LIHTC Program

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware on January 15, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-12, which further extends the temporary relief from certain requirements for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects. Temporary relief from certain requirements was originally extended earlier in 2020 under Notice 2020-53 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This notice also provides […]

How Will New COVID-19 Legislation Affect Your Taxes?

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law on Dec. 27, provides relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including another round of “recovery rebate” payments to individuals and an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program for businesses and other employers. The legislation also includes some tax relief for businesses and individuals. AAFCPAs […]

PPP Application Forms Released

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the US Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released their revised Borrower Application as well as their newest application form for the Second Draw, commonly referred to as PPP2. Revised PPP Application Form: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP-Borrower-Application-Form.pdf Second Draw Borrower Application Form: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP-Second-Draw-Borrower-Application-Form.pdf As a reminder, to be eligible, your […]

Year-End Bill Impacts Community & Economic Development Industry

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (The Act), signed by the President on December 27th, contains several provisions impacting the Community & Economic Development Industry. We have outlined the key provisions below, for your convenience. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit 4% Permanent The Act makes permanent the floor rate […]

Tax Provisions and Extenders in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware, on December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (The Act), a $2.3 trillion spending bill.  Among the stimulus package and other COVID-19 relief provisions, the Act contained several tax provisions and extenders. AAFCPAs has highlighted below some of the most impactful tax provisions and extenders […]

Employee Retention Credit Updates, Expanded Eligibility

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), which was introduced by the CARES Act back in the Spring, has now been extended and amended as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. (Details related to the 2020 credit are outlined in a previous blog: Payroll Tax Credits and Other […]

Major Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program

On December 21, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a $2.3 trillion spending bill that includes a $900 billion stimulus package intended to provide additional financial relief to individuals and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The Act contains follow-on provisions to the CARES Act […]