Under existing law, county tax collectors do not have the authority to extend the property tax deadline. Penalties can be waived under following two circumstances: Offices of any county tax collector are closed and, as a result, taxpayers are unable to make property tax payments to that county by April 10. Online payment and pay-by-mail…

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On March 27, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council approved the following emergency COVID-19 ordinances. 1) COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”)(Article 5-72HH)http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0147-s39_ord_draft_03-27-20.pdf ApplicableEmployers are obligated to provide 80 hours of SPSL to applicable employees.The ordinance expires on December 31, 2020 unless the City Council takes action to extend the ordinance.  Applicable employers The new…

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On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a stimulus bill that includes a loan program to keep small businesses afloat during mandated COVID-19-related closures. Here are the details:   1. Stimulus Check to Individual Taxpayers Maximum $1,200 for a Single taxpayer ($2,400 for married…

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1. IRS IRS will waive interest and penalty charges for 90 days for Americans who owe up to $1 million in taxes. Tax filing due date is not extended so filing is encouraged by April 15; it’s unclear at this time whether the IRS will officially extend that filing deadline as well. https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm948 2. The…

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THE SETTING EVERY COMMUNITY UP FOR RETIREMENT ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2019 (THE SECURE ACT) TITLE I: Expanding and Preserving Retirement Savings Section 101. Expand Retirement Savings by Increasing the Auto Enrollment Safe Harbor Cap The legislation increases the cap from 10 to 15 percent of employee pay that required automatic escalation of employee deferrals go…

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Does your business need to add one or more vehicles? If so, the purchases may qualify for tax breaks under current tax law. Here are the details. First-Year Depreciation Breaks The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) allows unlimited 100% first-year bonus depreciation for qualifying new and used assets (including eligible vehicles) that are acquired…

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The State of California is working to reduce the number of uninsured families with the adoption of a new state individual health care mandate. Here are three things California residents need to know: 1. Make sure you have health coverage The mandate, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, requires Californians to have qualifying health…

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The FASB has issued ASU 2019-10, which amends the effective dates for three major accounting standards.  The ASU defers the effective dates for the credit losses, derivatives and leases standards for certain companies. Please find the accounting update regarding leases for nonpublic entity. Amendments to Subtopic 842-10 Amend paragraphs 842-10-65-1 and 842-10-65-4 and their related…

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