General Tax Strategies for Business Owners 2021

Special 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation—Under the TCJA, businesses are able to deduct 100% of the cost of new OR used business assets purchased and placed in service beginning on September 27, 2017. if they have a useful life of 20 years or less. The 100% deduction is only available through 2022 and is phased down … Continued

General Tax Strategies for Individuals 2021

Timing of Income To the extent that you can smooth income and not jump into a higher bracket, you will pay less tax. Under the current tax rates and brackets, individuals will be in the 37% tax bracket when their income reaches $523,601 (single)/$628,301(joint). There is an advantage to timing your income if you are: … Continued

Seattle Jumpstart Tax

The city of Seattle has recently enacted a new Payroll Expense Tax: JumpStart Seattle (City Ordinance 126108), on wages being paid to Seattle employees. You may have already heard about this new tax. We wanted to share some of the key points. Overview: This tax was passed in July 2020 to generate revenue to help … Continued

Washington Cares Fund

Washington State has established a new plan, the Washington Cares Fund, which provides a minimal long-term care (LTC) benefit for vested Washington residents. You may have already heard about this new plan, but as a client of HKP, we wanted to share a few key highlights. How the plan will be funded: The plan will … Continued

Taxation of PPP Loan Forgiveness

In early 2020, many of you took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act created. As we approach the end of 2020, one very important item to keep in mind are implications of the PPP loan that you may have received. When the U.S. Congress … Continued

Federal Reserve takes additional actions

“The Federal Reserve on Thursday took additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. This funding will assist households and employers of all sizes and bolster the ability of state and local governments to deliver critical services during the coronavirus pandemic.” The April 9th, 2020 press release from the … Continued

COVID-19 SBA Resources

In these challenging times, we’re working to identify and understand the resources available to provide businesses with assistance. Informational Posters Employee Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act U.S. Small Business Administration SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans U.S. SBA Fact Sheet – Economic Injury Disaster … Continued

Tax Relief provided by the CARES Act

We hope that you are keeping yourself, your loved ones, and your community safe from COVID-19 (commonly referred to as the Coronavirus). Along with those paramount health concerns, you may be wondering about some of the recent tax changes meant to help everyone coping with the Coronavirus fallout. We’d like to update you on the … Continued

2019 Year-End Tax Planning Letter

2019 Year-End Tax Planning Letter Dear Clients and Friends, Although it has been almost two years since we have seen any major tax changes, there are a few changes for 2019 (and some prior year changes we are still getting used to) that you may want to consider as you plan for the end of … Continued

Protecting Our Loved Ones as They Age

As our loved one’s age, they become more vulnerable to financial abuse and potential fraud.  One of the best ways to ensure their protection is to document their wishes in advance and have a plan in place that is known by both their family and their trusted advisors. We hope you find the checklist helpful … Continued

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