Tax code


The Minnesota Department of Revenue continues to provide updates on tax code changes enacted earlier this year and their progress in updating their systems. Below is their most recent update. The changes to the Minnesota tax code were enacted on July 1, 2021. The changes relate to unemployment compensation, paycheck protection program (PPP) loan forgiveness, […]

Tax deductions

ATO issues guidelines on tax deductions for NANE COVID-19 grants

The guidelines come as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says a number of NSW and Victorian-era COVID-19 business support programs are eligible for non-assessable and non-exempt income treatment (NANE ). Under the new law, payments will be treated as NANE income if they were made under a qualifying program, received in the current fiscal year, and were […]

Tax laws

Income tax laws conflict with property tax rules

Federal and state tax laws do not treat coronavirus relief payments as taxable income, but the state has instructed assessors to treat payments as income when calculating a company’s property tax. That contradiction unfolded Thursday before the Garland County Equalization Board, the panel of appointed officials who decide property tax appeals. Parth Patel, president of […]

Tax code

Why advancing racial equity requires fixing our broken tax code

As we continue Black Philanthropy Month, a new Gallup poll has shown Americans have lower confidence in our country’s ability to achieve racial equity in areas like housing and jobs. The results were the lowest numbers on record since Gallup began tracking this data in the 1980s. With black Americans particularly dubious about equal opportunity […]

Tax deductions

How to understand tax deductions for accrued liabilities

Don’t take the deductibility of accrued liabilities lightly. It’s not always as easy as it sounds. Many accountants struggle with tax deductions related to accrued liabilities. At first glance, they seem simple, but when you look at the details, there are several considerations that require special attention. This is generally a concern for accrual-based taxpayers, […]

Tax regulations

Fed. Circ. Supports CIT’s rejection of excise tax regulations

By David Hansen (Aug 23, 2021, 7:00 p.m. EDT) – The Federal Circuit on Monday overturned government rules tightening export tax refunds, upholding a ruling by the United States Court of International Trade and potentially allowing manufacturers to beer and wine larger refunds for duty paid on imports. The lawsuit, brought by the National Association […]

Tax laws

Finland’s tax laws have spawned many Camaro trucks

Photo: Netticar It is strange how much the development, culture and availability of the automobile have been shaped by taxes. In America, we have had a shortage of imported small pickup trucks for years thanks to a tax on chickens, engine displacement taxes in many European countries played a role in the turbocharging boom and […]

Tax code

State lawmakers explore ideas to improve NM’s business tax code

There was at least consensus on the state’s tax code among many New Mexico executives interested in business: it’s not exactly business-friendly. State officials Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho and Patty Lundstrom, D-Gallup, spend time – including at a meeting of the Legislative Finance Committee on July 22 – thinking about ways to make the tax […]