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Everything posted by DANRVAN

  1. All sorts of possibilities: cyclical business; large repairs; income from major contract tied up in ligation and received in the next year....... Those are just made up numbers. The point is, if the sole proprietor had a loss or low income year, he still had to take out draws to provide for himself, whether that came from cash reserves or an operating loan. The revised "Interim Final Rule" does not take that into consideration.
  2. Under the new guidance of the revised "Interim Final Rule', it appears sole proprietors are not on equal footing with a sole corp owner. The new guidance basically says no SE income + no employees = Zero PPP. Here is an example where a sole shareholder would be better off a. business has 2019 $1,000 loss operating as sole proprietor, no employees and owner takes $50,000 in draws. PPP NOT ALLOWED. b. Same business but sole shareholder paid $50,000 in wage plus $3,800 federal payroll taxes. PPP= 53,800/12*2.5=$11,208. Maybe I am over looking something here but it
  3. The question that came up was how to report ending inventory on Schedule C if the sale of inventory upon liquidation of the business was reported on 4797. IF that were the case, ending inventory would be reported on Schedule C. Otherwise it would be deducted twice: first as cost of sales and secondly as basis on 4797.
  4. That is wonderful for taxpayers who cannot e-file because ex-spouse wrongfully claimed dependent and related tax benefits.
  5. Here is a situation. Partner receives $10,000 of inventory in liquidating distribution of partnership. He in turns sales it lock stock and barrel to a liquidator. It is ordinary income but not SE income, or as reg 1.735-1 says "gain or loss from the sale or exchange of property other than a capital asset". The sale was not to customers in the ordinary course of business, therefore not subject to SE tax. Also consider inventory received by shareholder of corporation. The issue becomes ordinary income vs capital gain, and case law has held that in some situations capital gain or loss w
  6. Sorry, I did not catch that part. I think there is a good case to put it on 4797 since it was not sold in the normal course of business. Might also save on SE Tax.
  7. Actually John, the section 1110(e)(3) of the CARES ACT says "the amount....shall not be more than $10,000." $10,000 was the upper limit, there was no lower limit set.
  8. That doesn't sound right if you are going to report on 4797. For example: Beg inv = 10,0000 purchases = 20,0000 ending inv = 12,000 goods available for sale = 10,000 + 20,000= 30,000. if we record end inv as zero then cost of sales = 30,000 when in fact it was 18,000. the 12,000 would then become basis for sale on schedule 4797. I don't see why you would report sale on schedule C at all if it is going on 4797.
  9. Sound like there might have been involuntary conversion but I think you will need evidence that he was forced into the transaction. Was there a buy/sale agreement? Was a lawyer involved?
  10. What are your thoughts on self employed showing a loss? That is one scenario I see where owners' draws need to come into play. Health insurance as you mentioned above would be part of that.
  11. As I read it there is a case for basing the the computation on draws by an owner vs strictly by SE net earnings. per section 1102 of the ACT: ‘‘(bb) the sum of payments of any compensation to or income of a sole proprietor or independent contractor that is a wage, commission, income, net earnings from selfemployment, or similar compensation and that is in an amount that is not more than $100,000 in 1 year, as prorated for the covered period;
  12. And I had a call yesterday inquiring about a $300,000 loan.........
  13. You have a long road ahead in obtaining the dependents and related tax benefits for your client. The amended process will add months to the delay under normal circumstances. You will have to prove that your client had custody for more than 1/2 of the year. But that phase will not begin until you file and then receive a letter from the IRS requesting documentation. I have been working on a similar case for two years (for a 2017 return) and recently filed for an appeal. One thing you might have in your favor is that the IRS tends to favor the mother.
  14. That falls under section 2301 of the CARES ACT. Important to note that it can not be used by participants in the PPP.
  15. The decrease in PPP forgiveness by the amount of the EIDL Grant, heard about it but could not find it in the CARES ACT. It is not mentioned in sec 1106 titled "Loan Forgiveness" as I would expect. Instead it is buried deep in the bowels of sec 1110 "Emergency EIDL Grants. sec 1110 (e) (6) UNEMPLOYMENT GRANT.—If an applicant that receives an advance under this subsection transfers into, or is approved for, the loan program under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 20 636(a)), the advance amount shall be reduced from the loan forgiveness amount for a loan for payr
  16. Tom, forgiveness of PPP is spelled out in sec 1106 of the CARES ACT, but some parts of it are not clear. Here is my understanding of it: 75% of the PPP must be for "payroll cost". $350,000 is 75% of $466.667, so you can spend the difference of $116,1667 for other qualified purposes. $466,667 is the max available for forgiveness. That amount is reduces by reduction of average FTEE's and for total wages from the base period. So if the FTEE reduction is 20% and the salary reduction is 25%, then it appears the $466,667 could be reduced to $280,000. It is unclear if in f
  17. It appears to be at the bank's discretion. This is from the PPP FAQ's thread below: "Lenders are expected to perform a good faith review, in a reasonable time, of the borrower’s calculations and supporting documents concerning average monthly payroll cost."
  18. Whoops, just realized you are talking PPP instead of EIDL
  19. Me neither. I applied to today for our parish following guidance form our diocese which I have attached. Entered n/a for most ownership and ssn questions. This comes from a Catholic Diocese but that should not make any difference. EIDL Grant Application Notes.pdf
  20. Unfortunately true for some. Once behind on payroll tax deposits usually always behind.
  21. See section 2302 of the CARE ACT, on page 71 and 72. https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr748/BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf Basically it is a deferment, cannot be used by PPP recipients who receive loan forgiveness. There is also a payroll tax credit available to certain employers under sec 2301 of the act, not sure exactly how that is going to tie in.

    PPP FAQ's

    https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequenty-Asked-Questions.pdf?j=270307&sfmc_sub=279354653&l=2398_HTML&u=8865422&mid=7306387&jb=846&utm_medium=email&SubscriberID=279354653&utm_source=NewsUp_A20Mar345&Site=aicpa&LinkID=8865422&utm_campaign=Newsupdate&cid=email:NewsUp_A20Mar345:Newsupdate:18-point+FAQ:aicpa&SendID=270307&utm_content=Special This link came from an AICPA release this evening. Still no guidance to the mess in Care Act sec 1106 as it relates to Loan Forgiveness.
  23. Just did one for our Church, indication was given that the actual processing of the application would begin within one week.
  24. As I read the CARE ACT, base period for the average FTEE's is different from the base period for the reduction of payroll. Under section 1106(d)(1)(A), in calculating the reduced amount of forgiveness based on FTEE'S, the recipient can elect to use either: -Feb 15 2019 - June 30 2019 or -Jan 1 2020 - Feb 29 2020. The base period for the wage reduction is totally unclear in section 1106. There is reference of two different "covered periods" which the first full payroll quarter precedes. Section 1102 defines the covered period as a range from Feb 15 2020 - June 30
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