News For Your Week Ahead: December 3, 2021

On MSATP TV this week, Barbara J. Smith, CPA joins us to discuss her upcoming Payroll & 1099 Forms – “Are You Reporting Correctly?” seminar/webinar on December 13th in Ellicott City, MD.

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Coming Up: On Thursday, December 9 at 10 a.m., Rob Smith of Point7Seconds to discuss his class on Microsoft Lists. Have you been struggling with workflow management in processing tax returns? Rob Smith has a solution to help you track your and your associates’ progress throughout a tax return. Give yourself the gift of proper workflow management this holiday season!

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About the Depreciation of Property Deduction Tax Tip 2021-173

Depreciation is an annual tax deduction that allows small businesses to recover the cost or other basis of certain property over the time they use the property. It is an allowance for the wear and tear, deterioration or obsolescence of the property.

Small businesses can depreciate property when they place it in service for use in their trade or business or to produce income. The business stops depreciating property when they have fully recovered their cost or other basis or when they retire it from service, whichever happens first.

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Safe Harbor for REITs and RICs | RP-2021-53

Rev. Proc. 2021-53 provides temporary guidance regarding the treatment of certain stock distributions by publicly offered REITs and RICs. Specifically, in recognition of the need for enhanced liquidity as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this Rev. Proc. modifies the safe harbor provided in Rev. Proc. 2017-45, 2017-35 I.R.B. 216, by temporarily reducing the minimum required aggregate amount of cash that distributee shareholders may receive to not less than 10 percent of the total distribution in order for § 301 of the Code, by reason of § 305(b) of the Code, to apply to such distribution. This temporary modification is effective solely with respect to distributions declared by a publicly offered REIT or publicly offered RIC on or after November 1, 2021, and on or before June 30, 2022.

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Low Income Housing Credit | RR-2021-20 & RP-2021-43

Revenue Ruling 2021-20 provides guidance regarding whether the 4 percent applicable percentage (4 percent floor) under § 42(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code applies to the low-income buildings described in the revenue ruling. This revenue ruling holds that a draw-down bond that is issued prior to 2021 (with draws occurring in a subsequent year), a de minimis § 42(h)(4)(A) obligation issued after December 31, 2020, or a de minimis allocation of low-income housing credit dollar amount occurring after December 31, 2020, do not cause a building to be subject to the minimum 4 percent floor under § 42(b)(3).

Revenue Procedure 21-43 provides safe harbors for when an obligation described in § 42(h)(4)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code or an allocation of a low-income housing credit dollar amount is more than de minimis for purposes of the associated revenue ruling providing guidance on whether the 4 percent applicable percentage under § 42(b)(3) applies to certain low-income buildings.

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