C Corporation Income Taxation

Decoding the Senate Finance Committee’s Build Back Better text

The Senate Finance Committee has released language for its portion of the reconciliation bill, which some lawmakers would like to pass before Christmas. Here’s what you need to know about the timeline and the bill, which includes several key tax provisions.

Tax provisions in the Build Back Better Act

The Build Back Better Act contains a large number of tax provisions, ranging from an extension of the advance child tax credit, to a wide variety of green energy tax incentives, and a minimum tax on corporations.

New safe harbor for ERC gross-receipts calculation

Under the safe harbor, an employer can exclude certain amounts received from other coronavirus economic relief programs in determining whether it qualifies for the employee retention credit based on a decline in gross receipts.

AICPA requests LIFO safe harbor

Global supply chain problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult for US companies to replace inventories, potentially subjecting them to additional taxable income. The AICPA has requested relief under Sec. 473.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.