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As we enter the final stretch of 2020, certain windows of opportunity are closing for many clients to lawfully reduce their taxes or obtain cash refunds of taxes paid. Here we focus on a big and soon-expiring opportunity for clients with heavily distressed assets or investments, and in net loss situations for 2020, which is all-too-common in the midst of Covid-19.
The opportunity, which is unique to 2020 and thus requires immediate attention, involves triggering losses in a manner to achieve ordinary loss treatment. Triggering losses at year-end is an annual ritual for many ...
COVID-19 is a public health crisis that has already had a profound impact on the U.S. economy. Businesses and individuals are struggling to adapt to restrictions imposed by federal, state and local governments in an attempt to "flatten the curve" and limit the consequences on public health. Several major laws were recently enacted to help partially offset the economic effects of this crisis and hopefully put businesses and the economy in a position to hit-the-ground running once this time has passed.
The Chamberlain Tax Planning & Business Transactions Team has prepared this ...