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New Illinois Unclaimed Property Program

The state of Illinois began a new unclaimed property enforcement program around July 1, 2021, to identify noncompliant companies that are incorporated, have locations or carry business permits in the state. Companies that have failed to file unclaimed property reports regularly or have filed incomplete reports with the state may be contacted by the Illinois Treasurer’s…

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Accounting for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants

By Tammy Ricciardella, CPA Background On Dec. 27, 2020, the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (the Act) became law as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). The American Rescue Plan Act also provides $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered directly by the Small…

OMB Issues the 2021 Compliance Supplement

OMB Issues the 2021 Compliance Supplement

By Tammy Ricciardella, CPA On Aug. 12, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the 2021 Compliance Supplement (Supplement). The Supplement is effective for audits of fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2020. The Supplement can be accessed on the OMB website. The Supplement is issued annually to assist auditors by providing a…

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Illinois Enacts Bill Allowing for PTE Tax Elections

Illinois on August 27, 2021 enacted S.B. 2531, which will allow pass-through entities (PTEs) to elect to be taxed at the entity level, in an effort to help individual residents mitigate the impacts of the federal $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. Illinois joins 17 other states in enacting similar entity-level tax…

Illinois Tax Changes: Fiscal 2022 Budget Legislation

As part of its fiscal year 2022 budget (FY 2022 Budget Implementation Act), Illinois enacted legislation (S.B. 2017) containing numerous tax law changes. The budget bill was signed by the governor on June 17, 2021. The legislation impacts both corporate and personal income taxes, as well as various income tax credit provisions, and it eliminates…

Proposed Changes to the Self-Employment Tax Exemption

The recently published Green Book contains details on changes proposed by the Biden Administration that aim to rationalize the net investment income tax (NIIT) and the self-employment tax imposed under the Self-Employment Contributions Act. Broadly, these proposals would: Ensure that all trade or business income earned by high-income taxpayers (taxpayers with adjusted gross income in excess of…

Potential Tax Savings if Rates Increase

The Treasury Department’s Green Book outlines proposals supported by the Biden Administration that would increase federal tax rates for corporations and high-income individuals, generally effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2021. Under these proposals: The corporate tax rate would increase from 21% to 28%; The effective tax rate on global intangible low-taxed income…