Taxes During COVID-19

On March 20, 2020, the IRS announced that the tax filing date has moved from April 15 to July 15.  Business and individual taxpayers will not be subject to additional interest and penalties on amounts due for 2019.  The first quarterly tax payment… Read More
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COVID-19 Unemployment Resources

Lots of the rules have changed.  So, apply early, apply often, and don’t assume you don’t qualify.  There are several unemployment related changes described in the CARES Act page.  Please see the information below for State-related unemploymen… Read More
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Family Medical Leave During COVID-19

The federal government enacted H.R. 6201: Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA), which expands family and medical leave.    Applies to employers with less than 500 employees Only April 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020 Temporary regulations… Read More
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CARES Act Resources

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) – a $2 trillion aid package – became law on March 27, 2020.  Some called it the “Stimulus Package.”  It provides loans, grants, expanded unemployment coverage, tax rel… Read More
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Effective April 3, 2020 - Paycheck Protection Program

The SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) was approved by Congress as part of the recent CARES Act. This program is available to provide employers with loans to assist with payroll, mortgage or lease payments, and other expenses during this difficult… Read More
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COVID-19 Small Business Response Steps

COVID-19 Small Business Response Steps Post FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) poster no later than 4/1/2020 (or as soon as you can). Assemble tax documents, income records, lost income records (canceled appointments, projections for se… Read More
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COVID-19 Business and Real Estate Update

Updated on: Thursday, June 25, 2020 HLG is focused on your business and real estate needs. We understand COVID-19 affects your day-to-day lives and business operations. We are actively developing strategies to help your business get through this diff… Read More
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Washington Businesses May be Subject to Oregon’s New Corporate Activity Tax (CAT)

Updated March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Update: The Oregon Department of Revenue reminds businesses that they are required to register for the Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) within 30 days of passing $750,000 in Oregon commercial activity for the year. Busine… Read More
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Commercial Landlords (& Online Retail Platforms) – Might Be Liable for Tenant’s Counterfeit Goods

By:  Maren Calvert In March 2019, a jury in New York awarded Omega $1.1 million in its lawsuit against a landlord because of the landlord’s “willful blindness” to its tenant’s penchant for selling fake watches. This wasn’t a surprise to th… Read More
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Changes are coming, get ready for graduated Real Estate Excise Tax

Happy New Year to all from HLG!  As we start into a new year and new decade, we want to advise you as to an increase in real estate excise tax (REET) paid upon closing real estate transactions. For larger transactions this increase is substantial.… Read More

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