California Sales and Use Tax Exemption

Background California allows qualifying manufacturers and certain research and developers a partial exemption from sales and use tax on various purchases of machinery and equipment used primarily for manufacturing, research, and development activities.  Additionally, the state expanded the partial exemption to certain power generators and distributors for equipment used for power generation, production, storage or…

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New California small business hiring credit for 2020. Especially attractive for restaurants and retail industries

Small businesses are able to get a nonrefundable credit of $1,000 for each net full time equivalent employee addition. The total credit can range from $1,000-$100,000. The increase is measured by comparing the average number of full time employees in the second quarter of 2020 to the average number in the 5 month period 7/1/2020-11/30/2020.…

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Temporary California Net Operating Loss Suspension Signed into Law

History California has at times either restricted the ability of individuals and corporations to utilize the full carryover amount of net operating losses (“NOLs”) or completely suspended net operating loss deductions for business entities and individuals with business income in response to facing budgetary constraints.  For example, in response to the global mortgage crisis that…

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