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Davis Brown Tax Law Blog

The Davis Brown Tax Law Blog provides clients with updates and analysis of tax law - including asset and stock purchase/sale transactions, public and private bond financing, tax credit financing and international tax law.

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Trump's Payroll Tax Deferral - What Should Employers Do? - September 2, 2020

Recent IRS guidance answers some questions about the payroll tax deferral option, but employers still have uncertainty. Read More »


Retirement Plan Amendments During COVID-19 - July 9, 2020

Employers may reduce or eliminate retirement plan contributions in the face of COVID-19 economic struggles, but should they? Read More »


PPP Extended Through August 8 - July 6, 2020

Borrowers may apply for PPP funds through August 8, an extension of the program which was set to expire on June 30. Read More »


Miscellaneous Tax Changes in HF2641 - June 29, 2020

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill that made several changes to Iowa tax laws. This post highlights several miscellaneous changes that became effective immediately. Read More »


Iowa Law Changes Affecting 529 Plan Accounts - June 26, 2020

New Iowa law permits 529 plan withdrawals for apprenticeship expenses and limited repayment of education loans, extends the date for 2019 tax year 529 plan contributions, and excludes from income refunds of qualified higher education expenses re-contributed to a 529 plan. Read More »


Iowa Reinvestment Act Rejuvenated - June 25, 2020

Under the Iowa Reinvestment Act, municipalities may apply to the Iowa Economic Development Authority to establish a reinvestment district and receive tax-generated funds for large-scale development projects. Read More »


IRS Clarifies Retirement Account Changes from the CARES Act - June 25, 2020

The CARES Act made some significant changes to retirement accounts, this week the IRS published two notices that provide further guidance and clarification on what this means for employers and participants. Read More »


Pay Your Taxes On Time - New Tax Laws Change Penalties - June 24, 2020

The Iowa Legislature's passage of HF2641 makes several changes to Iowa tax law. Among these changes are updates to the Department of Revenue's penalties. Read More »


Iowa Legislature's 2020 Sales and Use Tax Changes - June 23, 2020

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill enacting several changes to Iowa tax laws - including sales and use tax. Read More »


State Tax Treatment of Funds Received Through COVID-19 Relief Efforts - June 19, 2020

Over the last several months, businesses and individuals have received funds through various COVID-19 relief efforts. They now may be wondering what, if any, impact these funds will have on their tax returns next year. The recently passed House File 2641 provides some answers. Read More »


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