Automotive/Transportation

Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

This is the third and last installment of advisories discussing recently enacted Ohio Senate Bill 57 (the “Bill”) and its impact on Ohio real property tax reductions and exemptions. Frequently, commercial and industrial property leases require the tenant to pay all expenses attending the realty leased, including real estate taxes. However, historically, under applicable law, such a business tenant could […]

You Auto Know!® – Advertising Compliance

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You Auto Know!® – Advertising Compliance

Over the years, I have counseled clients, conducted seminars, and written numerous articles on advertising compliance. And the topic is still relevant. As you know, the FTC has become actively involved in reviewing dealerships’ advertising practices. The FTC entered into numerous consent agreements with dealerships indicating the stores could not advertise prices or discounts unless qualifications are […]

Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

The subsidy of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan repayments offered by the CARES Act has been extended by the newly enacted Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Venues Act (the “Act”). For existing SBA borrowers with currently serviced loans, the government will now pay principal, interest and fees for those loans for an additional […]

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Ohio HB 352 amending the Ohio Civil Rights statutes, Chapter 4112 of the Revised Code. The amendments will go into effect April 13, 2021. The amendments to the Ohio Civil Rights statutes address and clarify a number of issues that are relevant to employers of four or more employees. The […]

“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

Ohio has adopted a modified Limited Liability Company law which becomes effective on January 1, 2022 for all Ohio LLCs and foreign LLCs doing business in Ohio (Senate Bill 276). One of the most important features of the new law is facilitation of the formation of so-called “series” LLCs. One benefit of a series LLC is that […]

Congress Trumps IRS and Confirms Tax Deductions for Expenses Paid with PPP Loans

On December 21, 2020, the United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). President Trump is expected to sign the Act. Significantly, the Act specifies that business expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are tax-deductible. This supersedes IRS guidance that such expenses could not be deducted if the taxpayer […]

IRS Releases Much Anticipated PPP Deductions Guidance

IRS Releases Much Anticipated PPP Deductions Guidance

On November 18, 2020, the IRS released Rev. Rul. 2020-27 and Rev. Proc. 2020-51 providing desperately needed guidance on the timing issues related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and the deductibility of the related PPP expenses. Revenue Ruling 2020-27 In the guidance, the IRS confirms that a taxpayer may not deduct the PPP […]

PPP Update – Selling a Business in the Time of COVID

PPP Update – Selling a Business in the Time of COVID

On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a much-awaited notice clarifying the procedures for change of ownership for entities that have received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. The SBA issued a Procedural Notice, detailing required procedures impacting PPP borrowers and lenders if: (i) twenty percent or more of the common stock or other ownership interest […]