Family Office Insights

COVID-19 Tax Relief for Individuals and Family Offices

Brad Sprong

Brad Sprong

Partner, National Tax Leader, KPMG Private Enterprise, KPMG US

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COVID-19 has undoubtedly created significant hardships for individuals, businesses, and family offices, not the least of which may be business and investment losses. While perhaps not quite a silver lining, tax law potentially offers relief that can at least help take some of the sting out of these losses.

The so-called “disaster relief” provision, which has existed for decades, allows individuals and family offices to take certain COVID-19-related business and investment losses incurred in 2020 and accelerate them into your 2019 tax returns. This may include losses due to the closing of a store or business, the sale or exchange of certain property, or securities becoming impaired or worthless.

This issue of Family Office Insights examines:

  • How the disaster relief provision works
  • How you may benefit from it
  • Whether you qualify to claim the relief
  • When you need to make the election on your tax return
  • Potential obstacles to claiming the relief

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