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Jason T. Dinesen, LPA, EA


I admit to being a bit of a tax nerd. I love helping people alleviate their fear of – and frustration with – taxes. I started my firm as a side business with 3 clients while working a day job in a “cubicle farm” in West Des Moines. The “side business” quickly became something much more than that, and by August of 2011, I had left the cubicle behind and took my own business full-time. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process of growing my business….

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The Tax Field is Broken

Imagine that you run a local diner. In the past, you’ve had busy times such as the lunch rush or dinner rush where it’s overwhelming, but the busy times come and go and most of the time it’s just “running a diner.” 

You serve diner food to patrons who expect diner food at local-hole-in-the-wall prices …

PPP Loans and Basis Increases: When Does it Happen?

The latest stimulus bill gives businesses the ability to deduct expenses paid with forgiven PPP proceeds. This is good news, but is not what this post is about.

The stimulus bill says deductions are allowed and “no basis increase shall be denied.” It’s the “basis” piece I want to address here. This seems like an obscure …