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Alex Helkamp, CPA, CCIFP

Alex Helkamp, CPA, CCIFP
Alex Helkamp, CPA and CCIFP, is a director in the business tax service area at Redpath and Company. As tax leader on the construction, real estate, and engineering industry team, he assists clients with business tax planning, implementation of accounting standards, mergers and acquisitions transactions, and other accounting services. Having earned his CCIFP certification in 2017, Alex maintains a vast knowledge of construction industry issues and tax challenges faced by companies in the industry. Clients appreciate his insights to help them defer taxes, minimize tax liabilities, recognize tax credit opportunities, and free up cash flows. Alex enjoys meeting with his clients as much as possible throughout the year to discuss their goals and objectives, understand their unique needs, and help them find solutions that maintain their business and financial health. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to the construction industry and he has provided public accounting services at Redpath and Company since 2011.
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Section 179 Conformity Helps Small Business and Agriculture

October 16, 2020 - In a special session on Oct. 15, the Minnesota State Legislature approved $208 million in tax relief by conforming to federal rules related to Section 179 expensing. Minnesota will now allow up to $1 million in annual Section...

PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQ Updates for August

August 7, 2020 - On August 4, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. They include information applicable to business owners, independent contractors, self-employed individuals,...

SBA Releases New Interim Final Rule and Loan Forgiveness Applications

UPDATED: June 18, 2020 - The SBA recently issued additional guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), along with a revised loan forgiveness application and instructions.  Click here for the revised application and here for the...

SBA Interim Final Rule: Partnerships and Seasonal Employer Loan Increases

May 14, 2020 - In the constantly evolving world of PPP loan guidance, the SBA has released another Interim Final Rule (IFR) that provides guidance regarding PPP loan increases for certain partnerships and seasonal employers.  Many PPP loans were...

CARES Act Key Changes to Tax Provisions

March 31, 2020 - On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law providing emergency assistance to individuals and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to emergency aid provisions, the $2 trillion bill...

Are You Eligible for the IRS 199A Rental Property Tax Deduction?

January 22, 2019 โ€” The question of whether rental property is eligible for the new 20% pass-through deduction is a significant question within the new tax law. The recently released final regulations under IRC 199A, as well as an accompanying...

Post Reform: How to Take a Tax Deduction for Meals and Entertainment

March 20, 2018 โ€” As part of the sweeping tax reform passed in December of 2017, there were substantial changes to the deductibility of both business meals and entertainment expenses.  The changes for both of these provisions are effective for...