Economic Injury Disaster Loan Payment Extension

Since its inception, the COVID–EIDL program, a federal disaster relief loan, has allocated more than $351 billion in relief aid to 3.9 million borrowers, including to the smallest of small businesses from historically underserved, disadvantaged communities. Funds can be used for any normal operating expenses and working capital includeing prepaying commercial dept. In 2021, the SBA lengthened […]

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IRS FAQ on the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

The IRS has updated its FAQ list for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. Individuals who did not qualify for or did not receive the full amount of the third Economic Impact Payment may be eligible to claim the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit based on their 2021 tax year information. To refresh your memory, the IRS […]

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9 Considerations for Claiming PPP Loan Forgiveness and the ERC Tax Credit

Business owners need to make choices on their 2021 taxes regarding the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit. Both were enacted to help businesses stay in operation during the lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPP provided forgivable loans to businesses, and the ERC was intended to prevent layoffs. When these programs […]

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IRS Presents Filing Tips for 2022

The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to make sure they’re well-informed about their tax situation as the filing deadline approaches. The key topics include special steps related to charitable contributions, economic impact payments and advance child tax credit payments. Here are some key items for taxpayers to know before they file next year. Changes to the […]

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Employee Retention Credit & Amended Returns

The Employee Retention Credit for 2020 was a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50% of the qualified wages an eligible employer paid to employees. In situations where tax credits are available, deductions on the return must be reduced by the amount of the credit taken to prevent double dipping.  This is […]

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2021 Year End Tax Planning for Individuals, Businesses & Business Owners

With year-end approaching, it is time to start thinking about moves that may help lower your tax bill for this year and next. This year’s planning is more challenging than usual due to the uncertainty surrounding pending legislation that could, among other things, increase top rates on both ordinary income and capital gain starting next […]

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Section 174 Research Deduction Changes for 2022

The IRS will require business owners to amortize Section 174 research expenses over multiple years instead of deducting them in the year incurred unless a provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes before December 31. Through 2021, businesses could deduct Section 174 expenses in the year in which they were incurred or capitalize […]

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EEOC Provides Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance on workplace COVID-19 vaccine policies. The agency’s original guidance, issued in December 2020, addressed COVID-19 vaccine mandates, discussing COVID-19 diagnosis or vaccination status with employees, and handling reasonable accommodation requests from employees. The EEOC’s updated guidance clarifies whether employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations and offer incentives […]

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IRS Clarifies Charity Benefits

The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 generally extends through the end of 2021 four temporary tax changes originally enacted by the CARES Act. Here is a summary of the provisions (more details are available on the IRS site): Deduction for individuals who don’t itemize; cash donations up to $600 qualify Ordinarily, individuals […]

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SBA increases the COVID-19 EIDL limit

On Wednesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published an interim final rule which took immediate effect. The SBA is expanding access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, low-interest loans for businesses and nonprofits damaged by the pandemic, to certain businesses–like restaurants with up to 20 locations, provided each location has no more than 500 employees. With more […]

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