Employers Get Tax Breaks for Vaccination Leave

Small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, can claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations. These credits are available to eligible employers that pay sick and […]

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Do You Need an Economic Injury Disaster Loan?

Even before the pandemic, the Small Business Administration offered Economic Injury Disaster Loans for “losses not covered by insurance or funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for both personal and business” expenses and for “business operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred.” The SBA has also been offering […]

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IRS to Recalculate Taxes for Unemployment Break

Legislation signed in March allows taxpayers who earned less than $150,000 in modified adjusted gross income to exclude unemployment compensation up to $20,400 if married filing jointly and $10,200 for all other eligible taxpayers. The legislation excludes only 2020 unemployment benefits from taxes. Because the change occurred after some people filed their taxes, the IRS […]

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American Rescue Plan Act – COBRA Subsidy

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) included a provision for a federally-financed Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) subsidy from April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. The subsidy is available to qualifying employees who involuntarily lost their jobs or had significantly reduced hours.  This applies to: Individuals who were previously eligible for […]

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Repaying Deferred Payroll Taxes

IRS Notice 2020-65 allowed employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee’s Social Security taxes. This deferral applied to those with less than $4,000 in wages every two weeks, or an equivalent amount for other pay periods. It was optional for most employers, although mandatory for federal employees and military service members. It’s time […]

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How Nonprofits Should Handle Tax Form 990

Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, is the IRS’ method of evaluation to make sure your nonprofit is financially honest and legitimate. The form is required for tax-exempt organizations to file each year to remain compliant with the regulations and requirements set by the IRS. Form 990 requires expenses to be separated […]

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Will You Be Subject to a Penalty for Not Filing Your 2020 Estimated Taxes?

This has been a difficult year for everyone, and the last thing anyone wants to think about is owing an unexpected tax penalty. Unfortunately, self-employed individuals and small-business owners who are required to pay estimated taxes may find themselves in that position if they did not pay their estimated tax for 2020. The IRS requires […]

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Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Mandatory

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, employers may require vaccines before employees return to the worksite if the employer believes that failure to be vaccinated constitutes a direct threat to other employees. Employees wonder whether they’ll be required to get a COVID-19 vaccination if they want to keep their jobs. Basically, employers can set working conditions, […]

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2020 Year End Tax Planning for Individuals, Businesses & Business Owners

Year-end planning for 2020 takes place during the COVID-19 pandemic, which in addition to its devastating health and mortality impact has widely affected personal and business finances. New tax rules have been enacted to help mitigate the financial impact of the disease, some of which should be considered as part of this years’ planning, most […]

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