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Jul

20

2021

Make the Most of the Employee Retention Credit

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created in March 2020 under the CARES Act to encourage employers to keep their workforces intact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, both the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) have extended opportunities to use the ERC and expanded eligibility for it. But questions […]


May

12

2021

American Rescue Plan Act Provides Sweeping Relief Measures for Eligible Families and Businesses

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion package is intended to provide far-reaching relief from the economic and other repercussions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to funding for testing, contact tracing, vaccinations, education, and state and local governments, the ARPA includes extensive […]


Apr

07

2021

2021 Federal Tax Calendar

To help ensure you don’t miss any important 2021 deadlines, we’ve provided this summary of when various federal tax-related forms, payments, and other actions are due. Let us know if you have questions about the deadlines or would like assistance in meeting them. You may also wish to view our Pocket Tax Guides, which are […]


Mar

25

2021

The American Rescue Plan Act Has Passed: What’s in It for You?

Congress has passed additional legislation aimed at providing economic and other relief from the COVID-19 pandemic that has haunted the country for the last year. President Biden signed the 628-page American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law on March 11; it includes $1.9 trillion in funding for individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. The […]


Mar

10

2021

PPP Revisions Target Smallest Businesses

The Biden administration announced several reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide additional relief for the smallest and most vulnerable businesses. It also changes several rules to expand PPP loan forgiveness eligibility. Download PDF > PPP Overview The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in the early days of the […]


Jan

08

2021

New COVID-19 Aid Package Contains $900 Billion in Federal Funding and Tax Breaks

After months of negotiations in Washington, Congress reached agreement on a new $900 billion aid package to address the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA), which Congress approved on December 21 and President Trump signed on December 27, expands and extends several critical provisions of last spring’s CARES […]


Jun

15

2020

Changes Made to PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, signed into law on June 5, 2020, attempts to address many concerns expressed by the small business community around the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aimed at providing COVID-19 relief. The law provides major concessions and guidance for PPP borrowers who desire to qualify for forgiveness of the loans. Download […]


Apr

03

2020

SBA Accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Applications Starting Today

Under the CARES Act, the federal government expanded a loan program to businesses to cover employee payroll, mortgage interest, rent, and utilities expenses. A prominent feature is that all or part of the loan is potentially forgivable, provided funds are used for specific purposes. Sufficient documentation to substantiate the application is required. Who can apply? […]


Feb

12

2020

Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 Provisions Impacting Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the “Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019” (the “Disaster Relief Act”) as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, an omnibus spending package that funds the government through September 2020. The following excerpted provisions affect tax-exempt organizations. Download Now Modification of excise tax […]


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