per diem rates

IRS announces per diem rates for business travel

In Notice 2020-71, the IRS recently announced per diem rates that can be used to substantiate the amount of business expenses incurred for travel away from home on or after October 1, 2020. Employers using these rates to set per diem allowances…
mezzanine loan

Weighing the risks vs. rewards of a mezzanine loan

To say that most small to midsize businesses have at least considered taking out a loan this year would probably be an understatement. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has lowered many companies’ revenue but may have also opened…
prioritize customer service

Customer Service - Prioritize It Now More Than Ever

You’d be hard-pressed to find a business that doesn’t value its customers, but tough times put many things into perspective. As companies have adjusted to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, prioritizing…
bonus depreciation
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Bonus Depreciation - 5 key points for you here

Under current law, 100% bonus depreciation will be phased out in steps for property placed in service in calendar years 2023 through 2027. Thus, an 80% rate will apply to property placed in service in 2023, 60% in 2024, 40% in 2025, and 20%…
back to school

Back-to-school tax breaks on the books for parents

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, students are going back to school this fall, either remotely, in-person or under a hybrid schedule. In any event, parents may be eligible for certain tax breaks to help defray the cost of education. Here is…
ESOP
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ESOPs offer businesses a variety of benefits

Wouldn’t it be great if your employees worked as if they owned the company? Employee stock ownership plan (ESOPs) could make this a reality. Under an ESOP, employee participants take part ownership of the business through a retirement savings…